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County firefighters respond to needs in New Carlisle

August 21, 2014

STARKE COUNTY — When a fellow firefighter is killed or injured in the line of duty, all firefighters are affected and they immediately respond. Such was the case when New Carlisle Assistant Chief Jamie Middlebrook was killed when a roof fell in as he was fighting a fire.
Members of the Starke County Association of Firefighters assisted before, during and after the funeral on Aug. 11. Knox-Center Township Fire Chief Kenny Pfost spoke of the experience at the recent Knox City Council meeting.

Fundraisers still allowed in parking lots

August 20, 2014

KNOX — Rumors have been floating around Knox that fundraisers, such as port-a-pit barbecues, are no longer allowed in parking lots in the City. “We’ve received some calls about it, but that is not true,” said Mayor Rick Chambers.
The rumors are supposedly based upon a recently passed City ordinance on outdoor sales, displays and storage, however the ordinance includes business operations only. The restrictions and regulations apply only to activities associated with the principal business operating on the property.

Free hearing screening

August 20, 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.

Low-income consumers in CenturyLink service areas may qualify for telephone and high-speed Internet assistance programs

August 15, 2014

WARSAW – CenturyLink, Inc. is spreading the word about low-income assistance programs that help qualifying consumers obtain reduced-price voice and high-speed Internet services.

IRS phone scam sweeping nation

August 15, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — Taxpayers nationwide are reporting unsolicited calls from scammers who claim to be with the IRS and demand immediate payment. It has been deemed the largest-ever phone fraud scam targeting taxpayers, costing victims an estimated $5 million in total. To date, 159 Hoosiers have reported this scam to Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller’s Office.

Squirrel hunting season begins today

August 15, 2014

The 2014-2015 fall hunting season has arrived with the opening of squirrel hunting season today, Aug. 15.
Squirrel season will continue through Jan. 31. Hunters may harvest both gray and fox squirrels, and can harvest up to five squirrels per day.  
Indiana’s abundant squirrel populations offer great hunting, and squirrel season can be an opportunity to introduce beginners to hunting.
When hunting, be sure of your target and beyond, respect property rights and get permission, and drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration.

City prepares for budget approval process

August 13, 2014

KNOX — Knox Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston updated the Knox City Council on the status of the 2015 budget, presenting a preliminary budget as well as a calendar for the approval process. The proposed budget totals $2.8 million.
According to Houston, the calendar has been accepted by the field representative of the Department of Local Government Finance, with final approval required by Nov. 1.

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