Week in Review for May 23rd-27th, 2011

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

Todd Zeltwanger at Ancilla College during Triathlon

The third annual Ancilla College Triathlon was held last week where over 100 individuals competed in the swimming, running and biking event.

The Pulaski County Human Services’ Annual Health and Resource Fair was held Wednesday at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Winamac.

Culver Community School Board
Culver Community School Board

The Culver Community School Board approved a lease with Apple, Inc. to provide iPads for all high school and middle school students in a one-to-one technology initiative. The total cost for this is $415,719 over three years.

Andy Howes

Services will be held on August 2nd for Chief Warrant Officer, Andy Howes. Howes was on a mission in November of 1970 when his helicopter failed to return to base. He was a Knox High School graduate. More details on the services will be available at a later time.

Starke and Pulaski County emergency officials, along with many other personnel from Indiana and five states, participated in a multi-state exercise last week to coordinate services in the case of a large natural disaster.

40 to 50 pictures of Starke County’s history will be displayed in the Knox Mall. The first picture went up this week and it is of Charles Windisch and his grocery store from about 100 years ago.

The Memorial Day Weekend is the kick off of summer fun in Starke County. A tourism guide full of things to do in Starke County is available in the Starke County Chamber Office in the Depot in Knox.

At their meeting Tuesday night, the Culver Town Council members approved the first draft of an ordinance that prohibits alcohol in public areas.

Several buildings in the Francesville area sustained damage after tornadoes traveled through the area Wednesday morning.

Oregon-Davis school students were dismissed early Wednesday when a tree fell on electric lines during a serious thunderstorm and cut off electricity to the school.

Current and former Monterey Elementary students are invited to watch a slide show of the school, tour the building and exchange of stories of a by-gone era on June 2nd from 5-7pm. The school will be closed after June 2nd.

The Knox City Police Department is investigating a burglary at the ALCO store in the Knox Mall. If you have information about this incident, you may call in an anonymous tip to the Police at 772-4122.

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