Bass Lake Beach May Open Sunday

The Bass Lake Beach could open as soon as Sunday. In an email Wednesday, Starke County Park Board Member Rik Ritzler told the rest of the board that the facility’s manager, Larry Clarich, is awaiting the results of required water testing. Ritzler said as long as there are no problems, Clarich plans to open the beach this Sunday.

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Crowdfunding Campaign Begins for Starke County Veteran’s War Memorial

A crowdfunding campaign led by the Starke County Park Board and the Northern Indiana Community Foundation, sponsored by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA), begins today to help gather funds toward the new Starke County Veteran’s War Memorial.  The memorial will be placed on the southeast corner of the Starke County Courthouse Square at Washington and Pearl Streets in Knox. 

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Bass Lake Beach and Campground Insurance Concerns Raised by Starke County Park Board

The operator of the Bass Lake Beach and Campground has reportedly allowed the site’s liability insurance to expire. Starke County Park Board Member Kathy Norem told the rest of the board last week that she had asked the Auditor’s Office for an update on the insurance policy Callahan Development, LLC is required to have.

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Starke County Park Board Approves Documents for Veteran’s Memorial Project

Several preliminary steps for the new Starke County Veteran’s Memorial were approved by the county park board Tuesday. The memorial will be placed on the southeast corner of the courthouse square. It will include the names of those killed in action in wars and conflicts dating back to the Civil War, etched in a black granite stone.

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Starke County Park Board Denies Rent Credit for Bass Lake Campground Electrical Upgrades

Starke County will not help the operator of the Bass Lake Campground with the cost of electrical upgrades. After six months of discussion, the county park board voted Tuesday to deny a request to deduct the $7,800 cost from the operator’s rent payment. The project would have increased the electrical capacity in the back half of the campground, to accommodate newer RVs.

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