It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Starke County, with several holiday happenings scheduled this weekend. Festivities get underway tonight in North Judson with the lighting of the town’s Christmas Tree at Norwayne Field. Santa will be on hand for the 6 p.m. community celebration. Children can visit with him at the top of the hill by the fireplace, and cookies and cocoa will also be served. Continue reading
The Salvation Army is gearing up for its annual bell ringing campaign, and organizers are looking for some help. Continue reading
Knox Community High School may have a new assistant principal in the near future.
Administration and staff at the high school formed a committee earlier this year to accept applications for the position after it was vacated by former Assistant Principal Dave Miller. He has since accepted a position teaching Social Studies at the Middle School.
The Knox Board of Works has taken steps to further their blight elimination efforts.
During Wednesday morning’s meeting, public hearings were scheduled for two properties. A third property located on East Culver Road was removed from the agenda due to the property already being demolished.
The Knox School Board has adopted its budget for 2017, and Superintendent A.J. Gappa says it looks quite similar to the previous year’s document.
The Knox School Board has ratified its master teacher agreement with some teachers seeing a bit of a bump in salary.
During Monday’s School Board meeting, it was noted that Knox teachers have not seen a salary increase in about three years. That is largely explained by declining enrollment in rural school corporations in past years.
Knox Schools are anticipating an enrollment boost after estimates were submitted to the state for the school year.
A Knox-based furniture manufacturer appears to be headed for tax sale.
The Knox School Board is aiming for more flexibility following administrator contract approvals last week.
The Knox School Board on Tuesday received an update on the school corporation’s budget for 2017.
The annual WoodStarke music festival will be coming to Wythogan Park this Saturday and it looks to be fun for the whole family.
The City of Knox says it is taking steps to limit the presence of mosquitoes in the community.
The City of Knox 50/50 sidewalk replacement program is almost done. It allows property owners to split the cost of new sidewalks with the city. Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston says 10 residents participated in this year’s effort.
Plymouth Police say they have arrested the man allegedly responsible for harassing women in the Plymouth and Walkerton area.
The Knox Redevelopment Commission approved the release of funds for a couple of project purchases on Wednesday night.
$20-thousand for a previously discussed K-9 police vehicle was distributed by the Redevelopment Commission. The initial request came at the previous Redevelopment Commission meeting in an attempt to split the cost with the City of Knox.
The Knox Community School Corporation is alerting parents and community members about an attempted scam reported in the area.
The fire stations in Knox may soon have some new signage identifying the locations.
The Knox School Corporation is preparing for the start of classes in August.
The VFW Post in Knox will be on watch leading up to Memorial Day, and they’re inviting the public to pay their respects.
Knox Community High School was recognized by the state of Indiana for their academic achievement during the previous school year.