The Koontz Lake Association needs the assistance of the Starke County Commissioners in order to keep kids from jumping off a bridge there. They’ve asked INDOT to post a sign prohibiting jumping from the bridge. INDOT officials say they’d be happy to put one up, but first the county has to pass an ordinance formally outlawing the practice. That matter came before the commissioners this week, and Starke County Attorney Marty Lucas has agreed to draft an ordinance for their consideration.
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.