NJ Town Council to Continue Discussion Over Potential Internet Upgrades

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

Fireworks Safety Tips for Residents and Display Operators

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

Budget Update Presented at Knox City Council Meeting

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

Knox City Council Extends Waste Management Contract

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

Knox Board of Works Meets Today

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

Indiana State Police Investigate Death of Starke County Woman

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

District 4 Knox City Council Member to be Determined at Tonight’s Caucus, Council Meeting to Follow

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

La Porte County Sheriff’s Office Investigates Fatal Train and Pedestrian Collision

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