Starke County Voters Narrow List of Candidates in County Races


A six-way race to choose the Democratic nominee for the Starke County Commissioner District 3 seat ends with Karen Tibbs being chosen to face Republican Charles Chesak in November. They’re hoping to replace Kent Danford, who is not seeking reelection. Tibbs received nearly 28 percent of the vote, while the second-place Democratic candidate, Joseph Woods only got 19 percent. Continue reading

O-D to Stage Mock Crash

First responders from the Hamlet and Koontz Lake Fire Departments assisted with the mock crash at Oregon-Davis.
First responders from the Hamlet and Koontz Lake Fire Departments assisted with last year’s mock crash at Oregon-Davis.

A mock traffic accident will be staged at 1:30 this afternoon at Oregon-Davis High School. School resource officer John Kohles says multiple squad cars and possibly a Med-Flight helicopter will be taking part in the demonstration. It aims to remind students of the dangers of impaired driving, during the week leading up to prom.

Early Voting Ends Today


Today is the last chance to vote early before tomorrow’s primary election. For Starke County residents, in-person absentee voting takes place in the County Courthouse in Knox from 8 a.m. until noon. In Pulaski County, voters can cast their ballots today from 9:30 to noon at the Pulaski County Public Library. Continue reading

Kersting’s Annual Bike Blessing Tomorrow

Motorcyclists gather for the ride
Motorcyclists gather for the ride

Motorcycle enthusiasts once again have the chance to mark the start of the biking season with a Blessing of the Bikes tomorrow at Kersting’s Cycle Center south of North Judson. Pastor James Young from Heartland Christian Center in North Judson, a motorcycle rider himself, will share the message this year, before going around and blessing the bikes for safe travels. Continue reading