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Tips to shop smart this holiday season

November 26, 2014

Tips to shop smart this holiday season
Scammers are sure to be out in full force this holiday shopping season. Attorney General Greg Zoeller offers some tips to help protect shoppers from becoming victims of scams or identity theft. 
When shopping online:
• Research the online business you plan to purchase from and confirm their physical address and phone number in case you need to contact them.
• Consider using an online payment service, such as PayPal, or your credit card, which offers certain protections from fraudulent charges.

Let's talk turkey

November 25, 2014

Few foods receive the fanfare of turkey come the holiday season. The National Turkey Federation says Americans eat 46 million turkeys each Thanksgiving and another 22 million on Christmas. An additional 19 million enjoy turkey as part of their Easter celebrations.
Though turkey is enjoyed throughout the year, it is most popular during the holiday season. Some celebrants may want to know more about this beloved bird before sinking their teeth into their next holiday meal. The following turkey tidbits may surprise you.

Dr. Fritz still in business

November 24, 2014

Longtime local doctor, Dr. Walter Fritz is still currently practicing medicine in Starke County. Fritz's office, formerly located at 1520 S. Heaton St. Knox, is currently located at 1002 S. Edgewood Drive, Knox and has been at that location since May 2013.
Rumors have been circulating, due to an inaccurate statement made by another news source, that Dr. Fritz is retiring. Fritz said he has no intention of retiring at this time.

Alco store in Knox closing forever

November 21, 2014

Alco Store in the Knox Mall will soon be closing its doors forever.
A U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Dallas Texas approved an order this week that authorizes three liquidators to oversee the “going out of business” sales for each of Alcos 198 stores: Great American Group LLC, Tiger Capital Group LLC and SB Capital Group LLC will arrange for the sale of more than 260 million dollars of inventory, beginning Friday, Nov. 21.
In October, Alco Stores filed Chapter 11 protection in the Northern District of Texas federal bankruptcy court.
Locally, sales will start at five to 30 percent off.

Christmas bazaar Saturday

November 20, 2014

KNOX — The annual Christmas Bazaar will be held Saturday, Nov. 22 at the Knox Moose Family Center 115 N. Main St, Knox.
Santa will visit with area children from from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; the Knox High School and Middle School Kids will be caroling; breakfast and Lunch will be served too. There will be gift wrapping, a bake sale, homemade candies, crafts, crochet, stamping, wood crafts, Avon, jewelry, DyI, Thirty one, and much more.

INDOT readies for winter weather

November 16, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Transportation has spent the warmer months preparing for winter weather, including that forecasted this past weekend. Now it’s time to do your part ahead of Winter Weather Preparedness Week this Nov. 16 through 22.
“INDOT urges drivers to dust off their winter driving habits before snow or ice leads to a crash or slide off,” said INDOT Commissioner Karl Browning. “This means planning extra travel time and allowing a safe distance between cars, especially our plow trucks. Remember, if the roads are blocked, plows cannot get through.”
Salt in stock

INDOT worker assaulted in construction zone

November 8, 2014

BOURBON – The Indiana State Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a man who assaulted an Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) worker Friday, Nov. 7 around 11:15 a.m. The assault happened in the southbound lane of S.R. 331, just south of Bourbon in a construction zone.

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