A longtime Starke County firefighter and emergency management official will be laid to rest today. Ted Bombagetti passed away Sunday at the age of 63.Continue reading
A standing ovation ushered in conversations surrounding the announcement that Starke County is a finalist in the Regional Stellar Communities Designation Program.Continue reading
Community members have a chance to learn more about a paddle sport that’s been growing in popularity during tonight’s “Pickle Ball” presentation at the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center.
The informative meeting about the sport that combines tennis, badminton and ping-pong will start at 6 p.m.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
The Starke County Sheriff’s Department Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team will host a fundraising banquet later this year.
The event will be held at the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center in Knox from 5 p.m. until midnight on Saturday, April 20th.Continue reading
During their final meeting of the year, Knox City Council members received an update over the City’s bonds.
Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston told the council that the process for the community center bond has been finalized.Continue reading
Community members can expect a fun-fueled time in the City of Knox, with the Peppermint Parade and Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony scheduled for today!
Participants can begin lining up at 3 p.m. at the Knox Elementary School and the Peppermint Parade will begin at 3:30 p.m. Continue reading
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
A concern about the amount of handicap parking spots near the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center was brought before Knox officials during Tuesday night’s city council meeting. Continue reading
Starke County expects to have a total of 20 first-time poll workers this Election Day. During last week’s election board meeting, board member Peg Brettin said voters will notice some younger people working the polls, “Because many of the older people either, one, don’t want to do it anymore, or two, are deceased,” she explained. “So that’s one of the reasons why you’re going to see a lot of new people out there.”
Community members are invited to bring non-perishable food donations to the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center tonight in order to gain access to the Country Music and Gospel Bluegrass Jam event hosted by the City of Knox.
The event will begin at 6 p.m. and wrap up around 10 p.m.
Earlier this week, Mayor Dennis Estok told city council members and meeting attendees that there will be a few bands that typically perform during this annual event. However, he noted that it’s open to community musicians as well. Continue reading
With just a few weeks to go before the General Election, a change has been made in the Oregon Township Board race. Joseph Reed has withdrawn his candidacy, according to Starke County Clerk Vicki Cooley. Roy McCray was appointed last week by the Republican Party chair to take Reed’s place on next month’s ballot.
North Judson Town Council members decided who would serve as their community representative for the local Stellar Executive Team when they met Tuesday night. Continue reading
Knox Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston updated city council member about the ongoing renovation project at the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center at this week’s meeting.
Clerk-Treasurer Houston said the project is nearing completion, with just a few minor things remaining. He noted that they will, of course, still have to deal with upkeep and maintenance but for the most part, the major renovations are all finished.
During Tuesday’s meeting, he informed them about the function behind the most recent addition. Continue reading
The Indiana official charged with connecting Hoosiers with the state’s job opportunities will be visiting Knox today. Secretary for Career Connections and Talent Blair Milo will be at the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center this afternoon at 1:00.
The National Day of Prayer breakfast in Knox is on Thursday, May 3.
This year’s theme is unity as the country comes together to pray for each other. The event is sponsored by the office of Mayor Dennis Estok and the City of Knox. The breakfast will be held at 7 a.m CT at the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center at 55 E. Lake Street in Knox.
About 200 chairs at the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center in Knox will be sold.
Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston told the Knox Board of Public Works members this week that new chairs are coming as part of the renovation project.
The Knox Board of Public Works will meet today where they will receive updates on renovation efforts at 6 N. Pearl Street and 1 and 3 N. Main Street. The owners of the properties have certain timelines to meet so fines aren’t imposed. The structures have been deemed unsafe and need rehabilitation.
When the Knox City Council convened on Tuesday, Mayor Dennis Estok alerted members that the community center renovation project is nearing completion.With the roof portion finished and the new HVAC system installed there’s one remaining renovation to that will be addressed in the near future.
Estok told members that next week, contractors will start working on the floors. He added, “So hopefully, we can get that project wrapped up.” In a past meeting, it was stated that the proposed floor work is estimated to cost around $42,425. Continue reading
At the Knox City Council meeting on Tuesday night, Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston alerted members that upgrades to the HVAC system at the Community Center are complete.
Houston said, “They’re going to do a little bit of training with people in the city to make sure that we’re aware of how to control the heating and air condition but I’m pretty happy with the way it’s working over there now.”
Houston added that the final invoice for that project has been submitted. Back in July, the Knox Board of Public Works awarded the bid for the project to McGrath Refrigeration. In the past, Mayor Estok stated that this new system will be far more efficient than the old one. Continue reading