Starke County favored Republicans in many key races in Tuesday’s election. The race to replace Kent Danford as the District 3 County Commissioner ended with Charles Chesak gaining 59 percent of the vote, compared to 37 percent for Democrat Karen Tibbs. Meanwhile, Kathy Norem keeps her District 1 seat, after defeating Buddy Ringle by a margin of 65-to-35 percent. Continue reading
The Starke County Park Board has asked that a food vendor at the Bass Lake Beach and Campground use another facility to store their goods.
August unemployment rates have been released, and Starke County appears to have ticked up a bit from the previous month.
Saturday marks the last opportunity for weekend early and absentee voting leading up to the May 3rd primary election.
Absentee voting has been ongoing in the state since early April. Voting hours continue to be offered during the weekdays at the Starke County Clerk’s office in Knox, but also at Winamac Branch of the Pulaski County Public Library.
The Starke County EMA Department is hoping to disseminate information more quickly, but it may take some public participation.
Two Knox men were arrested on Wednesday after Starke County authorities allegedly found them in possession of heroin.
Starke County is releasing information about an overdose incident that occurred near North Judson late last week.
An annual study ranking Indiana’s counties by health factors and outcomes has been released, and Starke County is ranked near the bottom.
The Starke County Election Board plans to revisit a resolution intended to structure the duties of the Election Day inspectors.
Starke and Pulaski Counties will have more options for juvenile offenders thanks to an expanded state program. They are among 13 counties the state is adding to the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) this year. It seeks to improve outcomes for underage offenders while ensuring public safety. Continue reading
The Starke County Commissioners are looking for a very specific candidate to fill a recently vacated position. The death of Dr. Joseph Bartush created an opening on the health board. Membership criteria are defined in Indiana Code and include various members of the medical profession. Balance between political parties is also necessary. Continue reading
A program to help abused and neglected kids in Starke County through the court system has gotten national certification. The Starke County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program is made up of volunteers who give of their time to help these children. Continue reading
A bill designed to make legal the Sunday sales of alcohol for carry-out in Indiana has failed a committee vote.
The Public Policy Committee – which was overseeing the legislation – voted down the bill on an 8-5 vote. The language was authored by State Representative Tom Dermody of LaPorte.
The construction of a new facility for an expanding Knox business will remain on schedule after Knox Mayor Dennis Estok administratively authorized the purchase of a lift station to serve the site. City officials previously agreed to run water and sewer lines to the new Traffic Control Specialists, Inc. location west of Toll Brothers and Knox Fertilizer in the industrial park. The company broke ground on the project in November. A May 27th ribbon cutting is scheduled. Continue reading
Knox residents will have the chance to share their ideas and concerns with city officials next week. Mayor Dennis Estok will be holding a town hall meeting at 6:00 p.m. Monday at the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center. Continue reading
An area state senator is hoping their legislation will be able to impact the operations of local water and wastewater utility service providers.
The soon-to-be new operators of IU Health Starke Hospital now have a signed lease in effect with the county for the facility. Continue reading
Water and sewer rate increases received the final approval of the Knox City Council Tuesday. That was in spite of the continued opposition of council member Tim Manns. Continue reading
The deadline is approaching for Indiana residents to sign-up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, and several organizations are hoping to target rural Hoosiers.