A two-vehicle accident in Starke County claimed the life of one of the drivers on Monday afternoon.Continue reading
Firefighters and a hazmat crew were called to a farm equipment fire in Starke County Friday. It happened just after 5:00 p.m. in the 100 block of North Range Road, according to Knox-Center Township Fire Chief Kenny Pfost. He says two liquid fertilizer trailers caught on fire.Continue reading
Firefighters responded to a single story house fire in Knox just after midnight on Sunday, June 7.Continue reading
The Knox-Center Township Fire Department will be able to acquire some new equipment thanks to an action taken by former Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston before he left office.Continue reading
A Knox resident is crediting the city’s first responders for saving the life of her son earlier this month. Elizabeth Darda expressed her thanks during Wednesday’s board of works meeting.Continue reading
A structure fire east of Knox Thursday afternoon remains under investigation by the Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office. Washington Township Fire Chief Stuart Short says crews were called to the 700 block of East County Road 200 North around 2:40 p.m. and remained on the scene for about an hour.Continue reading
A woman was flown to memorial hospital in South Bend following a rollover crash in Knox Wednesday afternoon.Continue reading
You can learn some lifesaving skills during a free CPR training session next week.
Starke County Emergency Medical Services is hosting a community CPR course Tuesday evening from 5:30 to 7:30 CDT.Continue reading
A longtime Starke County firefighter and emergency management official will be laid to rest today. Ted Bombagetti passed away Sunday at the age of 63.Continue reading
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