The demolition of a Medaryville home as part of a blight elimination project continues to create headaches for Pulaski County Building Inspector Doug Hoover, a year after the house was torn down. “Everything was done, completed,” he told the county council Monday. “[Building Department Assistant] Karla [Kreamer] and I did everything we were supposed to do. About a week before the last date, the state comes in and says they wanted it cleaned up. It wasn’t to their specs. Six months I waited. They could have told me six months ago. Now I had to jump through hoops.”
The Starke County Community Foundation is holding a holiday open house on November 28th in conjunction with Giving Tuesday.
The Tuesday after Thanksgiving is celebrated annually as Giving Tuesday. It follows the popular shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday and is held as a way to kick off the charitable season. The initiative is meant to inspire individuals to give back locally.
Next Tuesday, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. come down to the Starke County Community Foundation office facility located in the former North Judson-San Pierre middle school office suite at 950 Campbell Drive. You can enjoy some holiday treats and learn about this year’s impact. Continue reading
The Culver Community Schools’ Band program will receive four years of financial assistance thanks to a generous donation from a local family who wishes to remain anonymous. The family agreed to provide $10,000 to the band this year and an additional $5,000 annually for the next three years.
Culver Community School Band Director Jason Crittendon explained that the money will be utilized for various things that will assist the students significantly such as instrument repairs that have been needed for some time but funds haven’t been available until now and new instruments that the school doesn’t currently own. Continue reading
For the first time in awhile, the law-enforcement agencies of Starke County are joining the state-wide Operation Pull Over campaign. The initiative started on Friday and will run through December 3rd. During this time, there will be increased patrols where officers will be on the look out for motorists violating the seat belt and impaired driving laws.
North Judson Town Marshall Kelly Fisher said her officers will be joining members of the Hamlet and Knox Police Departments as well as the Starke County Sheriff’s Office with the operation. She said it’s important to have this blitz at this time of the year since more people are out on the road visiting friends and family for the holidays.
One bit of advice she had for motorists was to have a designated driver if they plan to be attending a party where they’ll be drinking. She explained the procedure of what happens when an officer has probable cause to pull a vehicle over for driving under the influence. Continue reading
Gas prices are starting to head back down after a large spike last week, but they’re expected to stay above last year’s levels as the Thanksgiving travel season approaches. That’s according to GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. Continue reading
Culver residents can help make sure everyone in the community has a Thanksgiving turkey. The Culver Middle and Elementary School Student Councils are teaming up for a turkey drive. Continue reading
Thanksgiving is a week away, and the experts at Butterball are once again standing by with advice for novice and veteran cooks. Carol from the Butterball Turkey Tip Line says it’s important to make sure you buy a big enough bird. Continue reading
Experts with the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line are standing by to answer any questions you may have about how to prepare the main dish for your Thanksgiving meal. Amy Roska has been dishing out cooking advice for seven years. She says the bird should be baked breast side up. Continue reading
If you’re hitting the road for Thanksgiving, be on the lookout for more police patrols. Indiana State Police as well, as local law enforcement agencies, are increasing their presence on Indiana roadways for the holiday period. Continue reading
Government offices will be closed and mail won’t be delivered tomorrow because of the Thanksgiving holiday. Continue reading
The LaPorte Police Department will be stepping up patrols during the Thanksgiving travel period.
Between Thanksgiving and New Years day, the average household produces about 25 percent more waste than normal. Continue reading
Federal, state and local government offices are all closed tomorrow in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Many are also closed on Friday, so keep that in mind if you’ve got business to tend. Your best bet is to call first. In Knox, Thursday’s trash pickup route will be run on Friday instead this week. Also, Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles branches that are normally open on Fridays will be closed this week in observance of the holiday. Mail will not be delivered tomorrow, but normal delivery schedules will resume Friday.
Americans will consume an estimated 736 million pounds of turkey tomorrow, according to the National Turkey Federation. Preparation methods vary and are largely a matter of personal preference. One that’s gained tremendous popularity in recent years is deep frying. Experts from the Butterball Turkey Tip Line offer suggestions to do so safely. Continue reading
The dinner is free and will feature the traditional favorites: turkey, dressing, potatoes, gravy, and more – even dessert! The meal will be served on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Family Life Center, 1600 S. Heaton St. in Knox.
This is an annual event and all are welcome.
It looks like a Thanksgiving meal will cost a little less this year, according to an informal survey of grocery costs from Indiana Farm Bureau.
The average cost for this year’s Thanksgiving meal for 10 is $48.12 which is $3 less than last year’s average. The shopping list includes turkey, bread stuffing, sweet potatoes, rolls with butter, peas, cranberries, a relish tray of carrots and celery, pumpkin pie with whipped cream, and both coffee and milk.
The familiar sound of ringing bells will be heard Thanksgiving weekend until Christmas Eve, as Salvation Army volunteer bell ringers will be stationed throughout the area requesting donations for the organization. Volunteer bell ringers are needed to help raise funds so needy families in Starke County can be assisted financially with basic needs.