Week in Review for February 14th-18th, 2011

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

A former Winamac woman was reunited with her baby after her husband took of with him December 22nd. Sandy Young is filing for divorce from her husband, Maurice Young, after the incident kept her away from her 10-month-old son, Jacob.

Tim and Tracey Moore will be moving into their new Habitat for Humanity home today in Winamac. The 1,050 square foot home was built in six months by many volunteers for the Moore family.

Knox Municipal water and sewer customers might be asked to sign a written contract for services in the near future.

Ursula and Joe Smrt

Joe Smrt, who is a big supporter of patriotism in the Starke County area, turned 95 Monday.

The 2010 Census has found that the City of Knox has a population of 3,704, Winamac has 2,490 residents, the City of LaPorte has 22,053 residents and Plymouth has 10,033 citizens.

The Culver Community School Corporation is mourning the death of high school business teacher, Michael Schwartz.

The North Judson-San Pierre School Board did not make a decision about the future of the marching band at its meeting this week. The Board hopes to work with the students and the band department to make it a sustainable program in the future.

The Indiana State Police dismantled 30 meth labs in Starke County in 2010 which is more than surrounding counties with the exception of Marshall County. Chief Detective Kenny Pfost, from the Starke County Sheriff’s Department, said the meth problem is an ongoing issue in the County.

Dwayne Clemons

In Starke Circuit Court, Dwayne Clemons was sentenced to 17 years in the Indiana Department of Corrections, Wednesday, after pleading guilty to Aggravated Battery and Battery charges after a 2009 incident in Starke County.

The Hamlet Town Board members signed a contract with H & G Underground Utility for the storm water improvement project this week. The project, which would improve storm drainage in the old downtown area of Hamlet, could start at any time.

The Knox City Police Department and the Norfolk and Southern Police Department are investigating the theft of steel from the railroad property in Knox.

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