The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is seeking outdoorsy types who enjoy working with others to serve as campground hosts at state parks, forests and recreation properties in 2019.Continue reading
When Indiana was hit hard with extremely low wind chills and frigid conditions on Wednesday, local authorities received a report of an unresponsive man being found on the ground in Koontz Lake.
The individual was revived at the scene but later passed away.Continue reading
Community Crossing Grant funds could be used to help widen the entryway at Wythogan Park in Knox.Continue reading
North Judson Clerk-Treasurer Andrew Rowe read a letter of thanks into the record when town council members met last Monday.
Clerk-Treasurer Rowe explained that the letter was received from a resident who experienced an extremely unfortunate circumstance last year where he had his home broken into.Continue reading
Individuals looking for a local option for post-secondary education can get the full Ancilla College Experience tomorrow.Continue reading
More than 3,000 newborn babies will be able to keep their heads warm this winter thanks to the American Heart Association’s ‘Little Hats, Big Hearts’ program.
Every year, hundreds of volunteers lovingly craft tiny red hats to donate to hospitals during the month of February, which is recognized as American Heart Month.Continue reading
Knox Mayor Dennis discussed a potential intersection beautification project with city council members when they met last Tuesday.Continue reading
With much of Northwest Indiana experiencing record-setting cold temperatures this week, it is vital for people to take necessary precautions to avoid getting hypothermia or frostbite.
Currently, individuals are advised to remain indoors unless it is absolutely necessary to venture out into the elements.Continue reading
Officials from the Indiana Department of Transportation are warning drivers of potentially hazardous road conditions lasting Tuesday evening through Thursday evening.
Due to high winds and the challenges that historically low wind chills will present to plow crews in clearing roadways, officials are strongly advising Hoosier motorists to stay off the roads through Thursday, if possible.Continue reading
Due to the dangerously frigid temperatures affect our area this week, Knox City Hall will be closed on Wednesday, January 30th and Thursday, January 31st.
According to a press release from the Mayor’s Office, the closure is for the safety of residents and city employees during this extreme weather event.Continue reading
North Judson residents are being alerted that this week’s weather will have an impact on trash pick-up.Continue reading
In anticipation of the cold snap that is expected to hit the area hard Tuesday and Wednesday, the Starke County Emergency Management Agency has arranged for a few local facilities to be utilized as warming centers.Continue reading
A potential project at Sandy Acres Park in has city officials seeking funds from the Department of Natural Resources.
While discussing some possible upcoming projects at last week’s city council meeting, Mayor Dennis Estok shared that City Attorney and Park Board President Autumn Ferch has been working on a grant to submit to the DNR.
If awarded, the funds would be used in order to help cover the cost of upgrading some of the amenities at Sandy Acres, the city park located near U.S. 35 and Veteran’s Parkway.
Estok mentioned some of the additions that they’re looking into, “New restrooms,new shelter,
Estok noted that since the grant money hasn’t come in yet, these are all just preliminary ideas that are being considered. However, the estimated cost of the project, including lighting, would be around $150,000 – $170,000.
The Mayor mentioned that they’re going after a 50/50 grant. He said since it is not in the Park Board’s budget, the City would need to come up with half of the money to cover the upgrades. He added that it could likely be feasibly split up between a few different accounts such as the River Boat and CEDIT funds.
A potential sign project at the North Judson-Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department was revisited when town council members met last Monday.Continue reading
Knox Mayor Dennis Estok shared plans to potentially expand the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Districts in the City of Knox during Tuesday night’s City Council meeting.Continue reading
A special event request for the 2019 Mint Fest was approved at Monday night’s North Judson Town Council meeting.Continue reading
As we continue to face freezing and below freezing temperatures in the coming days, home owners will need to take precautions to keep their pipes from freezing.Continue reading
Knox Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston provided a summary about Starke County businesses who are currently receiving tax abatements when city council members met Tuesday night.Continue reading