The Starke County Commissioners reorganized during their first meeting of the year. Charlie Chesak was appointed as commission president, Kathy Norem was appointed Vice President while newly-elected Commissioner Bryan Cavendar was appointed secretary. County Attorney Marty Lucas was retained as counsel.Continue reading
Between 2009 and 2016, approximately $20,278 was overpaid to the Trustee and Deputy Trustee of Wayne Township, according to information found in a 2017 Indiana State Board of Accounts audit.
After a compliance report allegedly uncovered some discrepancies with salary and rent payments in Wayne Township, the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office began coordinating with the Indiana State Police on an investigation into the accusations made against Trustee Clara Schacht and her husband, Deputy Trustee Donald Schacht. Continue reading
According to Starke County Election Deputy Clerk Crystal McCarty-Taylor, people can file for a declaration of candidacy starting today anytime between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. and they have until February 9th at noon to file.
Interested individuals must come into the Starke County Clerk’s Office to file. She added that no exceptions will be made if the February deadline is missed.
Officials up for election in Starke County include the County Sheriff, Assessor, Coroner, Recorder and Auditor as well as the Prosecuting Attorney and Circuit Court Clerk. Elections will also be held for the County Commissioners in District 2 which includes California, Center and Davis Townships. Continue reading
North Judson may try again for grant funding for a planned community center. The project narrowly missed out on a Public Facilities Program grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. Continue reading
Funding for a planned North Judson-Wayne Township community center has been denied by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. Organizers were hoping to get a $500,000 Public Facilities Program grant to help cover the projected $840,000 cost. Continue reading
North Judson-Wayne Township firefighters are getting some new equipment, thanks to Wayne Township. Fire Chief Joe Leszek told the town council Monday that the township had purchased 10 new helmets for the fire department. Continue reading
Donations continue rolling in for the proposed North Judson-Wayne Township Community Center. North Judson Clerk-Treasurer Alicia Collins says about $10,000 has been collected so far in monetary donations. Organizers’ goal is $20,000, in order to maximize points to increase the town’s chances of getting a grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. Continue reading
The proposed North Judson-Wayne Township community center will be up for discussion during a public hearing this evening. Continue reading
Some additional grant funding may be available to help build a community center in North Judson. Clerk-Treasurer Alicia Collins told the town council Monday that the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs has increased the maximum amount of grant funding to $500,000 from $400,000 for the fall application round. Continue reading
The North Judson Town Council has officially chosen a site for a proposed community center. Last week, the council decided to stick with project organizers’ original plan to build the facility behind the town’s fire station. Continue reading
Wayne Township residents who’ve received an income survey are being reminded to fill it out and return it as soon as possible, in order for the North Judson-Wayne Township community center project to move ahead. A sufficient response rate is necessary, in order to determine whether grant funding will be available from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. Continue reading
Efforts continue to move forward to obtain grant funding for a new North Judson-Wayne Township community center. An update on the project was given during Monday’s North Judson Town Council meeting. Continue reading
North Judson and Wayne Township are moving forward with efforts to secure grant funding for a new community center. Next week, income surveys will be sent out to randomly chosen residents of Wayne Township, who live outside the Town of North Judson. Continue reading