Starke County Commissioners Praise Late Bill Schacht

Calling him a “great public servant,” the Starke County Commissioners praised the service given to the county by the late Bill Schacht this week. Schacht served for many years as a member of the county’s Drainage Board.

Commissioner Dan Bridegroom said, “He taught me more about drainage than anyone could have, and I appreciate everything he told me. He will be greatly missed.”

Schacht’s death leaves a position open on the drainage board, and the commissioners are looking for someone from district three to apply. District three takes in Railroad, Wayne, and Jackson Townships. Those interested can make their interest known to the auditor.

Other members of the board are Ken Porter from district one, Ed Jernas from District two, and commissioners Kathy Norem and Dan Bridegroom.

In closing his tribute to Schacht, Bridegroom said, “The one thing I’ll remember that Bill Schacht told me is that, ‘If there’s a ripple in the water, it’s being held up.’”