North Judson Buys 205 and 207 Lane Street for Potential Residential, Retail Development

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The Town of North Judson is taking steps to potentially redevelop a downtown property. A resolution to purchase the vacant lot at 205 and 207 Lane Street was recently passed by the town council. That’s where a building partially collapsed back in 2017, disrupting the downtown area for months until the town was able to complete the demolition.

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Starke County Could Get Tiny Home Lodging, Farmers Markets under Flipping Finance Pitches

Teams of innovators tried to tackle some of Starke County’s most pressing challenges, as part of the Indiana Bond Bank’s Flipping Finance Challenge. Graduate students, experts in particular fields, and others interested in improving communities gathered in Indianapolis last week for an “18-hour design sprint.” The goal was to try to come up with creative solutions to challenges facing Starke County, Jay County, and the City of Bloomington with the chance of winning prizes.

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Potential Railroad Sale Could Complicate Efforts to Extend Erie Trail

The potential sale of North Judson’s short line railroad could complicate efforts to extend the North Judson Erie Trail. The Prairie Trails Club wants to extend the trail to the northwest, alongside the railroad tracks. Starke County Economic Development Foundation Executive Director Larry Wickert told the town council Monday that in order to get a Next Level Trails grant from the state, it would help to have a permanent easement from the town.

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