The Food Bank of Northern Indiana will distribute food in Hamlet tomorrow. A drive-through healthy mobile food distribution will take place from 10:00 a.m. to noon CDT at the James R. Hardesty Hamlet-Davis Township Fire Station and Community Center.Continue reading
Starke County Veteran’s Memorial project organizers are reporting a successful first month of fundraising. Committee member Kathy Norem told the Starke County Park Board Tuesday that more than $120,000 has been received or pledged since fundraising began February 1.Continue reading
The North Judson-Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department will soon get a piece of potentially life-saving equipment, thanks to some grant funding. Fire Chief Joe Leszek told the town council Monday that the department has gotten a Hardesty Memorial Endowment Fund grant for a new Lucas device.Continue reading
The Food Bank of Northern Indiana’s Healthy Mobile Market will be in Hamlet tomorrow morning. Those in need of assistance will be able to get fresh food items and dry goods free of charge. They will be available on a first come, first served basis while supplies last. Individuals are asked to bring their own bags or boxes.Continue reading
The Food Bank of Northern Indiana’s Healthy Mobile Market will be in Hamlet this week.Continue reading
More than $18,000 in grant funding was presented to the Knox School Board Monday. The school corporation is once again getting $15,000 for Kindergarten Countdown from the Hardesty Memorial Endowment Fund. Director of Curriculum and Instruction Peggy Shidaker told board members that the Countdown camp is designed for any incoming kindergarten student who hasn’t attended preschool.Continue reading
The Starke County Park Board has gotten $5,000 toward a planned Yellow River access point, but where exactly it will be built remains to be determined. Starke County Community Foundation Director of Development Jessica Martinovic presented the park board with a check during Tuesday’s meeting.Continue reading
The Starke County EMS Department has secured some additional grant funds. Starke County EMS Director Travis Clary updated the Starke County Commissioners about the funds received last week.Continue reading
Starke County officials hope that recent upgrades to the County Forest will help attract new visitors. County Park Board members and Community Foundation representatives joined Forester Bruce Wakeland, Commissioner Kathy Norem, and several others Wednesday afternoon, to cut the ribbon on the forest’s upgraded access road.
Starke County officials will soon have a chance to show off the recent improvements to the County Forest. The County Highway Department recently upgraded the old access trail into a gravel road with a 10-to-12-car parking lot.
The conditions of the Bass Lake Beach and Campground will continue to be discussed during tonight’s Starke County Park Board meeting. Concerns that the facility’s operator, Callahan Development, LLC, reportedly hasn’t addressed safety issues at the facility have led county officials to look at the possibility of making the repairs themselves. Specifically, the beach house patio was the topic of a heated discussion during last month’s meeting.
The Starke County Commissioners passed along their support of having a celebration event for the newly finished upgrades at the Starke County Forest.
The Starke County Forest’s new access road is now complete. The County Highway Department recently upgraded the old access trail into a gravel road with a 10-to-12-car parking lot. The work was funded by a $15,000 grant from the Hardesty Memorial Endowment Fund.
The Bass Lake Beach and Campground and the Starke County Forest will be discussed during tonight’s Starke County Park Board meeting. The county has been working to install glacial stone around the Bass Lake Beach, to protect it from incoming waves. But concerns were raised last month that the facility’s operator, Callahan Development, LLC, still hasn’t repaired the beach house patio.
Plans for the Starke County Forest’s new access road still have another hurdle to clear before construction may begin. The Starke County Park Board recently got $15,000 from the Hardesty Memorial Endowment Fund to turn the forest’s existing access trail into a gravel road and add a parking lot.
The Food Bank of Northern Indiana is bringing its mobile food pantry to Hamlet this month. A “healthy mobile market” will be held Friday, June 15 from 10:00 a.m. to noon CDT at the James R. Hardesty Hamlet-Davis Township Fire Station.
The Starke County Forest’s access trail will soon be upgraded to a gravel road, but what it should be called is up for debate. Continue reading
Knox Elementary School will once again be able to offer two Kindergarten Countdown camps, thanks to a $15,000 grant from the Hardesty Memorial Endowment Fund. That will allow the program to serve 40 incoming kindergartners, according to Director of Curriculum and Instruction Peggy Shidaker.
The Knox School Board is expected to consider the relocation of fifth grade classes tonight. Superintendent Dr. William Reichhart brought the idea to the school board last month, after a recent facilities study found some extra space at Knox Middle School.
Board members will also decide whether to approve the hiring of a new corporation treasurer and business manager. According to the advance meeting agenda, Dawn Bailey has been recommended to replace Sherry Fort, who’s retiring at the end of next week.
In other business, the Knox School Board is scheduled to hear a park board presentation and get information about the Starke County Community Foundation’s Hardesty Memorial Endowment. Tonight’s Knox School Board meeting starts at 6:30 at the Knox Schools Administrative Office.
Work is expected to start soon on a new road and parking lot at the Starke County Forest. County Attorney Marty Lucas says an update on the project was given to the Starke County Park Board this week. “The project was delayed a little bit due to the flooding has kept Highway Superintendent [Rik] Ritzler very busy,” Lucas says, “and we hope to get that moving in the next few days.”