Knox School Board Receives Grants from Starke County Community Foundation

Starke County Community Foundation Director of Development Jessica Martinović presents checks to School Board President Kirk Bennett

More than $18,000 in grant funding was presented to the Knox School Board Monday. The school corporation is once again getting $15,000 for Kindergarten Countdown from the Hardesty Memorial Endowment Fund. Director of Curriculum and Instruction Peggy Shidaker told board members that the Countdown camp is designed for any incoming kindergarten student who hasn’t attended preschool.

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NJ-SP Wellness Plan Among Corporation Plans Approved Tuesday Night

The North Judson-San Pierre School Board reviewed and approved the Corporation’s Plans last night, including the Wellness Plan.

While som of the main changes were highlighted at the school board’s March meeting, this month Superintendent Dr. Annette Zupin focused on the main components of each Plan and the specific elements that were incorporated to fit NJ-SP’s needs.

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Knox Officials to Hold Summer Events Planning Meeting Tonight

In the coming weeks, many people may start looking forward to the community events that better weather brings. However, without a dedicated team of volunteers, those fun opportunities would not be possible. 

In order to get an idea of who wants to lend a helping hand this summer, an events planning meeting will be held at 6 p.m. tonight in the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center.

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Group of Starke County Justice Center Trustees to Begin Welding Program Today

Starting today, a handful of Starke County Justice Center trustees will be attending 12 weeks of welding training, with the opportunity to receive certification.

Program officials who were interviewed about this opportunity indicated that the training is being offered to not only give offenders a chance to prove their commitment to recovery and rehabilitation, but to also benefit the community.

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Applications and Assistance for Knox’s Owner-Occupied Housing Grant Available Tonight

Knox residents are reminded that tonight’s the night to learn more about the Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Grant Program.

Tonight’s 6 o’clock meeting at the Nancy J. Dembowski Center will focus on this funding opportunity provided through the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority.

IHCDA officials report that this is a way to help residents address home conditions that, if otherwise left unattended, would create an issue with the integrity of the home or become a detriment to the residents’ quality of life.

Applications for the program will only be available during this meeting.

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