New Electronic Sign Installed at Knox Community Schools

Knox Community School Corporation photo

Visitors to the Knox Community School Corporation will now be greeted by a new electronic sign at Main Street and Redskin Trail. Superintendent Dr. William Reichhart says the base was poured Monday and the sign was put into place on Tuesday. “So we have Busse Electric coming to hook up power, and as soon as we get the power hooked up, the sign will become active,” he says.

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Almost 140 Grams of Synthetic Marijuana Reportedly Found at Westville Correctional Facility

Synthetic marijuana and tobacco reportedly found at Westville Correctional Facility Friday (Indiana Department of Correction photo)

Almost 140 grams of synthetic marijuana was reportedly found hidden in the Westville Correctional Facility. The Indiana Department of Correction says Lead Captain Joseph Farley found the contraband in one of the facility’s common areas Friday. A total of 139.9 grams of K2 and 4.7 grams of tobacco were reportedly located.

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Bass Lake Beach and Campground Insurance Concerns Raised by Starke County Park Board

The operator of the Bass Lake Beach and Campground has reportedly allowed the site’s liability insurance to expire. Starke County Park Board Member Kathy Norem told the rest of the board last week that she had asked the Auditor’s Office for an update on the insurance policy Callahan Development, LLC is required to have.

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Pulaski County Coroner to Solidify Deputies’ Job Descriptions with County Council

Pulaski County Coroner Jon Frain continues working to try to solidify some of his office’s policies. “Just a little history: notoriously, throughout the county’s handbook and other literature and stuff, even the website . . . the Coroner’s Office just doesn’t exist,” he told the county council last week, “and some of it’s like folklore. Some of it’s tradition. Some of it’s just kind of by the seat of our pants.”

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Starke County Park Board Approves Documents for Veteran’s Memorial Project

Several preliminary steps for the new Starke County Veteran’s Memorial were approved by the county park board Tuesday. The memorial will be placed on the southeast corner of the courthouse square. It will include the names of those killed in action in wars and conflicts dating back to the Civil War, etched in a black granite stone.

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