Week in Review for December 13th-17th, 2010

Here is just some of the news that made the news in the Kankakee Valley this week:

IHS Board of Trustees Chair Thomas Hoback and Marvin Allen

Marvin Allen of Knox is this year’s recipient of the Indiana Historical Society’s Hubert Hawkins History Award. The award is made annually to a local historian for his or her distinguished service and career in local history.

Picture provided by Hensler Nursery

Two trees from Hensler Nursery were delivered to the Statehouse this week.

A Monday snow event caused the Starke County Commissioners to declare a Level One Emergency that restricted traffic to emergency personnel ONLY. Many businesses and events were canceled and schools closed due to the weather conditions.

Starke County Prosecutor, Julianne Havens, and the County Commissioners are in a skirmish over money that has been promised from funds out of Haven’s office. The Commissioners have held up over $60,000 in claims.

The Starke County ABATE organization helped the less fortunate last Saturday at the Bass Lake Golf Club.

Dr. Theresa Alexander will become the Starke County Health Officer on January 1st. She will be taking the place of long-time Health Officer, Dr. Walter Fritz.

The Knox VFW and American Legion members laid wreaths at the War Memorial at the Starke County Courthouse this week. The wreaths are placed in memory of loved ones lost in a war.

The State Budget Committee approved a $5.8 million project for the major construction of the Koontz Lake Dam.

Thousands of dollars worth of damage was done to tables, chairs and the internal structure at the Knox Community Center. The Knox City Police Department is investigating the incident.

The Knox City Council cut a backhoe out of the 2011 budget to satisfy budget cuts made by the State.

Donald Smith

Donald Smith of Walkerton was arrested Wednesday on a preliminary charge of Intimidation, a Class C Felony, after he threatened to harm police, or himself, if they didn’t leave. He had guns, ammunition and precursors to manufacture methamphetamine in his camper.

The Starke County Election Board voted to bring in the MicroVote company to clean out the voting machines.

And that is just some of the news that made the news in the Kankakee Valley this week.