The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has announced this year’s round of Lake and River Enhancement grants. Almost $633,000 has been awarded to fight invasive aquatic plants in 62 lakes and one river.Continue reading
The Constellation of Starke has a revealed the region’s logo.
To create this one-of-a-kind image, the Stellar Executive Team coordinated with the owners of Mirth and Whimsy.Continue reading
The Starke County Sheriff’s Department Dispatch Center received a few calls early Saturday morning about an incident occurring in the 8100 block of Oak Avenue in Walkerton, near the Koontz Lake region.Continue reading
When Indiana was hit hard with extremely low wind chills and frigid conditions on Wednesday, local authorities received a report of an unresponsive man being found on the ground in Koontz Lake.
The individual was revived at the scene but later passed away.Continue reading
One of the suspects in an armed robbery incident at the Marathon Gas Station at Koontz Lake has been formally charged in the case. The incident occurred there on Monday, Dec. 3 around 7:30 p.m. CT.
Two people were taken into custody Tuesday night as an investigation continues into an armed robbery incident at a Koontz Lake gas station.
The Starke County Sheriff’s Department continues investigating an armed robbery at a Koontz Lake gas station Monday night. Sheriff Bill Dulin says that as of Tuesday afternoon, his department has gotten numerous tips, but so far, “nothing has produced solid information that would lead to a suspect.”
The Starke County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an armed robbery at the Marathon Gas Station at Koontz Lake.
The Starke County Commissioners made their appointments to the newly-formed Koontz Lake Conservancy District.
Several local lakes will see improvements, thanks to Lake and River Enhancement grants from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. The DNR has awarded nearly $660,000 to help control invasive aquatic plants at 63 Indiana lakes.
The Koontz Lake Conservancy District members are looking to improve conditions in Koontz Lake.
Representative Matt Wolfe told the Starke County Commissioners last week that they are looking into watershed management by controlling water runoff from farmland, golf courses and residences into the lake. This will help curb the weeds and algae that are killing native plants in the lake. District members will discuss ditch maintenance with County Surveyor Bill Crase.
Starke County residents got a look at the future of the county’s park facilities Tuesday. Mike Reese with the Troyer Group presented the county’s five-year park plan during Tuesday’s County Park Board meeting. Continue reading
Starke County’s five-year park plan will be unveiled to the public during tonight’s County Park Board meeting. The Troyer Group has been hired by the park board to create the plan, which would allow Starke County to be eligible for grant funding from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Continue reading
The Starke County Park Board will get an update tonight on the county’s five-year parks and recreation plan. The Mishawaka-based Troyer Group has been hired to gather input from residents and put the plan together. Continue reading
Starke County residents have one more day to weigh in on their vision for the county’s park and recreation facilities.
The Mishawaka-based Troyer group has been hired to craft a five-year parks and recreation plan for Starke County. As part of that process, they’re trying to gauge usage of the county’s recreational areas.
Specifically they are looking at Bass Lake Beach and Campground, Koontz Lake, the Starke County Forest and the trail system as assets to the county. Continue reading
The consulting firm hired to craft a five-year parks and recreation plan for Starke County wants input from as many local residents as possible. The Mishawaka-based Troyer Group has come up with a survey to gauge usage of the county’s recreational areas. Continue reading
The Starke County Park Board hopes to have a five-year plan in place by mid-January. President Roger Chaffins told the county commissioners Monday they’ve enlisted the Troyer Group from Mishawaka to help with the process. Continue reading
The Starke County Public Library is kicking off its winter reading program this week with activities for people of all ages. This year’s theme is Sweet Adventures in Reading, based on the game Candyland. Continue reading