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Death Notices

July 3, 2011

LaVerna Ewing
June 12, 2011
KNOX — LaVerna Ewing, 88, died Sunday, June 12, 2011 in Miller's Merry Manor, Culver.
Survivors include one daughter, Cathy Benko of Knox; three sons, Gerald Ewing of Oak Grove, Richard (Dolly) Ewing of Culver, and Jeff (Renee) Ewing of Argos; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Attorney denied all motions in rooster trial

July 3, 2011

BY KNOX — Four persons accused of attending an animal fighting contest, a Class D felony, in February recently appeared in Starke Circuit Court. Gilberto Narravo, Salvador Reyes, Juan Carlos Rodriguez, and Arnoldo Perez, were present before Judge Kim Hall. Because of their lack of fluency in English, their spouses agreed to act as translators for the court proceedings. The men were represented by attorney Douglas Shaw.

PNC announces spring honors

June 15, 2011

The following students have been named to Purdue North Central's spring 2011 honor's list.
Culver
Marc A. Brown     
Grovertown
Melissa R. Williams
Hamlet
Zandra E. Blankenship
Ryan T. Stockwell 
Knox
Amber N. Agee          
Tiffany P. Allen          
Dawn M. Bailey         
Palmer E. Black         
Teresa L. Clark          
Daniel R. Cole
Devin M. Edwards     
Graham A. Folkers    
Brian M. Frain
Amanda L. Gerstandt
Courtney D. Golding  
Jessica L. Hagler       
Rachael A. Herbert-Varchetto           
Elane F. Lowe
Amber J. Manns        
Tasha L. Minix           

Shamrock 4H Club News

June 15, 2011

The second meeting for the Shamrocks 4H club was held Sunday, May 22 at the Victory Church in Toto.
Several demonstrations were given. Orders for club T-shirts were taken. The next meeting will be held Sunday, June 26 at the Burkett residence, with a cookout/swim party.
Bring completed record books to be signed.
The meeting was adjourned and refreshments served.

New firewood rules for campers

June 15, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS — Enjoy campfires at state parks throughout the year in a way that will protect forests from the spread of invasive insects.
The 140 known pests and pathogens that affect forests are moved from place to place primarily through the movement of firewood. As a result, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has a new firewood management policy. In short, the policy means: "Buy it with a stamp, bring it debarked, burn it all."

Mint farmers pleads guilty to dumping pollutants

June 15, 2011

SOUTH BEND — The owner of a Hamlet mint farming operation has pled guilty in federal court to discharging hot water and mint oil into ditches.
The case resulted from the charges of a Koontz Lake man who claimed his dog was burned to death in a ditch near County Road 850 East and Robbins Ditch Road in August, 2010.
Last week, Michael Materna, 56, of Hamlet, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Christopher Neuchterlein to charges he knowingly discharged pollutants without a permit, in violation of the Clean Water Act.

Death Notices

June 15, 2011

Mary A. Rubio
May 29, 2011
KNOX — Mary A. Rubio, 80, of Knox, died Sunday, May 29 at IU Health LaPorte Hospital.
She is survived by a large and loving family.
Graveside services were held Thursday, June 2 at 1 p.m. at Eagle Creek Cemetery, Knox. Friends gathered with the family one hour prior to the service. Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel is handling arrangements.
To leave online condolences go to rannellsfuneralhome.com.

Violet C. Bartgen
June 2, 2011
KNOX — Violet C. Bargen, 92, of Knox, died Thursday, June 2 at home.

Police news

June 15, 2011

STAR CITY — Nathan VanDerAa, on probation from Starke County, was arrested Wednesday, June 8 at his home in Star City and faces six felony charges.

Child scares off abductor

June 14, 2011

KNOX — Knox Police are asking the public's help in locating a man who attempted to kidnap a one-year-old toddler on Thursday afternoon June 2.
Amber Howard, of Knox, told Sgt. Harold Smith that her children, a seven-year-old girl and a one-year-old boy, were playing in their back yard on Roosevelt Road when a man jumped the fence and grabbed the toddler out of his stroller.

Ancilla hosts new student orientation

June 8, 2011

Ancilla College to host new student orientation
DONALDSON – Ancilla College will be hosting a new student orientation Tuesday, June 7.
The orientation will begin at noon (EDT) on the Ancilla College campus grounds and is open to all new Ancilla College students and their families.
Students and parents will be able to learn about student activities, athletics, financial aid and safety and security. They can also register for classes and receive new student identification cards and parking passes.

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