Starke County Community Foundation Provides a List of Local Agencies That Could Assist Those Affected by the Flood

Many questions have been going around about how individuals can assist those who have been impacted by the recent flooding.

As a way to direct people to the right channels, Starke County Community Foundation’s Director of Development Sarah Origer provided a plethora of local resources that work year-round to assist our community. Continue reading

Local Community Service Organizations Benefit from WKVI December Food Drives

The WKVI food drives held in early December resulted in community members providing a plethora of goods to Community Services of Starke County and Pulaski County Human Services.

Community Services of Starke County Executive Director Charmaine Dunkel said that more than 700 pounds of food was donated at the Five Star site. They also received about $108 in cash donations and a $500 gift certificate for the food pantry.

Pulaski County Human Services representatives shared that nine carts of food were donated at the Sanders Foods site in Winamac. Continue reading

WKVI Food Drive Sites In Pulaski and Starke Counties This Friday

Tomorrow morning, get into the giving spirit with some of Kankakee Valley Broadcasting’s best and brightest. This Friday, from 9 a.m. until noon (CT), members of the KVB staff will be stationed in Starke and Pulaski County, collecting food items and monetary donations.

WKVI’s Morning Show Host Charlie Adams is teaming up with MAX’s Morning Show host and sportscaster Tony Ross for a remote broadcast at Five-Star in Knox. They will be there collecting donations for Community Services of Starke County.

Meanwhile, WKVI’s father-son sports broadcast duo, Nathan and Harold Welter will be at Sanders Foods in Winamac collecting donations for Human Services of Pulaski County. Continue reading

Starke County Leadership Class Set to begin in September

The sixth community leadership training class in Starke County begins Sept. 22.

The class meets once each month from September to May from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at different locations in Starke County. The program provides new and established leaders a chance to get a new perspective on Starke County including history, culture, challenges, opportunities, and more. Attendees will learn leadership skills, networking, social services, local government, economic development, education, law enforcement, and personal development.

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Two Starke County Organizations Receive Operation Round up Grants

Two Starke County organizations have been awarded grant funds from the Kankakee Valley REMC Operation Round Up program.

Community Services of Starke County received $3,300 grant to help purchase a computer system that will better serve the organization’s needs and the needs of clients. The organization helps low-income, elderly and disabled citizens in Starke County. Community Services hosts a food pantry, senior activities, meal assistance, and transportation assistance.

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Community Input Sought on Plan for Older Adults

Starke County residents will have an opportunity Monday to weigh in on a proposed two-year plan to meet the needs of local older adults. Community Services of Stake County and Northwest Indiana Community Action are hosting a feedback forum to gather input from caregivers and other stakeholders. They want to hear about the needs of older adults as well as any barriers to accessing those services. Continue reading

WKVI Bet Payoff Continues With Food Drive

WKVI's Mary Perren surrenders to four members of the Knox High School Football team after her paintball firing squad at Fort Knox Paintball.
WKVI’s Mary Perren surrenders to four members of the Knox High School Football team after her paintball firing squad at Fort Knox Paintball.

The payoff for the 4th annual WKVI Morning Show Knox v. North Judson-San Pierre football bet continues this weekend with an event for the entire community. News Director Mary Perren is a N.J.-S.P. graduate, and Sports Director Nathan Welter is a Knox alum. Each year they make a friendly wager on the outcome of the longstanding county rivalry. Continue reading