The Community Services of Starke County general membership meeting will be held on Thursday, December 16th at 8:30 a.m. CT at the facility. The public is invited to attend but only regular members will be entitled to vote on program plans and the Executive Board appointees for 2011.
There is a “boil water order” being issued for the town of Walkerton. There was a water main break that has been fixed, but all drinking water needs to be boiled until further notice for the residents of Walkerton.
One person has died in a house fire that occurred at 7315 E. 100 N. in Starke County. Washington Township Fire officials, along with the Indiana State Fire Marshal’s office, are investigating the fire that occurred at midnight.
At their meeting Monday morning, the Starke County Commissioners approved the purchase of cameras that would upgrade security at the Starke County Jail.
Knox Mayor, Rick Chambers, invites the Knox community to participate in an outdoor Christmas decoration contest.
Many people are visiting Christmas tree farms, like Hensler’s Nursery in Hamlet, to pick out the perfect tree to place in their homes. It’s important to keep your live Christmas tree fresh throughout the holiday season.
Eight new Court Appointed Special Advocate members were recently sworn into service.
A Knox woman’s mother experienced one of the most important events in United States history on this date in 1941. Teresa Stoner, mother of Karen Dunn, was living with her family in Honolulu, Hawaii when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941.
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.
Statement as of 8:55 PM CST on December 6, 2010
Lake Effect Snow Advisory
The National Weather Service in northern Indiana has issued a
lake effect Snow Advisory… which is in effect until 11 am CST
* 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.
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.
Sunday Morning Mixed League
1. The Unknown 66.0-25.0
2. The Quest 59.0-39.0
3. The Smelly Cats 56.0-42.0
4. WRJN 54.0-44.0
5. Split Heads 53.0-45.0
6. S*** Happens 44.0-54.0
7. Odd Balls 43.0-55.0
8. Snowdon’s Lawncare 40.0-58.0
9. Lucky #7 38.0-60.0
10. Strange Brew 37.0-61.0
High Individual Scratch Game-Women: Jane Howard 195, Marsha Berryman 188, Christine Smith 181
High Individual Scratch Series-Women: Jane Howard 509, Dawn Nicewonder 494, Peggy Gregg 475
High Individual Scratch Game-Men: Dan Gregg 228, Rocky Ballinger 223 & 217, Josh Budka 213
High Individual Scratch Series-Men: Rocky Ballinger 632, Dan Gregg 600, Jerry Conley 580
High Individual HDCP Game-Women: Christine Smith 238, Marsha Berryman 231, Jane Howard 220, Tyra Evers 220
High Individual HDCP Series-Women: Christine Smith 635, Dawn Nicewonder 620, Connie Fuka 603
High Individual HDCP Game-Men: Dan Gregg 253, Rocky Ballinger 243, Josh Berryman 242
High Individual HDCP Series-Men: Rocky Ballinger 692, Dan Gregg 675, Jerry Conley 652
Top Five Averages-Women: Carol Zachary 170.21, Jane Howard 168.45, Donna Konrad 159.49, Karen Budka 157.60, Peggy Gregg 154.52
Top Five Averages-Men: Jim Felchuk 192.00, Drew Williams 185.15, Dennis Konrad 182.71, Josh Budka 181.94, Rocky Ballinger 177.70.
Indiana Republican Senator Phil Boots of Crawfordsville is going to try to end Indiana’s ban on Sunday carryout alcohol sales in the upcoming legislative session.
The Senator is arguing that Sunday alcohol sales would help Indiana’s economy and any chance to increase revenue in Indiana should be considered. However, one study shows that changes in alcohol regulations between 1980 and 2007 found there was little fiscal impact.
