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.
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.
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.
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.
County will utilize a new
vendor for railroad crossing inspections in the Industrial Park.
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.
The Starke County Commissioners discussed a contract with
the SCILL Center for county support for programs.
The Town of Hamlet will apparently continue to be represented on the Starke County Economic Development Foundation Board of Directors.
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.
Knox City Council members will discuss funding for a school resource officer when they meet tonight.
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.
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.
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.
The Starke County Economic Development Foundation hosted an asset mapping workshop in conjunction with representatives from the Office of Community and Rural Affairs Tuesday night.
Stellar Community Project Manager Michael Sinnet facilitated the exercise which was held at the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center. Over the last few months, SCEDF officials have been working with town, city and county representatives about a local Stellar initiative. Continue reading
The Starke County Economic Development Foundation wants to help community members of all ages find a job that’s right for them. That’s why they’re hosting a few different events this week that will highlight a variety of local career options.
Today, WorkOne is teaming up with the SCEDF to host a career fair from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. in the Knox Middle School auxiliary gym. Job seekers are invited to attend this event to find out more about the kind of opportunities that are out there. Attendees are asked to enter through door number five. Continue reading
The upcoming Manufacturing Day events in Starke County will be covered in part by a Purdue IN-MaC micro grant.
The Stellar Executive Team of Starke County has been assembled.
Starke County Economic Development Foundation Executive Director Larry Wickert is serving as one of the members and shared the other individuals who will be involved. Continue reading