Public Hearing Scheduled to Review N.J.-S.P. Superintendent Contract

NJ-SP School Board 2015-2016North The North Judson-San Pierre School Board is finalizing the superintendent search process. A public hearing is scheduled Monday, May 9 at 6 p.m. at the administration building to review the proposed contract for Lynn Johnson’s permanent replacement. She stepped down at the end of December. Dr. Robert Boyd has been serving in an interim capacity since January, with that appointment set to run out on June 30th. Continue reading

Habitat for Humanity Eyes Knox for Future Home Site


Starke-Pulaski Habitat for Humanity officials would like to work with the City of Knox to get some properties back on the tax rolls. Executive Director Steve Morrison told the board of works last week the goal is to help families with young children have a decent place to live by providing them an interest-free mortgage on a decent home in exchange for “sweat equity.” Continue reading

Starke County Youth Club Embraces Opportunities


The Starke County Youth Club has been teaching life skills to local youngsters for the past 15 years, according to Executive Director Irene Szakonyi.

“Kids today deserve our respect and our time, but they have to be given the opportunity to learn the right choice for them and to learn the consequences if they don’t make the right choice. Having that network and that structure gives kids practice at being good people. Continue reading

K-9’s Future Brings Options for Pulaski County

Pulaski County Sheriff's Deputy Travis Clark and K-9 Gil
Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputy Travis Clark and K-9 Gil

Pulaski County has a few decisions to make about the future of K-9 Gil.

The handling officer for the animal has decided to accept a job in White County. The dog originally cost Pulaski County about $8-thousand with another $8-thousand for training. What to do with the K-9 Unit is now up to the discretion of the Pulaski County Commissioners.
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Starke County Youth Club Provides Structure, Teaches Accountability


The after-school programs offered by the Starke County Youth Club at sites around the county provide homework help, hands-on learning and more to participants. Program director Melissa Smith says it keeps youngsters who would otherwise be home alone until a parent or other caregiver arrives a structured setting in which they can avoid getting into mischief. Continue reading

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.