The Knox City-Wide Yard Sales are scheduled for Mother’s Day weekend. They will start Thursday, May 11 and wrap up Saturday, May 13. Sales will take place each day from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Continue reading
Indiana anglers need to purchase new fishing licenses. State-issued fishing licenses are valid from April 1 through March 31 of the following year. A valid license is needed to fish in public lakes, streams, rivers or tributaries in Indiana or its boundary waters. Continue reading
Students interested in attending a Military Service Academy can learn more about the application process later this month. Continue reading
Officials in LaPorte County are investigating a child sexual abuse video of a LaPorte High School student linked to numerous local accounts that’s been making the rounds on the internet. They believe it may be one of the worst cases of “sex extortion” to be investigated in this area. Continue reading
Starke/Pulaski Habitat for Humanity is getting ready to break ground on its first home in Knox. Executive Director Steve Morrison says the organization plans to start work on the Prettyman Street site during the first part of May. Continue reading
Knox skateboarders will have to wait a bit longer to use the city’s skate park. Continue reading
One project that the Culver Town Council and the Stellar Communities Committee is focused on is a bike and pedestrian trail around Lake Maxinkuckee.
Town Manager Jonathan Leist said the project began with creating a master plan last year with consulting firm Troyer Group for the trail to be funded if the town was named a Stellar Community. The idea is to create a scenic trail around the lake with the ability to accommodate walkers, runners and bicyclists as a way for residents to get some exercise and see the town from a different perspective.
Gas prices are heading up. GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan says Indiana and some other neighboring states have seen a notable jump in prices. Continue reading
Parents and guardians of preschool age Starke County children can learn about education options during the 4th Annual Starke County Preschool Fair. Continue reading
The newest amenity in Wythogan Park is on schedule to open in May. An official ribbon cutting ceremony for the city performance stage will take place Saturday, May 27th at 2:30 p.m. Continue reading
Taxpayers who are unable to file their federal returns by the April 18th deadline can go online to request an extension. Continue reading
A forensic autopsy on the Lafayette man killed in Pulaski County Tuesday morning confirms he died of multiple gunshot wounds. The Pulaski County Coroner’s Office is assisting the Indiana State Police and Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department in the death investigation of 36-year-old Peter J. Doffin, Jr. Continue reading
The City of Knox and other rural communities stand to lose a significant source of revenue under President Donald Trump’s proposed budget. It eliminates the USDA water and wastewater loan and grant program and shifts federal funding to the EPA state revolving loan fund. Continue reading
The Culver Town Council continues to move forward with an application to the Stellar Communities Program.
Town Manager Jonathan Leist reported that he and Council President Ginny Bess Munroe have split up responsibilities to process the letter of intent which is due Friday, April 28. That five page document will be reviewed by the Stellar Communities committee on Tuesday, April 4 at 5:30 p.m. at the Culver Town Hall. The meeting is open to any resident interested in being a part of the committee.
Starke County has moved up slightly in annual health rankings, but it’s still toward the bottom. The County Health Rankings, which are put together each year by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute, were released Wednesday. Continue reading
Pulaski County is moving ahead when it comes to health rankings. According to the annual County Health Rankings released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute, Pulaski County now ranks 47th of Indiana’s 92 counties when it comes to health outcomes. Continue reading
One in three Hoosiers are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to the Indiana State Department of Health. They encourage residents to take a prediabetes risk assessment. Continue reading
The Indiana Court of Appeals has upheld a conviction from Starke Circuit Court. Last June a jury found Earl Beem of Hamlet guilty of possession of methamphetamine and maintaining a common nuisance, both of which are Level 6 felonies, and of possession of paraphernalia. Continue reading
A public hearing to hear comments concerning a tax abatement request from Elkay Products was held last night during the Culver Town Council meeting.
Owner Brian Meek is planning a technology upgrade at the facility at a cost of approximately $3.9 million. More jobs will be created as a result of the upgrade in equipment. Meek said this project will help make the Culver Elkay plant the leading manufacturer of cabinets within the corporation. He said there is an Elkay facility in Minnesota where the company has made a similar investment.
The City of Knox has set the annual spring cleanup dates. Dumpsters will be provided behind city hall May 19, 20 and 21st for residents to dispose of household items. Continue reading