Funeral services for 90-year-old Cleo Awald of Walkerton, Indiana are Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 at 11 a.m. CT at the Rannells Funeral Home, Koontz Lake Chapel. Visitation is Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. CT and Friday one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Koontz Lake Fire Department.
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Koontz Lake Fire Chief Andy Lawrence told WKVI that the incident occurred Tuesday night where a fire was reportedly intentionally set at a food booth and the announcer’s booth. The food booth was completely destroyed and the announcer’s booth sustained extensive damage.
The state fire marshal was at the scene Tuesday and determined that the fire was started accidentally.
An investigator from the state fire marshal’s office will be in Starke County today to investigate the origin of a house fire in Grovertown. The Washington Township Fire Department received the call around 2:30 yesterday afternoon, according to Assistant Chief Dave Pearman. The house at 200 North and 900 West was fully engulfed when they arrived. Firefighters from Hamlet, Koontz Lake and Knox also assisted, and with their help the blaze was contained in about 30 minutes. Pearman says the owners were home when the fire started. No injuries were reported.
A Grovertown man was injured in a tree stand accident Sunday afternoon in Starke County.
Indiana Conservation Officers, Starke County EMS and the Koontz Lake Fire Department responded to a call that 25-year-old Silas Wait, of Grovertown, had fallen from a tree stand in a heavily wooded area and was unable to move.
Mildred Connelly, 87, of Koontz Lake, Indiana passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2012. Funeral services will be Monday, October 22, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. CT at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Hamlet, Indiana. Visitation is Sunday from 3:00-8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00-9:30 a.m. at the Rannells Funeral Home, Koontz Lake Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Koontz Lake Fire Department.
Hamlet firefighters were called to a garage fire in the area of 102 W. Pearl Street in Hamlet around 11:00 a.m. Knox and Koontz Lake Fire Departments were called to assist. At 11:40 a.m., the fire was reportedly under control.
The cause of the fire was not immediately known.
Three people were injured in a two vehicle accident around 8:30 p.m. last night on U.S. 30 just east of the Grovertown Truck Stop.
Starke County police say that a passenger car was northbound on 1100 East, crossed the median, hesitated in the median, and began to proceed into the path of an oncoming semi. The driver of the semi tried to stop and swerved to the right to attempt to avoid a collision, however the driver could not stop. The semi was loaded at the time of the accident.
The Starke County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an accident that occurred Friday at 600 East and 700 North.
The accident involved a pickup truck and a moped. The driver of the moped, whose name has not been released by police, was taken to IU Health Starke Hospital and later airlifted by Med Flight to Memorial Hospital Trauma Center where he was listed in critical condition. The driver of the pickup truck was not injured in the accident.
The names of either individual have not been released. The Starke County Sheriff’s Department was assisted by the Hamlet Fire Department, Starke County EMS and the Koontz Lake Fire Department.
Firefighters from the Hamlet Fire Department were called to a structure fire at the corner of Davis and Main Streets in Hamlet shortly after 1:00 this morning.
It is not known at this time what caused the fire in the vacant building, but officials at the scene said no injuries were reported. An investigation is pending. The Koontz Lake and Knox-Center Township Fire Departments were called to the scene for mutual aid.
Residents of Koontz Lake and surrounding communities turned out Saturday afternoon to honor 50 year Koontz Lake firefighter Robert “Lynn” Fraine.
It all began for Lynn in August of 1960 when he made a commitment to help protect his community. Actually, it began a little earlier when the fire department would recruit high schoolers to help fight fires. Read the rest of this entry »
Three fire departments responded to a house fire in the 8100 block on State Road 23 in Koontz Lake Thursday night at approximately 7:30 p.m. CT.
The Koontz Lake, Hamlet and Walkerton Fire Departments were called to the Frye residence and Koontz Lake Fire Chief, Randy Collins, told WKVI’s Anita Goodan that a fire had started in the 2nd story of the home. The three occupants of the home, their pets and the firefighters were not injured. The Indiana State Fire Marshal’s office has been called into investigate the cause of the fire. Collins said the home was a total loss.
Starke County EMS assisted at the scene.
Retiring Volunteer Firefighter Robert L Fraine will be honored this Saturday at the Koontz Lake Association Clubhouse from 2:00-4:00 p.m. CT.
Fraine will be honored for 50 years of service to his community and surrounding townships. He has held every office within the Koontz Lake Volunteer Fire Department. He has devoted thousands of hours to training, responding to calls and fund raising activities.