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Too much chocolate on Halloween may create little monsters

October 30, 2014

A scary thought for many parents is their children eating too much candy on Halloween, transforming some tykes into sick or sleepless monsters, says Amber Haroldson, a human nutrition professor at Ball State University.
“I think it’s important that parents remember that children, just as adults, are subject to the stimulating effects of chocolate and sugar,” says Haroldson. “If you don’t want them to be up all night long, regulate their intake of candy.”

Redskin Brigade to host community performance

October 28, 2014

KNOX — The Knox Redskin Brigade will be having their end of the season community performance Thursday, Oct. 30 at 8:30 p.m. on Community Field. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come see the Knox Redskin Brigade perform.

Oregon-Davis first nine weeks honor roll

October 28, 2014

Oregon-Davis Jr/Sr High School administrators and teachers are pleased to present the students who have achieved honor roll for the first nine week of the 2014-2015 school year.
• High Honors (All As)
Grade 12: Jack Minter, Carl Schnekenburger and Delaney Shively.
Grade 11: Riley Trott
Grade 10: Alexandria Bope and Kayleen Pinkham.
Grade 9: Lance Campbell, Haley Egger, Jami Hurford and Kandis Sauer.
Grade 8: Tyler Ailes, Kennedy Ash and Joshua Basham.
Grade 7: Annabelle Fosburgh, Isabella Gregory, Jayden Worthington and Elaine Zebell.
• Honors (All As and Bs)

Police investigating death of Knox man

October 26, 2014

Knox Police officers were called to a residence on South Main Street, Thursday, Oct. 23 for a man who had stopped breathing.
When officers arrived at the home, they discovered Nicholas Harmon, 23, of Knox, in a bedroom of the residence in cardiac arrest.
Officers initiated CPR until EMS arrived at the location.
Harmon was transported to IU Health Starke Hospital. After receiving treatment at IU Health, Harmon was airlifted to Memorial Hospital in South Bend, where he later died.

New breast cancer map helps identify resources for at risk populations

October 26, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — As part of National Breast Cancer Awareness month, the Indiana Cancer Consortium (ICC) and the Cancer Control Section (CCS) at the Indiana State Department of Health are encouraging people to get screened for breast cancer. The ICC partnered with the CCS to develop a provider asset map intended to connect providers and resources to the people who need them most.

Mediacom’s all-digital upgrade in countdown phase

October 24, 2014

First channels become “digital-only” beginning Oct. 29;
Adapters available from local Mediacom offices

KNOX – Mediacom announced today that its North Western Indiana customers will see the first effects of the company’s digital upgrade next week when analog reception is eliminated for a group of popular television channels.
Thousands of digital adapters have been distributed in recent weeks to prepare customers for a phase-out of analog television reception. Those who are not yet “digital ready” can still receive the device needed to ensure reception for channels 22 through 78.

Governor Mike Pence declares Oct. 22 SmileSafe™ Day in Indiana

October 21, 2014

Gov. Mike Pence has issued a proclamation declaring Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, SmileSafe Day in Indiana. This day of recognition celebrates the partnership between Lifetouch and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in providing SmileSafe photo ID cards to help parents and law enforcement obtain a current school picture if a child goes missing.

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