Starke County Council members want a breakdown of the pros and cons of establishing a county park board from a committee tasked with looking into the matter. The issue was raised last year due to problems between the county and the contracted manager of Bass Lake Beach and Campground. Councilman Tony Radkiewicz chairs the committee. He says most of his fellow commissioners are not in favor of setting up a board because they don’t have money available. County attorney Marty Lucas says the council has the final say as to whether such a board is established. Radkiewicz says his committee will meet again before the next council meeting and prepare a report for the council’s 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.