Constellation of Starke is reporting positive feedback on its Regional Improvement Project. In an online community outreach event Thursday, Executive Committee Member Marty Lucas explained that the region got $333,000 for being a finalist in last year’s Stellar Communities Designation Program.Continue reading
Starke County residents have a chance to weigh in on Constellation of Starke’s plan for its $333,000. About 60 percent of those who responded to a previous survey were in favor of sticking with physical projects, rather than redirecting it to COVID-19 response efforts, according to the region’s executive committee.Continue reading
The North Judson Town Council will get updates on a number of projects tonight. A few options are being considered for the addition of a splash pad at Norwayne Field. The town is also looking at adding a façade grant program.Continue reading
The Town of North Judson is once again seeking more quotes for the Norwayne Field splash pad project, after Vortex Aquatic Structures raised its cost estimate.Continue reading
Norwayne Field in North Judson was all decked out for the holidays but now it’s time to take those decorations down.Continue reading
Park employees as well as residents and organization representatives in the Town of North Judson have been busy decorating Norwayne Field for the Town’s annual Christmas festivities. It all kicks off at 5:45 p.m. tonight with the parade that will bring Santa Clause into town.
That will be followed by the tree lighting at 6 p.m. Once that wraps up, community members are invited to the United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall to meet with Santa and enjoy cookies and cocoa.
Following the Santa visit, there will be a screening of Polar Express at the Heartland Christian Center.
Check out the North Judson Park and Recreation Board’s Facebook Page for additional details.
North Judson Town Council members recently received word that their Water Project is almost done.Continue reading
The North Judson Town Council addressed the topic of skateboarding when they met for their first meeting of the month on Monday.
Former Clerk-Treasurer Donna Henry informed council members that she’s noticed some wear and tear on the performance stage that was unveiled last May and felt that skateboarding and other misdirected recreational activities could be to blame.Continue reading
The Town of North Judson may see some park upgrades and downtown beautification projects, if the Constellation of Starke region is designated a Stellar Community. Clerk-Treasurer Andrew Rowe says he gave an update on the group’s efforts during Monday’s town council meeting.Continue reading
The possibility of bringing “Food Truck Fridays” to Norwayne Field this summer was discussed with North Judson Town Council members this week.
Park Board President Nick Radke told council members Monday night that he was recently approached by a group of food vendors who inquired about coming into town.Continue reading
North Judson Town Council members finalized design plans for the water towers when they met Monday night.Continue reading
North Judson Officials will be seeking two new members for the Park Board after opposition to the well site at Norwayne Field caused two members to tender their resignations.Continue reading
Project officials are addressing concerns over plans for an above-ground well enclosure at Norwayne Field.
Project Engineer Rob Bellucci from CommonWealth Engineers came before the North Judson Town Council last week with a proposed project amendment.Continue reading
Contractors from Peerless Midwest attempted to get an unauthorized head start on the installation of the new well in the Town of North Judson and council members dealt with some concerns about the issue Monday night. Continue reading
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At this week’s town council meeting, Clerk-Treasurer Andrew Rowe informed the members that he’s been coordinating with Brian Pinson from SpiderByte IT about the ongoing project. Continue reading
North Judson officials are looking to scale back the size of the proposed splash pad at Norwayne Field to accommodate for a restroom facility they’d like to build in the area as well. Continue reading
North Judson Town Council members held a preliminary discussion about financing for the proposed splash pad installation at Norwayne Field when they met on Tuesday.
Since there seems to be a general consensus amongst community members and town representatives that this is a positive project to pursue, Councilman James Young said he’s been coordinating with Bill Smith from Vortex Aquatic Structures about developing a plan.
Councilman Young said he told Smith the Town is looking to spend approximately $60,000 or less for the installation of the recreational water feature. Continue reading
Discussions over the potential installation of a splash pad at Norwayne Field will continue during tonight’s North Judson Town Council meeting.
Vortex Splash Pad Expert Bill Smith will return to continue talking about the various design options available as well as particular costs savings efforts that will help ensure that the water feature will be financially feasible for the community. Continue reading
A representative from Vortex Aquatic Structures came before the North Judson Town Council last week to provide them with a bit more information about the Splash Pad that’s being considered for Norwayne Field.
Vortex Splash Pad Expert Bill Smith talked with the council and stressed the fact that their goal is to build a feature that fits the town’s needs. To address concerns with water usage, Smith noted that play value isn’t dependent on using a lot of water.
To drive that point home, Smith said he likes to use a garden hose as an example. Continue reading
A recent impact grant awarded by the Starke County Community Foundation is helping local emergency personnel save lives.
Starke County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) used the $14,350 they received from the SCCF to purchase a LUCAS CPR Device, and paid for one year of maintenance for the medical apparatus. The technology performs non-stop CPR, freeing the EMS responder to treat and transport the patient to the emergency room. Continue reading