The Knox High School Winterguard performed their winter program, “Elastic” in competition this past Saturday at Anderson High School. The guard was among 36 guards and brought home a Gold Division rating and tied for First Place honors with Monroe Central High School. Knox will be in State Division Finals competition on Saturday March 19, 2016 at Center Grove.
KHS is happy to announce our students recognized – All Conference Academics
Hoosier North Athletic Conference All Conference Academics Winter 2015-2016
The Zeta Eta chapter of Tri Kappa (Knox), held a work day for one of the major projects of the year — Chocolate covered Easter Eggs. With the help of some of the KHS National Honor Society students on Friday and Saturday, approximately 2200 eggs were made. Continue reading
On Saturday, January 29th, members of the Knox High School Choir traveled to Kankakee Valley High School to participate in ISSMA District Solo and Ensemble Contest. The students did an outstanding job representing Knox High School. Continue reading
If you pass by the Freight Depot at the intersection of Main and Logan streets in Winamac, you may notice a new addition to the home of the Iris Elm Garden Club in the form of a large stone. In partnership with the Garden Clubs of Indiana’s State President Jodi Meyer, the Iris Elm Garden Club has committed to installing a Blue Star Byway Marker to honor the nation’s Armed Forces, as part of the Garden Clubs of Indiana’s 2016-2017 initiatives.
The Blue Star Memorial program was named for the blue star in the service flag, which hung in windows of homes and businesses to honor service men and women during World War II. The program originated with the National Council of State Garden Clubs in 1945, and for over 65 years, the program has grown across all 50 states, honoring those who serve our nation in the past, present and future. Continue reading
On February 5 the Leadership Starke County class met at the County Justice Center to discuss and learn about local government and the criminal justice system. Sheriff Bill Dulin and his staff hosted the event. This was the 6th class in a series of 9 sessions that provides information on the county, networking with local leaders, discussions about the issues, and community leadership skills. This year the class consists of 8 adults and 3 high school juniors from the county. Debbie Mix, Starke County Chamber Executive Director, and Jim Jessup facilitate the training. Continue reading
The Knox High School Winterguard performed in competition this past weekend in spectacular style bringing home a Gold rating and placing Second among a class of 21 schools at the Zionsville HS Invitational. The Guard won the Design Analysis and General Effect 2 captions. The Guard will be back in competition on Feb. 27 at Northview High School.
U.S. Army Pvt. Timothy J. Satsiek has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Jackson, S.C. Continue reading
Knox High School Winter Homecoming/Spirit Week 2016 activities include:
Monday, Jan. 25 – Comfy, Cozy Day (PJ Day)
Tuesday, Jan. 26 – Safari Day
Wednesday, Jan. 27 – Sweater Weather
Thursday, Jan. 28 – Toga Day
Friday, Jan. 29 – Red & White Day
All attire must be school appropriate.
On Wednesday, Jan. 27, a Lip Sync Battle is scheduled in the Knox High School gym. It’s open to the public, and admission is $3 per person. Ticket presales will begin during lunch on Monday.
A pep session is planned in the Knox High School gym on Friday, Jan. 29 at 1:50 p.m. prior to the game against the Washington Township Senators. The Winter Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned prior to the varsity game. The homecoming dance will follow in the middle school gym until 11 p.m.
Here are the Honor Rolls for the 2nd nine weeks at the Elementary and the Jr/Sr High School and the First Semester Honor Roll for the Jr/Sr High School.
On January 9th in Indianapolis, 25 girls representing festivals from across the state of Indiana competed in the Indiana State Festival Association Pageant.
Contestants were judged in 4 areas: Seven-Minute Interview, Festival Spirit Competition, Evening Gown Competition and On Stage question. The girls were competing for the State title and scholarships.
