The Town of Winamac is looking for potential members for its new park board. The Winamac Town Council formally established the park and recreation board during a special session Thursday. Continue reading
The Knox City Council will consider an overhaul of the local golf cart ordinance at their next meeting. Review copies of the proposal were handed out to city council members Tuesday for review. Mayor Dennis Estok says there are quite a few proposed changes. The biggest is a requirement that golf cart owners register the vehicles. They would be subject to inspections, and an annual fee would be charged. Continue reading
Saturday marks the last opportunity for weekend early and absentee voting leading up to the May 3rd primary election.
Absentee voting has been ongoing in the state since early April. Voting hours continue to be offered during the weekdays at the Starke County Clerk’s office in Knox, but also at Winamac Branch of the Pulaski County Public Library.
The Town of Culver is taking the next steps in preparation for what they hope will lead them to being named the winner of Indiana’s Stellar Communities program.
Tippecanoe Township in Pulaski County has a new trustee after the Democratic Party caucused for the post on Wednesday.
The City of Knox has four houses ready for demolition as part of their blight elimination grant process. Sewer and water lines to all four properties have been capped, and NIPSCO has disconnected utilities. Continue reading
Wayne Township residents who’ve received an income survey are being reminded to fill it out and return it as soon as possible, in order for the North Judson-Wayne Township community center project to move ahead. A sufficient response rate is necessary, in order to determine whether grant funding will be available from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. Continue reading
Synthetic marijuana is big problem for law enforcement, and a potentially deadly one. Detective Dave Combs from the Knox Police Department says it’s packaged like traditional cannabis and smoked in the same manner, but that’s where the similarities end. Continue reading
All day today, Ancilla College is asking donors to “Join the Charge” by taking part in its second annual Day of Giving. Ancilla is hoping to get 200 donors to give at least $24 each. Continue reading
Motorcycle enthusiasts once again have the chance to mark the start of the biking season with a Blessing of the Bikes tomorrow at Kersting’s Cycle Center south of North Judson. Pastor James Young from Heartland Christian Center in North Judson, a motorcycle rider himself, will share the message this year, before going around and blessing the bikes for safe travels. Continue reading
The Knox Police Department is looking to add a four-legged crime fighter to its ranks. They received approval from the board of works to purchase a K-9 to assist with drug investigations and searches. Continue reading
Heroin use is a growing concern for local law enforcement. Detective Dave Combs with the Knox Police Department says it first showed up in Starke County a few years ago and quickly grew in popularity. He says it typically comes into the area from the south side of Chicago and South Bend. The drug is derived from the opium plant and is imported from Mexico. Combs adds users can buy a folded foil packet of heroin for about $20 and get high. Continue reading
The downtown revitalization program for Hamlet was given a green light last night for starting Phase I of the project. This step includes some 200-feet of new sidewalk and curb and the installation of three new antique street lights. In another improvement program, a 50-50 sidewalk and handicap ramp was approved for installation at the Hamlet American Legion. Continue reading
The new venue for the annual Knox fireworks display will be put to the test next week. Mayor Dennis Estok told the city council Tuesday evening Mad Bomber will be at Wythogan Park on Wednesday, May 4th at dusk to set off a few practice shells and test visibility. Members of the Knox Fire Department will be standing by to assist. Continue reading
The Winamac Town Council will be reviewing the town’s annual utility reports during a special session today. Representatives with Umbaugh and Associates will be present to go over the reports. Continue reading
The City of Knox will once again be hosting the National Day of Prayer Breakfast.
The Town of Culver is looking to follow-up on an information project that was discussed several years ago.
During Tuesday night’s Culver Town Council meeting, Representatives of the Culver and Lake Maxinkuckee Visitors Center approached the council about approving the purchase of kiosks to be placed in the community’s downtown and park.
Many law enforcement agencies around the country are teaming up for a Prescription Drug Take Back Event on Saturday. This will be the 11th nationwide Drug Take Back Day. It’s sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration and aims to prevent drug abuse and theft by helping people properly dispose of their prescription drugs. Continue reading
As the summer months approach, Culver will once again be hosting history boat cruises on Lake Maxinkuckee.
Officers were called to the area of State Road 2 and Country Road 450 East around 10:15 Wednesday morning as a result of the crash.