A lack of quality housing options and major employment opportunities are a couple of challenges residents think are facing the Town of Hamlet. More than 20 residents discussed what they like about the town and what they think is missing, during an input session Tuesday, as part of Hamlet’s comprehensive planning process.Continue reading
Hamlet residents will have the chance to help decide the town’s future Tuesday. A public input session is being held as part of the town’s comprehensive planning process.Continue reading
Art education is getting a boost at Oregon-Davis. On Monday, the school board accepted a $300 grant for the Art Department from the Cheryl Lyn Welter Family Charitable Foundation, as well as a $350 grant from the Northern Indiana Community Foundation to help give kindergarten teachers resources for art projects, according to Superintendent Dr. Don Harman.Continue reading
Oregon-Davis students will be able to take some field trips, thanks to some help from the local community. A number of field trips were discussed during last week’s school board meeting, according to Superintendent Dr. Don Harman.Continue reading
More than $18,000 in grant funding was presented to the Knox School Board Monday. The school corporation is once again getting $15,000 for Kindergarten Countdown from the Hardesty Memorial Endowment Fund. Director of Curriculum and Instruction Peggy Shidaker told board members that the Countdown camp is designed for any incoming kindergarten student who hasn’t attended preschool.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
Starke County is moving forward with a Stellar Community application. The county’s Stellar Executive Team plans to submit a letter of intent by tomorrow’s deadline, according to Jessica Martinović with the Starke County Community Foundation.Continue reading
Hamlet’s comprehensive planning process cleared another procedural hurdle Wednesday. The town council approved a $40,000 contract with HWC Engineering and a $4,400 contract with the Kankakee-Iroquois Regional Planning Commission.Continue reading
The Starke County Park Board has gotten $5,000 toward a planned Yellow River access point, but where exactly it will be built remains to be determined. Starke County Community Foundation Director of Development Jessica Martinovic presented the park board with a check during Tuesday’s meeting.Continue reading
The Oregon-Davis Music Department has gotten almost $1,000 in donations. A $665 donation from the Knox Masonic Lodge and a $300 grant from the Cheryl Lyn Welter Family Charitable Foundation were accepted by the school board Monday, according to Superintendent Dr. Don Harman.Continue reading
The Starke County EMS Department has secured some additional grant funds. Starke County EMS Director Travis Clary updated the Starke County Commissioners about the funds received last week.Continue reading
The Starke County Community Foundation recently received a $100,000 donation from local philanthropist Jerome “Jerry” Scherf. It will become $300,000 thanks to a $2 for $1 matching opportunity available through a Lilly Endowment contribution.Continue reading
A graduating senior student from Knox Community High School has been chosen as the 2019 Starke County Community Foundation Lilly Endowment Community Scholar.
Madeline Krueger will receive a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to the Indiana college or university of her choice. She’ll also get a $900 yearly stipend to cover the costs of required books and equipment.
According to a press release from the Starke County Community Foundation, Madeline plans to study Civil Engineering at Purdue University West Lafayette. Continue reading
Giving Tuesday brought in more than $90,000 to many funds within the Starke County Community Foundation. The total amount included a promise from Lilly Endowment, Inc. to match all gifts to community funds $2.00 for every $1.00 donated.
The Ken Craig Community Garden had a very successful summer of supplying fresh food to community members and various local organizations. Representatives report that they’ll be able to support even more growth in the future thanks to a grant provided by the Starke County Community Foundation.
Ever since funds from the Foundation were received back in October, garden volunteers have been racing against the cold weather to get a greenhouse put in place. They’ve made significant strides over the last few months. Continue reading
The Starke County Commissioners held a public hearing Monday night on a Broadband Readiness Planning Grant.