The site of the new Starke County Sheriff’s Department and Detention Center east of Knox is looking less like a job site and more like a finished building. Crews have started grading around the building on State Road 8 at County Road 550 East and are getting ready to pave the parking areas. That work will be done before Thanksgiving, according to a schedule presented last week to the Starke County Building Corporation.
Sidewalks and curbs have been poured. Also several of the job site trailers have been removed from the property. The project remains on schedule and on budget. That means the jail will be ready for occupancy in the spring.