Starke County EMS ambulances are now equipped to help the county’s four-legged law enforcement officers as well as civilian animals. The county ambulance service recently got a grant from Invisible Fence for free pet oxygen masks. Continue reading
An Indianapolis-based company offering to sell Starke County property owners copies of their deeds is not affiliated with county government. Starke County Recorder Lisa Minix says several people have received official-looking letters from “Local Records Office.” The company has an Indianapolis address and toll-free telephone number. Continue reading
Roads are slick this morning as a result of snow that fell overnight. Keep that in mind as you head out and give yourself some extra time to get to where you’re going. Continue reading
Prospective college students and their parents can get a crash course in financial aid from the staff at Ancilla College. They’re hosting financial aid workshops tonight at Knox High School and Monday at Oregon-Davis. Both sessions start at 6 p.m. CST. Continue reading
Starke Circuit Court Judge Kim Hall has filed a Declaration of Candidacy with the Indiana Secretary of State seeking reelection. Continue reading
North Judson officials will meet later this month with the three engineering firms they are considering for rehabilitation work to the town’s two water towers. Continue reading
The deadline to nominate torch-bearers to take part in Indiana’s Bicentennial Celebration is fast approaching.
It’s another cold start to the day. The combination of temperatures in the single digits and west winds of 5 to 15 miles per hour will make it feel much colder. Wind chills of between 5 and 15 below zero are expected through mid morning. Continue reading
Starke County Economic Development Foundation Executive Director Charlie Weaver will present his long-term vision for funds from the county economic development income tax to the county council when they meet this evening. In previous meetings Weaver has expressed a desire to invest in road improvements in the Knox Industrial Park to make it more attractive to businesses looking to relocate or expand. He’s also made mention of improvements in the Hamlet area. Continue reading
Knox Mayor Dennis Estok is bringing the city’s July 4th fireworks display back to Wythogan Park. They’ve taken place at the Starke County Airport northwest of Knox for the past several years. Estok wants to bring them back downtown to ensure youngsters are able to attend. His plans call for a parade to kick off the celebration. Continue reading
The North Judson Police Department once again has four patrol vehicles in its fleet. The town recently purchased two 2014 ½ Dodge Chargers to replace a 2011 Ford Crown Victoria and a 2013 Charger that were destroyed in a fire last October. Continue reading
“Project Attend,” a plan to improve school attendance of truant students, was discussed by the Knox School Board last night. Under the plan, school officials can inform the court of the student’s attendance records, grades, behavior and what they view is the problem as to why students are not attending regularly. Continue reading
The North Judson-San Pierre School Board will discuss the 2016-2017 school calendar when it meets this evening. Board members will also decide whether to approve the purchases of a bus and food services equipment. Continue reading
Gas prices in the immediate area have taken a dip in recent weeks.
Those trends are largely in line with predictions made by GasBuddy.com analysts during the holiday period. Gas was predicted to stay below $2 per gallon through the New Year, pushing as high at $1.99 in some areas.
The Internal Revenue Service is looking to help more middle income households file their tax returns for free.
This year, the Free File Alliance and the IRS have re-launched the Free File program. For 2016, there are 13 tax software providers that have made their federal tax return products available for free.
Bundle up before you head outside, as we’re in for another frigid day. The National Weather Service advises the coldest air of the season is ushering in bitter wind chills. Continue reading
An area state representative says he’s learned a lot, and is ready to try to legalize the Sunday sale of alcohol for carry-out.
A couple of new candidates have tossed their hat into the race for the Starke County Council At-large seats.
High school students and their parents will have the chance to learn more about how to pay for college at Knox High School Wednesday. Financial Aid staff from Ancilla College will give a presentation on where help is available and how to apply. Continue reading
The Starke County Historical Society is offering its supporters a shot at owning a piece Hoosier history. They’re raffling off the Indiana 200th Statehood Shotgun and NRA Indiana Hunting Tradition Rifle next month. Proceeds from the ticket sales will go to the New Museum Building Fund to help with renovation expenses for the former medical office building on South Heaton Street in Knox. Continue reading