It might be a few months off but Tony Radkiewicz, Sr. and the Harvest Days Committee are gearing up for another “bang up” weekend.
Bands this year will include: The Rolling Jones, Marbin Blues, PS 150, Night Shift, and Groupies Wanted.
Radkiewicz also announces that a Harvest Festival Talent Show is being planned for the Sunday of the Festival. They are looking for any reasonable type of talent from singers, magicians, dog acts, or comedy acts. The sky’s the limit. Jim Garner can be contacted at (574) 930-6364 for information on the talent contest.
The Starke County Drug Free Double Dare Challenge was held Sunday, at the Knox Middle School. Four teams from Knox and North Judson-San Pierre competed. The High School team, The Confused, from North Judson-San Pierre won the challenge with 310 points. The Orange Dinosaur team from North Judson-San Pierre Middle School came in second, the Blue Man Group from Knox Middle School was third and the 7 Musketeers from Knox Middle School was fourth. They all did a great job in answering questions about drugs and the dangers of drugs. If either team did not know the answer to a question, they participated in a variety of physical challenges. Continue reading →
Three vehicles were involved in an accident in front of the Knoll Brothers Truck Stop in Starke County at about 7:23 p.m. CT Friday, April 1st.
According to Starke County police, Charles Peterson, of Dysart, Iowa, was crossing the median into the parking lot pulling an oversized load. His trailer was just short of clearing the westbound lanes when Virginia Doenges, of South Whitley, Indiana, crashed into the middle axle of the trailer. Peterson continued into the parking lot and stopped. Doenges was incapacitated and could not be questioned about the crash; However, a witness told police that she never slowed down and crashed into the axle of the trailer and then spun around, coming to rest with no lights on in the middle of both westbound lanes. A third driver, Jamshid Nazari, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, never saw Doenges’ vehicle and was unable to avoid striking the car in the front right fender. A witness told police that Nazari never slowed to avoid the crash.
Friday Night Mixed League 03/25/11
1. 4-Alarm Fire 77.0-43.0
2. Alley Aces 76.5-43.5
3. Rollin’ Thunder 68.0-52.0
4. Good Friends 66.0-54.0
5. Mariah’s Hill 63.5-56.5
6. Undecided 59.5-60.5
7. Raiders 58.0-62.0
8. Dolezal Family 57.5-62.5
9. Hard Times 57.0-63.0
10. Baugh Construction 53.5-66.5
11. Feel the Power 49.5-70.5
12. O’s Tap 33.0-87.0 Continue reading →
The town of Culver is planning some improvements to their sewer system, including a new IDEM water treatment plant. The Town Council signed the permit for the construction of the plant on March 29, and they expect to have all the paperwork submitted and the project to be ready for bid within the next two weeks.
A Knox man was arrested this week after police found him driving a stolen vehicle.
According to the police report, on March 24th, Rolland McVey, of Knox, reported his truck stolen. He was sitting at his kitchen table when two male subjects came walking into his kitchen from his back room. He asked them how they got in and they said their daughter had been bitten by a dog. McVey said he doesn’t own a dog and he got up from the table and started walking toward them. They turned around and took off running out the back door. He later he looked out and saw his truck missing. His keys were missing from the key hook that hangs next to the back door. The vehicle is a 1997 teal-colored Ford pick-up truck.
Here is the list of our first ever WKVI All-Area Girls Basketball teams. We chose ten players from our nine area schools to comprise a 1st and a 2nd team. The decisions were based off of statistics, team success, and overall importance to the individual’s team.
Patrice McBee 6’3 Sr. Forward (Culver)
Gwen Zehner 6’1 Sr. Forward (Culver)
Stephanie Balon 5’10 Sr. Guard (South Central)
Marissa Hamilton 5’7 Jr. Guard (West Central)
Sarah Redweik 5’6 Jr. Guard (Winamac)
Ali Zehner 5’5 Sr. Guard (Culver)
Brittany Tetzloff 5’7 Sr. Guard (Knox)
Jordann Frasure 5’6 So. Guard (North Judson)
Jesse Averone 5’7 Fr. Guard (Oregon-Davis)
Justine Kruger 5’7 Jr. Guard (West Central)
Congratulations to these 10 individuals on outstanding seasons!
A White County man was arrested Thursday night after police found alleged stolen property in his car.
According to a police report, officers were dispatched to intercept a vehicle that was being driven by a male subject that was reported to be harassing a Knox woman into selling a vehicle. The officer intercepted the vehicle at U.S. 35 and Toto Road and found the vehicle to have false and fictitious plates. A traffic stop was conducted where the driver, John Grigsby, was found to have a suspended license.
This morning, Ted Hayes and Ed Charbonneau announced that legislation was being considered that would change the time in Indiana to “the half hour.” Ostensibly it was to help the dairy industry because with time changes two times a year, milk cows were getting confused and refusing to release their milk.
Thursday Night Ladies Sandburr League 03/24/11
1. Sew What Embroidery 68.0-36.0
2. WKVI Radio 62.0-42.0
3. Area Services 57.0-47.0
4. Mirror Images 57.0-47.0
5. Mark’s Body Shop 55.0-49.0
6. Smith’s 53.0-51.0
7. Norton’s Packaging 53.0-51.0 Continue reading →
An Idaville, Indiana man was arrested after a two day manhunt in Pulaski County.
On Monday, March 28th at 10:09 p.m. ET, Pulaski County Deputy Ryan Austin stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation in the area of County Roads 700 West and County Road 500 South. The passenger immediately exited and fled on foot into the darkness. The driver, Jacqueline S. Mayhill, 31, of Monticello, was taken into custody and arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine. The passenger was identified as Charles Douglas Warren, age 47, of Idaville, and was not immediately captured. A manhunt using K-9s was eventually called off at 1:30 a.m.
Thirty-three cock fight enthusiasts were sentenced in Knox City Court Thursday. The men were charged with a misdemeanor count of Attending an Animal Fighting Contest. They attended a cock fight in Starke County in February.
Judge Charles Hasnerl fined the men $200 apiece, plus $180 in restitution to the Starke County Humane Society for putting the roosters down, and $164 in court costs. Each individual was also given a 12 month suspended sentence.
Giving back to the community is being taught early in the Culver school system. For the third year in a row, all 6th graders at Culver participate in what has been titled, “Soup for the Soul.” Last year, $3,500 was raised for community charities, and this year’s event raised $3,000 with more coming in daily.