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
The Town of Hamlet is making sure residents are keeping their properties clean. Town Marshal Clint Norem discussed his efforts with the town council Wednesday. “We sent out 32 letters to people on the 19th, a notification, whether it be grass, debris. So far, everybody – it’s looking real good.”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
Starke County’s new computer aided dispatch system has brought to light some issues with the Hamlet Police Department’s computers. Town Marshal Clint Norem gave an update to the town council last week.Continue reading
The Hamlet Police Department is demanding the cleanup of certain properties. Town Marshal Clint Norem told the town council Wednesday that he’s identified a list of questionable properties and will be hand-delivering notices on Monday.Continue reading
The Town of Hamlet has a new street superintendent. The town council opted not to reappoint Fred Rowe to the position Wednesday, and instead promoted Street Department employee Kevin Leinbach to the position.Continue reading
The Town of Hamlet has finalized the date for this year’s home decorating contest. Judging will take place Saturday, December 22 between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. Those whose homes are decorated have a chance to win a cash prize. The first place winner will get $100, second place will receive $75, and the third place prize is $50.
Starke County’s educators and first responders recently tested how they’d react to an active shooter situation. Knox Elementary School Principal Michelle Tarnow reviewed this month’s tabletop exercise with the school board last week.
The has three new reserve officers. The town council approved the additions Wednesday. Town Marshal Clint Norem said two of them have experience as Starke County Sheriff’s Department Reserves. The third had expressed interest for some time but only recently moved to Culver from Hobart.
A few Hamlet residents have complained to the Hamlet Police Department about a phone scam.