Week in Review for December 19th-23rd, 2011

Here is just some of the news that made the news in the Kankakee Valley this week:

Nathan Hummel
Jonathan Hummel

Nathan Hummel was arrested Tuesday on charges of Armed Robbery, Criminal Mischief, Resisting Law Enforcement, Dealing a Controlled Substance and Disarming an Officer. He and Jonathan Hummel allegedly robbed the CVS in Knox Tuesday by knifepoint and stole several bottles filled with narcotics. Jonathan Hummel remains at large. 

The wind turbine project at the West Central School Corporation has been delayed due to tower manufacturing issues in Tennessee. The project has been pushed back to January 9th.

The Eastern Pulaski School Board got an update on tax rates for the school corporation and surrounding corporations. Superintendent Dr. Robert Klitzman said that Eastern Pulaski’s tax rate is in the lower third of the schools in the area.

The LaPorte County DUI Task Force is out conducting saturation patrols to rid the roadways of impaired and dangerous drivers. The increased enforcement will continue through the New Year’s holiday.

Dale Hite

Dale Hite, of Plymouth, pled not guilty in Starke Circuit Court to two counts of Resisting Law Enforcement in Death, two counts of Reckless Homicide, and one count each of Resisting Law Enforcement, Possession of Methamphetamine, Failure to Stop at a Stop Sign and Failure to use Headlights from Sunset to Sunrise. The charges stem from a pursuit accident in Starke County on October 16th, 2009 that took the lives of Amber McMillen and Nicholas White, both of Plymouth.

The Pulaski County Commissioners denied a request by Ed Clark for the employment of a part-time person to work at the Pulaski County Recycling Center. The County is currently under a hiring freeze.

Thomas Guy of Knox died Friday, December 16th as a result of injuries sustained in an early morning accident on Monday, December 5th in Starke County.

The Starke County Commissioners heard from Grovertown resident, Betty Dotlich, about a property in the county that may be improperly zoned. The BZA had revoked a housing permit from Julia Povilitis and she needs to reapply for a new permit under a different zoning jurisdiction.

Matthew Nolte

Matthew Nolte was arrested on methamphetamine related charges after Pulaski County police reportedly found a meth lab on his residence in Star City.

North Judson Clerk-Treasurer Connie Miller and Town Board President Dan Anderson were recognized during Monday’s Board meeting for their efforts in the community while they have been in office.

Gary Marshall, of Winamac, was sentenced to six months in federal prison and two years of supervised released after he recently plead guilty to Felon in Possession of a Firearm in U.S. District Court.

The North Judson Town Board rejected two trash bids because not all of the paperwork was submitted. The Board plans to rebid the contract that clarifies all of the paperwork needed for the bid. Richard’s Disposal will continue to pick up trash on a month-to-month basis until a bid is secured.

Linda Belork

Jasper County Circuit Court Judge John Potter took Linda Belork’s case under advisement after a hearing held yesterday. She is fighting a temporary restraining order filed by the Starke County Commissioners that prohibits her from returning to the office.

And that is just some of the news that made the news in the Kankakee Valley this week.