Mobile Food Pantry to Stop by Knox United Methodist Church this Friday

Nearly 13 percent of Northern Indiana residents suffer from food insecurity; that’s approximately 279,240 Hoosiers!

Such a startling statistic reflects that you may have neighbors, friends or family members who suffer silently as they wonder where their next meal will come from.

In order to assist those in need, the Food Bank of Northern Indiana will have their mobile food pantry at the Knox United Methodist Church this Friday. Continue reading

Superintendent of Eastern Pulaski Community Schools Expresses Condolences in Issued Statement

In the aftermath of Wednesday morning’s fatal bus accident that took the life of Winamac Middle School student, Eastern Pulaski Community Schools Superintendent Dan Foster issued the following statement:

“As you are aware, our school corporation has suffered a tragedy today as there was one confirmed fatality as a result of the bus accident this morning. As the name of that individual has not been publicly released, we have chosen to not publish the name at this time.” Continue reading

ISP Releases Investigation Information from Fatal Crash Involving School Bus

Photo Source: ISP Bremen Post

Following several hours of investigation, the Indiana State Police have released additional information about the fatal accident involving an Eastern Pulaski Community School bus that occurred on U.S. 31 Wednesday morning. The collision reportedly claimed the life of a teenage boy.

At the time of the crash, the bus was occupied by 38 eighth grade students and three chaperones that were on the way to see a Christmas musical in Warsaw.  Continue reading

Eastern Pulaski Community School Bus Involved in Marshall County Crash

Marshall County Coroner John Grolich has confirmed that an accident between a semi and an Eastern Pulaski Community School Bus resulted in one fatality Wednesday morning (12/5). The collision occurred between 13th and 14th Roads on U.S. 31 near Argos.

Additionally, an injured student was airlifted and flown to a hospital in South Bend, according to a social media post shared by ISP Public Information Officer Sergeant Ted Bohner. Continue reading

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Participate in North Judson’s Outdoor Holiday Decorating Contest

Photo Source: NJ Town Photographer Peggy Bohac

So far, only a handful of people have signed up for the Light Up North Judson outdoor holiday decorating contest and time is running out to get involved!

Registration forms must be turned in at Town Hall, located at 310 Lane Street, no later than Friday, December 7th. There is no registration fee and forms can be submitted in the office or placed in the payment drop box.

A cash prize of $125 will be awarded to the two best-decorated homes located within the incorporated town limits. Continue reading

LiquiForce Crews Complete Sewer Lining Project in the City of Knox

A major sewer lining project that was being conducted in the City of Knox has been completed.

Wastewater Department Superintendent Kelly Clemons discussed the project with members of the Board of Works when they met last Wednesday. She mentioned that the videos taken during the project were received and viewed.

She added that the invoice for the project was submitted and noted that it was for about $1,400 more than the original bid that was submitted by LiquiForce back in the summertime. Continue reading

FEMA to Reimburse City of Knox Over $7,000 for Costs Associated with February’s Flooding

A reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be coming into the City of Knox.

When the Board of Works met last Wednesday, Wastewater Department Superintendent Kelly Clemons told members that she received a report from FEMA. She informed them how much funding the department will receive to help cover costs associated with the flooding that took place back in February. Continue reading

Holiday Essay Contest Winners will Play a Part in Knox’s Christmas Festivities Later this Month

Several talented student writers from the Knox Community School Corporation will get a chance to play a part in the Peppermint Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony thanks to their impressive essays about what Christmas means to them.

Knox Mayor Dennis Estok recognized the participating 4th, 5th and 6th-grade students at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting, stating that all the kids did a great job with their essays. Continue reading

Knox Board of Works Members Consider Request from Main Street Homeowners

The Knox Board of Works members considered a request from residents at 205 S Main Street when they met this week.

Mayor Dennis Explained that the homeowners were seeking permission to place a dumpster in the road in front of their home as they complete some roof work. He explained, “They absolutely have no room in their yard to put a dumpster and they can’t put it in the alley because of the garbage and all that.” Continue reading

National Weather Service Anticipates Heavy Rainfall this Weekend

The National Weather Service is advising of the potential for heavy rainfall for this weekend, with up to one inch anticipated.

Local emergency management official Clyde Avery issued an alert saying that heavy rain combined with melting snow and frozen or partly frozen ground may result in some flooding of low lying areas. He said this could include ponding on road surfaces and rises on rivers over the weekend into early next week. Continue reading

The Monterey Christmas Parade Scheduled for Tomorrow Has Been Postponed

The Monterey Christmas Parade that was scheduled for Saturday, December 1st has been postponed. Parade Organizer Pat Daily said it has been moved to next Saturday on December, 8th and the parade will still take place at 6:30 p.m.

Daily shared that there will be prizes awarded for the three best floats. The third place prize is a $25 Kroger gift card, the second place prize is $100 and the first place winner will receive $200. Continue reading

Knox Police K-9 to Receive New Ballistics Vest Thanks to Generous Donation

Knox Police Department K-9 Officer Sergeant Chad Dulin and O’Neill

The Knox Police Department’s K-9 O’Neill will soon be equipped with a brand new ballistics vest thanks to a generous donation.

Sergeant Chad Dulin, who serves as the city’s K-9 officer delivered the monthly report for the police department at Wednesday morning’s Board of Works meeting.

During the report, Sergeant Dulin said a $1,000 donation was received and those funds were utilized to order a new vest for his K-9 partner. Continue reading

Support Local Businesses This Saturday at the Starke County Holiday Market

The inaugural Starke County Holiday Market is taking place this Saturday. The Starke County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting these holiday shopping events on the first four Saturdays in December to give residents a chance to do their seasonal shopping locally.

Vendors can start setting up in the Knox Mall at 8 a.m. and individuals are responsible for bringing their own tables and chairs. The event will run from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. tomorrow and the initial prize drawing for the Shop Local Bingo game will be held around 1 p.m. Continue reading

The Knox Peppermint Parade has Been Rescheduled Due to Anticipated Inclement Weather

Due to the inclement weather that is anticipated for Saturday, December 1st, the Knox Peppermint Parade has been rescheduled for Saturday, December 15th.

Additionally, the deadline to sign-up for the parade has been extended. Participants now have until Wednesday, December 12th to submit their application. Click the following link to access the Peppermint Parade Application or visit the city’s official website, cityofknox.net. Continue reading