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

* 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.

Sunday Morning Mixed League 12/05/10

Sunday Morning Mixed League
Team Standings:
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 Senator to Try and End Indiana’s Ban on Sunday Alcohol Sales

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.

Paula McMahon

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.