A walking path honoring a fallen soldier may soon be coming to the Hamlet Town Park. The town’s American Legion post has officially begun raising funds for a Robert J. Tauteris Jr. Memorial Walking Path.Continue reading
The Hamlet Park Board may soon get cost estimates for the addition of a walking trail in the Town Park. A few ideas for how to pay for the proposed trail were brought to the board Wednesday.Continue reading
The Hamlet Park Board’s wish list of projects could become a reality, if the Constellation of Starke region is designated a Stellar Community. During an update to the town council Tuesday, Ron Gifford with the Starke County Economic Development Foundation said that communities around the county are working with planning consultant DLZ to come up with projects that might be eligible for Stellar funding.Continue reading
Skate park upgrades, a walking trail, and maybe even a small splash pad are a few items on the Hamlet Park Board’s wish list for the Town Park. During last week’s meeting, Board Member Brian Earnest pointed out that the board typically tries to complete at least one big-ticket item each year, if money’s available.Continue reading
The Yellowstone Trail Fest will once again receive funding from the Town of Hamlet. Last week, the town’s park board agreed to contribute $1,000.Continue reading
This year’s Hamlet Easter Egg Hunt was a huge hit. That’s what Clerk-Treasurer Kristina Pitts told the town’s park board Wednesday. “We had like 61 kids,” she said. “We got complements. Kassandra had done an awesome job at getting fold-able outside camping chairs for a grand prize, along with the baskets, and I got complements on that.”Continue reading
The Hamlet American Legion is looking to launch a Junior Shooting Sports program. One of the program’s organizers asked the town council Wednesday if there would be any issues with holding it on the Legion’s property along the train tracks.Continue reading
The Town of Hamlet is upgrading some of its equipment. The town council Wednesday approved the purchase of a DR 3900 spectrophotometer for the town’s wastewater plant for about $4,600. Water and Street Superintendent Fred Rowe said its main purpose will be to test for ammonia. “It is expensive now, but it’ll save you money in the long run,” he said.
The Hamlet Town Council will make a second attempt tonight at choosing a contractor for Railroad Street improvements. Council members decided last week to give the three bidders a chance to revise their estimates, after the council decided to cut sidewalk work and tree removal out of the project. The town plans to apply for a Community Crossings grant to cover 75 percent of the cost, but the application has to be turned in by Friday.
The Hamlet Park Board tossed around some ideas for future park activities during last week’s meeting. A proposal to add some sort of summer camp was brought up. The Starke County Fairgrounds would be available during the month of June. Camp activities could also be held in the Town Park.
The Hamlet Town Park is getting some new playground equipment, thanks to organizers of the Haunted Fairgrounds event. They donated a digger to the park, according to Clerk-Treasurer Kristina Pitts. The device lets children work on their excavating skills by scooping up dirt and moving it around.
Renting Hamlet’s park facilities will soon cost you a bit more. The park board voted Wednesday to charge $25 to rent a pavilion, along with restroom access. Five dollars will be refunded when the restroom key is returned to the town hall. Up until now, Hamlet only charged a $10 refundable deposit for pavilion rental.
The Town of Hamlet is getting into the Christmas spirit. A brief tree lighting ceremony was held last Wednesday, prior to the regular park board and town council meetings. Continue reading
The Hamlet Town Park has gotten some upgrades, thanks to employees at Starke Hospital. As part of the hospital’s annual Day of Service Monday, employees volunteered their time to install two park benches near the new playground equipment, as well as new barbecue grills. Continue reading
The Town of Hamlet stands to benefit from the annual Starke Hospital Day of Service. Each year employees spend a day improving the community. Past efforts have included painting at Sandy Acres Park in Knox and installing equipment at the North Judson Town Park. Continue reading
The revitalization of the Town of Hamlet is well underway. The first phase of a three-part revitalization program of sidewalks and lighting is near completion. The Hamlet Town Board last night discussed a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the new and improved look to the downtown area. Continue reading
The addition of security cameras in the Hamlet Town Park will clear the way for a few other amenities. The park board agreed Wednesday night to add a pop machine in the pavilion. Members noted it will be in full view of one of the security cameras, which are pending installation. Continue reading