The Indiana State Police responded to an early morning crash this morning on I-65 in Jasper County where two people died at the scene.
Preliminary investigation revealed, at approximately 5:33 a.m., Michael D Ward, 47 of Winnipeg, Manitoba, was driving a semi, going north bound, when he stated that another semi that was up ahead in the left lane changed lanes quickly to go into the right lane in front of him. That semi immediately swerved to go back to the left lane again. Ward’s semi then hit the vehicle in the right lane.
Both the driver, John Miroballi, 68 of Wood Dale, Illinois and front seat passenger, Jeannie Miroballi, 46, of Wood Dale, Illinois were pronounced dead at the scene by the Jasper County Coroner of massive blunt force trauma.
The 2010 Starke United Auction is happening now, live, on WKVI. You may also listen live online by clicking on the “listen live” prompts for K99.3 or AM 1520 at the top of this website. As you can see, everyone is busy at the auction and eagerly awaiting your bids! Continue reading →
The annual Starke United Auction will be held today at the CenturyLink warehouse. The auction will be broadcast on both WKVI AM and FM and kicks off at 10:00 a.m. CT. WKVI’s Tom Berg and Ted Hayes are the hosts. This year we will be assisted by auctioneer, Ben Osinski, who will describe the items and give you bidding rules.
A verdict has been declared in the Gerald Broude trial in Starke Circuit Court.
A jury of seven men and five women deliberated for 30 minutes and found Broude guilty on all four counts of child molestation. Broude’s bond was revoked and Broude was ordered to be held without bond until his sentencing hearing on Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. CT in Starke Circuit Court.
Don’t miss the Christmas light ceremony tonight at 6:00 p.m. CT at Norwayne Field in North Judson. Cookies and hot chocolate will be available at the old firehouse following the event.
Santa Claus will be arriving in North Judson on Saturday, by train, at 12:30 p.m. The Christmas parade will start at the Depot and end at the new firehouse on Luken Street. Santa will be greeting children at the firehouse where cookies and hot chocolate will be available.
We’re getting closer to the time when Starke Memorial Hospital’s name will change. As WKVI reported recently, Starke Memorial Hospital will change its name to incorporate “Indiana University Health” after the first of the year. Starke Memorial Hospital CEO, Linda Satkoski, reminds us how the name change came about.
The Town of North Judson is gets in the holiday spirit this weekend!
The Christmas tree lighting ceremony will be Friday, December 3rd, at 6:00 p.m. CT in Norwayne Field. Following that, residents are invited join in singing Christmas carols. Then it’s off to the old firehouse for cookies and hot chocolate and a fire in the fireplace to warm you.
Three Starke County government employees were recently honored at the Indiana Association of Community Corrections Annual Conference for outstanding achievement in community corrections for 2010. The Conference was held in Indianapolis.
Kimberly Kennedy was selected as the Program Supervisor for 2010 for her exceptional work in overseeing the Starke County Community Corrections Community Service Component and Robert Shawn Mattraw was selected as the Electronic Monitoring Home Detention Employee of the Year. Director, Robert Hinojosa, also received recognition for his 25 years of service to the Association.
The Love Inc. organization is fulfilling many needs of people experiencing crisis situations in Starke County. The Executive Director of Love Inc. is Wendy Medborn. She’s been “on the job” since August and is already realizing what a big job it is.
Ted Hayes talked with Wendy Medborn Wednesday and asked if needs have increased since so many people are out of work.
Knox City Police Chief, Clint Norem, has released the Department’s statistics for the month of November.
The Department had 443 calls, 11 accident reports and 44 incident reports. There were 5 Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Reports, 18 people arrested on 21 traffic charges, 36 people arrested on 58 criminal charges, 8 juveniles arrested on various charges and 4 people cited for 4 ordinance violations. 5 battery arrests and 4 warrant arrests were made and 17 drug charges were filed.
Orientation for newly elected officials in Starke County will be held Tuesday, December 21st, from 9:00-11:00 a.m. A tentative agenda will be emailed to all existing department heads who are invited to attend.
New Council members are David Pearman, Mitchell Semans, Anthony Radkiewicz, and Marvin McLaughlin. They will be going into office after January 1st. Also invited to attend is newly elected Prosecutor, Nicholas Bourff.
Students in the Culver Community School District are motivated this year to help make a wish come true for two families of terminally ill students. This is the second year the students have been involved in a Make-A-Wish effort. Last year they raised $3,667 after pledging $150 to make a New Carlisle boy’s wish come true.