Marshall County Health Department to Implement Breastfeeding Education Programs


The Marshall County Health Department will be doing more to promote breastfeeding programs and support in the community due to a state mandate.

Annette Osborn from the health department explained to the Marshall County Council this week that a part-time WIC employee will need to increase work hours by four hours per week due to the new mandate for breastfeeding education.

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Starke County WIC Office Relocating

indiana-wic1Starke County’s WIC office is moving to a new location. They’re relocating from 17 to 15 North Main Street in Knox. Program officials say the move will save the county money, as the $600 monthly rent for the new site includes utilities. WIC provides nutrition assistance to expectant and new mothers and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk and meet income guidelines.

SCILL Center Staff and Students Encourage Community to Participate in Coat Drive

Mark Anderson
Mark Anderson

The SCILL Center staff and students are collecting coats for children and adults this holiday season.

“Anybody that has a good, used coat that they’d like to drop off, rather than take to Goodwill or put in a yard sale, you may donate it during this coat drive,” said SCILL Center Instructor, Mark Anderson. “In Knox, you can drop them off at Community Services of Starke County, Davis Auto, Integrity Skill in the Knox Mall, Starke United, or the WIC office. In North Judson, you can drop them off at Love INC., Bailey’s, or there’s a box at the North Judson Plaza. When we accumulate all of the coats, we’re going to take them to the Knox Schools and they have names of people throughout the community and a lot of students that need these coats and they’re going to disburse them. We’d like to try and end the program on December 5th.”

For more information, call (574) 772-8001.