A student-led effort to make sure classmates have access to toiletries, clothing, and other necessities is off to a good start. Knox Middle School Principal Jake Skelly told the school board Tuesday that the Redskins Closet is going extremely well.Continue reading
A handful of Knox Middle Schoolers are making an effort to assist fellow students with a special project entitled ‘The Redskins Closet’.Continue reading
The Caring Cupboards initiative, which got its start locally in Marshall County has spread across the area and even reached over county lines.Continue reading
Around this time of year, the Kid’s Closet Ministry likes to include a special gift in the clothing bags they provide to Starke County children in need.
In order to make sure they have an abundance of items to choose from, the Starke County Young Professionals Group is hosting a Toy Drive now through Friday, December 20th.Continue reading
There’s an ambitious student musician who’s waiting to give that unused instrument of yours a new home.
Drew’s Gift of Music has been instrumental in providing band students throughout Indiana with the equipment they need to pursue their musical passions. Continue reading
A German cyclist and former firefighter is riding across America to raise awareness of rare diseases afflicting children all over the world.
The Kid’s Closet Ministry provides helpful resources such as clothing, hygiene products and school supplies to children across Starke County and it takes a lot of kind, dedicated people to make this possible.
Director Linda Lewandowski recently provided presentations to both the Knox City Council and the North Judson Town Council, explaining the specifics of the program as well as highlighting the need for more volunteers. Continue reading
ISP Troopers are now better equipped to provide help when they’re dealing with people in need of nutrition assistance.
At the beginning of this month, the Million Meal Movement provided the Indiana State Police with more than 300 meal packets that contain enough nutrients to feed a family of four. Continue reading
Starke County COAD is looking to establish a board that will be responsible for running operations.
Starke County EMA Director J. Nier has been getting the organization off the ground but she said ultimately, it is meant to be run by community members. Though the idea was brought up during their meeting Tuesday night, the current members decided to wait to establish a board until more members are in attendance. Continue reading
For most tax payers, December 31st is the last day to take actions that will impact 2017 tax returns, according to the IRS.
For instance, charitable contributions are deductible in the year made. This means donations charged to a credit card before the end of the year count for the 2017 tax even if the bill isn’t paid until 2018 and checks made to a charity count for 2017 as long as they’re mailed by the last day of the year.
Taxpayers are urged to refrain from preparing their tax returns until all necessary forms and documents are received. Needed documentation includes W-2 forms from employers and 1099 forms from banks and other payers. Continue reading
WorkOne is working hard this holiday season to show their continuous commitment to our communities.
Aside from the educational and occupational assistance they provide year round, during the month of November, the Knox and Winamac locations have been hosting kids’ coat drives to collect winter apparel to help local children in need this time of year.
Can you knit or crochet? Your skills are needed to help the American Heart Association with their Little Hats, Big Hearts program.
Now through December 31st the AHA is collecting knitted or crocheted red baby hats to distribute in Indiana hospitals in the month of February, American Heart Month. The program is meant to raise awareness of heart disease, the number one killer of Americans and congenital heart defects, the most common birth defect in the country.
They are seeking hats for newborns and preemies made of red yarn that is either cotton or acrylic, medium to heavy weight that can be machine washed and dried. Don’t worry if you’re not the knitting or crocheting type, yarn can also be donated to the cause. Continue reading
Early registration for the Tippecanoe and Bicycles Too ride are being accepted until late next week.
Nominations are being sought for an annual award that recognizes charitable contributions and community involvement.
An annual bicycle tour of Marshall County will be taking place on Saturday, and the proceeds are for a good cause.
Tour de Max will be offering three bike routes consisting of 10 miles, 30 miles, or 63 miles of riding depending on your fitness level and competitiveness. Cyclists will start from the Train Depot in Culver.
Several organizations serving the local area have been awarded grants courtesy of Indiana’s First Lady.
You’ve heard about Black Friday and likely Small Business Saturday, but what about Giving Tuesday?
Staff and students at the Knox Community School Corporation are once again attempting to help those less fortunate.
The ‘All Indiana’ campaign is aimed at helping non-profit organizations of Indiana acquire $10 million in one day. The mission of the campaign is to assist the Hoosier community with a 24-hour fund-raising campaign for local charity organizations. Continue reading