Mar 21, 2013
Dual-Polarization Radar: Why you'll be safer in severe weather
A series of upgrades to the National Weather Service's Doppler radar network will be complete in our area soon...and the updates are significant.
Richard "Red" Hawkins
<![CDATA[Webster, Ind. - Richard "Red" Hawkins, 85, of Webster, passed away on Sunday, November 18. He was born October 6, 1927 in Richmond to Earl and Emma "Shorty" Eadler Hawkins. He graduated from Webster High School in 1945, where he played on the basketball team. He was a US Navy veteran. Mr. Hawkins worked at Belden for 24 years and played on their softball team. He later was a driver for the Wetzel Auto family for 10 years. He was a past president of the Williamsburg Lions Club and enjoyed coaching softball for many years and supporting his grandchildren's activities. Mr. Hawkins will be missed by his daughter, Denise Denton, of Webster; son, Kris Hawkins, of Coweta, Oklahoma; 4 grandchildren, Jessica McKinney, Nick Denton, Karrie Pullon and Derrick Hawkins; 7 great-grandchildren and 3 step-great-grandchildren. Mr. Hawkins was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Harriett Hawkins, on January 6, 2010; and step-daughter, Becky Jordan. No services are planned. Memorial contributions may be sent to support Williamsburg Youth League Girls Softball. Written condolences may be expressed online at www.smithmcquistonwebster.com or via mail to PO Box 95, Webster, IN, 47392.
Northeastern board hopefuls eye education's future
Candidates for the contested District B and District D seats on the Northeastern Wayne Schools board appeared on "P-I Live!" last week, the last of the five Wayne County school districts to appear on the Palladium-Item's weekly public affairs program.
Losee going into Hall of Fame
"There was only a general store, which is gone now, and both churches are now closed," said Losee, who lived in Gravelton for 20 years before moving to Edwardsburg in 1969.
Trash fire ignites barn
I'm sure you are familiar with the phrase "there are none so blind as he who will NOT see." Webster Assistant Fire Chief Rick Breitenbach talks with property owner Cliff Dickman as volunteer firefighters continue to tamp out the fire that destroyed the former hog barn at Dickman's family farm on Flatley Road north of Richmond.