Officials at the Community Services of Starke County organization announced Wednesday that the statewide shelter-in-place order has prompted changes at the Knox facility.Continue reading
Officials at Community Services of Starke County are limiting visitors into the building as there is a heightened awareness of the coronavirus.Continue reading
A food drive to gather items for the food pantry at the Community Services of Starke County building is planned for today at Five Star in Knox.Continue reading
The flood warnings for the Tippecanoe, Yellow and Kankakee Rivers have been extended through Monday afternoon.
These warnings impact portions of Marshall, Pulaski and Starke Counties.Continue reading
Santa will be at the Starke County Court Services office on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Starke County Annex Building No. 2 at 108 N. Pearl Street in Knox.
Starting today, qualifying residents can get help with their heating and electric bills. The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has begun for the winter. The federally-funded program runs from now until the middle of May, and residents can apply at any time.
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
Free tax help is available to some low-income taxpayers. People making $54,000 or less, as well as those with disabilities, the elderly, and those speaking limited amounts of English, are eligible for free help through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.
With cold weather continuing, local communities are taking steps to make sure residents have a warm place to stay. In Starke County, residents may use Community Services of Starke County’s Knox location at 311 East Culver Road weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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
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
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.
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.
Community Services of Starke County has a new executive director. The board of directors selected longtime employee Charmaine Dunkel to head the nonprofit agency. Continue reading
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
Community Services of Starke County is looking for a new executive director. Becky Anspach was terminated from the position last month, according to Community Services Board President Judy Ahlenius. Continue reading
With cold temperatures predicted over the next few days, Community Services of Starke County is helping senior citizens stay warm. The organization says its Knox senior center may be used as a warming center, even outside of scheduled activity times. Continue reading
WKVI Morning Show Host Ray Grossman is once again taking his show on the road, but he doesn’t have very far to go this week. He’ll be broadcasting live from Five Star in the Knox Mall tomorrow morning from 5 until 10 a.m. Continue reading
WKVI morning man Ray Grossman is taking his show on the road tomorrow for a good cause. He will be broadcasting live from Sanders grocery store in the Winamac Plaza from 6 until 11 a.m. EST as part of a food drive for the Pulaski County Human Services food pantry. Continue reading
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