Starke County Voters Narrow List of Candidates in County Races

  
 

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

O-D to Stage Mock Crash

First responders from the Hamlet and Koontz Lake Fire Departments assisted with the mock crash at Oregon-Davis.
First responders from the Hamlet and Koontz Lake Fire Departments assisted with last year’s mock crash at Oregon-Davis.

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.

Starke County Reports Strong Early Voting Turnout

  
 

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

Contested Races Make for Interesting Primary

 
 

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.

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Early Voting Ends Today

 
 

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

Starke Commissioners to Continue Courthouse Renovation Talks

starke-county-courthouseThe 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

Blood Drive Scheduled in Honor of WKVI’s Tom Berg

Tom BergCelebrate 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