We asked Paula McMahon, owner of Knox Liquors, whether or not she is in favor of alcohol sales on Sunday:
“I am against it and so is the Indiana Liquor Association,” replied McMahon. “I know the legislators are wanting it because of revenue loss. I really don’t think the revenue loss will gain anything over what it is because the people are going where they’re going on Sundays and they’re going to continue to do it. It’s probably cheaper where they’re going than what it would be in the state of Indiana. I think this will cause more problems than good. I don’t think it’s going to do anything for sales and I know if they pass it, this store will not be open on Sundays.”
The proposal in the past has faced opposition from many liquor store owners, in part because they believe any business gained would be canceled out by additional costs for being open another day.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Food Protection Task Force Conference program has awarded a $10,000 a year grant for the next five years to Indiana to support ongoing efforts to protect the state’s vital food and agriculture infrastructure by focusing on food safety and defense issues.
CLASP and the Pulaski County Human Services, Inc. is having their annual Toystore, clothing and food box distribution for residents of Pulaski County on Saturday, December 11th, from 9:00 a.m. to Noon ET.
The Oregon-Davis Junior class is sponsoring a silent auction and bake sale on December 11th during the boys basketball game against Caston. The proceeds will be given to Christina Rotering to support her battle against Lymphoma cancer.
There is still time to sign up for the Ladies Car Care Clinic at the SCILL Center facility for Tuesday, December 7th and 14th from 6:00-8:30 p.m. CT.
The Starke United Radio Auction was held Friday at the CenturyLink Warehouse in downtown Knox. After a five hour auction conducted by Ben Osinski, Starke United netted over $6,000 for it’s fall campaign.
Wendy Medborn, Executive Director of Love Inc. spoke with WKVI’s Ted Hayes this week and said the organization is close to entering into the second phase of the mission.
“This phase is where we do long-term counseling,” explained Medborn. “Whether it’s finances, a job, career, cooking or marriage, it’s something that we’re going to try and get started in the community. Other Love Inc. organizations do that. It takes a lot of volunteers and it takes a lot of people needing that specific need and it is usually a year-long process. We’re doing small, little things that maybe take a week, or a couple weeks, or a month trying to learn but that is part of phase two that we’re working on.”
At the top of the organization’s agenda is leading people to Christ.
“When we talk with our clients, we pray with them right on the phone,” said Medborn. “We tell them, ‘God loves you and He sees you and He’s going to see you through this situation’. We continue to guide them in that. If they don’t belong to a church, we ask them if a pastor come out and talk to them and pray with them. The church is to support you, encourage you and help you get on your feet. We just walk with them day by day.”
Love Inc. is dedicated to offering a helping hand in a time of need.
Here is just some of the news that made the news in the Kankakee Valley this week:
Tuesday Night Men’s League 11/30/10
1. Quarter’s 67.0-24.0
2. Konrad Cabinets 60.0-31.0
3. Marks Body Shop 52.0-39.0
4. 1st Choice Pawn 51.0-40.0
5. WKVI 48.0-43.0
6. Sandbar 45.0-46.0
7. Half Track 44.0-47.0
8. Bowlaway Lanes 40.0-51.0
9. Hensleys 40.0-51.0
10. Fishers 40.0-51.0
11. Simonis 33.0-58.0
12. Time Out 26.0-65.0
High Scratch Team Game: Quarter’s 862, 1st Choice Pawn 810, Hensleys 804
High Team Scratch Series: Quarter’s 2459, Hensleys 2326, Bowlaway Lanes 2294
High HDCP Team Game: 1st Choice Pawn 917, Simonis 906, Quarter’s 895
High HDCP Team Series: WKVI 2564, Quarter’s 2558, Hensleys 2545
High Individual Scratch Game: Gordon Buckman 275, Josh Budka 268, Josh Nies 267
High Individual Scratch Series: Gordon Buckman 678, Rob Snowdon 669, Shawn Hale 663
High Individual HDCP Game: Josh Nies 289, Gordon Buckman 276, Josh Budka 272
High Individual HDCP Series: Rob Snowdon 735, Shawn Hale 726, Mark Hensley 720.