The circus is coming to Hamlet next month, but before that, local residents will have the chance to address their clown phobias with a free visit from Skeeter the Clown. Skeeter’s interactive program seeks to educate children on a variety of topics, incorporating history, math, Spanish, and sign language, as well as various learning skills. Continue reading
Davis Township property owners who live outside the Hamlet town limits will see a property tax increase of about 14-cents per $100 of assessed valuation to pay for the new 9,300 square foot, $750,000 fire station. That’s an estimate provided by officials with accounting firm Umbaugh and Associates during Monday’s public hearing on the project. Continue reading
The Yellowstone Trail Festival gets underway today in Hamlet and every effort is being made to salute our veterans. You are invited to bring a poster of your family hero and information about their service in the Armed Forces. The poster will be displayed on the Hero’s Wall during the entire festival.
The festival opens Friday, Aug. 15 at 3 p.m. CT with town-wide yard sales and the tour of Jensen’s Museum of Firearms Cartridges. The opening ceremonies will be at 6:30 p.m. followed by music by Nightshift on the stage at the Starke County Fairgrounds.
Four age divisions will be crowned: Tiny Miss for girls ages 5 to 8, Little Miss for girls ages 9 to 12, Jr. Miss for ages 13 to 16 and Miss from 17 to 21. The Miss Yellowstone winner will advance to the Indiana State Festival Pageant.
The pageant is set to begin at 11 a.m. CT on the stage at the Starke County Fairgrounds in Hamlet.
The Oregon-Davis School Board heard a presentation of a request for the purchase of some school property at its most recent meeting.
“We heard a presentation by the Township Trustee with the investigation to build and go after property for a new fire station in Hamlet and they’re looking at the property where the old school used to sit,” said Superintendent Dr. Steve Disney.
The Starke County Relay for Life Kick-off event will be held Wednesday, January 19th at 6:00 p.m CT at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Knox. Information for this year’s Relay will be available as well as refreshments.