A North Judson church is rallying around the local family who was involved in a fatal head-on collision near Boone Grove late Tuesday afternoon.
Another nine Starke County Jail inmates have graduated from the voluntary drug treatment program offered in partnership with Porter/Starke Services. The grant funded program launched last September for men and women with a history of substance abuse problems who are awaiting sentencing. Continue reading
Starke County Highway Superintendent Rik Ritzler hopes to start on the county’s first new hot mix asphalt road soon. He told the county commissioners Monday the plan is to improve 300 East through the Knox Industrial Park from State Road 8 to the railroad tracks. Continue reading
The North Judson-San Pierre School Board voted this week to add additional key fob entrances to the junior/senior high school. Continue reading
The Knox Board of Works has hired a contractor to redo the roof at the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center. Continue reading
Starke County will soon be looking for a new department head as a result of the state-mandated nepotism policy. It prohibits spouses from working in a supervisory role over one another. Continue reading
The North Judson-San Pierre School Board voted Tuesday night to consolidate money handling duties within the corporation. Continue reading
Starke County residents can dispose of their household hazardous waste Friday and Saturday at the county highway garage north of Knox.
Friday’s collection event will take place from 3 until 5 p.m. Residents can dispose of up to four tires for free over the course of the two-day event. Any tire that’s 54 inches or larger must be quartered, or a $75 fee per tire will be charged. Continue reading
A two-vehicle collision in Porter County last night claimed the lives of three North Judson residents and sent a fourth to a Chicago hospital.
It happened on State Road 8 in Boone Township, according to information from the Porter County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators say eastbound traffic was stopped in front of a driveway at 319 West State Road 8 waiting for a vehicle to turn left into a driveway. Continue reading
The Wheatfield man who was killed in a Sunday night motorcycle accident on U.S. 421 in San Pierre died of blunt force head trauma. Continue reading
The Starke County Commissioners have hired a new Information Technology Director, but by doing so have created a vacancy in another department. Continue reading
The North Judson-San Pierre School Board last night hired a new boy’s basketball coach. Superintendent Dr. Annette Zupin says the position was posted twice. The second time five candidates applied, but none were licensed in the teaching areas currently open within the corporation. Continue reading
Members of the Monterey Fire Department are teaming up with the American Red Cross to ensure members of their community stay safe in the event of a house fire. They will be doing a door-to-door canvassing campaign on Sunday, June 11 starting at 12:30 p.m. EDT. Continue reading
Indiana State Fair officials have announced the second round of free concerts during this year’s event. Continue reading
The North Judson-San Pierre School Board will approve the creation of a deputy treasurer position when they meet this evening. Their special called meeting will start at 5 p.m. at the administration office. Continue reading
Members of the law enforcement community paused Monday to remember the three members of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department who lost their lives in the line of duty. Continue reading
A single-vehicle motorcycle crash late Sunday* night in San Pierre claimed the life of a Wheatfield man and seriously injured his passenger. It happened just after 11:30 p.m. on U.S. 421. Continue reading
The Starke County Commissioners will consider additional updates to the courthouse when they meet this evening. Their agenda includes discussion of an ADA-compliant elevator, which would be paid for with a grant from the Kankakee-Iroquois Regional Planning Commission. 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
Attorneys with cases in Starke Circuit Court can now file many documents electronically. Continue reading