A lack of quality housing options and major employment opportunities are a couple of challenges residents think are facing the Town of Hamlet. More than 20 residents discussed what they like about the town and what they think is missing, during an input session Tuesday, as part of Hamlet’s comprehensive planning process.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 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 Hamlet Town Park may soon get some new playground equipment. The town council Wednesday conditionally approved the purchase of a “zip line” style ride. It lets kids hang onto a suspended handle, which then glides along a curved track.
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 Yellowstone Trail Fest will be able to add a beer garden to next year’s festival. Back in October, organizers approached the Hamlet Town Council to ask about placing a beer garden 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.
Next year’s Yellowstone Trail Fest may include a beer garden. Festival President Larry Jernas discussed the idea with the Hamlet Town Council last week. He said a beer garden would not be allowed at the Starke County Fairgrounds, where most Yellowstone Trail Fest activities take place, so organizers are looking for another site nearby.
North Judson residents have the chance to catch one last movie in the park this weekend. The Starke County Community Action Network will wrap up the town’s summer movie series tomorrow night with “A Dog’s Purpose.” Continue reading
The Starke County Movies in the Park series is coming to the Hamlet Town Park next month, and organizers are asking for some local businesses to help sponsor the event. Town officials first approved the idea this spring, but plans didn’t come together until Wednesday’s town council meeting.
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.
Motorists passing through Hamlet may soon be getting a safety reminder. On Wednesday, town council member Connie Bailey requested the town purchase signs that say, “We love our children, please drive carefully.” Continue reading
Associates at Starke Hospital will start next week with a beautification project at a local park. During their annual Day of Service on Monday, employees will be volunteering their time to install barbecue grills and park benches at the Hamlet Town Park. They will also be painting, weeding and sprucing up the facility. Continue reading
New security cameras have been installed in the Hamlet Town Park in recent months, but not everyone’s happy with the technology upgrade. 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 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