The Starke County Forest could soon host high school cross country meets. Starke County Park Board President Roger Chaffins brought up the idea during last week’s meeting, on behalf of board member Chris Lawrence, who was not in attendance. “He mentioned that we’d see if we’d be open to that,” Chaffins explained, “and if it would work, I don’t see why the schools couldn’t do something like that.”
Forester Bruce Wakeland said as long as the forest meets the requirements for a cross county course, he didn’t see a problem with it. Wakeland added that hosting meets would introduce the property to a lot of new people.