A solar farm ordinance approved by the Starke County Commissioners will be in effect once it is signed.Continue reading
A discussion point at Monday’s budget workshop between Starke County officials included the SYSCO property in Hamlet.Continue reading
The Starke County Courthouse elevator project is nearly complete.Continue reading
An additional reading of an ordinance that would regulate incessant dog barking was considered by the Starke County Commissioners Monday night.Continue reading
Work on the Starke County Courthouse elevator is back underway.Continue reading
The Starke County Council members considered an additional appropriation request made by the Starke County Commissioners for funds to cover some bills for radio communications and building maintenance.Continue reading
The issue of Starke County Council Member Tom DeCola’s residency is expected to go before the county election board this morning. Last week, the county council voted to ask the election board and the Starke County Republican Party to confirm that DeCola actually lives in the district he represents.Continue reading
Starke County Councilman Tom DeCola will submit a response to allegations in information presented during the Starke County Council meeting Tuesday night.Continue reading
The residency of Starke County Republican Councilman-Elect Tom DeCola is in question after the issue was raised during the Starke County Council meeting.
DeCola was elected as the Starke County Council District 4 representative in the General Election gathering 84 votes more than his opponent Democrat Karen Tibbs.
Several state training opportunities are planned this week and in December for many of the newly elected officials taking office on Jan. 1. Starke County Commissioner Kathy Norem relayed some of the training courses available to the new office holders attending last week’s commissioners meeting.
Starke County officials hope that recent upgrades to the County Forest will help attract new visitors. County Park Board members and Community Foundation representatives joined Forester Bruce Wakeland, Commissioner Kathy Norem, and several others Wednesday afternoon, to cut the ribbon on the forest’s upgraded access road.
The conditions of the Bass Lake Beach and Campground will continue to be discussed during tonight’s Starke County Park Board meeting. Concerns that the facility’s operator, Callahan Development, LLC, reportedly hasn’t addressed safety issues at the facility have led county officials to look at the possibility of making the repairs themselves. Specifically, the beach house patio was the topic of a heated discussion during last month’s meeting.
Smaller schools could use some more state help when it comes to designing local graduation pathways. That’s what Knox Schools Superintendent Dr. William Reichhart told Indiana Secretary for Career Connections and Talent Blair Milo last week.
Making sure Starke County’s wages keep up with the rest of the state is one of the challenges local officials shared with Indiana Secretary of Career Connections and Talent Blair Milo. During her visit to Knox Wednesday, Milo highlighted the thousands of new, higher-paying jobs that Indiana businesses have added in recent years.
The Starke County Council and Commission members will begin budget discussions on Monday, Aug. 6.
Starke County Commissioner Kathy Norem addressed those in attendance during the county council meeting last week about a rumor that piqued interest of county residents.
The bid opening for the Starke County Courthouse elevator project has been moved to Wednesday, July 18th, according to County Commissioner Kathy Norem. Continue reading
Starke County officials will be taking the steps necessary in becoming a stellar community.
Salary increases for the Starke County Coroner’s Office were again discussed during Monday’s county commissioners meeting. Coroner Dannie Hoffer has been looking for a raise for himself and possibly his deputies in next year’s budget. While the final decision would be up to the county council, council members weren’t ready to approve the raise until Hoffer worked out a few concerns with the commissioners.
The Starke County Commissioners have chosen a contractor to replace two of the county’s bridges, but not before some concerns were raised about the county’s responsible bidding ordinance. LaPorte Construction was selected Monday to replace a bridge on County Road 25 North over Eagle Creek for just over $325,000. The company will also replace the bridge on 800 South over Bogus Run for just under $297,000.