A pair of Indiana State Police Troopers from Pulaski County are among those from the Lowell Post recently recognized for service milestones. Master Trooper Rick Hudson was recognized for 20 years of service to ISP. Master Trooper Barney Rausch was recognized for 900,000 safe driving miles. ISP employees are recognized for years of service every five years. Troopers are recognized for safe driving starting at 50,000 miles.
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.