North Judson Resident Air Lifted to Illinois Hospital Following Home Injury

A resident had to be airlifted to an Illinois hospital after receiving a severe injur at a North Judson home on Wednesday.

According to Town Marshal Kelly Fisher, NJPD, the North Judson-Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department and Starke County EMS all responded to a severe injury call at a residence on George Street around 4 p.m. on January 9th.

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Driver Reportedly Airlifted Following Sunday Afternoon Crash

Around 12:20 p.m. on Sunday, December 30th, the Starke County Dispatch Center alerted emergency officials of an accident near 1740 S on State Road 39.

Dispatch reports that Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS, the North Judson Police Department and the North Judson-Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene.

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Safety Officials Learn Basic Skills to Help Save Pets and Advanced Techniques for Police Dogs

Safety Officials in Starke County are prepared to perform various life-saving techniques for pets and police K9s thanks to a training course held on Wednesday.

The class was taught by Dr. Lisa Booth from the Vale Park Animal Hospital and it was attended by members from local fire departments, the Starke County EMS as well as officers from the Knox, North Judson and Starke County K9 Units. Continue reading

Starke County Council, Commissioners to Meet Tonight

The Starke County Council members will hold several public hearings on budgets tonight. Those public hearings will include the budgets for Starke County, North Judson-San Pierre School Corporation, Starke County Airport, Solid Waste Department, and the Koontz Lake Conservancy District. A public hearing is also set for the Cumulative Capital Development Fund Additional Appropriation.

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Starke County Commissioners Receive Update from EMS Staff

The Starke County EMS staff is learning how to use their new software.

EMS Director Travis Clary told the commissioners this week that they met with Health EMS officials on Friday to go over the new report writing software. The new software will allow the office to report required statistics to the state. The previous software was no longer compliant in this capacity.

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Starke County Community Foundation Impact Grant Utilized to Help Save Lives

SCCF Director of Development Sarah Origer Hands Check over to Starke County EMS Director Travis Clary

A recent impact grant awarded by the Starke County Community Foundation is helping local emergency personnel save lives.

Starke County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) used the $14,350 they received from the SCCF to purchase a LUCAS CPR Device, and paid for one year of maintenance for the medical apparatus. The technology performs non-stop CPR, freeing the EMS responder to treat and transport the patient to the emergency room. Continue reading

Starke County EMS Collaborates with School Officials in Preparation for Football Season

Photo Source: Starke County EMS FB Page

As the start of the school year approaches and sports practices will soon be underway,  local medical professionals have been coordinating with school officials to help them prepare for the upcoming football season.

This week on social media, Starke County EMS representatives shared that they recently spoke with the athletic trainers from Knox and LaPorte Schools about transferring an injured athlete from the trainers care to EMS crews. Continue reading

Indiana State Police Investigate Death of Starke County Woman

The Indiana State Police are currently conducting an investigation into the death of 36-year-old Tiffany Witham, of Knox.

The Starke County Sheriff’s Office and EMS were called to a local residence around 2 a.m. on Sunday, June 24th. Starke County Coroner Dannie Hoffer reported that he arrived at there around 2:30 a.m. and Witham was pronounced deceased at the scene. Continue reading

One Occupant Sustains Injuries After 2-Vehicle Crash on 300 E and 250 N

One person was transported to the hospital for injuries, following a two-vehicle crash in Starke County on Thursday afternoon.

According to the Starke County Central Dispatch Center, a pick-up truck and passenger car collided at the intersection of 250 N and 300 E. The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, the Knox Fire Department and Starke County EMS responded to the scene. Continue reading