WKVI morning show host Tom Berg and sports director Nathan Welter answered their cold water challenge Thursday afternoon in the radio station parking lot. They were called out by news director Mary Perren to either donate $10 to the Hoosier Burn Camp and get wet or stay dry and write a $100 check. The guys decided to play along, so members of the Bass Lake Fire Department brought their dump tank to our parking lot and filled it with water. Several listeners also stopped by with extra ice and donations to really help the guys chill out. Another Step Forward Walking Challenge Coordinator Ryan Greer had also been called out previously, as had fire chief Les Jensen. They took the plunge as well. So did Knox High School Band Director Craige Phipps, who opted not to prolong his torture when Nathan called him out. WKVI raised $200 in donations for the Hoosier Burn Camp, thanks to the generosity of the listeners who donated and the staff for being such good sports.
Members of the Whatever It Takes Committee hope to persuade undecided Knox Community School Corporation voters to support a property tax referendum to address problems with the school’s 60-year-old Palmer wing. Issues include an outdated heating and cooling system for which parts are no longer available, an electrical system that is inadequate to handle the load put on it by computers and other techonology and a cafeteria that’s too small to prepare food for the entire student body. They’ve held a series of open houses at the school so voters can see the problems for themselves. One lady, Gail, remains undecided. She says she wants to make sure school officials are prudent stewards of taxpayer money.
There is still no official word on the cause of the fire at the Sandbar at Bass Lake.
Bass Lake Fire Chief Les Jensen is awaiting a report from the Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office that releases pertinent information concerning the investigation into the early morning fire that destroyed the business on Sunday, Dec. 2.
Jensen has not released a preliminary cause of the fire as it remains under investigation with the Indiana State Fire Marshal.
Five fire departments battled the blaze at the popular Starke County establishment and it took three hours to extinguish the fire.
The investigation continues into the fire at the Sandbar at Bass Lake.
Bass Lake Fire Chief Les Jensen said he has not yet heard back from the Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office about the investigation and word about the cause of the fire may not come for a while.
Five fire departments were called to the popular bar in Starke County early Sunday, Dec. 2 after a report came in about smoke and flames coming from the establishment at about 4:26 a.m. It took three hours to extinguish the fire.