When Knox Board of Works members met Wednesday morning they discussed the ongoing repairs being made to several rental properties owned Melvin Zieters. Continue reading
North Judson Town Council members will discuss a request submitted by Fourway Computer Products in a previous meeting when they meet tonight.
At a meeting in early June, members heard a proposal from the company about installing equipment on the town’s water tower for potential internet expansion and upgrades. Members will continue their discussion of that possibility this evening. Continue reading
Independence Day is just around the corner and there’s a chance you or your neighbors may have already broken out the fireworks. There’s nothing wrong with celebrating a little early, as long as you’re doing it safely.
In 2017, there were more than 90 fireworks-related injuries reported in Indiana on the Fourth of July, with one-third of those involving someone under the age of 18. Indiana Fire Marshal Jim Greeson has a few tips to ensure that preventable accidents don’t ruin your holiday. Continue reading
Code Enforcement Officer Kenny Pfost was recently assisted by Knox City Police Chief Harold Smith. When the Board of Works members met Wednesday morning, Chief Smith reported on the tag-team effort.
“Last week, Code Enforcement Officer Kenny Pfost wanted me to go with him to several residences here in town to enforce a couple ordinances, vehicle violations.” Continue reading
A reminder about the importance of staying on schedule when it comes to budget matters was provided at Tuesday night’s Knox City Council meeting.
Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston alerted members that the budget process is currently in underway. He noted that the first step is to balance out the month of June and then come mid-July, he will meet with a field representative from the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance. Continue reading
As Hoosiers start stocking up for Independence Day, be sure not to blow your top at the fireworks shop! Instead, understand that the cost of fireworks is directly impacted by sales tax, as well as an additional public safety fee. Continue reading
Members of the Knox Board of Works discussed a non-compliance issue with a Main Street property owner when they met this week. Continue reading
Knox City Council members considered extending the City’s garbage services contract with Waste Management when they met on Tuesday.
Public Sector Solutions Representative Melinda Antell came before the council to go over the proposed contract extension. She noted that initially she presented a five-year contract to Mayor Dennis Estok but he requested the shorter, three-year contract extension. Continue reading
The Knox City Council members were tasked with amending the street sweeping route ordinance when they met this week. Continue reading
In a meeting between North Judson Clerk-Treasurer Andrew Rowe and Republic Services Municipal Account Executive Pete Callan, the two discussed a recent change to recycling procedures that is having a major impact locally and across the country. Continue reading
Knox Board of Works members considered bids for the 2018 sewer lining project when they met Wednesday morning. Continue reading
District 4 Resident Bill Gustafson was determined to be the new Knox City Council Member when a caucus was held at City Hall Tuesday evening.
Gustafson was in the running with two other candidates, Cyndi Mann Kidder and Linda Barker Schwarzlose. Continue reading
The construction of the memorial wall for the North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Department is complete. Continue reading
The Knox Board of Works members will open bids for 2018 sewer lining and a sewer extension at J.W. Hicks, Inc. when they meet today.
Members will also receive updates on the properties at 1 and 3 N. Main Street and 6 N. Pearl Street. Property owner Melvin Zeiters will also be present to give the board a progress report on some properties that he has been cited for recently. Continue reading
The Indiana State Police are currently conducting an investigation into the death of 36-year-old Tiffany Witham, of Knox.
The Starke County Sheriff’s Office and EMS were called to a local residence around 2 a.m. on Sunday, June 24th. Starke County Coroner Dannie Hoffer reported that he arrived at there around 2:30 a.m. and Witham was pronounced deceased at the scene. Continue reading
The caucus to find a replacement for the open District 4 Knox City Council seat will be held tonight at 6:30 p.m.
Starke County Democrat Chairman Kenny Wallace shared that the three individuals submitted a letter of interest before the deadline. Those candidates will be considered and whoever is selected will be sworn in immediately following the caucus. They will be able to attend their first meeting as a member tonight.
The regularly scheduled city council meeting will commence at 7 p.m. Continue reading
Representatives from the North Judson High School Memorial committee came before Town Council members last week, seeking permission to hold a “blast from the past” event next June. Continue reading
Additional information about Friday’s successful search and rescue for Spencer Allen and his son has been released by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office. Continue reading
A fatal train and pedestrian collision that occurred on Saturday is currently under investigation by the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office.
According to a press release, at approximately 12:30 p.m. deputies were dispatched to the South Shore railroad tracks, located near the area of East Bell Avenue and North Cottage Grove Avenue in Hudson Lake. Continue reading
North Judson-San Pierre will be taking one of the final steps to secure the school’s $1.1 Million General Obligation Bond tomorrow. Superintendent Dr. Annette Zupin informed school board members met last week that the bond closing will be on Tuesday, June 26th. Continue reading