A motorcycle rider was hurt in a single-vehicle crash in Starke County Saturday evening. Emergency responders were called to the area of County Roads 800 South and 600 West just after 7:30 p.m., according to Starke County dispatchers.Continue reading
Early voting hours for North Judson’s General Election were finalized by the Starke County Election Board Thursday.Continue reading
Changes are coming to North Judson-San Pierre High School’s credit recovery program. For the past several years, students who fail classes and fall behind have been able to use the A+ software to catch up.Continue reading
The North Judson Police Department wants to ensure that local women and girls are equipped with the skills necessary to protect themselves in case of an emergency.
In her report at Monday night’s North Judson Town Council meeting, Marshal Kelly Fisher mentioned that the police department will host a women’s self-defense class on Saturday, November 10th. Continue reading
A former Starke County resident who has been arrested at least 50 times was sentenced in Starke Circuit Court last week.
North Judson Town Marshal Kelly Fisher alerted town council members that she recently completed chief school through the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy.
During her report Monday night, she told council members that she completed the schooling last week and was able to get some valuable information that will be beneficial to the department and town.
On a related note, she also mentioned that Officer Rico Simpson and his K9 Partner Jimy are in their final week of training at Vohne Liche Kennels. Simpson came in during Fisher’s report and provided a few details about his new K9 partner. Continue reading
Preventing substance abuse by identifying those who are most at risk before they develop an addiction is the goal of a program coming to two Starke County high schools. This week, the Knox and Oregon-Davis school boards learned about the PreVenture program. Indianapolis-based nonprofit Overdose Lifeline received funding from the Division of Mental Health and Addiction to offer the program in seven Indiana counties, including Starke, Pulaski, and LaPorte.
Nearly 30 students applied for the 2018 Starke County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship and recently, the Starke County Community Foundation announced the five students who were chosen as finalists.
Seniors from Knox High Community School, Culver Community High School and North Judson-San Pierre High School are in the running to receive the scholarship.
The student chosen from Culver was Cody Rieckhoff who plans to study criminal justice. The North Judson-San Pierre finalist is Ashley Rearden who wants to go into business management. Three finalists are from Knox Community High School and they are Elizabeth McEntee, who plans to study neuro-biology, Cassandra Waletzko, who is considering concentrations in biology and forensic science and Daniel Darda who plans to study animation. Continue reading
For the first time this year, The Starke County Community Foundation has adopted an open grant-cycle meaning that grant applications will be accepted and awards will be given year-round. $5,000 worth of grants were recently distributed to several local non-profit organizations. Continue reading
FFA members at North Judson-San Pierre High School are working to earn their way to the upcoming national convention. It will take place Oct. 19-22 in Indianapolis, which is the week of fall break. Continue reading
Three North Judson-San Pierre High School students will compete in a national rodeo. Caleb Bope, Michael Wilcox, and Tyler Woods have qualified for the National High School Finals Rodeo July 17 through 23 in Gillette, Wyoming. Continue reading
North Judson-San Pierre High School will offer driver’s education classes this summer on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost is $330 per student, with a $100 deposit payable to the school to reserve a spot. The class can accommodate up to 30 students. Principal Dr. Annette Zupin says enrollment is open to students from other area high schools as well as North Judson-San Pierre. Continue reading
A musical classic is being staged by North Judson-San Pierre students this weekend. Performances of “Annie” will take place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the High School Auditorium. Continue reading
Students from North Judson-San Pierre and Winamac Community high schools are recipients of the 2016 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. Kyle Collins was nominated by the Community Foundation of Pulaski County, while Nicholas Sierzputowski was the Starke County Community Foundation’s nominee. Each of them will receive a four-year, full tuition scholarship to the Indiana College of their choice, as well as a $900 yearly stipend for books and equipment. Continue reading
College-bound students and their parents can learn more about the financial aid process Monday evening. North Judson-San Pierre High School’s guidance department is hosting their annual financial aid night at 6:30 p.m. in the high school library. Continue reading
As the principal of North Judson-San Pierre High School, I do not make a habit out of publicly commenting about school business. The allegations of misconduct that were recently made at a school board meeting (and subsequently reported by WKVI) are serious. I choose to comment publicly on this situation now because it is serious, and because it is important for anyone that has read the initial report to know the truth. Continue reading
Students at North Judson-San Pierre High School staged a sit-in today to protest the school’s decision to move the band to the auditorium and turn the music suite into a weight room. Superintendent Lynn Johnson says in a letter to choral and band parents “the intention is not to devalue music.” She says the existing second floor weight room behind the bleachers is no longer structurally sound and must be located on the ground level. Johnson adds major renovations are not possible at this time due to financial concerns.
Her letter explains physical education is a required course of study for high school students, and the curriculum includes physical conditioning. Johnson says “this means all high school students use the weight room, not just athletes”.
At least one of the popular trade programs offered through the North Central Vocational Educational Cooperative could be in jeopardy as participating corporations weigh the pros and cons of a balanced school calendar. Kyle Elliott is instructor for the building trades program based at Culver Community High School. He says students from Knox and North Judson-San Pierre are also enrolled in the program. If the three schools are on different schedules, Elliott says it will put kids and parents in a really tough situation. Continue reading
North Judson-San Pierre High School students and their dates are putting the “prom” in promenade on Saturday. For the first time, the school is hosting a grand march in the high school gym from 6 until 7 p.m. The community is invited to come see the prom goers in their formal finery before they head off to the main event at Chesapeake Run Golf Course east of town.