Starke County Household Hazardous Waste Days Coming Up


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

North Judson Residents Killed, Injured in Porter County Crash

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

Local Organization Launches Shoe Drive to Fund Women’s Education Opportunities

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 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