The first hearing on Senate Bill 192 took place Tuesday to discuss the need to study the marijuana laws in Indiana and find alternatives for arrests and incarceration.
Senator Karen Tallian (D-District 4) said Tuesday that it is obvious that lawmakers need to investigate other options to the marijuana laws that put non-violent Hoosiers behind bars and tie up scarce resources that the public would rather see spent on infrastructure.
If you remember when downtown Knox was a vibrant shopping area, you probably remember the huge Sears Store that employed several dozen employees.
Dick Pettinato was one of those employees, and this week Mr. Pettinato will be Ted Hayes’ guest on “Ted Hayes Remembers”. The program can be heard at 12:20 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. CT each Friday on WKVI-FM.
A race has developed in Hamlet. Frank Lonigro, Jr. filed for candidacy this week in the Starke County Clerk’s office for the Hamlet Town Board #3 seat. Bob Yung had filed earlier for the same seat. Both candidates will compete in the Democrat caucus.
A discussion of the marching band program is on the agenda for tonight’s North Judson-San Pierre School board meeting. The numbers have dropped to 14 which is not comparable to other schools the size of North Judson-San Pierre.
Superintendent Lynn Johnson told WKVI News yesterday that no decision has been made as to what to do with the program. She and the School Board looks forward to any positive input parents and the community have on this issue.
Knox Middle School students and staff raised $602 for the American Heart Association and as a reward for their efforts, on Monday, February 14th, select students threw pies in the the faces of willing teachers and administrators.
Enjoy these pictures from the fun-filled afternoon at the Middle School! Continue reading →
The Kankakee Valley will be well represented at this weekend’s state wrestling finals. John Glenn senior Cody Strange (39-8) and Culver senior Jeremiah Harvey (41-4) advanced out of the Merrillville semi-state last Saturday. Cody defeated Davon Alwine of South Bend Clay 4-2 in the consolation round to take 3rd place in the 160lb weight class. Meanwhile, Jeremiah continued his dominance of the 285lb weight class by defeating Damon Howe of Plymouth 8-4 to take 1st place.
Cody will be taking on Heritage Hills senior Tyler Rickenbaugh (47-4) in the first round at state, while Jeremiah will take on Huntington North junior Andrew Mason (37-9).
Be sure to tune-in to Thursday Night Sports talk this week, as well as the Saturday Sportsline, to hear from both of these state finalists. Best of luck to Cody Strange and Jeremiah Harvey this weekend at STATE!!!
A former Winamac woman has been reunited with her baby after her husband took off with him on December 22nd. Sandy Young, who is the mother of 10-month-old Jacob, has custody of the child after police found him in Nashville, Tennessee on Friday.
Tracy and Tim Moore will be moving into their new Habitat for Humanity home Saturday in Winamac. The 1,050 square foot home was built in six months by volunteers for the Moores who have two children and another on the way.
Steve Morrison is the President of the Starke/Pulaski Habitat for Humanity Organization and tells us about the the selection process.
The General Assembly has passed a proposal to allow any Indiana county to use centralized vote centers instead of neighborhood polling precincts. We asked Starke County Clerk, Evelyn Skronski, what comes next.
“Now it is up to each County Election Board to resolute that we do indeed go ahead and establish these voting centers,” replied Skronski. “The Commissioners and the County Council would have to approve this. Throughout Starke County I think about five voting centers would be in the numbers for us to handle that many and to make it convenient for the voters. The biggest issue here is the reduction of the cost of the elections.”
On Saturday, February 12th, troopers with the Indiana State Police Emergency Response Team (ERT) raided a Plymouth home in search of a man wanted out of Marion County, Indiana for robbery.
ERT units entered the home at 2002 Lake Ave. in Plymouth shortly before 5:00 p.m. ET and arrested Jody Olmstead, 41, on two outstanding warrants. Olmstead was wanted on a robbery charge out of Marion County, as well as a parole violation. State police investigators recently obtained information and worked off a tip to locate Olmstead.
Knox municipal water and sewer customers might be asked to sign a written contract for services in the near future. That subject was discussed at last week’s Knox City Council meeting.
Attorney David Matsey said most small town utilities demand a signed contract. He said the information could be used in court in case a party doesn’t pay or “skips” without making payment for the services provided.
One ticklish part of the contract would be how to identify the homeowner or tenant. Asking for a drivers license number or social security number must include protection for identity theft.