The Knox Girl Scout Cabin will no longer be available for rent after April 30. Mayor Dennis Estok told the city council Tuesday that continuing to maintain the building just isn’t feasible.Continue reading
Starke County Highway Superintendent Rik Ritzler told the county commissioners last week that two LTAP training sessions are set in Starke County.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
A few repairs were recently made at the Community Center in Knox, according to Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston.
Houston informed City Council members last Tuesday that there were a few matters that came up that had to be addressed right away.Continue reading
Starke County voters have three chances to learn about a proposed switch to vote centers. Vote centers typically mean fewer polling places but allow voters to cast their ballot at any voting location in a particular county.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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