The State of Indiana hopes to encourage collaboration with this year’s round of Stellar Community designations. Each year since 2011, the program has designated two cities or towns as Stellar Communities, making them eligible for millions of dollars in seed money from the state and federal government, to improve quality of life. This year, the state’s taking a slightly different approach, picking two regions, instead.
Knox Mayor Dennis Estok said city officials are going to wait to come on board with a local Stellar effort until a bit more research has been done. Continue reading
The Hamlet Town Council is being asked to make a decision on whether or not it will be part of Starke County’s quest to become a Stellar Community. The Starke County Economic Development Foundation has been spearheading the effort, which officials hope will open the door to additional grant opportunities and investment.
North Judson officials confirmed that they will be joining the Regional Stellar Communities effort during Monday night’s town council meeting. Continue reading
Starke County officials will be taking the steps necessary in becoming a stellar community.
North Judson Town Council members will discuss this year’s Mint Festival when they meet tonight at 6:30 p.m. in North Judson Town Hall.
Department heads will report on any relevant updates and there will be time set aside for guest recognition and any additional business deemed necessary by the council.
Additionally, Clerk-Treasurer Andrew Rowe, Vice President John Rowe and Council members James Young and Jane Ellen Felchuck attended a meeting at the Starke County Economic Development Foundation on Thursday. Continue reading