Hamlet officials are reminding residents that garbage is now being collected on Tuesday mornings. The change took effect at the beginning of this month, when the town switched from Republic Services to Local Affordable Disposal.
Hamlet Town Marshal Clint Norem presented the police department’s 2017 year-end report to the town council Wednesday. Next to traffic stops, the greatest number of calls were animal complaints. “We’ve issued several citations this year that related to animals,” Norem explained. Continue reading
Hamlet officials want some more information before agreeing to let the Starke County Sheriff’s Department use the gun range at the town’s sewer plant. In a letter to town officials, Sheriff Bill Dulin offered to have his firearms instructors qualify the town’s police officers free of charge, in exchange for letting them use the range to qualify officers from other departments.
Oregon-Davis School Resource Officer John Kohles will remain in the position for at least another year. Last week, the school board took action to employ him full-time and also approved a memorandum of understanding with the Town of Hamlet. The town council followed suit Wednesday by approving the agreement, as well.
The Hamlet Police Department will soon be looking for a new vehicle. Continue reading
The Hamlet Town Council was introduced to its newest police officer Wednesday. Council members unanimously voted to offer the full-time deputy position to Cody Rosinski. Continue reading
The Hamlet Police Department may soon have a second full-time officer. Continue reading
The Hamlet Police Department is taking steps to improve its relationship with the town’s young people. Continue reading
The Hamlet Town Council reorganized for 2017 Wednesday. Dave Kesvormas was reappointed council president. Town Marshal Clint Norem, Street Superintendent Fred Rowe, Water and Wastewater Operator Henry Ruiz, and Town Attorney Martin Bedrock are all keeping their positions for another year. Continue reading
Hamlet employees will not receive a pay increase in 2017. No changes were noted in the 2017 salary ordinance approved by the town council Wednesday. Continue reading
The Hamlet Police Department has been unsuccessful at solving its computer problems, so now it’s buying new ones. Town Marshal Clint Norem says the department’s two MacBooks had been outfitted with Windows XP, since the police department’s software isn’t compatible with the Mac operating system. Continue reading
As Hamlet’s new town marshal settles into his role, one of his first steps is to get the department’s technology working properly. Continue reading
The Knox Police Department has an opening for a full-time patrol officer. Police Chief Harold Smith told the Board of Works last week Cpl. Clint Norem resigned earlier this month to take over as Hamlet Town Marshal. Continue reading
Discussion regarding what to do with the Knox Police Department’s K9 Marco continued last night as Police Chief Clint Norem told the city council that a dog handler valued the animal at $0. Norem explained he took the animal to a dog handler with the Hobart Police Department to try to get an idea of the dog’s value so the city could decide whether or not selling the dog was an option.
Corporal Simon Gresser of the Hobart Police Department wrote a letter to the council explaining that Marco, the four-year-old K9, doesn’t have any resale value. This is due in part to his age and medical issues, as the dog was previously diagnosed with lyme disease. The condition can often cause stiff joints and kidney failures, which would hinder the dog’s ability to work.
Knox City Police Department officers arrested Matthew Blount, 23, of Wheatfield and Erica Bailey, 21, of Knox on methamphetamine related charges Wednesday night.