Friday, March 30, 2012

Easter Egg Hunt

Friends of Starke County ABATE will hold its 6th annual county-wide Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 31st, at 11:00 a.m. CT at 2380 S. 450 E. in Knox. All children are welcome! Children will be separated into different age groups and many prizes will be available. If you need more information or if you have questions, call Terry or Deb at (574) 772-6842. This event is free.

From the pages of the WKVI Community Calendar

Strut Released!

Since March 8th Strut the Rooster watched anxiously as people filled in slips of paper with the number of eggs they thought were in the jar with him.  Their guesses ranged from a low of 50 to a high of 2,400.
His ordeal ended on March 30th when Ann Rose, his hero, released him from the jar holding him captive.  Her guess of 532 mini eggs in the jar was the closest, without going over, to the actual number of 554.
Strut wants to thank everyone who took part in the attempt to release him.  He vows that next year he will just stay at home and let someone else help the Easter Bunny.

Monday, March 26, 2012

McCormick's Guide to Starke County

There is a copy of "McCormick's Guide to Starke County, Or a Past and Present View of Our Territory" by Chester McCormick available online for interested parties. This comes courtesy of the New York Public Library. And, since the copyright has expired, it can be downloaded to your computer, Kindle, Nook, or other e-reader.

Standard History of Starke County, Indiana by Joseph McCormick

For all you genealogists out there, or those who are just interested in the history of Starke County, you can access "A Standard History of Starke County, Indiana" by Joseph McCormick online courtesy of the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center. In fact, since the copyright has expired, you can even download a copy of the book to your computer, Kindle, Nook, or other e-reader. 

Friday, March 23, 2012

Let Me Out!

This is your last week to come in to the library and guess how many mini eggs are in the jar with Strut the Rooster.  On March 30th we will announce the person who came closest to the actual number without going over. 

Strut is getting very worried, he said if someone doesn't get him out of that jar soon he may have to start eating those eggs!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

They Opened Their Hearts to CADA

In February the Friends of the North Judson-Wayne Township Library chose the Starke County CADA (Coalition Against Domestic Abuse) to be their Valentine.  Letters were sent out to members with a wish list of needed items and we waited for things to trickle in.
But one of our Friends went one step beyond; she took it upon herself to get the word out even further.  Because of her concern and compassion CADA received enough items to fill two family vans. 
The Board and Staff of the North Judson-Wayne Township Library salute the following local heroes:
The Friends of the North Judson-Wayne Township Library
Roslynn Bejes
The Staff and Students of the North Judson-San Pierre High School (especially the English, History, and  Science Departments)
North Judson Family Dental
Rays Super Foods

Friday, March 9, 2012

Watch Out For That Worm!

As a good friend just reminded me, we have to change our clocks on Saturday night.  Remember to Spring ahead one hour before you go to bed. 

But then, the early bird gets the worm - hum, maybe I should just leave my clock where it is.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Help Strut Escape!

Strut the Rooster left the North Judson-Wayne Township Library and volunteered to help out in the Easter Bunny’s workshop.  But someone wasn’t paying attention and Strut ended up being packaged so they sent him back to the library! 

You can help Strut escape by guessing the number of Easter eggs in the jar.  But when you do, make sure that you put down the date you made the guess.  The person who comes closest without going over, and who has the earliest date, will win the jar so they can set Strut free. 

The North Judson-Wayne Township Library will announce Strut’s hero on March 30th.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Our Quote of the Month

I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.
- Thomas Watson (1874-1956), Chairman of IBM, 1943