North Judson Resident Air Lifted to Illinois Hospital Following Home Injury

A resident had to be airlifted to an Illinois hospital after receiving a severe injur at a North Judson home on Wednesday.

According to Town Marshal Kelly Fisher, NJPD, the North Judson-Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department and Starke County EMS all responded to a severe injury call at a residence on George Street around 4 p.m. on January 9th.

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Enter the “Light Up North Judson” Outdoor Holiday Decorating Contest for a Chance to Win a Cash Prize!

North Judson officials are encouraging residents to show their holiday spirit and light-up the town by hosting a residential outdoor decorating contest.

Prize money will be awarded to the two best-decorated homes located within the incorporated town limits. There is no fee to enter the contest but pre-registration is required. Forms must be turned in at Town Hall, located at 310 Lane Street, no later than Friday, December 7th. Continue reading

2018 Community Crossings Matching Grant Recipients Announced

A few local municipalities will be receiving funding assistance to complete some needed roadwork thanks to the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program. The City of Knox received $346,138.07, the Town of Francesville received $131,854.29 and North Judson will be getting $93,010.50.

Starke County also applied for Community Crossings funds and received a total of $454,002. Continue reading

North Judson Officials Receive Initial Design Plan for Proposed Splash Pad

Plans are coming together for the potential splash pad at Norwayne Field. Councilman James Young shared some details from a preliminary design plan that was provided to him by Vortex Aquatic Structures.

The splash pad in the design would encompass the entire concrete slab that already exists at Norwayne Field. It would utilize about 69 gallons of water per minute and have 21 flush mount water fixtures. Continue reading

North Judson Town Council Covers Preliminary Cost Estimate for Norwayne Field Splash Pad

North Judson Town Council members held a preliminary discussion about financing for the proposed splash pad installation at Norwayne Field when they met on Tuesday.

Since there seems to be a general consensus amongst community members and town representatives that this is a positive project to pursue, Councilman James Young said he’s been coordinating with Bill Smith from Vortex Aquatic Structures about developing a plan.

Councilman Young said he told Smith the Town is looking to spend approximately $60,000 or less for the installation of the recreational water feature.  Continue reading

North Judson Town Council Decides on Company to Create Official Website

Picture Source: Town of North Judson FB Page

North Judson Town Council members took a major step toward getting an official town website created when they met this week.

Clerk-Treasurer Andrew Rowe told council members on Tuesday that he’s been having conversations with Brian Pinson from SpiderByte IT about the costs associated with such a project. Continue reading

North Judson Clerk Treasurer Shares Plans to Get Clock on Lane Street Working Again

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North Judson’s Clerk-Treasurer is looking to get a focal point in town back in working order. Clerk-Treasurer Andrew Rowe told council members and meeting attendees on Monday that he wants to fix the tall clock that stands in front of Grand Central Station on Lane Street.

Rowe said, “It’s a neat thing to have in our downtown and I think it’s wasted there; A: not working and B: not being lit up in the evenings.” Continue reading

Don’t Miss Your Chance to be on the Map for this Year’s North Judson Town Wide Yard Sale

North Judson residents who wish to participate in the annual town wide yard sale need to sign up as soon as possible! The event will be held, rain or shine, on Saturday, August 4th from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

To participate a permit must be received from Town Hall, located at 310 Lane Street. In order to appear on this year’s map, individuals need to be signed up by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31st.  Continue reading

NJ Town Superintendent Tracks Down Semi-Driver Who Bent Street Sign

North Judson Town Superintendent Marshall Horstmann told council members on Monday that a semi-driver who mowed down a sign in town was found.

Horstmann explained that with the help of Justin Davis, he was told who was responsible for bending the sign at the corner of Lane and Sycamore Streets. The man was located and he provided Horstmann with a check to have the sign replaced. Continue reading