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Telephone scammers lure in seniors

August 6, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — Have you ever heard anything that just sounded too good to be true? As we all know, most of the time it is and Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller reminds Hoosiers to be on guard when receiving telephone calls from anyone offering something that just sounds too good.
Zoeller specifically cautions seniors as a lot of the time they are the target for telephone scammers in part because they are more likely to answer the phone.
Often times these scammers will promise to pay off debts or send a large sum of money if you give them access to your bank account. 

Bridge replacement discussed by Commission

August 6, 2014

The Starke County Commission addressed a number of topics at their Aug. 4 meeting, most involving the Starke County Highway Department or EMS services.
The first order of business was opening new bids for the replacement of two bridges, Bridge No. 86, on C.R. 900 S., west of C.R. 100 W., and Bridge No. 31, on C.R. 800 E., south of C.R. 25 N. The bids for the projects that originally were opened July 7 were higher than expected, and the projects were rebid.

Get in state fair free


August 4, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — Here is your chance to help the DNR and visit the State 4-H Fair at the same time!
The State Parks and Reservoirs are needing help in filling slots for program announcers. These people speak over the microphone to announce programs that are coming up and introduce speakers. Instructions will be provided by DNR staff along with written announcements that can be used. Announcers will receive a ticket to get in, but will need to park in the Deaf School lot. Please email Jody Heaston if interested, jheaston@dnr.in.gov
Slots needed filled:

Free cervical and breast cancer screenings coming to area neighborhoods

August 3, 2014

STARKE — IU Health La Porte and Starke hospitals mobile health clinic will be offering free cervical and breast cancer screenings in various neighborhoods in August. Screenings are held inside the mobile health unit, which has two private exam rooms.
The screenings are for women ages 20-65 who have not received a pap test in one or more years, have not had a hysterectomy, and have not been diagnosed with cervical or breast cancer. The screenings will take place from 9 a.m. to noon, Aug. 6 in North Judson; and 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 17 in La Porte.

Free golfing with United Way donation

July 31, 2014

PLYMOUTH – Make the most of the summer sun. Get your foursome together and plan a weekly caravan to six popular courses in Marshall County. The Give and Golf Card, available for a $50 donation to United Way of Marshall County, entitles a golfer to play one round of golf at all six Marshall County courses: The Golf Club at Swan Lake Resort (Plymouth), Mystic Hills Golf Club (Culver), Plymouth Country Club, Plymouth Rock Golf Course, Sprig O’Mint Golf Club (Bremen), and Tri-Way Golf Club (Plymouth).

Free hearing screening offered on mobile health clinic

July 30, 2014

LA PORTE — The IU Health La Porte Hospital mobile health clinic will offer a free hearing screening from 10 a.m. to noon, Aug. 21 in La Porte.
The screening is for individuals ages 5 and older who would like to identify if they have hearing loss. It involves listening to a series of tones and sounds through comfortable headphones, and responding to the sounds when prompted. Screening takes about five minutes, and information will be available to those who need additional diagnostic follow-up for a potential hearing problem. Pre-registration is required by calling 219-325-7648.

2 in custody following alleged battery at Knox Park

July 23, 2014

KNOX — A 13-year-old-boy is in custody for the alleged battery and hospitalization of another boy, 14. On Monday, July 21 at approximately 6:33 p.m., Knox Police reports indicate the 13-year-old male entered Wythogan Park in a gold passenger car, occupied by five subjects. The 13-year-old suspect allegedly got out of the car and approached the 14-year-old male and hit him in the head. Witnesses told police the victim fell to the ground immediately, striking his head on the concrete walkway.

C.R. 700 bridge repairs underway

July 23, 2014

STARKE Co. — The Starke County Commission approved a revised bid for the repair of Bridge No. 27 over the Yellow River on C.R. 700 E. Construction was scheduled to start immediately.
The original bid of $106,000 was nearly double the Starke County Highway Department’s estimate, and was not initially approved, pending further investigation.
Highway Superintendent Rik Ritzler met with Laporte Construction to evaluate what may have been included in the bid that is not required. As a result, the bid on the project was reduced to $78,000, with completion scheduled by Aug. 15.

Parents and other adults should not be a party to underage drinking

July 2, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — The new social host law went into effect Tuesday, July 1. It is illegal to provide alcohol to minors and now it is illegal to provide a place for them to drink it. During the 2014 legislative session, the Indiana Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking worked with legislators to pass the social host law, which was part of SB 236, makes it a Class B misdemeanor for adults who knowingly and intentionally provide a place for minors to drink. The offense becomes a Class A misdemeanor if the person has a prior unrelated conviction; and a level six felony if the consumption, ingestion,

Discounted circus tickets still available

June 13, 2014

C&M Circus has become internationally known for quality family entertainment. This authentic one-ring, big top circus has been featured on National Geographic’s Explorer TV series, Entertainment Tonight, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, Arizona Highways Magazine. It has also been featured on the A&E Special: Under the Big Top and most recently, On the Road with Circus Kids, a Nickelodeon special featured on the Nick News Program.

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