Starke County will soon have its own flag to commemorate 200 years of Indiana statehood. Local bicentennial committee representative Melba Shilling told the county commissioners last week the group is putting the final touches on the design. It will reflect the county’s nine townships, the three lost to LaPorte County and the river.
Shilling says the goal is to have the flag ready to display in time for the Oct. 7th Bicentennial Torch Relay. In order to be an official bicentennial flag, it must be approved by the county commissioners. They agreed to the design concept and gave the bicentennial committee their blessing to finalize the artwork and order the flags in order to meet their timeline.