Week in Review for January 24th-28th, 2011

Here is a look at some of the news that made the news in the Kankakee Valley this week:

Starke County Courthouse

The Starke County Commissioners had a brief discussion last week on added security at the Starke County Courthouse. Employment of extra officers to man a metal detector and if one were installed, it would mean only one entrance into the Courthouse could be used as all door couldn’t be provided with a detector.

The Knox Community School Board approved base bids for the high school renovation project. The bid went to Brown and Brown Contractors for $1,567,000.

Stuart Gast

Former Attorney, Stuart Gast, 98, of Winamac, passed away Sunday in Pulaski Memorial Hospital. He was laid to rest Thursday after services at Frain Mortuary.

Mark Smith announced his candidacy for the Mayor of Knox in the 2011 Municipal Election.

Knox City Court recently installed a new computer system that will help the court to better manage court cases. State Supreme Court Justice Frank Sullivan, Jr. came to Knox to see how the program is working.

A Sanctity of Life service was held in Knox Sunday night. Father John Scott said the service is to make people aware that life is valuable and that life should be fighting for life.

A committee is looking into upgrading Starke County’s ambulance services that would include paramedics. Former paramedic, Kris Rannells, says that a paramedic can offer more emergency services than an EMT.

The Knox City Council is looking to bring the Knox City Hall building up to ADA compatibility.

Dave Kesvormas

Dave Kesvormas has signed a Food Inspector contract and is out conducting inspections in Starke County.

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