A 10-year-old Knox girl whose brave fight with cancer united Starke County residents and drew support from around the world will be laid to rest this weekend. Korie Howard died early Thursday morning. Her funeral will take place Sunday, Feb. 23 at 11 a.m. CST at the Knox High School gymnasium. Friends, fans and family members can pay their respects tomorrow from 2 until 6 p.m. CST at the Knox High School gym. The Facebook page “Korie Howard’s Fan Club!! Fight Like a Girl Korie” has more than 11,000 members, many of whom continue to post messages of love and support for her family.
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.