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Apocalypse, now? Local pastor catching world’s attention, sees signs of end times in dead birds, fish, more

March 8, 2011

KNOX — Paul Begley has been a minister for 27 years. In that time he has led countless souls to the altar, counseled parishioners in need, supported a family and completed the endless everyday tasks that are part of a pastor's life. He's never been a flamboyant personality who is talked about in homes outside his small Starke County Community until recently.
"I launched my YouTube Ministry March 1, 2010. To date, I have had more than 315,000 views, 35 confirmed salvations, and 685 subscribers from 15 nations of the world," Begley said.

Apocalypse, now? Local pastor catching world’s attention, sees signs of end times in dead birds, fish, more

March 8, 2011

Are world events leading to the ominous prophesies foretold of throughout the Bible and in the book of Revelation? Local theologian and minister Paul Begley believes that's exactly what's taking place.
"I believe the riots of Egypt are leading up to the 'Rise of the Anti-Christ' Daniel 11:42-45 Egypt falling (Mubarak), then Libya will fall, followed by the Ethiopians and the rise of the Anti-Christ is not very far behind, before Jesus Christ returns," he said.
End times proclamation captures world’s attention

Community Foundation scholarship deadline March 14

March 3, 2011

Parent and students are searching for ways to lessen the burden of paying for college and the Starke County Community Foundation offers many scholarships that help local families do just that.
There are more than 20 scholarships that have been created by people who believe in education and want to help local students. The opportunities for scholarship dollars are varied and cover a wide range of criteria. Whether a graduating senior, current college student, or non-traditional student there are scholarships available at the Community Foundation.

Statewide crackdown on impaired and dangerous driving begins March 4

March 3, 2011

Beginning March 4, more than 250 state and local law enforcement agencies will participate in Indiana’s impaired and dangerous driving crackdown.
In an effort to help reduce the number of injuries and fatalities that occur on Hoosier roadways, the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) and the Governor’s Council on Impaired & Dangerous Driving announced their support of the effort, which concludes March 20. Participating agencies will work over time to conduct high-visibility enforcement activities specifically designed to detect both impaired and aggressive drivers.

O.D. Elementary Principal lets students shave head for cancer fundraiser

March 3, 2011

Oregon-Davis student Brandon Goetz, was one of a couple of students who had an opportunity to shave off some of Oregon Davis
Elementary School Principal William Bennett's hair last week.
Students participated in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Pennies
for Patients Program from Feb. 7 to 18, with coin week and dress-up
days. The school surpassed the goal of $1,500, raising $2,087.02.
First place was Mrs. Beauchamp’s preschool class donating $508.05.
Second place was Mrs. Underwood’s kindergarten class donating

18-year-old San Pierre man arrested for armed robbery

March 3, 2011

North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely announced the arrest of an 18-year-old-local man for Armed Robbery. Johnathan R. Chambers, 18, San Pierre, was arrested Wednesday night after entering Carpenter's Marathon Oil Station with a knife and demanding cash.

New director for Starke United

March 3, 2011

KNOX – Starke United welcomes one of its own into the position of executive director. Julie Dessauer, who has been a part of the Starke United Executive Board since 2007, will begin as director for the organization on March 7.
Mike Charbonneau, vice chair of leadership for Starke United, said he thinks Dessauer will be a great asset to the organization.
“I and Todd Zeltwanger (Starke United chairperson) both feel that Julie is a very qualified candidate,” he said. “She has tremendous support and respect in the community and can help us bring this organization to where we want it to be.”

Scholarships for medical careers available

March 2, 2011

Since 1982, Indiana University Health LaPorte Hospital, the LaPorte Hospital Foundation and LaPorte Hospital Auxiliary have sponsored scholarships and awards/loans to provide financial assistance to students pursuing healthcare careers. In 2010, more than $58,700 was distributed to 42 students.
For 2011, the following scholarships and awards/loans are available:

Local soldier honored

March 2, 2011

With numerous family members and friends on hand, an Indiana National Guard soldier who died in Iraq was honored recently at a Wall of Honor ceremony at the New Albany National Guard Armory.
Sgt. Joseph A. Ford was 23 years old when he was killed on May 10, 2008 in a non-combat vehicle accident.
Ford’s sacrifice was recognized with the dedication of a shadowbox containing a folded American flag, Ford’s picture, biography and all of his ribbons, awards and medals from his military career.

Area colleges announce dean's list and scholarship recipients

February 16, 2011

Indiana State University
Indiana State University has announced its dean’s list for the fall semester of 2010. To be eligible for the list, students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
Area students making the list include Abigail Carver of Hamlet.

Purdue University North Central
Culver: Emily A. Glickauf.
Hamlet: Kara N. Cordova, Chasidy A. Garrett.

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