Representing the Yellowstone Trail Fest drawing the #23 in line was Zoe Seese,17, of Walkerton. She is a graduate of Oregon Davis High School. Queen Zoe has been promoting the Yellowstone Trail Fest as she has visited the local fall festivals and parades in Hamlet, Knox, Monterey and Plymouth. And in the spirit of volunteerism, Zoe has made appearances so far at: Golden Living Center Family Fun Day and Bake Sales. Being the Queen is more than just glamour; it’s about serving your community! So when Zoe was asked what she thought about competing in the state pageant her comment was ” Having the opportunity to compete in the ISFA pageant is something I will always remember. Being able to get to know other contestants from different festivals was the best part. The support from the Yellowstone Trail festival committee, my family and friends was truly a blessing. I love my festival!.”
The Yellowstone Trail fest is held the 3rd weekend, in August – 20 & 21 for 2016; at the Starke County fairgrounds, in Hamlet, Indiana. They are looking for a few more dedicated volunteers, especially in the technology area. To find out more information about the festival and the pageant visit their Website: www.YellowstoneTrailFest.com and Like them on thier Facebook pages:
At this facebook page there are several video clips as well, to get a feel for what is expected of a county Queen vying for a State Queen title. The weekend is very emotional for the girls and very rewarding in the experience which included free make-up and hair done by: Snipps of Irvington, In. A service that has been provided since 2005. Snipps is the recipient of the WRTV 6 A-List “Best Facial” three years in a row as well as being voted Nuvo magazine’s ”Best Salon” for 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 and the Metromix magazine’s “Best salon” for 2010.
The 2016 Yellowstone Pageant will be held in July. Like the pageant Facebook page for upcoming details https://www.facebook.com/Missyellowstone/ or contact Director Tara Parker firstname.lastname@example.org
1st place – 310 W Davis St.
2nd place – 109 S Starke St.
3rd place – 505 E Oak St.
and The Honorable Mention is 600 W Davis St.
The judges in the 2015 City of Knox Christmas Decorating Contest had quite the task this year when it came to selecting the three prize winners. Continue reading
North Judson officials raised Indiana’s official bicentennial flag during a ceremony on Friday, Dec. 11 at 11 a.m. in conjunction with the statewide kickoff of the yearlong celebration.
Communities across Indiana will be celebrating throughout 2016. Plans are also in the works for North Judson’s sesquicentennial celebration. The town was founded in approximately October of 1866.
Starke County Initiative for Lifelong Leaning (SCILL) has announced its Student-of-the-Month recipients for the month of September. The Automotive Technology Students-of-the-Month are first year student Cheyanne Powers of Culver Community High School and second year student Danny Flenner, also of Culver Community High School.
The Welding Technology Students-of-the-Month are second year student Dustin Holderread of LaVille High School and first year student Matthew Roeder of Plymouth High School.
Students-of-the-month are chosen by each program’s instructors based on the student’s test scores, class participation, attitude, attendance and initiative in the shop. Scott Manns and Josh Holdread are the automotive technology instructors and Elizabeth Tylisz and Andy Odle are the welding technology instructors.
SCILL has been operational since 1996, created by the Starke County Economic Development Foundation to insure that a qualified workforce was available to employers in Starke County.
To find out more about the Automotive or Welding Technology programs, or the other educational programs SCILL has to offer, go to www.scill.org or call 574-772-8001.
IU Health officials cut the ribbon on a new location for a Knox medical office. Indiana University Primary Care-Knox has moved from its Culver Road location next to the WKVI studios into the medical office building behind IU Health Starke Hospital. Continue reading
Indianapolis was the host site for this year’s PEO International Convention. With host to over 3,000 women, members from the Indiana chapters made the trip to help with the event. Five members of Chapter B in Starke County were able to volunteer.
PEO is an organization that supports women pursuing higher education. PEO offers many grants and loans. To find out more details about this organization and its projects visit www.peointernational.org.
Downtown Hamlet has taken on a festive look for fall, thanks to several generous donors and volunteers. Jack Awald Farms provided corn and bales of straw, Randy Burch Farms donated corn stalks, and Matt Lawrence contributed the pumpkins used around town. Continue reading