State officials have confirmed the first cases of the West Nile Virus in Indiana. As the mosquito season progresses, the state is urging citizens to take preventive action against the virus. Continue reading →
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security and the National Weather Service have partnered to celebrate Lightning Safety Awareness Week in the state, June 18-24. The week is designed to have Hoosiers have a better understanding of the dangers of lightning. Continue reading →
Tommy “Tom” Berg, 53, of Knox, won his battle against Stage 4 metastatic colon cancer on Sept. 11, 2016 as he peacefully passed away in his sleep at Cancer Treatment Center of America in Zion, Ill. Continue reading →
Knox Mayor Dennis Estok reports that progress continues on the demolition of the blighted house at 108 Allen Drive that the city recently acquired. The Knox Street Department has been working since Monday to tear down the structure on the property. The city hopes to have the work completed within the next week. Photos provided.
Almost 25-million people in the United States are living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, according to the support group PTSD United. That includes thousands of Hoosiers who have suffered a traumatic event, from crimes or natural disasters to events surrounding military service. Continue reading →
As of 9am Central Time 10am Eastern Time: Snow has tapered off and winds are starting to subside. Snow on the ground is very wet and heavy and is packing on many secondary roadways. In Lake, Porter, Jasper, Laporte, Marshall and Fulton Counties, many east/west secondary roads are impassable due to the heavy, wet snow and snow drifts. Also some secondary roads are completely closed in sections due to disabled vehicles. Snowfall totals range from 8”-20” in the district. Primary roads, to include Interstates are in decent to fair shape, mainly wet to slushy. Secondary roads are slushy to snow covered and will need attention most of the day. Continue reading →
Tractor Supply Company was granted a special use variance by the City of Knox Board of Zoning Appeals Monday night. The company plans to occupy the portion of the building in the Knox Mall that formerly housed Alco. On a unanimous vote the board granted the variance so Tractor Supply Company could use outdoor storage and sales displays beyond what the current ordinance allows. Continue reading →
School’s starting earlier this year, but the Oregon-Davis School Corporation is ready. That’s the message superintendent Greg Briles gave the school board Monday. He told board members the schools are fully staffed.
The first section of the Winamac Parkway is getting closer to being finished. Members of the committee in charge of the recreational trail told the Winamac town council Monday that if it were not for rainy weather, construction would have already been done. Continue reading →
The End of Course Assessment (ECA) test results at Oregon-Davis Schools have the administration excited about the progress the students are making in Math and English/Language Arts. The ECAs are taken at the end of the school year to measure student growth.
Superintendent Greg Briles boasted the efforts of the 10th grade students.
The second annual Healthcare Careers Camp is set for June. High school juniors and seniors interested in a career in healthcare are encouraged to attend the week-long event.
Students will be able to immerse themselves in real-life experiences of health professionals at Indiana University Health LaPorte Hospital. Topics include nursing, becoming a physician, professionalism in the workplace, diagnostic imaging, pharmacy, physical therapy, CPR certification, heart and vascular care, and sports medicine. Participants will have an opportunity to interact with physicians, healthcare providers and executives, and will have direct access to observing patient care.
Two retiring merit board officers were honored this week for their dedicated years of service to Marshall County.
Marshall County Sheriff’s Captain Dan Butts presented plaques to Dr. Jim Bottorff and Orion “Bud” Treat who served on the Marshall County Merit Board for 44 years apiece. The recognition ceremony was held during the Marshall County Commissioners meeting on Monday.
Officials with the AAA Hoosier Motor Club predicts a busy travel holiday this Memorial Day weekend. They predict Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the travel period which is defined as Thursday, May 21 to Monday, May 25.
Most drivers will likely pay the lowest Memorial Day gas prices in at least five years.