Help Bring the Constellation of Starke Creatives’ Network Offline and Into the Community

Increasing the amount of art in Starke County and expanding opportunities for local creative people were a few areas of focus when executive committee members were working on the Constellation of Starke Regional Development Plan.

Community Foundation Director of Development Jessica Martinović shared one of the ways those ideas manifested last year.

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Knox School Board Receives Grants from Starke County Community Foundation

Starke County Community Foundation Director of Development Jessica Martinović presents checks to School Board President Kirk Bennett

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.

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Signage Installed Around North Judson to Help Guide Trail Travelers

[Photo Source: NJ Town Photographer Peggy Bohac]
Bicyclists and pedestrians utilizing the trails in North Judson now have some signage to guide them.

Back in May, Prairie Trails Club Representatives Steve and Kathy Lucas came before Town Council members, requesting permission to place signs around town that would help guide people using the trails. The members unanimously approved the request.

As a reminder, The Erie Trail in North Judson runs a little more than 9 miles and is a part of two major trails that stretch across the whole country. Continue reading