Officials from the Knox Center-Township Volunteer Fire Department recently made a trip to Iowa to pick up their new pumper truck.Continue reading
The Knox-Center Township Fire Department spent over three hours battling a house fire Thursday night. Firefighters were called to a home in the 200 block of West Lake Street, shortly after 8:00 p.m., according to a news release posted on the fire department’s Facebook page.Continue reading
During their final meeting of the year, Knox City Council members received an update over the City’s bonds.
Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston told the council that the process for the community center bond has been finalized.Continue reading
The City of Knox is recognizing Fire Prevention Month. Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston discussed some of the planned activities with the city council Tuesday. “The fire department will start having classes with Little Lambs and Head Start on Wednesday and at the elementary school with the children on Thursday,” he said. “And I think it’s important to teach our kids, ‘Don’t play with fire.'”
Area firefighters spent about four hours battling a fire at Selected Furniture in Knox Monday. Firefighters were called to the facility around 11:40 a.m. When they got there, they found a sawdust collector, a semi-trailer full of sawdust, and areas of the roof on fire, according to Knox-Center Township Assistant Fire Chief Ted Bombagetti.
Several area fire departments were called to a Knox manufacturing facility Monday. A fire was reported at Selected Furniture on Culver Road around 11:40 a.m., according to Starke County dispatchers. It reportedly began in one of the bins behind the plant, according to Knox Police Chief Harold Smith.
Red Cross volunteers will be serving meals in Starke and Pulaski counties Saturday and Sunday. Lunch will be available at the Monterey Fire Station from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST. Dinner will be served there from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Meals will also be served at the Winamac Fire Station from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. EST for lunch and 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. for dinner.
Problems persist with Starke County’s emergency radio system. Several months ago, the Koontz Lake Volunteer Fire Department was having trouble communicating with dispatchers. On Monday, it was the Knox Volunteer Fire Department that was having problems, according to County Commissioner Donnie Binkley. Continue reading
During the Knox City Council meeting last night, members considered a change to the Fire Protection Agreement between the City and the Knox-Center Township Volunteer Fire Department.
As things were, volunteer firefighters would receive $10 per call, regardless of the time spent at a location. Mayor Dennis Estok said that whether they’re there for five minutes or five hours and they would still only receive $10. After attending a meeting recently Mayor Estok saw a need for an adjustment. Continue reading
The Knox City Council has quite a few important matters on the agenda for their meeting this evening. A public hearing on the 2018 budget is scheduled as well as a resolution for the transfer of funds. Continue reading
The City of Knox did not qualify for a grant to make improvements to the south side fire station based on results of a recently completed income survey. Firefighters and city officials went door-to-door for several weeks to gather data from residents. Mayor Dennis Estok notes data from Center and part of Jackson Townships was also included since the fire department serves those areas. Continue reading
Knox-Center Township Volunteer Fire Department members will be canvassing the city again over the next few days in an effort to proceed with a state grant application. Continue reading
The Knox Volunteer Fire Department will continue to provide fire protection service to Center Township and the northeast part of Jackson Township for the next two years. Continue reading
A runaway teenage girl who gave the officer who picked her up the slip Thursday night is lodged in a juvenile treatment facility following an extensive, multi-agency search. Continue reading
Firefighters from the Washington Township and Knox-Center Township Volunteer Fire Departments spent four hours battling a structure fire at a rural residence Wednesday night. They responded to the home at 1120 S. 1025 E. between 10:30 and 11 p.m. Continue reading
The investigation into the origin of a recent fire at a Knox business has been delayed. Knox-Center Township Volunteer Fire Department Chief Kenny Pfost says they will look into the cause of the Aug. 22 blaze at Standard Pallet on County Road 300 East on Friday. Continue reading
Volunteer firefighters from four local departments spent the better part of Friday battling a blaze at a Knox business. The Knox-Center Township Volunteer Fire Department was called to Standard Pallet on County Road 300 East around 2 a.m. Continue reading
The cause of a Thursday night house fire in Knox is under investigation. The Knox-Center Township Volunteer Fire Department was called to a home in the area of 200 South and 200 East just before 8 p.m. and returned to the station after 11 p.m. The Bass Lake Volunteer Fire Department assisted.
At least two people were injured in a late morning crash on State Road 8 at U.S. 35. The driver of a red Chevrolet Cavailer was eastbound on 8 and ran the stop sign, according to witnesses and officials from the Starke County Sheriff’s Department. A northbound Chrysler minivan was unable to avoid hitting the car, which came to rest on the northeast corner of the intersection. Firefighters from the Knox-Center Township Fire Department had to cut the female passenger from the wreckage. She complained of neck and back pain but was alert and conscious. She was taken to IU Health Starke Hospital for treatment. Neither driver was injured, but two passengers in the van were hurt.
Firefighters from four local departments responded to a house fire on 175 North just east of U.S. 35 Sunday afternoon. Dispatchers were notified of the fire at 2:15 p.m. The Knox, Hamlet, Koontz Lake and Washington Township departments spent three hours getting the blaze under control. No injuries were reported. As soon as we have more information, we’ll update the story on the air and on WKVI.com.