Independence Day is just around the corner and there’s a chance you or your neighbors may have already broken out the fireworks. There’s nothing wrong with celebrating a little early, as long as you’re doing it safely.
In 2017, there were more than 90 fireworks-related injuries reported in Indiana on the Fourth of July, with one-third of those involving someone under the age of 18. Indiana Fire Marshal Jim Greeson has a few tips to ensure that preventable accidents don’t ruin your holiday. Continue reading →
As Hoosiers start stocking up for Independence Day, be sure not to blow your top at the fireworks shop! Instead, understand that the cost of fireworks is directly impacted by sales tax, as well as an additional public safety fee. Continue reading →
The Indiana Department of Transportation has added travel times to seven dynamic roadside signs around the state just in time for the holiday weekend. The time estimates are based on information gathered from road sensors that measure a variety of factors, including average vehicle speed and traffic volumes. INDOT has developed algorithms to ensure the travel time information displayed is as accurate as possible. Continue reading →
The Independence Day holiday travel period is defined as Wednesday, July 1 to Sunday, July 5.This year the American Automotive Association estimates that more than one million Indiana residents will travel 50 miles or more away from their homes for Fourth of July celebrations. Continue reading →
According to the American Humane Society July 5th is the busiest day of the year at animal shelters because animals frightened from Fourth of July celebrations flee from their homes in fright and are found miles away, exhausted and disoriented. If your pet is typically upset by loud noises such as vacuums, doors slamming or thunder be sure to take the proper precautions during your Independence Day displays to ensure that your pets stay put and remain as calm as possible. Continue reading →
Believe it or not, there is a proper and an improper way to fly the flag. The U.S Flag Code became public law in 1942 and specifies the exact rules for use and display of the American Flag. As Independence Day approaches we’ll find ourselves in a sea of red, white and blue, if you’ll be among the patriots flying the flag this holiday be sure you know what to do. Continue reading →
The Fourth of July falls on a Saturday this weekend but several local government offices and establishments will observe Friday as a part of the national holiday. This means many places around the area will be closed to the public over the weekend. Continue reading →
Knox Mayor Rick Chambers and the Knox City Council members want the citizens of Knox decide when to hold the fireworks celebration in July.
The council members held discussion last week on a date to hold the fireworks. The Fourth of July is on a Saturday this year which would be the ideal date to hold the celebration, but the council doesn’t want to interfere with family plans residents may have for the day. However, it is the official holiday and the council members thought it would be appropriate to hold the display on the Fourth of July.
Fourth of July weekend is always full of fun with friends, family and fireworks. There are certain precautions to take to assure a safe time for everyone. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security offers a few tips to take into consideration whenever using fireworks. Continue reading →
With Fourth of July weekend coming up, it’s important to keep safety in mind. If you’re a pet owner who will be shooting fireworks yourself for the holiday, there are a few tips to keep in mind in order to assure your pet is safe. Continue reading →
There are laws governing when fireworks can be ignited in cities and towns in Indiana.
For instance, in the city of Knox, the use, discharge or ignition of consumer fireworks by any person or other entity is prohibited in the corporate limits except between the hours of 5 p.m. and two hours after sunset from June 29 to July 3 and from July 5 to July 9. On July 4, fireworks may be discharged from 10 a.m. to midnight.
The Fourth of July is an exciting holiday filled with picnics and other celebrations that may include fireworks. Indiana State Police officers urge you to play it safe when using fireworks.
Only adults can purchase fireworks. A person 18 and older has to be present when anyone younger than 18 is using or possessing consumer fireworks. Children must be supervised at all times when fireworks are in use.
The Starke County fireworks celebration is set for this Saturday, July 6 at the Starke County Airport.
Gates will open at 4 p.m. CT and the fireworks show will begin at dusk. Come early and enjoy music, various entertainment and music. Load up the car and get in the gate for $5 per car load.
Other fireworks celebrations are planned on Thursday, July 4 including a show in the the town of Winamac at dusk at the Winamac Town Park. In Walkerton, a fireworks show will take place around 10 p.m. ET at John Glenn High School, and a celebration will be held in Culver by the Culver Academy. The town of Bremen also has a fireworks celebration planned during this week’s Bremen Firemen Festival tomorrow at 10:30 p.m. ET at Bremen Sunnyside Park.
The LaPorte Jaycees Fourth of July parade is on Thursday beginning at 10 a.m. CT. The parade begins at Tipton Street and runs east to west on State Road 2 to Andrew Avenue.
The parade draws thousands of spectators every year and it’s recommended to get a spot early in order to get a good view of all of this year’s entries, but not too early. A city ordinance prohibits the placement of blankets, chairs and other items along the parade route more than 24 hours before the official start of the parade.
With the celebration of our country’s adoption of the Declaration of Independence, flags will be flown high and fireworks will grace the sky. When flying the flag, however, there are a number of rules of etiquette that apply to properly show respect for our country’s history.