Week in Review for February 7th-11th, 2011

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

The Lincoln Township Fire Department in Fish Lake received an Assistance to Firefighters Grant for $54,480 for Operations and Safety.

Starke County Highway Superintendent Steve Siddall told the Starke County Commissioners that the Department received complaints about mailbox damage after the winter storm. Siddall also reported that more damage could be reported in Bass Lake and Koontz Lake when they start to push big piles of snow back on the right-of-ways.

At its meeting Monday night, the Knox Community School Board talked about moving forward with a project that would equip students in grade 6-12 with their own computers.

Starke County Economic Development Foundation Director, Charles Weaver, said this week that the Sysco project in Hamlet is still viable, but nothing is going to be done until the economy returns.

Brandon White

Officers from the Hamlet Police Department arrested Brandon White of Hamlet Friday, February 4th, on methamphetamine charges after conducting a search warrant in the Hamlet Trailer Court.

Knox Middle School Principal, Steve Cronk, is assembling a group to preserve the old Jackson Township school.

George Kallis of Knox was issued a citation for driving the wrong way on a one way after he caused a multi vehicle pileup on I-65 near the Winamac exit on Tuesday. The incident involved seven vehicles including semi trucks and SUVs. No major injuries were reported.

Glen Sommers

The Pulaski County Prosecutor has charged Glen Sommers of Winamac with Robbery Resulting in Bodily Injury and Battery with a Deadly Weapon, both felony charges. He allegedly wielded a knife to his victim last week.

Bella Vita, a pregnancy resource center, will be opening on March 15th in Knox. Administrator, Susanne Lange, says counseling and other services will be available for expectant mothers.

Ted Bombagetti

Starke County EMA Director, Ted Bombagetti, said that the total cost during the storms the first week of February was nearly $81,000.

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