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
A Hamlet industry is expanding with another step taken last week.Continue reading
A change could be coming to rates paid by companies who use the lead rail track in the industrial park.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
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
Starting today, a handful of Starke County Justice Center trustees will be attending 12 weeks of welding training, with the opportunity to receive certification.
Program officials who were interviewed about this opportunity indicated that the training is being offered to not only give offenders a chance to prove their commitment to recovery and rehabilitation, but to also benefit the community.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
Starke County will utilize a new vendor for railroad crossing inspections in the Industrial Park.Continue reading
Knox High School is getting $10,000 to help students explore college and career opportunities. The school board approved an agreement with the Indiana Commission for Higher Education Tuesday, allowing the school to receive that grant funding.Continue reading
The Starke County Commissioners discussed a contract with the SCILL Center for county support for programs.Continue reading
The Town of Hamlet will apparently continue to be represented on the Starke County Economic Development Foundation Board of Directors.Continue reading
The Prairie Trails Club is looking to apply for a grant to that would help extend the Erie Trail in North Judson.
Starke County Economic Development Foundation Executive Director Larry Wickert informed North Judson Town Council members about the Club’s plans Monday night.Continue reading
Knox City Council members will discuss funding for a school resource officer when they meet tonight.Continue reading
A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the City of Knox and the Starke County Economic Development Foundation was up for approval during Wednesday night’s city council meeting.Continue reading
It took nearly a year, but the Starke County Commissioners signed a contract with the Starke County Economic Development Foundation for two years. Continue reading
The Town of Hamlet is moving closer to creating a new comprehensive plan. Up to 90 percent of the cost is expected to be covered by grant funding distributed by the state. In order to qualify, the town council has begun the process of updating two of its ordinances.
The Starke County Commissioners held a public hearing Monday night on a Broadband Readiness Planning Grant.
The Starke County Council members will consider several budget transfer requests when they meet tonight.