At the recent meeting of the Knox City Council, Starke County Development Foundation Director, Charles Weaver, requested that the Council change the name of the Knox Industrial Park to the Starke County Rail Park. The Council unanimously approved the name change and the proposal will be taken to the Starke County Commissioners for approval. The name was changed to give it a county feel rather than a city feel.
Knox-Center Township Fire Chief, Kenny Pfost, gave the Council an end-of-year report from the fire department. The department had 205 total calls which is the most the department has ever had. Of those calls, 29 were brush fires, 54 medical lift assists, 46 crash assist calls, 16 structure fires and 60 other calls which include rescues, traffic control or other service calls. Pfost also reported that the department came in under budget for the year. The fire department’s operating year runs from December 1st to November 30th.