Love Inc. Moves Closer to the Second Phase of its Mission

Wendy Medborn
Wendy Medborn

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.

Tuesday Night Men’s League 11/30/10

Tuesday Night Men’s League 11/30/10
Team Standings:
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.

Friday Night Mixed League 11/26/10

Friday Night Mixed League 11/26/10
Team Standings:
1. Alley Aces 41.0-19.0
2. 4-Alarm Fire 36.0-24.0
3. Mariah’s Hill 35.0-25.0
4. Dolezal Family 33.5-26.5
5. Good Friends 31.0-29.0
6. Hard Times 31.0-29.0
7. Rollin’ Thunder 28.0-32.0
8. Raiders 26.0-34.0
9. O’s Tap 26.0-34.0
10. Undecided 25.5-34.5
11. Baugh Construction 24.0-36.0
12. Feel The Power 23.0-37.0

High Scratch Team Game: 4-Alarm Fire 776, Good Friends 774, Rollin Thunder 769
High Scratch Team Series: Good Friends 2227, 4-Alarm Fire 2206, Undecided 2134
High HDCP Team Game: Rollin’ Thunder 933, O’s Tap 905, Good Friends 903
High HDCP Team Series: Good Friends 2647, Rollin’ Thunder 2537, 4-Alarm Fire 2527
High Individual Scratch Game-Men: Brian Reading 290, Wesley Cole 279, Josh Baugh 269
High Individual Scratch Series-Men: Wesley Cole 729, Brian Reading 727, Gary Combs 655
High Individual HDCP Game-Men: Brian Reading 292, Jason Patrick 283, Wesley Cole 279
High Individual HDCP Series-Men: Wesley Cole 762, William Wanderski 756, Brian Reading 742
High Individual Scratch Game-Women: Carol Zachary 227, Denise Reading 227, Debra Taulbee 227
High Individual Scratch Series-Women: Carol Zachary 600, Angie Taroli 577, Ruth Smolek 573
High Individual HDCP Game-Women: Denise Reading 267, Kay Chaffins 261, Debbie Taulbee 261
High Individual HDCP Series-Women: Kelly Baugh 691, Alice Dolezal 686, Kay Chaffins 685.

2010 Kankakee Valley All-Area Football Team Announced

Here is WKVI’s first ever Kankakee Valley All-Area Football Team. The selections were made based off of statistics, the player’s overall impact on his team, and area coach’s recommendations. The team is made up of 5 offensive linemen, 1 tight end, 1 quarterback, 2 wide receivers, 2 running backs, 4 defensive linemen, 4 linebackers, and 3 defensive backs from our 7 area football teams.

Offensive Line

Max Burgess (Culver)

Jordan Culp (West Central)

Gavun Henry (Winamac)

Bobby Ponda (South Central)

Tyler Singleton (Knox)

Tight End

Micah Budzinski (Culver)


Collin Stevens (Culver)

Wide Receivers

Dalton Tunis (North Judson/San Pierre)

Matt Walker (South Central)

Running Backs

Josh Anderson (John Glenn)

Ethan Biggs (South Central)

Defensive Line

Charles Dreesen (John Glenn)

Aaron Everage (Knox)

Jeremiah Harvey (Culver)

Bryce Tanner (West Central)


Spencer Dobson (West Central)

Evan Howard (North Judson/San Pierre)

Sean Liedtky (John Glenn)

Brennan Morning (Winamac)

Defensive Backs

Johnny Anderson (Culver)

Bryant Hoover (South Central)

Jake Smidler (West Central)

Amtrak Train Collides with Semi in Jasper County

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Police investigated an accident between an Amtrak train and a semi in Jasper County Friday morning.

It happened on County Road 1200 West near the small town of Fair Oaks.

According to a published report, the semi failed to yield at the crossing and the Amtrak Train from Indianapolis slammed into the semi’s trailer splitting it into two pieces.

The semi was carrying methanol bottles which are highly flammable. Hazmat crews were called to the scene to clean up the spillage. No injuries were reported.

Two Illinois Residents Killed after a Vehicle Accident in Jasper County

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The Indiana State Police responded to an early morning crash this morning on I-65 in Jasper County where two people died at the scene.

Preliminary investigation revealed, at approximately 5:33 a.m., Michael D Ward, 47 of Winnipeg, Manitoba, was driving a semi, going north bound, when he stated that another semi that was up ahead in the left lane changed lanes quickly to go into the right lane in front of him. That semi immediately swerved to go back to the left lane again. Ward’s semi then hit the vehicle in the right lane.

Both the driver, John Miroballi, 68 of Wood Dale, Illinois and front seat passenger, Jeannie Miroballi, 46, of Wood Dale, Illinois were pronounced dead at the scene by the Jasper County Coroner of massive blunt force trauma.

The Starke United Auction is Today; Listen Live on WKVI

The annual Starke United Auction will be held today at the CenturyLink warehouse. The auction will be broadcast on both WKVI AM and FM and kicks off at 10:00 a.m. CT. WKVI’s Tom Berg and Ted Hayes are the hosts. This year we will be assisted by auctioneer, Ben Osinski, who will describe the items and give you bidding rules.

Father Spanley gets ready for the auction

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Gerald Broude Found Guilty on Four Counts of Child Molestation

Gerald Broude
Gerald Broude

A verdict has been declared in the Gerald Broude trial in Starke Circuit Court.

A jury of seven men and five women deliberated for 30 minutes and found Broude guilty on all four counts of child molestation.  Broude’s bond was revoked and Broude was ordered to be held without bond until his sentencing hearing on Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. CT in Starke Circuit Court.

North Judson Holiday Activities Begin Tonight

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Don’t miss the Christmas light ceremony tonight at 6:00 p.m. CT at Norwayne Field in North Judson. Cookies and hot chocolate will be available at the old firehouse following the event.

Santa Claus will be arriving in North Judson on Saturday, by train, at 12:30 p.m. The Christmas parade will start at the Depot and end at the new firehouse on Luken Street. Santa will be greeting children at the firehouse where cookies and hot chocolate will be available.