There’s a little good news in the wake of yesterday’s bombing at the Boston Marathon. Three Winamac men who ran yesterday’s race are safe after a pair of blasts rocked the finish line, killing three people and injuring more than 145. Glenn Bailey and Mike Haschel had already finished the race. George Nietert, who teaches in Winamac, is also safe. If you have a loved one in the Boston area who is unaccounted for, you can call 617-635-4500 to check on them.
Written by Mary Perren
WKVI News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting in February of 2013. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA. When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.