CASA Director Explains What Makes a Good Child Advocate


The Starke County CASA program is looking for adults with a passion for helping children to be the voice for abused and neglected youngsters who are trying to navigate the court system. Director Rhonda Adcock says volunteers come from all walks of life but share many similar traits, including a passion to love children and dedication to doing the work necessary to ensure their needs are met. Continue reading

Winamac Fire Department Explores Aerial Truck Purchase

The Winamac Volunteer Fire Department is exploring the purchase of an aerial truck. Fire Chief Brian Guzman told the town council Monday the recent downtown fire brought the need to the forefront.

“From the time you call one in, it’s you know a good 20 minutes to get here,” Guzman said. “Knox is usually our first one. Reason being, that is they know their stuff, they work with us well. We can tell them where to go, they know the hydrants, whatever. Bass Lake was the other one.” Continue reading

Cheryl Lyn Welter Family Foundation Launches

A local family is honoring the memory of their late daughter by giving back to school-age children throughout the Kankakee Valley. WKVI sports legend Harold Welter announced the establishment of the Cheryl Lyn Welter Family Charitable Foundation during a Monday appearance on “Grossman in the Morning.” He says it represents a major commitment to helping underprivileged children in our local schools. Continue reading

Starke Hospital Invests in New Patient Beds

Starke Hospital nurses Brigitte Tholl and Carrie Starke orient themselves to the new patient beds, with side rails that make it easier for patients to get in and out of bed.

Patients who are admitted to Starke Hospital can recover in new beds. The hospital recently spent $96,000 on 12 new beds and mattresses for the second floor medical/surgical unit. Continue reading