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CenturyLink Urges Businesses to Prepare for Severe Weather Season

CenturyLink is encouraging businesses to prepare for severe weather season by updating their business continuity and disaster recovery plans with resources that will minimize and eliminate risks.

CenturyLink officials advise you that a good plan should address four key elements: buildings, systems, equipment and personnel.

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April is National Safe Digging Month

With April comes the Fifth Annual National Safe Digging Month, and CenturyLink wants to remind all Indiana residents to always call 811 at least a few days prior to any digging project.

Striking a single line can cause injury, repair costs, fines, and inconvenient outages. Big or small, all digging projects should be reported by calling 811, even if you are just installing a mailbox, building a deck, or planting a tree or garden.

The depth of utility lines can vary for any number of reasons, such as erosion, previous digging projects, and uneven surfaces. By calling 811, you can ensure these lines are properly marked, eliminating the risk of striking an underground utility line.

According to the Damage Information Reporting Tool report, utility lines are damaged by digging once every three minutes nationwide, and one-third of these incidents are caused by failure of the professional excavator or homeowner to call 811 before beginning their digging project.

Starke United/WKVI Radio Auction Scheduled for December 2nd

Starke United

The Starke United/WKVI Radio Auction is two weeks from today.

Julie Dessauer, the Executive Director of Starke United, tells us about the event.

“The Radio Auction will be on WKVI K99.3 FM on Friday, December 2nd, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CT,” stated Dessauer. “Auction services will be donated by Osinski Auction Service and communications and space are donated by CenturyLink. It is at the CenturyLink warehouse which is on the corner of John and Pearl Streets. Our viewing times are Thursday, December 1st from 4:00-7:00 p.m. and Friday morning from 9:00-10:00 a.m. and then the auction starts at 10:00 a.m.”

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Starke United Radio Auction Gathers $6,000

Starke United Executive Director, Edie Hall, makes sure Ted Hayes has things straight

The Starke United Radio Auction was held Friday at the CenturyLink Warehouse in downtown Knox.  After a five hour auction conducted by Ben Osinski, Starke United netted over $6,000 for it’s fall campaign.

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The Starke United Auction is Today; Listen Live on WKVI

The annual Starke United Auction will be held today at the CenturyLink warehouse. The auction will be broadcast on both WKVI AM and FM and kicks off at 10:00 a.m. CT. WKVI’s Tom Berg and Ted Hayes are the hosts. This year we will be assisted by auctioneer, Ben Osinski, who will describe the items and give you bidding rules.

Father Spanley gets ready for the auction

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Starke United Auction this Friday

The Starke United Auction is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. this Friday, December 3rd.

“If you go to www.starkeunited.org you’ll see a list of all the items that we’ll have at the auction,” said Edie Hall, the Executive Director of Starke United. “Some of the items will be listed with pictures and we’re looking forward from a lot of you on Auction Day, December 3rd.”

WKVI’s Ted Hayes will be at the auction all day along with Auctioneer Ben Osinski and his staff. Several volunteers will be manning the phones during the Auction to take your important bid.  The number to call on auction day is (574) 772-7209.

Edie says it’s a great way to get your Christmas shopping done, “You don’t even have to leave the comfort of your own home.”

The auction will be broadcast live on WKVI AM 1520. The auction will be conducted at the CenturyLink building in downtown Knox. The preview night is Thursday from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the CenturyLink building and items may be viewed on Friday from 9:00-10:00 a.m.