A road at the south end of the Knox City Limits has a new name. Last summer the city used Community Crossings grant money to connect 150 South between Roosevelt Road and South Heaton Street. During a dedication ceremony yesterday, Mayor Dennis Estok told the crowd of veterans, family members and city officials the former county road needed a new name. Continue reading
A crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for a proposed amphitheater in the Culver Town Park is just two weeks into the effort.
Just a few more weeks remain to raise the $30,000 needed to receive an Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority matching grant of $30,000 toward the project.
The newest amenity in Wythogan Park is officially open. City officials and representatives of the Starke County Chamber of Commerce cut the ribbon for the performance stage during Saturday’s car show. Continue reading
Organizations working to help train teachers in the science, technology, engineering, and math fields can apply for a share of nearly $10 million from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. The goal of the state’s STEM Teacher Recruitment Fund is to prepare and retain educators in Indiana public schools where there are shortages of STEM teachers. Continue reading
A longtime North Judson farmer and community supporter is the grand marshal of the 2017 North Judson Mint Festival. Marshall Field has been married to his wife, Gloria, for 43 years and still lives in the house in which he was born. The Fields’ have five children and seven grandchildren. Continue reading
Culver’s music and literary connections will be featured during this summer’s history cruises. Local historian Jeff Kenney will once again lead a series of 90-minute boat tours, highlighting areas of architectural and historical interest on Lake Maxinkuckee. Continue reading
Knox officials are set to cut the ribbon for the city’s newest amenity today and are hoping it will get lots of use throughout the summer.
The performance stage in Wythogan Park will be dedicated at 2:30 p.m. The brief program will be followed by a free concert in the park sponsored by the city. Jim Pulse will start the entertainment at 3 p.m. and will play until 5 or 5:30. After that Half Track will take the stage and play until whenever. The performances coincide with the car show in the park, which will be followed by a cruise night. Continue reading
Starke County has a new assessor. Longtime assessor’s office employee Michelle Snowdon was unanimously chosen during a Democratic Party caucus Thursday. Snowdon replaces Rhonda Milner, who officially stepped down from the position Friday afternoon. Continue reading
The Culver Redevelopment Commission (CRC) met in special session Friday morning to discuss the Sand Hill Farms workforce housing resolution.
The proposed workforce housing development would feature 24 apartment units in a complex that will include one, two, or three bedroom floor plans to be built on Jefferson Street.
The Knox School Board has finalized arrangements for next month’s summer school classes. On Monday, board members approved a list of 19 summer school teachers and aides. However, Interim Superintendent Jim Dermody explained that each middle and high school class will only be offered if at least 15 students sign up, due to Indiana Department of Education funding guidelines. Continue reading
The City of Knox has new street signs and brackets in place. Street Superintendent Jeff Borg told the board of works this week crews recently completed the installation of 126 street name signs. Continue reading
The West Central School Corporation last week recognized three retiring teachers and honored five employees with milestone awards. Continue reading
The members of the Culver Building Trades class invite the residents of Culver to an open house on Sunday, May 28 to see their finished assigned project.
Culver Community Interim Superintendent Chuck Kitchell told the school board in a recent public meeting that the students worked on building a garage underneath a small house. He added that the job was unique as the owners wanted a different concept for the project that was selected for this year.
The open house is Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. ET at 728 Nueva Gorda Street in Culver.
Knox High School’s graduating seniors took one last walk through their old elementary school before they graduate. Wearing their caps and gowns, the seniors walked in procession through the elementary school Friday morning, as “Pomp and Circumstance” played over the school’s intercom. The elementary students lined the hallways to high-five the soon-to-be graduates. Continue reading
A La Porte man was taken into custody earlier this week on active warrants and new charges of dealing cocaine are pending through the La Porte County Prosecutor’s Office.
Members of La Porte County Drug Task Force and the Fugitive Apprehension Street Team arrested Vandrick Buchanan, 29, on a warrant through La Porte Circuit Court for a revocation on dealing cocaine, a Class B felony, plus a La Porte County Superior Court #3 warrant for failure to appear. Money was also reportedly confiscated from Buchanan during his arrest.
A crash on U.S. 6 west of Walkerton claimed the life of a South Bend man Thursday. LaPorte County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with fire and EMS crews, responded to the intersection of U.S. 6 and 875 East around 12:15 p.m. Continue reading
The North Judson Town Council has hired an appraiser for their railroad line. During a special-called Wednesday meeting members agreed to pay Alexandria, Va.-based G.W. Fauth & Associates an amount not to exceed $35,000 for the work. It will mark the first appraisal the town has had of the rail line since taking over ownership in 2004. Continue reading
The Culver Redevelopment Commission (CRC) will meet today to discuss the Sand Hill Farms workforce housing.
The Culver Town Council members made their decision on two resolutions this week and the CRC is expected to discuss the same resolutions during their meeting today. The town council members voted 4-1 to approve a resolution to authorize funding of the project. A separate resolution was approved 4-1 to enter into an agreement between the Town of Culver and Sand Hill Farms, Inc. for the development of the project.
The City of Knox is celebrating Memorial Day by officially renaming a road in honor of service members. Mayor Dennis Estok says members of the VFW and American Legion will take part in Monday’s dedication ceremony for Veterans Parkway. Continue reading