Here is just some of the news that made the news in the Kankakee Valley this week:
Knox police continue to look for Jonathan Hummel who is a suspect in the Knox CVS armed robbery that occurred on Tuesday, December 20th. Nathan Hummel, the other suspect in the incident, appeared in Starke Circuit Court for his initial hearing this week and pleaded not guilty in Starke Circuit Court yesterday to charges of Dealing in Narcotic Drugs; Aiding, Inducing or Causing a Robbery; Resisting Law Enforcement; Criminal Mischief; and Attempting to Disarm a Police Officer.
Dorene Matzat is this year’s recipient of the Henry F. Schricker Award. She is from North Judson and helps the veterans with their travel needs and she also visits those who are shut-in and who are lonely. A reception to honor her is January 19th at the Bass Lake Property Owners Community Building.
Timothy Howard, Jr., 35, of Knox was arrested Friday after police allegedly found him in the act of attempting to break into a house on Pearl Street. He was arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement by Fleeing, Resisting Law Enforcement, Possession of a Legend Drug, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Public Intoxication.
A public hearing on the proposed Klockner Drive reconstruction project will be held on Wednesday, January 4th, at 6:00 p.m. CT at the Henry F. Schricker Public Library in Knox.
Stephanie Berg faces a charge of False Informing after police learned that she did not provide them with the proper identification during a traffic stop. She also has charges of Resisting Law Enforcement, Reckless Driving, and Driving While Suspended-Prior.
Myrtle Beem was sentenced in Starke Circuit Court to six years on a charge of Dealing in Methamphetamine. Four years of that sentence was suspended and she will serve probation for four years.
The Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office determined that a fire at at house at 2915 S. 800 E. in Washington Township was caused by a wood burning stove.
Ryan Clouse, of Winamac, was arrested on December 19th after police conducted a search at his residence and found that he was a convicted felon and possessed a firearm. Police also found that he had prescription medication that was not prescribed to him. He was arrested on preliminary charges of Serious Violent Felon in Possession of a Firearm and three counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance.
The Knox City Council agreed to turn down a grant for $50,000 to change all of the stop signs in the city. The city would have had to pay a $5,000 matching grant to replace all of those signs and Mayor said that the $5,000 could be used to purchase and replace all of the stop signs in the city without the grant.
No decision has been made yet in Jasper County Circuit Court in the case between the Starke County Commissioners and former Starke County Treasurer Linda Belork. Judge John Potter took the matter under advisement after a hearing earlier this month.
Five Starke County Republican candidates in Starke County were sworn into office last night. Knox City Court Judge Charles Hasnerl, Hamlet Town Board member Dave Kesvormas, North Judson Town Clerk-Treasurer Donna Henry and North Judson Town Board members Tim Cummins and Wendy Hoppe were given the oaths of office in ceremonies at Knox City Court.
And that is just some of the news that made the news in the Kankakee Valley this week.