The Pulaski County United Fund, INC. invites you to stop by their booth during the Winter Wonderland event in Winamac on Saturday, December 4th.
We’re getting closer to the time when Starke Memorial Hospital’s name will change. As WKVI reported recently, Starke Memorial Hospital will change its name to incorporate “Indiana University Health” after the first of the year. Starke Memorial Hospital CEO, Linda Satkoski, reminds us how the name change came about.
Love Inc. Director, Wendy Medborn, today, talks more about the six year old organization that helps people in need throughout Starke County.
We asked Wendy what the eligibility requirements are in order to receive help from Love Inc.
The North Judson-San Pierre Madrigal Dinner and musical performance will be tonight at Grand Central Station in North Judson at 7:00 p.m. CT.
Under the direction of Donna Ness, the singers will be performing two other times, 7:00 p.m. Saturday and 1:00 p.m. Sunday. This is the 20th year for the performances.
Health insurance coverage for Starke County employees was discussed this week by the County Commissioners, Starke County Council President, Mark Smith, and Council-elect member, Mitchell Semans.
The Indiana Court of Appeals has upheld a ruling by Starke County Magistrate, Jeanene Calabrese, concerning a search warrant executed at the residence of Donnie Salyer of Knox.
The Town of North Judson is gets in the holiday spirit this weekend!
The Christmas tree lighting ceremony will be Friday, December 3rd, at 6:00 p.m. CT in Norwayne Field. Following that, residents are invited join in singing Christmas carols. Then it’s off to the old firehouse for cookies and hot chocolate and a fire in the fireplace to warm you.
Three Starke County government employees were recently honored at the Indiana Association of Community Corrections Annual Conference for outstanding achievement in community corrections for 2010. The Conference was held in Indianapolis.
Kimberly Kennedy was selected as the Program Supervisor for 2010 for her exceptional work in overseeing the Starke County Community Corrections Community Service Component and Robert Shawn Mattraw was selected as the Electronic Monitoring Home Detention Employee of the Year. Director, Robert Hinojosa, also received recognition for his 25 years of service to the Association.
The Love Inc. organization is fulfilling many needs of people experiencing crisis situations in Starke County. The Executive Director of Love Inc. is Wendy Medborn. She’s been “on the job” since August and is already realizing what a big job it is.
Ted Hayes talked with Wendy Medborn Wednesday and asked if needs have increased since so many people are out of work.
Knox City Police Chief, Clint Norem, has released the Department’s statistics for the month of November.
The Department had 443 calls, 11 accident reports and 44 incident reports. There were 5 Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Reports, 18 people arrested on 21 traffic charges, 36 people arrested on 58 criminal charges, 8 juveniles arrested on various charges and 4 people cited for 4 ordinance violations. 5 battery arrests and 4 warrant arrests were made and 17 drug charges were filed.
Orientation for newly elected officials in Starke County will be held Tuesday, December 21st, from 9:00-11:00 a.m. A tentative agenda will be emailed to all existing department heads who are invited to attend.
New Council members are David Pearman, Mitchell Semans, Anthony Radkiewicz, and Marvin McLaughlin. They will be going into office after January 1st. Also invited to attend is newly elected Prosecutor, Nicholas Bourff.
Students in the Culver Community School District are motivated this year to help make a wish come true for two families of terminally ill students. This is the second year the students have been involved in a Make-A-Wish effort. Last year they raised $3,667 after pledging $150 to make a New Carlisle boy’s wish come true.
It’s always worth the drive. The folks in Pulaski, Indiana go all out for Christmas and again this year the lights are up for viewing.
Don’t miss the Gilsinger-Hialeah race track at Brenda and Paul Gilsinger’s house.
Gilsinger Implement has always been one of the proud sponsors of Reindeer Racing on WKVI and he sets up the racetrack, with the reindeer on the lawn.
WKVI’s Ted Hayes was part of a program that honored grandparents at the Monterey Elementary School this week. Grandparents were allowed to go to class with their grandchildren and tour the building.
The trial of Gerald Broude is scheduled to continue today in Starke Circuit Court. Broude is charged with four counts of molestation. The alleged acts occurred in 2008.
It’s December and it’s the time of year when Ted Hayes’ favorite music is played. He loves Christmas music and for that reason, he placed a call to former Plymouth resident, Amy Ward, to find out about her newest Christmas album.
“There’s a couple of Christmas classics that I put my little spin on like ‘Let it Snow’. It’s kind of a singer-songwriter accoustic laid-back version,” she said. “Then I did kind of an African arrangement for ‘Little Drummer Boy’. At the end is another classic, ‘Jingle Bells’, where I did a shortened jazz rendition of the song. It’s a very Marilyn Monroe type of style.”
If you go to Amy’s website, you’ll be able to contact her and find out how you can own a copy of the release. Amy is the daughter of WKVI Account Executive, Patty Norwick, and the granddaughter of the late Doris Norman.
The Starke County Election Board has scheduled a post election meeting for Friday, December 10th, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in the 2nd floor meeting room in the Starke County Courthouse.
The Board, consisting of President Pat Mitchell, Vice President Jim Henriott and Clerk Evelyn Skronski, will review the 2010 election, make plans for the 2011 City Election and approve election workers. The public is invited to attend the meeting.
A representative of Congressman Joe Donnelly’s office will hold office hours in Starke County on Wednesday, December 8th from 12:30-1:30 p.m. CT.
All members of the public are invited to attend and present questions and concerns to Congressman Donnelly. Office hours will be held in the 2nd floor meeting room in the Starke County Courthouse
November 30th marked the expiration of the five federally funded extensions of unemployment (EEUC and EB). Approximately 90,000 Hoosiers are currently receiving federally funded extended benefits.
Eligible individuals will receive benefits for the weeks they have remaining on their regular state Unemployment (UI) and the four federal extensions (EEUC), but will not begin the next tier of benefits after November 30th, 2010. DWD estimates about 4,000 Hoosiers per week will exhaust their benefits and thus not have a voucher to file beginning Sunday, December 5th, 2010.
The staff at the LaPorte County Jail are in the process of treating an infestation of scabies within the Jail.
Scabies is caused by an infestation of the skin by the human itch mite and common symptoms are intense itching and a pimple-like skin rash. Scabies can spread rapidly under crowded conditions where close body contact is frequent. Institutions such as nursing homes, extended-care facilities and prisons are often sites of scabies outbreaks.