Potential Railroad Sale Could Complicate Efforts to Extend Erie Trail

The potential sale of North Judson’s short line railroad could complicate efforts to extend the North Judson Erie Trail. The Prairie Trails Club wants to extend the trail to the northwest, alongside the railroad tracks. Starke County Economic Development Foundation Executive Director Larry Wickert told the town council Monday that in order to get a Next Level Trails grant from the state, it would help to have a permanent easement from the town.

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North Judson Woman Dead, After Car Lands Upside-Down in Ditch along State Road 39

Starke County Sheriff’s Office photo

A North Judson woman is dead, following a crash on State Road 39. The Starke County Sheriff’s Office says that just after 6:30 Saturday morning, it got a report of a Honda Civic submerged upside-down in a drainage ditch in the 1500 south block of the highway. When emergency responders arrived, they reportedly found Shari Lynn Zimmerman, 53, dead inside the car.

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INDOT Offering Scholarships, Paid Jobs to Civil Engineering Students

Civil engineering students can get help paying for college, as well as a paid job, from the Indiana Department of Transportation. INDOT’s scholarship program gives students $3,125 per semester for up to five years for educational costs, fees, and books. In return, they’ll be expected to work for INDOT full-time during summer breaks and for a certain amount of time after graduation. Funding for the program comes from the federal government.

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