Starke County Commissioners Hire Auctioneer

starke-county-courthouseNorth Judson auctioneer Ben Osinski will conduct the Starke County surplus property auction on Wednesday, June 29. The county commissioners voted Monday to offer him the opportunity to run the sale. D and N Auctions in Hamlet also expressed an interest in doing the sale. The commissioners noted both have done work for the county in the past and suggested they use them on a rotating basis. The auction time and location have not been announced.

Osinski Auction Service Named 2013 Starke County Business of the Year

The 2013 Starke County Business of the Year goes to Osinski Auction Service.

Ben and Dorothy Osinski
Ben and Dorothy Osinski
Ben and Dorothy Osinski have been conducting auctions in Northern Indiana for over 30 years. Ben went to auctioneers school and secured his license in 1983. He was soon a part of 50 personal property auctions and six farm machinery consignment auctions per year. Since then, Osinski Auction Service has conducted more than 1,000 auctions.

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Local Auctioneer Inducted into Indiana Auctioneer Association Hall of Fame

A North Judson businessman is the latest inductee into the Indiana Auctioneer Association Hall of Fame. Ben Osinski has owned and operated Osinski Auction Service since 1983. He conducts more than 50 real estate and personal property auctions each year. Osknski has served seven years as a state director for the Indiana Auctioneer Association. He’s also a member of the National Auctioneers Association and National Association of Realtors. Osinski also serves on the Starke County Economic Development Foundation board.

The Starke United Auction is Today; Listen Live on WKVI

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.

Father Spanley gets ready for the auction

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Starke United Auction this Friday

The Starke United Auction is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. this Friday, December 3rd.

“If you go to you’ll see a list of all the items that we’ll have at the auction,” said Edie Hall, the Executive Director of Starke United. “Some of the items will be listed with pictures and we’re looking forward from a lot of you on Auction Day, December 3rd.”

WKVI’s Ted Hayes will be at the auction all day along with Auctioneer Ben Osinski and his staff. Several volunteers will be manning the phones during the Auction to take your important bid.  The number to call on auction day is (574) 772-7209.

Edie says it’s a great way to get your Christmas shopping done, “You don’t even have to leave the comfort of your own home.”

The auction will be broadcast live on WKVI AM 1520. The auction will be conducted at the CenturyLink building in downtown Knox. The preview night is Thursday from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the CenturyLink building and items may be viewed on Friday from 9:00-10:00 a.m.