Indiana posted its third-highest spring turkey harvest on record in 2017. Continue reading
The North Judson Town Council this week approved the purchase of parts necessary to replace a sewer lift station damaged in a hit-and-run accident. Continue reading
Now that summer appears to be here to stay, NIPSCO officials remind customers to prepare for possible severe weather.
Get a storm preparedness kit together before inclement weather strikes. It should include essential medicines, nonperishable food, water, flashlights, a fully-charged cell phone, portable radio and extra batteries. Make prior arrangements for a backup power supply if someone in your family requires life support equipment. Continue reading
June is Men’s Health Month. State health officials say many conditions that disproportionately affect men can be avoided with healthy lifestyle choices and regular medical care. Continue reading
Indiana anglers can catch fish for free this weekend. State residents do not need a fishing license or a trout/salmon stamp to fish in the state’s public waters today or tomorrow as part of the DNR’s Free Fishing Weekend. Continue reading
Embattled North Judson Town Marshal John Ramos has resigned as part of a settlement agreement with the town. Clerk-Treasurer Alicia Collins says Ramos submitted his letter of resignation by the close of business on Wednesday, May 31st as was previously stipulated. Continue reading
A piece of equipment purchased last year by the Knox Wastewater Department has already paid for itself. Continue reading
An attempt by the Chesapeake and Indiana Railroad Company (CKIN) to force the town of North Judson to sell its rail line has been rejected by the Surface Transportation Board.
CKIN operated the short-line railroad under an arrangement with the town for 10 years. Their agreement also allowed the North Judson-based Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum to operate excursion trains on the line. Continue reading
Disney’s Wish Upon a Cure is the theme for the 2017 Starke County Relay for Life event. It gets under way tomorrow afternoon at the Hamlet Fairgrounds. Ericka Taylor-Joseph is the chair for the 18-hour event. Continue reading
The Starke County Economic Development Foundation is marketing several available properties in the Hamlet area. Executive Director Charlie Weaver recently told the county council one site with an available building is for sale.
Residents on the west side of Pulaski County will have a chance to check out books each Wednesday when the West Central Bookmobile rolls into Medaryville. It will be set up outside the Pulaski County Human Services Community Reading Center at 510 E. Main St. from 11 until 11:30 a.m. EDT each Wednesday through June 28th. Continue reading
Members of the Hamlet Lions Club will be cooking for a good cause this weekend at the Starke County Fairgrounds. President Mitch Siemens says they will open their building on Friday to prepare food for Starke County Relay for Life supporters and volunteers. Continue reading
If your summer plans include a trip to the Indiana State Fair, you may want to schedule it around the free nightly concerts. Fair officials have announced the first five of 17 shows that will be part of the Chevrolet Silverado Free Stage headline entertainment during the fair, which runs Aug. 4-20, 2017. Shows are free with paid admission to the Indiana State Fair. Continue reading
A South Bend man is dead following an early morning crash on U.S. 20 just west of 300 East in LaPorte County. Continue reading
A road at the south end of the Knox City Limits has a new name. Last summer the city used Community Crossings grant money to connect 150 South between Roosevelt Road and South Heaton Street. During a dedication ceremony yesterday, Mayor Dennis Estok told the crowd of veterans, family members and city officials the former county road needed a new name. Continue reading
The newest amenity in Wythogan Park is officially open. City officials and representatives of the Starke County Chamber of Commerce cut the ribbon for the performance stage during Saturday’s car show. Continue reading
A longtime North Judson farmer and community supporter is the grand marshal of the 2017 North Judson Mint Festival. Marshall Field has been married to his wife, Gloria, for 43 years and still lives in the house in which he was born. The Fields’ have five children and seven grandchildren. Continue reading
Knox officials are set to cut the ribbon for the city’s newest amenity today and are hoping it will get lots of use throughout the summer.
The performance stage in Wythogan Park will be dedicated at 2:30 p.m. The brief program will be followed by a free concert in the park sponsored by the city. Jim Pulse will start the entertainment at 3 p.m. and will play until 5 or 5:30. After that Half Track will take the stage and play until whenever. The performances coincide with the car show in the park, which will be followed by a cruise night. Continue reading
The City of Knox has new street signs and brackets in place. Street Superintendent Jeff Borg told the board of works this week crews recently completed the installation of 126 street name signs. Continue reading