A Knox man was arrested late Saturday night after police reportedly found drugs in his vehicle during a traffic stop.Continue reading
Candidate filing for the May primary heads into its final week. The race for Starke County Council is starting to heat up, with four Republicans filed for the three available at-large seats. They include Don Binkley, Sam Byer, Todd Lienbach, and incumbent Kay Gudeman. Voters will have to narrow that list down to three during the primary. As it currently stands, the winners would face Democrats Chuck Estok and Karl Swihart in November.Continue reading
The Constellation of Starke will once again be seeking Regional Stellar Community Status this year.
The Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) is accepting Letters of Intent until 4 p.m. ET on Friday, April 3rd.Continue reading
The Starke County Election Board members will attempt to vote on the Vote Center plan for the third time today.
The Vote Center Plan would move the county from the current status of precinct polling sites to Vote Center sites. The move to a Vote Center county would allow any eligible voter the chance to vote at any of the seven Vote Centers proposed in the draft plan. They would be located at Koontz Lake Property Owners Building, Hamlet Fire James R. Hardesty Community Building, Washington Township Community Building, Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center in Knox, North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Department, San Pierre Fire Department, and the Bass Lake-California Township Fire Department on Election Day.
The Koontz Lake Association Building and the North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library are two proposed sites for early voting. They would be open Monday through Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday from noon to 6 p.m., Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Clerk Bernadette Welter-Manuel noted that the only thing that needs to be decided is which site will be open during which of the two weeks prior to Election Day.
Past meetings have shown an overwhelming positive public response to the change to Vote Centers, but the Vote Center Plan has failed twice to gather a unanimous vote by the Starke County Election Board. A third vote is planned today.
The Starke County Election Board will meet at 9:30 a.m. today in the ground floor meeting room in the Starke County Annex No. 1 Building at 53 E. Mound Street in Knox.
The Pulaski County government saw about a $200,000 increase in its investment revenues in 2019. Treasurer Teresa Bryant recently gave an update to the county’s board of finance.Continue reading
The Knox Board of Works was recently informed that some software upgrades will be needed prior to the end of the year.Continue reading
The Culver Town Council members reviewed a proposed ordinance last week that would create a fee schedule for clean-up of hazardous materials by the Culver-Union Township Fire Department.Continue reading
The Indiana State Department of Health is now accepting grant applications that will help give rural communities access to intranasal naloxone kits.Continue reading
A “Second Amendment sanctuary” ordinance will be up for discussion at tonight’s Pulaski County Commissioners meeting. It would presumably allow officials not to enforce certain laws that may restrict the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.Continue reading
The Starke County Commissioners will discuss a resolution concerning the Starke County Veteran’s Memorial project.Continue reading
A Knox woman found to be in possession of 57 grams of meth was sentenced in Starke Circuit Court Thursday. Annemarie Armes, 48, was in a vehicle that was pulled over by police on June 4, 2018, when a police K9 reportedly alerted to the presence of methamphetamine.Continue reading
A Knox man pleaded guilty in a plea agreement on a charge of sexual misconduct with a minor as a Level 4 Felony in a hearing in Starke Circuit Court Thursday afternoon.Continue reading
The proposed Elementary School Project at North Judson-San Pierre was discussed with school board members when they gathered for their first meeting of 2020.Continue reading
The Eastern Pulaski School Board took action Wednesday to fix a nearly $1.2 million error in the 2020 budget. Board members approved an additional appropriation of that amount to the Debt Service Fund, at the recommendation of Superintendent Dara Chezem.Continue reading
Pulaski County will soon try to sell some land, equipment, and furniture. The county commissioners last week approved a tax sale resolution for various parcels owned by the county.Continue reading
In order to spruce up the downtown area and various spots around town, North Judson officials are looking into the possibility of getting some decorative planters.Continue reading
The Culver Beach Lodge project is expected to be substantially complete by the beginning of March.Continue reading
Knox Board of Works members continued their discussion about a distressed property on Pearl Street when members met last month.Continue reading
Plans are in the works to bring four more pickle ball courts into Wythogan Park in Knox.
When City Council members met Tuesday night, Mayor Dennis Estok discussed the sport with members, noting that there was a pretty consistent group of players when they installed the first courts last year.Continue reading