Knox Officials Dedicate Veterans Parkway

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

STEM Teacher Training Grants Available from Indiana Commission for Higher Education


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

Sponsors Sought for Additional Wythogan Park Band Stage Events

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

Snowdon Selected as Starke County Assessor

Newly-elected Starke County Assessor Michelle Snowdon and Knox Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston sign Snowdon’s oath of office. Photo provided.

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

Knox School Board Approves List of Summer School Teachers


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

Culver Building Trades Open House Set for Sunday

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 Seniors Take Honor Walk Through Elementary School

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

La Porte Man Arrested on Warrants, Cocaine Charges Pending

Vandrick Buchanan

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.

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Culver Redevelopment Commission to Meet in Special Session Today

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.

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