With cold temperatures predicted over the next few days, Community Services of Starke County is helping senior citizens stay warm. The organization says its Knox senior center may be used as a warming center, even outside of scheduled activity times. Continue reading
WKVI Morning Show Host Ray Grossman is once again taking his show on the road, but he doesn’t have very far to go this week. He’ll be broadcasting live from Five Star in the Knox Mall tomorrow morning from 5 until 10 a.m. Continue reading
WKVI morning man Ray Grossman is taking his show on the road tomorrow for a good cause. He will be broadcasting live from Sanders grocery store in the Winamac Plaza from 6 until 11 a.m. EST as part of a food drive for the Pulaski County Human Services food pantry. Continue reading
The payoff for the 4th annual WKVI Morning Show Knox v. North Judson-San Pierre football bet continues this weekend with an event for the entire community. News Director Mary Perren is a N.J.-S.P. graduate, and Sports Director Nathan Welter is a Knox alum. Each year they make a friendly wager on the outcome of the longstanding county rivalry. Continue reading
Officials with Community Services of Starke County are looking to fill a vacancy on their board of directors. They’re seeking a member from the public sector. Director Becky Anspach says the prospective member may be an elected public official currently holding office or their representative. Continue reading
Community Services of Starke County is inviting residents to get in the Christmas spirit at its Holiday Open Houses in Knox and North Judson next week. Continue reading
Community Services of Starke County is looking for help in making the Christmas season a little brighter for some local families. Continue reading
Residents in Starke and Pulaski Counties will have the opportunity tomorrow to help those in need while doing their Thanksgiving shopping. WKVI will be collecting food at Five Star in the Knox Mall and Sanders in Winamac from 10 a.m. until noon Central. Continue reading
Stop and see WKVI staff members Saturday in Knox and Winamac as you shop for your Thanksgiving dinner. The station is once again hosting a bi-county food drive to benefit the Community Services of Starke County and Pulaski County Human Services food pantries. Continue reading
There’s still time to make the Community Services of Starke County Food Pantry the big winner in this year’s Knox v. North Judson-San Pierre football rivalry. WKVI Sports Director Nathan Welter is a Knox graduate, and news director Mary Perren is a North Judson alum. Each year they make a friendly wager on the outcome of the county rivalry. Since North Judson won, Nathan had to dye his beard blue and host an hour-long food drive at Heartland Market, formerly Ray’s Super Foods, in downtown North Judson on Saturday. Thanks to the generosity of all who came out, he nearly filled a grocery cart and collected quite a bit of cash as well. Continue reading
WKVI Sports Director Nathan Welter isn’t done paying off his bet on the outcome of the Knox v. North Judson football game just yet. He’s a Knox graduate, and news director Mary Perren is a N.J.-S.P. alum, so they make a friendly wager on the game each year. North Judson beat Knox 21-14 at Community Field two weeks ago. Last week Nathan served lunch at the high school cafeteria and got glitter dumped on him by the four captains from the Knox game during the homecoming pep rally. He also presented a check for $25 to the Bluejay athletic department. Continue reading
An AARP driver safety program is being held next month by Community Services of Starke County. Continue reading
Community Services of Starke County Executive Director Joan Haugh is wrapping up her four-decade tenure with the local nonprofit organization. She started working at the then-Starke County Council on Aging 41 years ago and is preparing to retire at the end of the month. Haugh says the agency has evolved to meet needs that have arisen in the community. Continue reading
Longtime Community Services of Starke County Executive Director Joan Haugh will be the guest of honor at a gathering there this afternoon. She’s retiring at the end of this month after 41 years with the nonprofit organization. Continue reading
Several Starke County charities are benefiting from grant money from the Starke United Fund. These type of grants are made possible through a partnership with Starke United and the Starke County Community Foundation. There was $20,000 available that was split up among the various local organizations. Continue reading
Community Services of Starke County will soon have a new executive director. Joan Haugh is retiring July 31st after 40 years with the nonprofit organization. The board of directors recently hired Becky Anspach of Star City to replace her. Continue reading
Community Services of Starke County received a generous donation thanks to a group compassionate horseback riders called the Freedom Riders. Over Memorial Day weekend, the group traveled from one end of the county to the other, passing through each cemetery on route. Continue reading
Starke County postal patrons did their part to “stamp out hunger” during a recent U.S. Postal Service food drive. Donations placed next to mail boxes on Saturday, May 9 were picked up by mail carriers and given to the Community Services of Starke County food pantry. Executive Director Joan Haugh says they got 1,739 pounds of food. The Knox Post Office collected 1,230 pounds of food; North Judson picked up 475 pounds, and the Hamlet Post Office delivered 34 pounds of food.
Mail carriers in Starke County are taking part in a national initiative to collect food for local families in need. The 23rd annual National Association of of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive takes place tomorrow. Postal patrons are asked to place a box of non-perishable items near their mail boxes before their scheduled delivery time. Carriers will pick items up when they deliver mail. All donations will go to the Community Services of Starke County Food Pantry.
Screenings and highly interactive health events will be the focus of the 4th annual Starke County Community Health Fair on Wednesday, May 13 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. CT at the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center in Knox.
The health information presented by physicians will range from preventative care for men and women to the importance of a good night’s sleep.
Free screenings and tests will be offered including body fat percentage, blood sugar for diabetes, strength and balance assessments, blood pressure, and a heel bone density test for osteoporosis. Those attending the event can sign up for a Heart Cart screening for $25.