The Railroad Township Advisory Board will meet again tomorrow (Thursday) night to appoint a North Judson-San Pierre School Board member. Continue reading
Recruiting is under way for the sixth annual Leadership Starke County class. It begins Sept. 22 and meets once per month through May at locations around the county. Continue reading
The next step in the proposed North Judson-San Pierre School renovations is a public hearing during a special-called meeting tonight.
The school board will conduct the statutory 1028 Public Hearing and pass an the necessary resolutions to move the project forward during their 7 p.m. meeting at the central office. Continue reading
Bring your lawn chairs or blankets to Wythogan Park in Knox tomorrow for the city’s next family movie in the park. Continue reading
A record number of travelers will be leaving home this Independence Day weekend, according to AAA.
Nationwide, 44.2 million Americans are expected to travel 50 or more miles from home via plane, train, automobile or ship. That number marks an increase of 1.25 million travelers over last year.
Closer to home, more than 1 million Hoosiers are expected to travel over the holiday period. That’s a 3.2 percent increase over 2016. Continue reading
Today is National HIV Testing Day, and Hoosiers are urged to learn their status. The human immunodeficiency virus weakens a person’s immune system by destroying cells that fight disease and infection.
It can be transmitted sexually, through shared needles, blood, breast milk and other bodily fluids. HIV can also progress to a severe condition called acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or AIDS. Continue reading
The Starke County Council has come up with a proposal to pay for utilities at the former jail. Now known as Annex 2, it houses the probation and health departments, Starke County Community Corrections and Purdue Extension. Continue reading
The local chapter of an international organization wants your old shoes. Philanthropic Educational Organization, P.E.O. for short, has teamed up with an organization called Funds2Orgs.com for a shoe drive. The nonprofit international women’s sisterhood raises money to help women meet their educational goals and dreams. Local member Jacalyn Ciboch says the local chapter is very active. Continue reading
Starke County Clerk Vicki Cooley wants to modernize the election process and make absentee voting at the courthouse more accessible. She spoke to the commissioners Monday about the addition of e-poll books to replace the paper voter lists used at polling sites around the county. Continue reading
The summer months of July and August have the highest rates of residential burglaries, according to the Insurance Information Institute. That’s because burglars see summer as a time to target empty homes while families are away on vacation. Continue reading
Summer has officially arrived, and Indiana American Water encourages anyone taking part in outdoor activities to stay adequately hydrated. Continue reading
A Knox man is accused of dealing heroin following a K-9 assisted traffic stop. An officer from the Knox Police Department stopped a vehicle driven by 25-year-old Kurtis Singleton of Knox at the intersection of Klockner Drive and Pacific Avenue in Knox Thursday. Continue reading
The North Judson-San Pierre School Board is moving forward with proposed renovations and updates at the three schools.
They’ve scheduled a special meeting Tuesday, June 27 to conduct a 1028 Public Hearing, as required by law, and pass an the necessary resolutions to move the project forward. Continue reading
A group of teenagers from a Catholic Church in Lowell will be in Starke County on Monday to assist a local nonprofit organization. Continue reading
Funeral arrangements are set for the two teenagers killed Monday in a multiple-vehicle crash on U.S. 30 in Kosciusko County.
Investigators there say a 2004 Mitsubishi driven by 17-year-old Kirsten Ganshorn of Walkerton was passing a 2011 Ford F150 and clipped it. The impact sent both vehicles into the median. The pickup truck driver steered back onto the roadway, but Ganshorn’s car spun out, crossed the median backwards and hit the front of a 2007 Chevrolet flatbed truck. Continue reading
The Starke County Highway Department has finalized applications for Community Crossings three-to-one matching funds for seven projects. Superintendent Rik Ritzler told the commissioners Monday three bridge replacements and one repair on the list are already complete. Continue reading
Wythogan Park in Knox is the place for summer entertainment. City officials have scheduled Fort Wayne’s newest and hottest country music band for the next concert in the park, and a popular family movie for the next screening. Continue reading
The Railroad Township Advisory Board chose a North Judson-San Pierre school board member last night, but there are questions about how the process was handled. Continue reading
Starke County government officials want to wait on an upgrade to a road in the North Judson Industrial Park proposed by the Starke County Economic Development Foundation. Continue reading
Starke County continues to enjoy historically low unemployment. Continue reading