Meeting Scheduled to Gather Ideas on Curbing Vandalism


The mayor of Knox is attempting to gather as many groups as possible to talk about the solutions to curb the ongoing vandalism issue in Wythogan Park.

Mayor Rick Chambers has organized a meeting for Wednesday, Aug. 13 at 6:30 p.m. CT at the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center to gather opinions from several groups to look at the problem from all angles.

Officers from the Knox City Police Department and the Starke County Sheriff’s Department, along with Knox city council members, Knox park board members, park employees, and officials from the prosecutor’s office, Starke County Community Corrections and the Starke County Probation Department are asked to bring ideas.

Invited are those who participate in sporting activities at the park. The mayor and city council are ready to hear any and all ideas to help keep the park free from damage.

Any member of the public is welcome to attend this meeting to be part of a task force to combat this issue.

Mayor Chambers stated in a recent meeting of the Knox city council that the park board is putting more money into repairing vandalism than moving forward with new improvements.