Ancilla Schedules Financial Aid Night at Oregon-Davis

College financial aidAncilla College officials will be at Oregon-Davis High School tonight to share information about applying for college financial aid. They’ve scheduled a presentation about completing the FAFSA at 6 p.m. and will remain to help parents and students complete the form. It’s due March 10 and must be submitted in order to be considered for any federal grants, low-interest loans or scholarships. Continue reading

Starke County Council Approves Sheriff’s Vehicle Purchase

Starke County Sheriff's Department BadgeStarke County Sheriff Bill Dulin can order one of two 2015 Ford Police Interceptor SUV’s he plans to buy for his department this year and a light bar to go on the vehicle. The Starke County Council last night approved that expenditure. The vehicle will replace the department’s high-mileage Dodge Durango, which will be reassigned to Starke County Coroner Adam Gray for use as a body transport vehicle. The Starke County Commissioners previously approved the purchase, but the council’s approval was needed to spend the money. Continue reading

Knox Resident Arrested In Plymouth on Possession Charges


Four individuals were arrested in Marshall County on Thursday, and it took a bit of cooperation through multiple law enforcement agencies to make it happen.

According to a press release from the Indiana State Police, a saturation patrol was being conducted in Marshall County on Thursday of last week. The effort was made due to the areas’ ongoing methamphetamine problem. Multiple traffic stops were conducted in Plymouth and the surrounding areas according to the report.
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Ancilla Student Uses Skills in Woodworking and Business

Ancilla College NEWOne Ancilla College student is combining their education with a bit of woodworking skill.

Sophomore Andrew Huff will begin selling long boards at Culver Marina and Outpost Sports in the near future. Under his company: Huff & Puff Board Co., he uses reclaimed wood to manufacturing the devices. Long boards function similarly to a skateboard, but the extra length provides greater traction and stability.
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Walorski Touts Benefits of Bill to Assist Veterans

Congresswoman Jackie Walorski
Congresswoman Jackie Walorski

Legislation championed by U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski to help veterans get access to mental health services is now law. She attended a signing ceremony last week at the White House for The Clay Hunt SAV Act. Walorski says it sets up a website to serve as a one-stop shop for veterans who are struggling with mental health problems. It also bridges the VA healthcare bureaucracy by offering more community-based services. Continue reading

Amid Major Data Breaches, BBB Advocates for Protections

BBBThe Better Business Bureau is reminding Americans to protect themselves from having personal and sensitive information stolen.

The message is in response to a major data breach at Anthem Insurance. According to a press release, hackers stole personal identifying information from both current and former customers. Items taken include names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and dates of birth.
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Starke County Officials to Discuss Staffing at New Jail

starke-county-courthouseStarke County Sheriff Bill Dulin will present the amended staffing report for the new jail to the county council and commissioners this evening. The facility east of Knox is scheduled to open in June and will require additional staff to handle the increased inmate capacity. Dulin will present the report to the council during their 5:30 p.m. meeting and to the commissioners when they meet at 6. Both sessions will take place at the county annex building. Continue reading

Ancilla College Officials Finalizing Residence Hall Construction Plans

Ancilla College NEWAncilla College officials hope to break ground on the school’s first residence hall within the next three to four weeks. Vice President of Development Todd Zeltwanger says the school’s board of trustees approved the construction late last year.

“By August we hope to have a three-story residence hall with about 96 beds ready for occupancy for students from all over the area to come and live on campus and experience Ancilla College in a whole new way,” Zeltwanger said. Continue reading

Education Bill Favors New Testing Standards, Reporting Requirements for Private Schools

Indiana Statehouse
Indiana Statehouse

A bill introduced in the Indiana Senate could make the playing field between public and private schools a bit different.

That’s according to North Judson-San Pierre Superintendent Lynn Johnson. Senate Bill 470 would allow for schools eligible to accept choice scholarships to use another nationally recognized assessment as opposed to the ISTEP program.
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Culver Wind Ordinance Tabled Amid Uncertain Language

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The matter was heard on first reading when they last met, but the Culver Town Council ran into additional problems with their wind energy ordinance when it came back for a vote.

The Town has been working to craft an amendment to the zoning ordinance focusing on Wind Energy Conversion Systems for some time. The proposal has run into problems with residents on a consistent basis.
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