Starke County Emergency Relief Fund Gets $5,000 Donation for COVID-19 Response

Mike Pazin (Culver, North Judson Manager), Danielle Binkley (Knox Manager), Jamie Brown (Mortgage Loan Officer), Claire Collins (NICF Intern) and Jay Albright (NICF Executive Director) (Northern Indiana Community Foundation photo)

Efforts to help Starke County respond to COVID-19 have gotten a $5,000 boost. The Starke County Community Foundation says its Emergency Relief Fund recently received a donation from First Farmers Bank & Trust.

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Bass Lake Beach May Open Sunday

The Bass Lake Beach could open as soon as Sunday. In an email Wednesday, Starke County Park Board Member Rik Ritzler told the rest of the board that the facility’s manager, Larry Clarich, is awaiting the results of required water testing. Ritzler said as long as there are no problems, Clarich plans to open the beach this Sunday.

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Knox City Council to Consider Next Step for COVID-19 Response Funding

Another step in the process of directing COVID-19 Response funding to Knox businesses will be up for the city council’s approval tonight. Council members will consider a resolution authorizing the city’s COVID-19 Response grant application. The money has already been approved, and city officials are now in the process of allocating the $250,000 to the businesses that applied.

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