Park Board to Ask for Delay of Additional Forest Study

starke-county-courthouseThe Starke County Commissioners will be asked to delay the additional study of land in the Starke County Forest.

Flooding on a neighboring property prompted the County’s Drainage Board to determine beaver activity was the culprit. The beaver dam blocking the culvert was subsequently removed, draining a marsh that has been in the location for decades.
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Monterey Days Festival Gets Underway Tonight

Monterey Days FestivalHead to Monterey for a weekend of fun during the 18th annual Monterey Days Festival. This year’s theme is “Your Window to the World.” Festivities get underway at 6 p.m. EDT with the Mister and Miss Monterey Days Pageant. Food and craft booths will also be open. After the pageant, Ruff Kutt entertainment will play music. Continue reading

Car Collectors Encouraged to Support Oldies for Alzheimer’s

Calvin Bailey MobilGasClassic car enthusiasts can showcase their wheels for a good cause during this weekend’s Marshall County Blueberry Festival. Schedule your professional mini photo session shoot at the Mobilgas station on Jefferson Street on Sunday or Monday. Continue reading

Knox Harvest Festival Pageant Entry Deadline Approaching

pageantThere’s still time for Starke County youngsters to enter the Harvest Festival Pageant. The competition will take place Saturday, Sept. 12th at 3 p.m. at the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center in Knox. The Little Miss and Mister Pageant is open to boys and girls between the ages of 3 and 5, and girls between the ages of 16 and 18 are eligible for the Miss Harvest Festival competition. Continue reading

Knox Plan Commission Recommends Industrial Park Zoning Change

Traffic Control Ssytems IncThe Knox City Planning Commission recommends the rezoning of 16 acres of land in the Knox Industrial Park from residential to light manufacturing to accommodate a proposed business expansion. Planning Commission President Jeff Berg says the existing Traffic Control Specialists, Inc. facility on 300 South/Klockner Drive is bursting at the seams. He says they want to expand into a new building at the corner of Pacific Avenue/50 South and 250 East. Continue reading

Moving Starke County Forward Announces New Challenge

movingstarkeforwardMoving Starke County Forward organizers are striving to improve health outcomes for local residents with a new healthy challenge. They cite statistics from 2011 that indicate 37 percent of adults ages 20 and over in Starke County reported no leisure-time physical activity. They say this plays a factor in Starke County ranking 90th of 92 counties in terms of healthy outcomes. Continue reading

IU Health Announces Leadership Changes

IU HealthIndiana University Health President and CEO Daniel F. Evans, Jr. is retiring. He is relinquishing his role as president but will continue to serve as CEO of the statewide health system until May 1, 2016. IU Health Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Dennis M. Murphy will be promoted to president of the organization, effective immediately. He will take over as CEO in May when Evans retires and will continue to serve as COO until a successor is named. Continue reading

John Glenn Teacher Receives National Recognition

John Glenn principal William Morton presents award to teacher John Thomas.

John Glenn principal William Morton presents award to teacher John Thomas.

A John Glenn High School teacher is again getting national recognition. John Thomas has been honored by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards after his student Holly Rowe’s work was recognized at the group’s 2015 event in New York. Continue reading

Starke County Students to Attend Third Annual Manufacturers Day

Seventh graders from around Starke County will get a look at the local manufacturing industry. October 8 is the third annual Manufacturers Day celebration, sponsored by the Starke County Economic Development Foundation. Continue reading