Mint Festival Organizer Donna Henry shared some concerns about a lack of participation in the annual pageant at last week’s North Judson Town Council meeting.
She said even after holding three
sign-ups, there were only a couple of people registered and there weren’t any
queen candidates at all. With the registration deadline approaching at the end
of this month, Henry said organizers are worried the pageant may have to be
A brief synopsis of last weekend’s Mint Festival was given during Monday night’s North Judson Town Council meeting.
Event Organizer Donna Henry said though the weekend was pretty toasty, the festival was a success and there were no mishaps.
She took some time to thank the council, Town Superintendent Marshall Horstmann, Town Marshal Kelly Fisher and the officers with NJPD for their help with preparing, setting up and patrolling the event. Continue reading →
When North Judson Town Council members met this week, they received a brief update about the Mint Festival from event organizer Donna Henry.
According to Henry, everything is on schedule. She told members that they received a grant for the pedal tractor pull. She also mentioned that organizers are waiting to hear back from Knox Community School Officials about using the middle school for the Mint Festival Pageant since NJSP will be unavailable due renovation projects planned this summer.
At a previous meeting, Henry shared that the theme this year is ‘Mint to be Friends’ which was inspired by some new friends the Mint Festival representatives made recently. Continue reading →
With this weekend’s pleasant weather, you may have noticed ice cream trucks making their first rounds of the season. A citizen of North Judson submitted a question to town council members Monday night, about a truck he saw driving around town over the weekend.
He asked what kind of permit is required for those drivers to sell their wares. Town Council President Wendy Hoppe responded that they need a peddler’s permit to legally sell the treats within the town limits. Continue reading →
When it came time to approve purchase orders at the North Judson Town Council meeting on Monday, members chose to refrain from paying the second installment charge for consulting services from the Starke County Economic Development Foundation until more details can be gathered.
Clerk-Treasurer Andrew Rowe alerted the council that bill was for $8,273.60. Before the purchase orders could be approved, Council Member Josh Brown asked what the SCEDF is doing specifically to warrant a total of $16,000 owed with the two installments.
Council Member Jane Ellen Felchuck explained that Executive Director Charlie Weaver does send reports and John Rowe said that representatives have attended recent meetings in order present new information. Council President Wendy Hoppe also mentioned that they brought in OTES and that they’re hopefully working to bring in more industry. Continue reading →
The North Judson Mint Festival is set to get underway this evening, in spite of an unsafe building on Lane Street. “We knew that this was a possibility and so we had a plan B and we’re working with plan B and it’s going fine,” says Mint Festival President Donna Henry.
North Judson officials hope to move forward soon with the demolition of a downtown building. Pulaski Circuit Judge Michael Shurn approved an emergency demolition order Monday morning, allowing the town to tear down the structure at 205 and 207 Lane Street without having to go through a bid process. But before that can happen, Shurn also asked that a structural engineering report be completed, to determine whether Doug Cassel can safely remove several pieces of his personal property. Continue reading →
The Town of North Judson is moving ahead with efforts to rehabilitate its two water towers. The Kankakee-Iroquois Regional Planning Commission had determined the town was eligible to receive grant funding for the work. Continue reading →
The North Judson Town Council voted Monday to renew the town’s fire protection contracts with Jackson and Wayne Townships. The agreements let the North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Department cover areas outside of the town. Continue reading →
North Judson will have a new clerk-treasurer in January. Democrat Alicia Collins beat incumbent Republican Donna Henry by a six-point margin, while incumbent North Judson Council President Wendy Hoppe fended off a challenge from Democrat Joan Haugh to hold onto her seat. That race was also decided by a six-point margin. Continue reading →
The Town of North Judson’s getting a new hand-held radar gun thanks to a grant from Kankakee Valley REMC’s Operation Round Up program. The program raises money for local causes by giving customers the option to have their electric bill rounded up to the next highest dollar, with that extra money going to the program. Continue reading →
During their Monday evening meeting, the North Judson Town Council adopted a resolution to approve a town credit card for the utility department. The Council also discussed a resolution dealing with the re-certification of ordinance 2012-06. Continue reading →
The North Judson Mint Festival committee is hard at work preparing for their 37th annual event with this year’s theme of, “Mint Is Supreme in 2014!” The committee held their first meeting this season for the festival, and they are excited to get the festival preparations underway.