Indiana’s state health commissioner is warning Hoosiers not to read too much into the recent drop in new COVID-19 cases.Continue reading
Stage three of Governor Eric Holcomb’s Back on Track plan began Friday and while that allows more activities to occur State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box encourages safety this Memorial Day weekend.Continue reading
The decision was made by the Knox veteran’s organizations to cancel Memorial Day services for this year.Continue reading
Plans to renovate the third floor of the Starke County Courthouse and a project to erect a new Veteran’s War Memorial will get some attention this week.Continue reading
Frain Mortuary is partnering with the Winamac American Legion Post #71 and Winamac VFW Post #1728 to make small American flags available to families to place at a gravesite of a veteran. While the members of the veteran’s organizations usually complete this task, a gravesite may be overlooked. If a flag needs to be placed at a gravesite, they can be picked up at Frain Mortuary in Winamac. The gravesite location will be added to the list for next year.Continue reading
The Indiana Department of Transportation will be suspending road work over the weekend to make things a bit easier for Memorial Day travelers. INDOT has asked its contractors to pull back barriers and barricades as much as possible to handle increased traffic. However, some restrictions will remain in place in certain construction areas. Continue reading
Gas prices are heading up. GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan says Indiana and some other neighboring states have seen a notable jump in prices. Continue reading
Motorists will see a bit of a break in gas prices over the coming days. Continue reading
Pulaski County residents with an American flag that is a bit worn will have an opportunity to dispose of the flag during a ceremony this weekend in Winamac.
The VFW Post in Knox will be on watch leading up to Memorial Day, and they’re inviting the public to pay their respects.
Monday is Memorial Day. That means federal, state, and local government offices will be closed in observance of the holiday. Continue reading
Starke County officials are taking action now to ensure every veteran buried in the county has a flag and marker placed at their gravesite over Memorial Day weekend. Continue reading
Community Services of Starke County received a generous donation thanks to a group compassionate horseback riders called the Freedom Riders. Over Memorial Day weekend, the group traveled from one end of the county to the other, passing through each cemetery on route. Continue reading
The newly restored veterans monument in one of Starke County’s oldest cemeteries will be dedicated during a special Memorial Day service. Members of the Fletcher Cemetery Association launched a fundraising campaign last year to rehabilitate the statue, which dates to the 1950s. There was no more room to add names to it, and the structure was giving way. Continue reading
Members of the Knox VFW Post 748 Ladies Auxiliary are raising awareness of and money for local wounded warriors over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Proceeds from a Sunday morning pancake breakfast at the post from 7 until 11 a.m. will benefit soldiers injured in the line of duty. After breakfast a 24-hour watch will begin outside the post. It will wrap up with a program Monday morning.
Memorial Day is being recognized on Monday, meaning several services normally in operation will be closed.
Government services, absent law enforcement will cease operations in honor of the celebration. The City of Knox’s Town Hall will be closed during Memorial Day, as will the Starke County Courthouse.
The Starke County Commissioners want to make sure every veteran who is buried in the county has an American flag and grave marker for Memorial Day. They’ve agreed pay for both if the American Legion posts in Knox, North Judson and Hamlet will take care of placing the orders and putting them on graves. Commissioner Don Binkley has tried without success to reach the commander of the Knox American Legion to discuss the process and find out how many flags and markers need to be ordered. Auditor Kay Chaffins says she’s spoken with officials in North Judson, and their order has been placed. Hamlet officials have yet to place theirs. Continue reading
Road construction that is done by INDOT crews will come to halt over the Memorial Day weekend.
The road work moratorium will continue until the morning hours of Tuesday, May 27 to allow drivers a safer and more efficient holiday travel weekend.
Many offices and facilities are closed Monday, May 27, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. City offices are closed, including those in Knox, Hamlet, North Judson, Winamac, Plymouth and Culver. County, state and federal offices are closed, including post offices, courthouses and banks.
Schools across the Kankakee Valley will also be closed, including Knox Community Schools, North Judson-San Pierre Community Schools, Culver Community Schools, Eastern Pulaski Community Schools and West Central Community Schools.
It’s Memorial Day weekend and that means the Bass Lake Beach is once again open! The beach officially opened yesterday, just in time for the holiday weekend as people flock to Bass Lake to enjoy the quarter-mile of beach and the campsite just across the road.