A LaPorte construction company will replace a bridge in Koontz Lake after submitting the lowest of six bids for the work. JCI Bridge Group bid $177,367.06 to replace the bridge on County Road 1000 East. Commissioners opened the bids during their Monday meeting. JCI’s price for the work was the lowest, and Gariup Construction Company from Gary submitted the highest bid at $327,700. Mark Wilson of JPR reviewed the six bids to make sure they were in order and recommended the commissioners award the project to JCI Bridge Group. The project is scheduled to begin on June 1 and continue for 90 days.
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.