Low ILEARN scores are drawing concerns from state officials. The Indiana Department of Education says that across the state, the 2019 ILEARN showed a drop in achievement levels, compared to the old ISTEP test.Continue reading
Work continues at the Starke County Republican Headquarters building, but it’s not necessarily the work that was ordered by the City of Knox.Continue reading
A meeting between the Starke County Prosecutor, the Sheriff and other County officials was arranged during this week’s Starke County Commissioners’ meeting.Continue reading
After years of discussions, the Pulaski County Commissioners appear to be ready to act on courthouse security. Commissioner Jerry Locke raised the issue with Sheriff Jeff Richwine, during Tuesday’s meeting. “The situation with the courthouse, I’m afraid it might drag on, drag on, drag on, to see what’s going to be done,” Locke explained. “Would it be possible, Jeff, you or some of your people to come up with how many personnel to make our courthouse secure?”Continue reading
The Winamac Park Board will award a construction bid for the Town Park restroom project tonight. Plans call for the old brick restrooms to be demolished and replaced with a new structure, with more ADA-compliant stalls and more room in general. The park board received bids from the FORM-IT Corporation for $165,000 and Gariup Construction Company for $347,500.Continue reading
After years of renting, the Town of North Judson is now on track to own their own holiday decorations.Continue reading
Some faulty fire hydrants in the Town of Culver will soon be repaired or replaced.
When the Town Council met for their final meeting of the month in August, Town Manager Jonathan Leist presented members with a quote from Thomas Excavating and Welding.Continue reading
Knox Middle School has a new assistant principal. Tyler Radtke was officially appointed to the position by the school board Tuesday.Continue reading
The draft comprehensive plan for Starke County is complete and ready for review.
In order to get a look at the plan, community members are invited to attend a public presentation tonight.Continue reading
North Judson voters won’t have to travel to Knox to cast their ballots early ahead of November’s municipal election. Starke County Clerk Bernadette Welter-Manuel told the rest of the county election board last week that since North Judson is the only town having an election this year, she’d like to set up a satellite absentee voting location there.Continue reading
The Starke County Highway Department will soon be better equipped to clean bridges and culverts, following a decision made by County Commissioners Tuesday night.Continue reading
While discussing the Marshall County Crossroads Regional Stellar Initiative at last Thursday’s Culver Town Council meeting, President Ginny Bess Munroe brought up a recent Youth Engagement Workshop that involved students from all across the region.Continue reading
A single-vehicle rollover crash has claimed the life of a LaPorte resident. LaPorte County Police say it happened around 8:15 Saturday night on State Road 39 near the ramps to the Indiana Toll Road. Deputies believe a 2005 Ford SUV was heading north on State Road 39, when it left the east side of the roadway, rolled several times, became upright, and traveled back onto 39, before eventually coming to a stop.Continue reading
A Knox man was found not guilty of domestic battery, during a jury trial last week in Starke Circuit Court. Court documents say Siad Berry, 41, had been accused of stabbing a woman with a pocket knife at a Knox home on July 15, although police believed the woman had initiated physical contact. There were seven children in the home at the time, according to the probable cause affidavit.Continue reading
A motorcycle crash that occurred Saturday night is still under investigation by the Marshall County Police Department.Continue reading
The Starke County Election Board continues discussing the possibility of switching to vote centers, but what the next steps should be was a topic of debate during last week’s meeting.
Dan Bridegroom, serving as a proxy for board member Harrison Fields, spoke in favor of forming a study committee.Continue reading
The owner of 253 West Locust Drive still has some work to do, to bring the property up to code.
Back in July, the Knox Board of Works appeared open to the idea of waiving $900 in fines, if the owner could get the site cleaned up.Continue reading
Hamlet residents are invited to get an update on the town’s comprehensive planning process this Thursday.
Back in May, residents had the chance to share what they liked about the town and what they thought was missing.Continue reading
The Pulaski County Commissioners are expected to get an update on expansion plans for the Winamac ambulance garage tonight.Continue reading