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Dems select Schmuhl as Democratic party chair

November 14, 2011

KNOX - The votes from the 2nd District Democratic Precinct Committee are in: Mike Schmuhl, 28, has been chosen as the new Democratic Party Chair for the 2nd District.
Schmuhl’s background includes working on successful campaigns such as Pete Buttigieg’s campaign for South Bend mayor as well as Congressman Joe Donnelly’s 2010 reelection campaign.

Berndt to leave Ancilla nursing

November 9, 2011

KNOX — After spending eight years as a member of the nursing faculty at Ancilla College, Janeen Berndt is ready to move on — but her coworkers aren’t ready to let her go just yet.
“I’ve been told probably five times that they won’t let me go,” laughed Berndt. “The position director graciously said she felt like she was losing her right arm, and someone else just said ‘So you think you’re moving on?’”

'Avoid the Vices – Vaccinate'

November 9, 2011

Flu season is just around the corner. Attend the informational program on all types of vaccines and learn how to be protected. A workshop is being held Nov. 16 at 12:30 p.m. at Community Services of Starke County, 311 E Culver Road, Knox.
Frank Lynch, LPN, Starke County Health Department, will be the presenter.
If a noontime lunch is desired, call 574-772-6411 by Nov. 15 to reserve a meal. A $2 donation is requested for the meal.
For more information, call 574-772-7070.

Republicans unseat NJ incumbents

November 9, 2011

Donna Henry won the North Judson Clerk Treasurer’s race by a slim margin against long-time North Judson Clerk Treasurer Connie Miller. Henry garnered 50.46 percent of the vote, while Miller received 49.54 percent. The final count was a victory by four votes. Henry had 221 votes to Miller’s 217. Henry said she was appreciative of all the support she received from the community.
“I would like to thank all of the North Judson residents who came out to exercise their right to vote. And I especially want to thank all of the voters who supported me,” she said.

KHS presents 'Clumsy Custard Horror Show

November 4, 2011

The Knox High School Drama Department has done it again: The Clumsy Custard Horror Show, a production that will be put on tonight, Nov. 4 and Saturday, Nov. 5 in the high school auditorium, is expected to bring forth bouts of laughter from the audience and be an overall success. With a lot of audience participation, the production is described as "your typical fairy tale kingdom with a princess in need of a husband, an evil villain who desires her, and a hero who, of course, saves the day."

Halloween safety tips

October 26, 2011

Halloween may be a fun holiday for children, but for parents the holiday can be a little tricky. To help parents and children have a safe and enjoyable Halloween, the Indiana State Police offers the following safety tips:
The costume - keep costumes short to prevent trips and falls.
Try make-up instead of a mask. Masks often obstruct a child's vision, which makes tasks like crossing the street and going up and down stairs dangerous.
Make sure children wear light colors or put reflective tape on their costumes.

Community mourns the loss of Knox teen

October 13, 2011

KNOX — A community is in mourning following the tragic loss of a Knox High School student. Andrew “Drew” Shearin was a 17-year-old junior whose life touched an unbelievable number of hearts before he was prematurely torn away from his family and friends, spurring an astounding amount of sorrow in the community.
Shearin's death is the result of a single-car accident which occurred on S.R. 8 in Starke County Monday night. While the accident is still under investigation, police said alcohol and drugs are not believed to be a factor.

Local firefighter fearlessly fights cancer foe

September 29, 2011

BASS LAKE - As a volunteer firefighter for 26 years for the Bass Lake Fire Department, Phil Banasiak is used to saving people’s lives. Fighting for his own life, on the other hand, is not something he is familiar with. On Saturday, Sept. 10, Banasiak felt fine; he worked all day, went out to dinner, came home, and fell asleep on the couch — but when he woke up Sunday morning, he was stunned to discover he was paralyzed from the waist down.
“It’s a kind of shock. How many people do you know that went to sleep on Saturday and woke up and couldn’t walk on Sunday?” Banasiak said.

Disney named district I superintendent of the year

September 21, 2011

HAMLET – Dr. Steven C. Disney Jr., superintendent of Oregon-Davis School Corporation, was chosen by members of the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents as the 2012 District I Superintendent of the Year.
Winners are chosen by other superintendents in their district who consider the qualifications and accomplishments of area colleagues and their ability to exert instructional leadership using limited resources. One of the seven district winners will represent Indiana in the American Association of School Administrators National Superintendent of the Year program.

Knox High School news

September 19, 2011

Monday, Sept. 19 White Day
Channel One senior class officers
Channel One junior class
Channel One freshmen class
• 3 p.m. Haunted Trail committee
• 4 p.m. tennis at North Judson
• 5 p.m. volleyball with Winamac
• 5 p.m. JV football with LaVille

Tuesday, Sept. 20 Red Day
Channel One Foreign Exchange club  
• 3 p.m. spell bowl practice
• 4:30 p.m. cross country with West Central at Winamac
• 5 p.m. volleyball at Jimtown

Wednesday, Sept. 21 White Day
• Channel One wrestling call out
 
Thursday, Sept. 22  Red Day
• 3 p.m.  Spell bowl practice

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Monday, Sept. 15 Argos volleyball at Westville 6 p.m. Bremen volleyball vs NorthWood 5:30 p.m....
Final Scores Bremen 34, Triton 13 New prairie 56, Culver Community 33 Plymouth 35, Northridge 19

 

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