U.S. 30 Freeway Project Failing to Generate Support from INDOT

Interest in upgrading U.S. 30 to freeway standards doesn’t appear to be as high as previously thought, and that’s drawing frustration from Hamlet officials. Ron Gifford with the Starke County Economic Development Foundation told the town council Wednesday that the Indiana Department of Transportation is looking at other projects now and doesn’t appear interested in U.S. 30.

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Uncertainty with U.S. 30 Plans Draws Concerns from Hamlet Council President

Uncertainty about the future of U.S. 30 is making it hard for Hamlet to attract businesses, according to Town Council President Dave Kesvormas. During last week’s meeting, he said that local officials have been told that INDOT wants to upgrade U.S. 30 to freeway standards, but now, they’re hearing proposals for a J-turn intersection at State Road 39.

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Knox Woman Gives Birth in Car on State Road 49


A Knox woman ended up having a baby in the backseat of a car Monday, before she could make it to the hospital.

The Northwest Indiana Times says it happened shortly after 9:00 a.m. in Valparaiso. The woman’s husband was driving her to Porter Regional Hospital, when he had to pull over near State Road 49 and Vale Park Road. The 32-year-old woman gave birth to a healthy baby boy with no complications.

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