Knox Elementary Programs Scheduled this Week

Pam Pavey and granddaughter Kaiya Wagoner after the 4th grade program Tuesday night. Kaiya is a 4th grade student in Mrs. Davis' class.

Hundreds of proud parents and grandparents are attending the school Christmas programs in our area. In Knox, elementary students from the grades have their special night to perform before an appreciative audience. The elementary music directors are Gary Kuechenberg and Lisa Guzman. Providing art work for the programs are students under the direction of Art Director, Derek Eveland.

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WKVI’s Tom Berg Bowls 224 Game

Tom Berg is now the owner of the WKVI high game patch

WKVI’s “Airwaves Rollers” took 2 out of three this week during Tuesday night action at Bowlaway Lanes. With Starke Circuit Court Judge Kim Hall subbing, Lenny Dessauer absent, and Pat Dunn in a two week slump, Tom Berg came to the rescue.  Taking the “Rollers” high game patch away from Dunn with a 224 game, Berg paced the victors in game two. The WKVI Morning Man attributed his sterling performance to a wrist brace given to him by Dessauer and a pep talk from his mother Judy Collins of Indianapolis.

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Number of Influenza Cases Down in Starke and Pulaski Counties

Influenza has not been a big scare yet in Starke or Pulaski Counties.

Starke County Health Nurse, Frank Lynch, said that flu numbers are down right now and no cases of H1N1 have been reported. Whooping cough has been a great concern around the state this season but no cases have been reported in Starke County. Lynch would like to remind Starke County residents that flu shots are available at his office, both adult and child doses. He also recommends that residents wash their hands frequently to avoid getting the flu and spreading germs. Call the Health Department at (574) 772-9137 to make an appointment to get your flu shot.

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Maxinkuckee Singers Wow Crowd in Starke County

Joy Ritenour, Becky Liechty, Laura Snipes and Sharon Coffey

Approximately 250 people braved the cold Monday night to attend the only Starke County appearance by the Maxinkuckee Singers.

The 1 1/2 hour musical presentation incorporated traditional music with comical songs like Rusty Chevrolet, and others.

Charlie Weaver, Jim Oliverius, Gregg Underwood, Brian Liechty, Matt Sutton and Dan Adams

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Food Donations Needed for Kiwanis/Knox Schools Food Drive

Keisten Childers, Hayley Windbigler and Grant Warren appear before the Knox School Board. Also pictured: HS Assistant Principal Michael Bendicsen, Ken Whiles and Billie Wright

The Knox Kiwanis Club and the Knox School Corporation are teaming up to help families in need this holiday season.

The two organizations are collecting food and/or cash donations to help Knox families. The requests for food baskets are greater than the donations. If you have food that you can donate to these organizations, you may drop it off at the Knox High School Office today or Thursday, or call 772-1670. The students and Kiwanis members will be assembling the food baskets on Thursday and delivering them to families on Friday.

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Santa Claus Visits North Judson

Santa gets ready to visit with children

Santa Claus visited North Judson and greeted approximately 125 children at the new North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Department building on Luken Street on Saturday, December 4th. Santa arrived by train and was escorted to the Fire Department on a horse-drawn wagon. Children had fun talking with Santa and having hot chocolate and cookies Saturday afternoon.

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Lake Snow Advisory

Statement as of 8:55 PM CST on December 6, 2010

Lake Effect Snow Advisory

… Lake effect Snow Advisory in effect until 11 am CST Tuesday…

The National Weather Service in northern Indiana has issued a
lake effect Snow Advisory… which is in effect until 11 am CST
Tuesday.

* Timing… lake effect snow will persist into midday Tuesday and
may be heavy at times across northeast portions of Starke County.

* Snow accumulations… 1 to 3 inches of snow will be possible
north of Highway 30… with lesser amounts generally less than 1
inch south of Highway 30.

* Other impacts… visibilities will be highly variable with
intense snowfall in narrow bands. Untreated roads will become
snow covered and slippery. Travel on affected portions of US
Highway 30 could become hazardous.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A lake effect Snow Advisory Means Lake-effect snow is forecast
that will make travel difficult in some areas. Lake effect snow
showers typically align themselves in bands and will likely be
intense enough to drop several inches in localized areas. Use
caution when traveling.