The City of Knox says it is taking steps to limit the presence of mosquitoes in the community.
LaPorte Police conducted additional enforcement patrols in July and August and hundreds were issued warnings and citations as a result.
The Town of Culver is ready to move ahead with a few street projects now that Community Crossings grant funds have been received.
During a special session on Tuesday afternoon, the Town Council considered bids received for two projects. Paving is planned for Main Street in Culver between Madison and Davis Streets.
Starke County is poised to save 11 percent on insurance premiums over last year. Carrie Block from First Choice Insurance in North Judson told the county commissioners Monday the decline is mostly due to fewer workman’s compensation claims over the past three years. Overall the county will save $52,435, as premiums dropped from $473,982 to $421,547 for 2016-17. Continue reading
Culver’s former movie theater will be getting some recognition during a series of events this weekend. The 1920s-era theater was most recently known as the Uptown Cinema, before closing in 2012. It was also called the El Rancho Theater, the Lakeside Cinema, and the Palms at other points during its nearly-nine-decade history. Continue reading
Knox Police and the Starke County Sheriff’s Department made a pair of arrests on Friday following the discovery of a meth lab.
The Starke County Commissioners have reluctantly agreed to another 30 day extension of the Starke Hospital lease. The county owns the property and building at the corner of Culver Road and South Heaton Street, but the hospital is managed by Tennessee-based Community Health Systems. Their plans are to build a new hospital on the site and tear the current building down once it’s complete. Continue reading
The Knox Board of Zoning Appeals is happy with the cleanup efforts at a local pawn shop. The board previously considered imposing a fine on 1st Choice Pawn and Loan, due to the condition of its South Heaton Street property. During Monday’s meeting, though, board members noted that the condition of the site had improved over the past couple weeks, enough for them to drop plans for a fine. Continue reading
Starke County has a relatively high smoking rate, meaning it also has an increased rate of residents diagnosed with COPD.
The disease, which stands for Chronic Pulmonary Obstructive Disease, is typically associated with shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing and weakness. COPD is made up of chronic emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
Code enforcement efforts by the City of Knox have hit a bit of a snag. Building inspector Bruce Williams has had no success contacting the owner of the house at 202 N. Pearl Street. During their June 22nd meeting, the Knox Board of Works gave him a maximum of 60 days to make significant interior and exterior repairs to the property. Continue reading
August rains have prompted emergency situations in some portions of the state, but in Northwest Indiana, it may have done some good for corn and soybeans.
Hamlet residents will have one more chance to take part in a town-wide yard sale. Clerk-Treasurer Kristina Pitts told the town council last week that the yard sales that took place during the Yellowstone Trail Fest experienced a poor turnout due to rain. Continue reading
The Culver Town Council will convene for a pair of meetings on Tuesday.
LaPorte County authorities are announcing a drug bust that resulted in three arrests.
A boil order remains in effect for residents in the southwest section of LaCrosse. That’s the area south of Front Street and west of U.S. 421. Continue reading
Moving Starke County Forward is working to reduce the stigma attached to drug abuse and deaths due to overdoses. The 56 ribbons that have lined the front lawn of Starke Hospital for the past few weeks represent local lives lost to drug overdoses over the past seven years. They were moved to Wythogan Park in Knox last night for the second annual candlelight vigil to remember lives lost and celebrate those who are in recovery. Continue reading
The B & H Supply building could have water in the coming weeks.
At the Knox Board of Works meeting on Wednesday, Water Superintendent Todd Gardner explained the proposed site for future learning opportunities through the SCILL center does not have access to city water.
Motorists traveling between Medaryville and Francesville on U.S. 421 will need to find another route for the next few days. INDOT has shut down the highway between State Roads 14 and 114 for chip sealing. It’s scheduled to reopen Wednesday, weather permitting. Continue reading
Hamlet’s drinking water is now in compliance with Indiana Department of Environmental Management regulations. The town has been required to conduct additional water testing since it failed lead and copper tests in 2014. Continue reading
The Starke County Commissioners will meet in special session this evening to take care of a couple of time-sensitive items. Another extension of the lease between the county and operators of Starke Hospital is required in order to finalize a new agreement between the entities. Continue reading