Starke Circuit Judge Kim Hall sentenced the Knox man convicted last month of murdering his estranged wife, kidnapping an employee from Mark Bailey’s Discount Center and carjacking an English Lake couple last June to 105 years in prison with no time suspended. Continue reading
Moving Starke County Forward is trying to take the stigma out of drug overdoses with a Sunday evening event at Wythogan Park in Knox. Advocates and community members will remember the 61 lives lost in Starke County with a candlelight vigil and share information about the perils and pitfalls of drug use. Jordan Morris from Starke County Community Corrections says people who use drugs are less likely to be aware of the potential consequences of their actions. She says common rationalizations include “I know my limit” or “I always test what I get first, so I know the strength of it.” She adds mixing different types of drugs can often prove fatal. Continue reading
The Starke County Surveyor says he will not be responding to a letter asking that a Drainage Board decision be halted for further consideration.
No date has been set, but Pulaski County may be hoping for some positive outcomes resulting from an auction planned for the Pleasant View Rest Home.
The second annual WoodStarke will be taking place in Wythogan Park in Knox tomorrow. Continue reading
The checkered flag will drop on the annual Moving Starke County Forward fitness challenge tomorrow. Team and individual awards will be presented at 2 p.m. during the WoodStarke festival at Wythogan Park in Knox. Continue reading
A re-creation of Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train will be rolling into Francesville. Continue reading
The Northern Indiana Power from the Past summer power show may have been canceled this year, but you still have a chance to see some antique farm machinery in action. Continue reading
It’s almost time for the Marshall County Blueberry Festival, and once again, the festival promises fun and entertainment for the entire family. Continue reading
The Knox man convicted last month of murdering his estranged wife, kidnapping an employee from Mark Bailey’s Discount Center and carjacking an English Lake couple last June will learn his fate today. Gary Chavez is due in Starke Circuit Court for a sentencing hearing this morning. A jury of eight men and four women returned guilty verdicts after about 90 minutes of deliberations. Defense attorney David Welter argued unsuccessfully for a conviction of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Kimberly Chavez of Portage and of auto theft instead of carjacking. Continue reading
The parking lot at the Henry F. Schricker Public Library in Knox will be closed today for repaving. Continue reading
The proposed relocation of a Knox business will require upgrades to the water and sewer systems in the Knox Industrial Park. Traffic Control Specialists hopes to break ground this fall on a new building at the southeast corner of 250 East and Pacific Avenue south of Toll Brothers and west of Knox Fertilizer. Continue reading
A Knox factory has gotten Ford’s highest distinction for supplier quality. Continue reading
Nearly 47,000 Hoosiers are at risk of losing their benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. A federal waiver letting Indiana residents forgo work requirements is expiring. Continue reading
Starke Circuit Judge Kim Hall accepted pleas from and sentenced a pair of defendants yesterday in Starke Circuit Court. Continue reading
Chalk up another first at the Starke County Justice Center. Judge Kim Hall conducted the first hearings in the circuit courtroom at the facility yesterday. Continue reading
Those overseeing the Hometown Collaboration Initiative in Pulaski County may just now be getting their feet wet.
A loose group of organizers is hoping to identify issues related to the production of local food, and maybe improve health and nutrition in the process.
The Starke County Bicentennial Committee is moving ahead with making a design that will be used on promotional place mats and posters. Continue reading
The Town of Culver got their first taste of an ordinance that looks to better control unsafe buildings in Marshall County.