The Hamlet Police Department received funding for police vests and community outreach efforts, thanks to the generosity of the local community. Town Marshal Clint Norem told the town council Wednesday that the Knox VFW donated $1,800 for vests, on top of the funding that was authorized by the council.Continue reading
More than $1,000 was recently raised for the Winamac Middle School Athletic Department in memory of Owen Abbott. Superintendent Dan Foster says the donation was officially accepted by the Eastern Pulaski School Board last week.Continue reading
Art education is getting a boost at Oregon-Davis. On Monday, the school board accepted a $300 grant for the Art Department from the Cheryl Lyn Welter Family Charitable Foundation, as well as a $350 grant from the Northern Indiana Community Foundation to help give kindergarten teachers resources for art projects, according to Superintendent Dr. Don Harman.Continue reading
The Oregon-Davis Music Department has gotten almost $1,000 in donations. A $665 donation from the Knox Masonic Lodge and a $300 grant from the Cheryl Lyn Welter Family Charitable Foundation were accepted by the school board Monday, according to Superintendent Dr. Don Harman.Continue reading
Knox school officials will be better equipped to respond to off-site emergencies, thanks to some recent donations from Starke Hospital. Last week, the school board accepted a $500 donation for the purchase of emergency bags.Continue reading
A number of donations were accepted by the Oregon-Davis School Board Monday. Some students will getting new t-shirts, thanks to a pair of donations from Lee Nagai, according to Superintendent Dr. Don Harman. “[He] donated $100 to help with the cost of first [and second] grade t-shirts and then also 35 t-shirts that were purchased for the pep band,” Harman explains. “So we appreciate Lee Nagai’s assistance there.”
The Knox School Board will resume its discussion about hiring a school resource officer tonight. School officials have been working with the City of Knox on a potential funding agreement. Continue reading
Oregon-Davis students recently helped collect funds for the families affected by last month’s bus stop accident in Fulton County. “We had a fundraiser, a hat day, November 9,” Superintendent Dr. Don Harman told the school board last week. “Really neat that our students participated, and we raised $600.”
In an effort to provide some assistance to the families impacted by Tuesday’s bus stop accident in Rochester, all Good to Go Convenience Stores will be accepting donations now until Sunday, November 11th.
Some nearby locations include Culver, Medaryville, North Judson and Winamac. Continue reading
Donations for school safety training and an elementary school field trip were formally accepted by the Knox School Board last week. The school corporation received $834 from the Starke County Community Foundation’s Go for School Safety Fund. That helped with the cost of last month’s active shooter tabletop exercise for Starke County school officials and first responders. The school board also accepted a donation from the Bennett family, to help pay for the third grade field trip to Fair Oaks Farms.
Oregon-Davis High School’s athletic facilities will get a new water fountain, thanks to the Hamlet Lions Club. “The Hamlet Lions Club is donating a lion fountain that we will be placing out by our soccer field/track area,” says Superintendent Dr. Don Harman, “and we hope to install that in the springtime.”
Knox High School’s Graphic Arts Department is getting a major equipment upgrade, thanks to a recent donation. Compliance Signs gave the school two Roland wide body printers, valued at $12,500 each. On top of that, CutCardStock of Valparaiso has donated $450 worth of paper. The donations were officially accepted by the school board last week.
Knox students who’ve fallen behind in their lunch payments have had their debt wiped away, thanks to the generosity of the local community. Corporation Treasurer Dawn Bailey told the Knox School Board last week that an anonymous donor gave $800 to cover any negative lunch account balances.
A couple student organizations at Oregon-Davis Junior/Senior High School got a financial boost this week. Superintendent Dr. Don Harman says the school board accepted a donation from the Oregon-Davis Young Farmers organization. “That donation was $700 to the Oregon-Davis Junior/Senior High School FFA and another $700 to the Oregon-Davis Junior/Senior High School National Honor Society,” Harman says.
This Friday, citizens will have a chance to donate to a local cause that’s driven to shift Starke County’s health statistics from “Worst to First”. The Merit Foundation will be hosting their first annual radio-a-thon here at WKVI from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. tomorrow.
This organization focuses specifically on the national healthy community rankings outlined by the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation. Officials note that Starke County has consistently been near the bottom of the Indiana State rankings for many years and they want to change that. Continue reading
The American Red Cross saw a dip in the number of blood drives held during the beginning of July and it has prompted them to issue an urgent call for eligible donors of all blood types.
According to a press release, the Red Cross delivers blood donations to 80 hospitals across the Indiana-Ohio Blood Services region and needs an average of 500 blood donations each day to support patient needs. Continue reading
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
Some athletic facilities at Oregon-Davis will get a fresh coat of paint, thanks to some local community members. “We had two ladies from our community that are going to donate paint and their time to paint the two restrooms that are at the track,” says Superintendent Dr. Don Harman.
Volunteers with Culver’s Blessings in a Backpack program realize that hunger doesn’t halt just because school is no longer in session.
Thanks to the generous donations of committed community members, Blessings in a Backpack was able to expand their winter school program into the summertime last year.
This year, they will continue the summer program and will be working in conjunction with the USDA Summer Food Service Program to provide weekend meals to students who require additional assistance. Continue reading