Knox City Hall, Community Center Reopen but Many Park Facilities Remain Closed

The City of Knox has reopened its government buildings, but reopening certain park facilities will take a bit longer. Clerk-Treasurer Cyndi Mann-Kidder told the city council Tuesday that city hall is now open to the public. “There are sanitation stations in place at both entries, indoors and outdoors,” she explained. City council meetings are expected to move back to city hall starting in June.

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Starke County Election Board Considers Potential Vote Center Locations

A list of potential vote center locations was presented to the Starke County Election Board Wednesday. Clerk Bernadette Welter-Manuel’s proposal calls for seven vote centers. They would be located at the Koontz Lake Property Owners Association Building, the Washington Township Community Building, the Hamlet Fire Station, the Bass Lake Fire Station, and the North Judson Fire Station. Welter-Manuel presented some options for the Knox and San Pierre vote centers.

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Starke County Election Board Schedules Informational Meetings on Vote Centers

Starke County voters have a few chances to learn about a potential switch to vote centers. The first town-hall-style meeting will be held Wednesday, September 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Washington Township Community Building. Additional meetings are tentatively scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on October 9 at the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center in Knox and October 10 at a location still to be determined in North Judson.

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‘Break the Silence with Bags of Hope’ Fun Fair to be Held During Child Abuse Prevention Month

In order to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect while simultaneously collecting resources to help those in need, an event entitled “Break the Silence with Bags of Hope” will be held at the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center next month.  

According to the latest statistics available from the Indiana Department of Child Services’ child fatality report, nearly 60 Hoosier children died from some form of abuse or neglect in the 2016 State Fiscal Year.

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The Knox Peppermint Parade has Been Rescheduled Due to Anticipated Inclement Weather

Due to the inclement weather that is anticipated for Saturday, December 1st, the Knox Peppermint Parade has been rescheduled for Saturday, December 15th.

Additionally, the deadline to sign-up for the parade has been extended. Participants now have until Wednesday, December 12th to submit their application. Click the following link to access the Peppermint Parade Application or visit the city’s official website, cityofknox.net. Continue reading