Richard’s of Toto has announced that its 30 foot tall “Muffler Man” sculpture of a Native American has seen one of the arms put back into place. A new coat of paint has also been applied.
Governor Mike Pence is taking steps to fight drug abuse in Indiana. He has created the Governor’s Task Force on Drug Enforcement, Treatment, and Prevention. Continue reading
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.
MPI Products was recently recognized by Ford Motor Company for supplier quality, but employees at the factory have grown increasingly frustrated with union negotiations currently taking place.
Fulton and White Counties are among eight in Indiana in which a secretarial disaster declaration has been approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That means farmers can get low-interest emergency loans for crop damage and losses caused by rain and flooding since May 1. Continue reading
Families of children with autism now have a closer option for getting therapy. Last month, Lighthouse Autism Center opened a new location in Plymouth, and on September 24, it will have an open house from 5:00-6:30 p.m. Continue reading
Labor Day weekend historically marks the end of the recreational boating season in Indiana. Officers with the DNR Law Enforcement Division want it to be a safe one. Continue reading
Head 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
Classic 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
There’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
Monday is a holiday, and that means federal, state, and local government offices will be closed. That also means mail won’t be delivered. Continue reading
The 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
A new polling site was recently approved by the Starke County Commissioners in Hamlet, but work on the details may not be complete.
Moving 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
Indiana 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
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security is conducting a survey to figure out how prepared citizens are for emergencies and disasters. Continue reading
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
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
Starke County is now working to find a permanent replacement for Coroner Adam Gray.