A German-owned manufacturing company is expanding its operations in LaPorte County. American RENOLIT makes high-quality plastic films and will add up to 30 new jobs by 2019. Continue reading
Culver Middle and High School Principal Brett Berndt outlined a few changes in the student handbook for the 2017-2018 school year to the Culver Community School Board this week.
According to Berndt, he modified the number of days a student can miss before a consequence is issued. Continue reading
A multiple-vehicle accident on U.S. 30 in Kosciusko County has claimed the lives of two local teenage girls. It happened yesterday on U.S. 30 Eastbound, according to the website InkFreeNews.com.
The Starke County Commissioners are a step closer to formally seeking a grant to replace the courthouse elevator. They conducted a public hearing as part of that process during their meeting last night. Continue reading
The Railroad Township Advisory Board will meet this evening to fill a seat on the North Judson-San Pierre School Board. Continue reading
The North Judson-San Pierre School Board will discuss employee salaries when they meet tonight. The advance agenda for their 7 p.m. meeting includes consideration of the non-certified salary schedule for the upcoming academic year. Additionally they will discuss compensation for non-instructional salaried employees, administrative salaries and the superintendent’s contract. Continue reading
Friday’s deaths of a Monterey couple in their home have been ruled a murder-suicide. Starke County Coroner Dannie Hoffer tells WKVI News Clifford Foster, 53, shot his wife, Lynn, age 52, in the head with a pistol before turning a shotgun on himself.
A popular Winamac Community High School athlete who was murdered earlier this year will be forever remembered at his alma mater. Cord Colgrove played soccer and baseball at Winamac Community High School. After his March murder in rural North Judson, Colgrove’s family asked that memorial contributions be directed to the Winamac Community High School Athletic Department. Continue reading
Knox officials are putting the final touches on a revised ordinance to crack down on illegal dumping within the city limits. It will be ready for consideration at their Tuesday, June 27 meeting. Continue reading
Head to North Judson this weekend for a car show, carnival rides, a pedal tractor pull, waterball fights, live music and more. They’re all part of the 41st annual Mint Festival, which celebrates the town’s top crop. Food and vendor booths are set up on Lane Street and at Norwayne Field, and carnival rides are in the Catholic Church parking lot across from the public library on Keller Avenue. Continue reading
The Eastern Pulaski School Board this week approved updated iPad agreements to reflect a few changes. Continue reading
Knox officials have deemed the inaugural concert at the Wythogan Park performance stage a success and are looking forward to additional shows throughout the summer. Continue reading
The Starke County Environmental Management District is looking into alternatives to the drop-off recycling bins placed at locations around the county. Last week the ones in both North Judson and Knox were pulled due to excessive dumping of trash and other non-recyclable items in and around the containers. Continue reading
The Knox City Council this week denied a tax abatement request from an embattled local factory, citing their lack of compliance with the terms of the deal. Continue reading
Additional improvements are planned at the Eastern Pulaski School Corporation over the summer. Superintendent Dan Foster says the school board this week approved four of five projects under consideration. Continue reading
Plans are in the works at the state level to turn U.S. 30 into freeway within the next decade. Starke County Economic Development Foundation Executive Director Charlie Weaver says a public meeting is scheduled Wednesday, June 28 at 5 p.m. in the Oregon-Davis Junior-Senior High School Cafeteria. Continue reading
The three principals in the Eastern Pulaski School Corporation all received contract extensions from the school board this week, but they may not know for awhile how much extra compensation is included. Continue reading
Knox Mayor Dennis Estok wants citizen input on a proposed street resurfacing project with historical implications. The city’s application for Community Crossings grant money from the state will include an update to Water Street west from Heaton Street past Wythogan Park to Mound Street. Continue reading
Starke County has 13 new Court Appointed Special Advocates ready to shepherd abused and neglected children through the legal system. Starke Circuit Judge Kim Hall yesterday swore in the 13 newest graduates of the CASA volunteer training and applauded them for their willingness to step up and do something out of their comfort zone.
The City of Knox is no longer offering drop-off recycling. Mayor Dennis Estok told the city council last night the Starke County Environmental Council pulled the two bins located at the corner of Shield and Mound Streets at his request last Friday. Continue reading