Starke County Officials Prepare for State Bicentennial Celebration

Indiana BicentennialStarke County will soon have a special flag flying. The local Indiana Bicentennial Committee is designing a flag

for the state’s 200th anniversary in the county. Committee member Melba Shilling brought in a county flag from Ottawa County, Ohio as a suggestion. Ottawa County is Starke County’s “sister county,” with a courthouse that was built from the same plan as Starke County’s county seat center.

Another plan that is under consideration by the committee are place mats that can be placed in local restaurants to call attention to the arrival of the of the Bicentennial Torch in Starke County on Friday, October 7, 2016.

Nominations are available for local people to assist in carrying the flag through the county. Look for them at local libraries and on line thru Dec. 31 ,2015.