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WKVI Food Drive a Success, Hundreds of Pounds Raised

By: WKVI Information Center
Published: November 26th, 2013

The WKVI food drive at Five Star in Knox and Sander’s Foods in Winamac was a success, raising several hundred pounds of food and for both the Pulaski County and Starke County food pantries, as well as a significant amount of monetary donations.

Joan Haugh at Community Services of Starke County said she was pleased with the result of the food drive at Five Star. Donors put forth more than $270 to go toward the food pantry, and Five Star also made a $500 donation. A total of 166 pounds of food were raised at Five Star for the food pantry, and Haugh said it will go a long way.

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WKVI Food Drive at Sanders, Five Star Begins at 9 a.m.

By: WKVI Information Center
Published: November 23rd, 2013

It’s finally here. The fourth WKVI Food Drive at Five Star – and this year, Sanders Foods as well – runs this morning from 9 a.m. until noon, live on K99.3 FM. The staff is hoping to outdo last year’s donation of 375 pounds of food for the local food pantry, and to aid in that, the food drivee features a new addition to the event as WKVI General Manager Jerry Curtis will be broadcasting live and accepting donations at Sander’s Foods in Winamac while Tom Berg and Lenny Dessauer broadcast and collect at Five Star in Knox.

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WKVI Food Drive Begins Tomorrow at Five Star, Sanders

By: WKVI Information Center
Published: November 22nd, 2013

It’s time again for the WKVI Food Drive and the staff is hoping to obliterate last year’s donation of 375 pounds of food for the local food pantry. This year features a new addition to the event as WKVI General Manager Jerry Curtis will be broadcasting live and accepting donations at Sander’s Foods in Winamac while Tom Berg and Lenny Dessauer broadcast and collect at Five Star in Knox. This is fourth consecutive year for the food drive event.

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WKVI Food Drive Coming Up; Live Broadcasts from Five Star, Sander’s

By: WKVI Information Center
Published: November 11th, 2013

After raising more than 375 pounds of food for the food pantry last year, it’s time again for the WKVI Five Star Food Drive and this year features a new addition to the event as WKVI General Manager Jerry Curtis will be broadcasting live and accepting donations at Sander’s Foods in Winamac. This is fourth consecutive year for the food drive event, and Curtis said he has been involved in three of them, doing live remote broadcasts from the store.

Curtis said the food drive event is something WKVI is proud to do to help their community.

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Five Star Sells Out of Twinkies

Published: July 18th, 2013

Twinkies lasted less than 24 hours on the shelves at Five Star in the Knox Mall. The Hostess treats are sold out, but more will be in stock next week. The gooey goodies made their return after a hiatus prompted by last year’s Hostess Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. Metropoulos & Co. and Apollo Global Management purchased the bakery in March for $410 million. CEO C. Dean Metropoulos stated at that time that the company would make $60 million in capital investments to reopen locations throughout this summer, with plans to hire at least 1500 employees to get the snacks back on the shelves.

Hostess Snacks Return to Starke County

By: WKVI Information Center
Published: July 18th, 2013

Twinkies have made their long-awaited return to Starke County to minimal fanfare, but while the snack cakes aren’t exactly flying off the shelves, some residents were excited to see their favorite Hostess treats back on sale. Five Star in Knox began selling Hostess products this morning, with a display set up and ready before 11 a.m.

One Knox resident said he was elated to see the products back on the shelves, though they didn’t have the snack his wife was looking for.

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Five Star to Donate Portion of Sales to Employee Dealing with Cancer

By: WKVI Information Center
Published: March 1st, 2013

If you’re the type of person who saves their grocery shopping for the weekend, holding off for one week would go great lengths in helping a Starke County family in need.

On Saturday, March 9, many employees at the Knox Five Star will be wearing pink or grey shirts with purple ribbons in honor of their coworker, Wanda Gross, who has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Gross has been a cashier at Five Star for several years, and the employees are banding together in an effort to show their support for the family.

Also on Saturday, Five Star has announced that they will be donating two percent of the day’s sales to the Gross family. So, if your pantry is looking a bit scarce, save your shopping for Saturday, March 9, and a portion of your purchase – at no additional cost – will go toward the Gross family to help cover the often-overwhelming costs of cancer treatment.

WKVI/Five Star Food Drive a Success!

Published: November 17th, 2012

Jack from Five Star gives Joan Haugh a check for $500 for the food pantry

The WKVI/Five Star food drive for the Community Services of Starke County Food Pantry was held Saturday at Five Star and it was a success. The boy and girl scouts in North Judson also helped get donations for the food drive.

Several carts were loaded with food items and several cash donations were made. Community Services of Starke County Director Joan Haugh said it greatly helps the food pantry. Read the rest of this entry »

WKVI/Five Star Food Drive Today

Published: November 17th, 2012

Today is the day to help your neighbors in need.

Members of the WKVI staff will be ready to take your non-perishable food donation for the Community Services of Starke County Food Pantry today at Five Star in Knox from 9 a.m. to Noon. When you get to the store to pick up your groceries, put a few other items in the cart for the pantry and that donation will go to help the over 290 families that utilize the food pantry each month.

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Five Star/WKVI Food Drive Next Weekend

Published: November 12th, 2012
Community Services of Starke County

Community Services of Starke County

This Saturday, WKVI and Five Star are teaming up for another community event to help others in need. On Nov. 17, we will be broadcasting live from Five Star and taking donations to help stock the Community Services of Starke County Food Pantry in our Third Annual Food Drive.

Joan Haugh, Community Services of Starke County executive director, is looking forward to the event.

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Car Catches Fire in Five Star Parking Lot

Published: December 15th, 2011

This car caught on fire in the Five Star parking lot Wednesday night

The Knox-Center Township Fire Department was called to a vehicle fire last night in the Five Star parking lot.

Fire Chief, Kenny Pfost, said that when they arrived at the scene, flames were coming from the engine compartment. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the engine area. No foul play is suspected.

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From the WKVI Archives

By: WKVI Information Center
Published: November 30th, 2011

36 years ago today, the Knox Mall officially opened.  Ribordy Drugs entered the new building first.  Five Star, which was located across the street where Smith Farm Store is now, moved in a couple of days later.

Five Star/WKVI Food Drive a Success!

Published: November 19th, 2011

Tom Berg and Nathan Welter discuss the food drive on the air.

The 2nd Annual WKVI/Five Star Food Drive was a success Saturday!  Several carts of food were donated from patrons in the community who helped make the holidays a little better for those in need this season.  Food and cash donations were accepted and totals will be announced next week.  Thank you to all who contributed and Happy Thanksgiving!   Read the rest of this entry »

Five Star Celebrates 47 Years Today!

By: WKVI Information Center
Published: November 2nd, 2011
Ben Lipke and Donna Brown prepare for the Grand Opening of the Five Star store

Ben Lipke and Donna Brown prepare for the Grand Opening of the Five Star store

Happy Birthday to a Knox business that WKVI has had a long relationship with. Five Star in Knox opened on this date 47 years ago today.

The first manager, and part owner, was Ben Lipke.

At one time, Five Star had seven stores, and Ben remembered opening the store here.

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