A six-way race to choose the Democratic nominee for the Starke County Commissioner District 3 seat ends with Karen Tibbs being chosen to face Republican Charles Chesak in November. They’re hoping to replace Kent Danford, who is not seeking reelection. Tibbs received nearly 28 percent of the vote, while the second-place Democratic candidate, Joseph Woods only got 19 percent. Continue reading
It was a night of new contenders as the ballots were totaled on Tuesday in Pulaski County.
A mock traffic accident will be staged at 1:30 this afternoon at Oregon-Davis High School. School resource officer John Kohles says multiple squad cars and possibly a Med-Flight helicopter will be taking part in the demonstration. It aims to remind students of the dangers of impaired driving, during the week leading up to prom.
A house fire last week in Knox appears to have been set deliberately. That’s according to an investigation by the State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Starke County Sheriff’s Department. Continue reading
Preliminary autopsy results indicate the North Judson man whose body was pulled from a ditch on Kankakee Fish and Wildlife Area property Monday afternoon may have drowned. DNR Law Enforcement spokesman Shawn D. Brown says 22-year-old Stephen Argady had water in his lungs, and alcohol was detected in his system. Continue reading
The DNR Division of Law Enforcement is investigating the apparent drowning death of a North Judson man yesterday near the Starke-LaPorte County line. Continue reading
Starke County voters who did not cast ballots during the absentee period will need to vote in their assigned precincts today.
Turnout has been healthy so far, according to officials with the Starke County Clerk’s Office. Absentee voting wrapped up yesterday at noon, with a total of 1,081 votes cast. Of those, 867 were in person, 160 were mailed in, 33 were cast by traveling board and one came from a military member. Continue reading
Pulaski County is sporting a few contested races during today’s Primary Election, but one party has a few more.
Indiana is in the national spotlight for its role in nominating each party’s presidential candidate. Republicans Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and John Kasich will square off in a dwindling number of races prior to the GOP convention. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton is facing Bernie Sanders.
Pulaski Memorial Hospital has taken steps to finance upgrades to its facilities.
Plans call for the expansion of the Rural Health Clinic and the replacement of the Specialist Clinic building. Officials with the hospital presented their plans to the Pulaski County Commissioners on Monday night.
The Starke County Commissioners may opt for quality over quantity when it comes to the comfort of courthouse staff in the proposed renovation plans. They’re in the midst of finalizing the bid packets for updates to the courthouse and renovations of the former jail across the street. Continue reading
The results of today’s Argos school funding referendum could have an effect on the Culver Community Schools Corporation. Argos school officials have said that if the proposal to raise the property tax levy fails, the corporation would be forced to find ways to consolidate with other local school districts. Continue reading
The Culver Community Schools Corporation’s Marketing Team continues working to get the corporation’s new brand out into the community. They’ve announced a new fundraiser to help pay for banners, signs, and other marketing materials with the new logos, as well as updates to the corporation’s website. Continue reading
A local nonprofit organization is committed to helping children learn and grow through after school programs. Starke County Youth Club Program Director Melissa Smith says they are offered at all three elementary and middle schools in the county, along with Oregon-Davis High School. Continue reading
Spring clean up dumpster days in the City of Knox are coming up next weekend. Residents will be able to dispose of large, bulky items not suitable for weekly trash pickup from Friday, May 13th through Sunday, May 15th. Continue reading
Today is the last chance to vote early before tomorrow’s primary election. For Starke County residents, in-person absentee voting takes place in the County Courthouse in Knox from 8 a.m. until noon. In Pulaski County, voters can cast their ballots today from 9:30 to noon at the Pulaski County Public Library. Continue reading
The Starke County Commissioners will continue their discussion of renovation plans for the old jail and courthouse when they meet this evening. Last week officials met with representatives from the Starke County Historical Society to review the plans and get their blessing, since the courthouse is the oldest building in the county. Work is scheduled to start in July and wrap up by the end of the year, according to a previously announced timeline. Continue reading
The City of Knox is investing in infrastructure updates to benefit the workforce training programs offered through the SCILL Center. The Starke County Economic Development Foundation recently acquired the old B&H Supply building on South Heaton Street. Continue reading
Winamac residents may see a slight bump in their sewer rates in the near future. During a presentation to the Winamac Town Council last week, Eric Walsh with accounting firm Umbaugh and Associates said the town’s utilities are generally doing well financially. Continue reading
Celebrate life and make a difference this Election Day by giving blood. The American Red Cross is hosting a drive tomorrow at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church on South Heaton Street in Knox in honor of WKVI morning show host Tom Berg. He was diagnosed last summer with Stage 4 cancer and is on medical leave during his treatment. Tom used to be a faithful blood donor but is no longer able to give due to his medical condition. Continue reading
Students entering Kindergarten or Pre-School during the 2016/17 school year will have an opportunity to learn more and ask a few questions.