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Two new directors for county

July 29, 2011

Two new directors will soon be learning the ropes as they work toward replacing the current employees after their appointments were approved by the commissioners at their recent meeting. The new EMS director selected by the EMS Committee is Paul Mathewson from Coldwater, Ohio.

Local soldier KIA in Vietnam being laid to rest

July 13, 2011

KNOX — Forty-one years after being listed as Missing in Action (MIA) in Vietnam, funeral services for CW3 George A "Andy" Howes will be held Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Knox Community Center, located at 55 E. Lake St., Knox.
See this week's edition of The Leader for more arrangements and information on CW3 Howes.

Death notices

July 13, 2011

Richard H. Cormican
July 1, 2011
KOONTZ LAKE — Richard "Rick" H. Cormican, 56, of Koontz Lake, died Friday, July 1, 2011 in his home.
Survivors include three sisters: Sharon Coldiron of South Bend, Janet Coldiron of LaPorte, and Penny Maloney of Knox; and one brother, James Cormican Jr. of Mishawaka.
Visitation was Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Thursday one hour prior to the services at Rannells Funeral Home, Koontz Lake Chapel. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 7 at 11 a.m. CDT at the funeral home. Burial was in Grovertown Cemetery.

Police news

July 13, 2011

Incidents
· On July 4, a resident in the 300 Block of N. 650 E. in Knox reported two stray black and brown German shepherds got into his kennel and killed his turkeys.
· On July 4, a resident in the 3800 Block of N. 900 E. in Grovertown reported someone has been stealing her solar lights and destroying them.
· On July 4, a resident in the 8900 Block of S. 1175 E. in Culver reported Amanda Wicker spit in William Hurts’ face and was battering the resident’s husband.

Police News

July 3, 2011

Police car damaged
HAMLET — A Hamlet squad car sustained damage to the undercarriage in an accident on U.S. 35 North on June 11.
According to police reports, Curtis Reutebuch of Knox was driving on U.S. 35 and turning east onto 175 North. He said he didn’t see a Hamlet police car coming at him. Hamlet Police Chief Jeremiah Patrick was driving the police car and had to drive off the road to avoid the collision. The squad car was damaged by rocks on the side of the road.

Incidents

Knox man pleads guilty

July 3, 2011

SOUTH BEND — The United States Attorney's Office recently announced that Taylor Wagers, 64, of Knox, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Christopher Neuchterlein to count one of an indictment charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank Schaffer

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.

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BOURBON — It may have been a “pink” game for breast cancer awareness but the true color was the...
WALKERTON — On Tuesday night Glenn’s big three seniors played like head coach Kyle Amor expects...
PLYMOUTH — It was much of the same for the Plymouth Lady Pilgrims in a 65-19 victory over the...

 

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