Week in Review for January 10th-14th, 2011

Kimberly Hitchens
John Brooke

Kimberly Hitchens and John Brooke, both reportedly involved in the event surrounding a shootout with police at Bass Lake in February 2010, will be tried in a joint trial beginning February 21st.

Lisa Owens

It was announced this week that Lisa Owens, who shot and killed her husband Jeff in 2001 and who plead guilty to Voluntary Manslaughter, could be released from the Rockville Correctional Facility as early as May of this year. She was sentenced to serve 40 years in prison. She is also scheduled to appear on the Oprah Winfrey Network program “Breaking down the Bars” to air sometime this year.

Knox Mayor Rick Chambers announced that electronics will continue to be taken by Waste Management if residents discard them in their weekly trash. The agreement will last only two months.

WKVI received word that Warren Allen, who for many years served as the Oregon Township Trustee, is recuperating at the Catherine Kasper Home in Donaldson after an undiagnosed illness left him in critical condition.

The Pulaski County Council approved Sheriff Michael Gayer’s request to replace one departing deputy. He is currently seeking application for the position of Deputy Sheriff.

The Koontz Lake, Hamlet and Walkerton Fire Departments were called to the Frye residence on State Road 23 in Koontz Lake Thursday night after a fire broke out in the second story of the home.

Several fire departments responded to a fire at Winamac Coil Spring in Kewanna Thursday after a fire broke out in the building.

Indiana State Representative Nancy Dembowski was concerned that Governor Mitch Daniels did not talk about job creation during his State of the State Address Tuesday night. Dembowski was also concerned about the Governor’s education proposals.

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