From the WKVI Archives

It was in 1975 that the Knox Alumni Banquet was held at the Ruth Palmer Building and the new Knox High School. Alumni President Bill Barnett reported that a crowd of 190 were served at the dinner alone. Entertainment was provided by Bill Harvey, and dance music was provided by the Tony Barren Band of South Bend. The 1975 banquet was the largest ever.

Jayne Cowen

Jayne Cowen, 23, of Knox was a contestant in the Miss Indiana Scholarship Program at Indiana State University’s Hulman Center on this date in 2001. In Cowen’s talent portion, she performed an exciting two-minute exercise and dance routine to the music of “The Twilight Zone.”

On June 14, 2001, the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission approved a geographic relief plan that placed all of Starke County – except San Pierre – in the 574 area code. The 574 code was created because of the diminishing supply of numbers that could be assigned in the 219 region.

Happy Birthday to Starke County Councilwoman Judy Benninghoff today, and Knox School Board member Kirk Bennett.

Happy Flag Day! Displaying the flag at our homes or businesses is a proud tradition carried out by many American citizens – one that should be done with reverence and dignity.

The Army was founded on this date in 1775.