The Starke County Commissioners and Starke County Council members last week addressed an excess in charges for use of the county’s firewell in Hamlet.Continue reading
The Hamlet Town Council tonight will continue discussing how to get a new home built on a piece of town-owned land at Lincoln and Pearl streets. Some options mentioned so far include selling the land to the highest bidder or promising to refund the purchase price if a home is built to the town’s specifications.Continue reading
Open enrollment continues to create challenges for the Oregon-Davis School Corporation. Ron Gifford with the Starke County Economic Development Foundation recently shared some details from the Indiana Department of Education’s fall transfer report with the Hamlet Town Council.Continue reading
Efforts to boost housing development in Starke County were shared with the Oregon-Davis School Board last week.Continue reading
A lack of development at the SYSCO property continues to frustrate Hamlet officials. Beverage manufacturer Common Collabs is planning to set up operations in Knox, creating up to 80 jobs in the coming years. Ron Gifford with the Starke County Economic Development Foundation told the Hamlet Town Council Wednesday that the company was also shown the Hamlet East Industrial Park.Continue reading
Starke County’s unemployment rate continues to drop, but concerns remain for economic development officials.Continue reading
Efforts continue to try to bring the SYSCO property back under local control.Continue reading
The Hamlet Park Board’s wish list of projects could become a reality, if the Constellation of Starke region is designated a Stellar Community. During an update to the town council Tuesday, Ron Gifford with the Starke County Economic Development Foundation said that communities around the county are working with planning consultant DLZ to come up with projects that might be eligible for Stellar funding.Continue reading
Interest in upgrading U.S. 30 to freeway standards doesn’t appear to be as high as previously thought, and that’s drawing frustration from Hamlet officials. Ron Gifford with the Starke County Economic Development Foundation told the town council Wednesday that the Indiana Department of Transportation is looking at other projects now and doesn’t appear interested in U.S. 30.Continue reading
Uncertainty about the future of U.S. 30 is making it hard for Hamlet to attract businesses, according to Town Council President Dave Kesvormas. During last week’s meeting, he said that local officials have been told that INDOT wants to upgrade U.S. 30 to freeway standards, but now, they’re hearing proposals for a J-turn intersection at State Road 39.Continue reading
Efforts continue to try to match high school seniors with local employers with positions to fill.Continue reading
An expansion of Norton Packaging’s facility east of Hamlet could create 20 new jobs. Ron Gifford with the Starke County Economic Development Foundation recently gave an update to the Hamlet Town Council.Continue reading
Starke County has turned in its letter of intent for a Stellar Community designation. Constellation of Starke’s paperwork was submitted to the state by the April 5 deadline, according to Ron Gifford with the Starke County Economic Development Foundation.Continue reading
Changes in assessments of agricultural land are impacting local communities’ tax revenues. Ron Gifford with the Starke County Economic Development Foundation shared some statistics with the Hamlet Town Council Wednesday.Continue reading
As Starke County officials decide whether to apply for a Stellar Community designation this year, local residents are being asked to fill out a survey. It’s a way to demonstrate support from local communities to the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, according to Ron Gifford with the Starke County Economic Development Foundation.Continue reading
The Town of Hamlet will apparently continue to be represented on the Starke County Economic Development Foundation Board of Directors.Continue reading
Open enrollment is leading students out of some smaller school districts. Ron Gifford with the Starke County Economic Development Foundation told the Hamlet Town Council Wednesday that the state is now giving more detail about where exactly students are attending school.
Almost 400 middle and high school students took part in the Starke County Economic Development Foundation’s Manufacturers Day events last week. That’s according to Special Projects Coordinator Ron Gifford.
Those involved in Starke County’s mint industry got together earlier this month to exchange ideas. Ron Gifford with the Starke County Economic Development Foundation discussed the event with the Hamlet Town Council last week.