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BMV approves 10 new plates

July 3, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosier motorists will have ten new specialty plates to consider when registering their vehicles in 2012. These plates will be available for purchase along with the other group plates currently available. The cost for the plate is $40, with $25 going directly to the sponsoring organization. The specialty plate fee is in addition to the normal fees and excise/wheel taxes paid with the registration. Indiana now offers 99 specialty license plates.

Grants to fight domestic violence

July 3, 2011

KNOX —The Verizon Foundation is offering up to $100,000 in grants for Hoosier nonprofits that provide services to families whose lives have been upended by domestic violence.
“Our goal is to break the cycle of domestic violence by lending financial support to outstanding organizations in Indiana that have a track record of success with public outreach, education, and providing relief and resources for families,” said T.J Fox, region president for Verizon Wireless.

Firework safety

July 3, 2011

The Indiana State Police would like all Hoosiers to have a safe Fourth of July holiday. Due to many Hoosiers celebrating our nation’s independence, with the use of fireworks, the Indiana State Police would like to inform citizens of the Indiana fireworks law which is in place for the safety of everyone.
Only individuals over the age of 18 can purchase fireworks.
A person 18 years of age or older has to be present when anyone younger than 18 is using or possessing fireworks.

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.

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