The Starke County Election Board will make a fourth attempt at approving a vote center plan. It once again failed to get the required unanimous vote during a special meeting Monday. Board Member Harrison Fields again cast the opposing vote.Continue reading
Absentee voting continues this week in the North Judson Municipal General Election.Continue reading
The Starke County Election Board members held the third and final Vote Center information session Thursday night at the North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library.Continue reading
The Starke County Election Board will continue working on the details of a potential switch to vote centers this morning. Board members are expected to discuss possible vote center sites, as well as how many voters they would expect to use each of them. They’re expected to set a date for a technology test and review the timetable for completing the vote center plan. The election board is also holding town hall meetings tonight and tomorrow night, to discuss the potential switch with the public.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
The Starke County Election Board members considered resolutions for poll worker hours during absentee voting hours at the North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library and the second floor meeting room in the Starke County Courthouse, but not before a lengthy discussion about offering a time for lunch during a meeting Thursday afternoon.Continue reading
Early voting hours for North Judson’s General Election were finalized by the Starke County Election Board Thursday.Continue reading
North Judson voters won’t have to travel to Knox to cast their ballots early ahead of November’s municipal election. Starke County Clerk Bernadette Welter-Manuel told the rest of the county election board last week that since North Judson is the only town having an election this year, she’d like to set up a satellite absentee voting location there.Continue reading
The North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library is offering a few different opportunities for adults this summer to help remind older residents that regular reading isn’t just important for children.Continue reading
The North Judson-San Pierre School Corporation is adjusting its bus replacement plan to accommodate the need for special ed transportation. Rather than getting three new full-size buses as originally planned, the school board agreed Tuesday to let the corporation buy one full-size bus and two multipurpose vehicles, instead.Continue reading
The North Judson-San Pierre School Board will consider a service agreement with the Bowen Center tonight. A list of technology upgrades and enhancements will be presented for the school board’s approval, and members are expected to appoint a representative to the North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library Board.Continue reading
A special work session was scheduled for April 4th when North Judson San Pierre School Board members met Tuesday night.
Superintendent Dr. Annette Zupin stated that during the work session, members are expected to discuss corporation plans including technology, wellness, accountability and strategic plans.
Zupin said members will also cover details about a proposed community meeting where information about graduation pathways, school accountability and legislative issues will be shared with the public. Continue reading
Plans are being finalized for this weekend’s North Judson Mint Festival. Continue reading
The class composite and group photos of North Judson and North Judson-San Pierre High School graduates will soon have a new home. They were recently displaced from Grand Central Station in downtown North Judson after a church took over that space. North Judson-San Pierre Superintendent Lynn Johnson told the school board this week those photos will be on display at the new North Judson Town Hall when it opens later this year. Continue reading
The North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library is conducting their semi-annual drive of non-food donations for CADA this month. Items can be dropped off at the library from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Continue reading
The North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library recently doubled its bandwidth in order to offer faster Internet access to patrons. Director Jane Ellen Felchuk says the library also offers e-books to library cardholders. Continue reading
The North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library is set to replace three air conditioning units installed in 1997 with money from their rainy day fund. Director Jane Ellen Felchuk says two units were replaced last year, and the remaining two will be swapped out in the next year or two. Continue reading
The long-time director at the North Judson-Wayne Township Library, Jane Ellen Felchuk, has decided to retire.
Felchuk said she will be leaving after 38 years at the library.
“It was lots of fun and it was a challenge,” said Felchuk. “We feel the library has grown and I had a great staff so it was easy to do lots of things.”
A number of charitable organizations are on the receiving end of more than $40,000 in grants from the Starke County Community Foundation. The gifts are made possible through the foundation’s endowment fund, which is supported by gifts to the SCCF. The money is invested. Each year some of the interest goes back into the fund to help it grow, while some is given locally in the form of scholarships and grants. Continue reading
A musical tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps will take place this Thursday, March 20 at the North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library at 2 p.m. CT.
Author Bill Jamerson has produced a dozen documentaries for Michigan Public Television, written stories and recorded many songs on historical subjects. During Thursday’s presentation, he will shares stories he has picked up first hand from former Civilian Conservation Corps boys he has met over the years.