Judy A. Gudas

A celebration of life for Judy A. Gudas, 49, of Kewanna, will take place Friday, Aug. 7 at 11 a.m. EDT at Church of the Heartland in Winamac. Visitation is Thursday, Aug. 6 from 4 until 8 p.m. at the Good Family Funeral Home in Rochester and Friday, Aug. 7 from 10 a.m. until the […]

August Deadline Brings Additional Candidate Filings

Several candidates met the Monday deadline to file paperwork for office in Starke County. Communities hosting Town Conventions – which includes Hamlet and North Judson had a state deadline of August 3rd. Parties with more than one candidate for office will now decide which candidate represents the party heading into November’s General Election.

Starke County Bridge Report Notes Considerable Improvement

Highway superintendent Rik Ritzler says Starke County is on schedule to have no deficient bridges by 2020, according to the latest bridge inspection report. It finds the condition of the county’s bridges has significantly improved over the last two years, going from 17 to 12 deficient. Ritzler says that number should be down to 10 […]

Share the Road With School Buses, Students

School is back in session this week for students in several local corporations. Motorists are reminded to be alert and aware near bus stops and places where youngsters may walk or ride bicycles to or from school. Indiana Department of Homeland Security spokesman John Erickson says drivers need to slow down and be extra alert […]

Knox Officials Ready for New School Year

After a successful “open house” and “back to school night,” all three Knox school principals reported last night, at a school board meeting,  that the events “went well” and they saw many smiling faces. Superintendent A. J. Gappa reported an “air of optimism” in the halls about the new balanced calendar, as did board members. […]

IU Health Offers Tours of Full-Size Hospital Mock-Up

IU Health officials are working on plans for a new, state-of-the-art hospital in Knox. President Craig Felty says the lean concept design will focus on efficiency. “It’s going to be a licensed hospital. We’ll have all the outpatient complementary services that we offer now – x-ray, lab, CT, MRI – all of the diagnostic imaging […]

Prices at the Pump Projected to Keep Decreasing

The national average price at the pump is lower at the start of August than it was at the beginning of July. GasBuddy Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan accounts the decreased prices to an overall dip in crude-oil costs. He says the cost of crude-oil has gone down due to the abundance of crude-oil being […]

IRS May Need More Information Because of Affordable Care Act

The IRS may need more information from some income tax filers this year due to provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Taxpayers who signed up for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace chose to either have advance payments of the premium tax credit paid directly to their insurance provider in order to reduce their premiums […]

Stephen Bruski

A celebration of life and sharing of memories services for 58-year-old Stephen Bruski of Walkerton are Friday, August 7th at 3:00 p.m. Eastern to 3:00 p.m. Eastern at Rannells Funeral Home – Koontz Lake.

Nominations Sought for South Shore Wall of Legends

Nominations are now open for inclusion on the list of South Shore Legends to be honored on the Wall of Legends at the South Shore Convention & Visitors Authority for 2015. Nominees must have “imprinted the world” with accomplishments that resonate in and beyond Northwest Indiana. Individuals may have achieved notoriety here or elsewhere, and […]

Area Physicians To Host Lyme Awareness Event in Winamac

Residents of Northwest Indiana are at an increased risk of contracting Lyme Disease, and local physicians want to raise awareness. This Monday at the Nazarene Church next to Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac, several medical practitioners will discuss Lyme Disease with members of the public. Lyme disease is often contracted through tick bites, but subjects […]

Let’s Make it Work – Breaking the Breastfeeding Stigma

The first week of August marks a very important week of recognition for mothers in America. August first through the seventh is World Breastfeeding Week. The Indiana State Department of Health lists breastfeeding as not only healthy to the infant but mentions the benefits for the mother as well. The theme this year is “Breastfeeding […]