Week in Review for November 21st-25th, 2011

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

Traci Jacobs
Richard Warner

Traci Jacobs of Knox and Richard Warner of North Judson were arrested on Thursday, November 17th after one pot method meth labs were found at a residence in North Judson. They were charged with several drug possession charges. Jacobs was also arrested on active arrest warrants for Failure to Appear.

The coat drive for the SCILL Center was quite successful. Over 400 coats were donated. SCILL Center student, Tyler Wickizer, of LaVille High School, went door-to-door and gathered 147 coats for the coat drive.

The County Highway Departments and City Street Departments are prepared for the winter weather. Salt sheds are full of road salt and sand and the snow plows have been serviced for the season.

Paul Rausch of Winamac was arrested Sunday on preliminary charges of Public Intoxication and Resisting Law Enforcement after he reportedly resisted police when they attempted to place him into custody at Poblano’s Restaurant in Winamac. He was also combative at Pulaski Memorial Hospital when he was taken there to be checked out after he was tazed by police.

Patricia Zeigler

Patricia Zeigler of Lafayette has been charged with Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Endangering a Person and Operating a Vehicle with a Schedule I or II Controlled Substance in the Body after a two vehicle accident near Medaryville last week.

Tony Radkiewicz from the Friends of the Park organization informed the Knox City Council Tuesday night that the organization will not be sponsoring the Harvest Days Festival in 2012.

Starke Circuit Court Judge Kim Hall

Starke Circuit Court Judge Kim Hall conducted court at Oregon-Davis High School on Wednesday. Seven criminal cases were heard.

Sandy Hurd from the Pleasant View Rest Home in Pulaski County told the Commissioners that she has been receiving feedback from the community and that they don’t want to see the barn on the property torn down. The Commissioners said that they would look at the barn to see if it’s worth saving.

Roy Bell
Jason A. Miller
William Scroggs

Marshall County Police arrested two people in connection with a burglary and shooting incident in Rochester. 25-year-old William Scroggs of Delong and 34-year-old Jason Miller of Plymouth were arrested and have been charged with Murder, Burglary and Robbery. Police are searching for a third suspect, Roy Bell, of Rochester. Call 1-800-382-0689 if you know of Bell’s whereabouts.

The Knox City Council approved a decision to refinance the bonds on the Knox Community Center.

The Starke County Commissioners passed an ordinance that makes it illegal to hire employees who are a direct relation to an elected county official or appointed director.

The West Central School Board has decided to move forward in eliminating the position of Middle School Principal. Principal Kay Beasey was reportedly notified of the decision by Superintendent Charles Mellon.

The John Glenn High School Spell Bowl team won in the Class 2 State Spell Bowl finals at Purdue University. The Plymouth High School Spell Bowl Team finished second.

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