Starke County Officials Celebrate Justice Center Completion

Starke County’s new jail is ready for occupancy. Officials celebrated the completion of the 144 bed, state-of-the-art facility yesterday with a public dedication and ribbon cutting, attended by more than 300 people. The $15.4 million project came in on time and under budget and gives Starke County the distinction of going from the oldest jail […]

Fletcher Cemetery Association to Dedicate Restored Monument

The newly restored veterans monument in one of Starke County’s oldest cemeteries will be dedicated during a special Memorial Day service. Members of the Fletcher Cemetery Association launched a fundraising campaign last year to rehabilitate the statue, which dates to the 1950s. There was no more room to add names to it, and the structure […]

Knox VFW Ladies Auxiliary Raises Money for Wounded Warriors

Members of the Knox VFW Post 748 Ladies Auxiliary are raising awareness of and money for local wounded warriors over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Proceeds from a Sunday morning pancake breakfast at the post from 7 until 11 a.m. will benefit soldiers injured in the line of duty. After breakfast a 24-hour watch will […]

Marshall County Officials Honor Retiring Merit Board Members

Two retiring merit board officers were honored this week for their dedicated years of service to Marshall County. Marshall County Sheriff’s Captain Dan Butts presented plaques to Dr. Jim Bottorff and Orion “Bud” Treat who served on the Marshall County Merit Board for 44 years apiece. The recognition ceremony was held during the Marshall County […]

AAA Encourages Safe Travel This Memorial Day Weekend

Officials with the AAA Hoosier Motor Club predicts a busy travel holiday this Memorial Day weekend. They predict Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the travel period which is defined as Thursday, May 21 to Monday, May 25. Most drivers will likely pay the lowest Memorial Day gas prices in at […]

Campers Beware of Emerald Ash Borer

This week marks educational opportunity for conservationists, especially when it comes to handling firewood. EAB Awareness week was declared by Indiana Governor Mike Pence to help bring more attention to the issue, changing the state’s forest landscape. EAB, otherwise known as the Emerald Ash Borer, is a microscopic beetle that feeds off Ash Trees.

Conservation Officers Remind Boaters to Be Safe

The extended weekend provides an opportunity for families to get their boats on the water. This week, however, Indiana Conservation Officers will be joining in observing National Safe Boating week. The state of Indiana says Memorial Day weekend is considered the unofficial kickoff to boating season.

Indiana Beach Adds New Attractions

Indiana Beach is open for the season. The amusement resort on the shores of Lake Shafer in Monticello has added a new water-themed area. Beach Bay features a new 25,000 square foot wave pool, racing slides, a bowl slide and luxurious cabanas. The Breakers at Beach Bay will be the centerpiece attraction of the new […]

Fredia E. (Fairweather) Healy-Hill

Funeral services for Fredia E. (Fairweather) Healy-Hill, 97, of North Judson, are Tuesday, May 26 at 7 p.m. at O’Donnell Funeral Home in North Judson, with visitation there from 4 p.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family through her daughter, Gale Davis, or through […]

Investigators Confirm Body Found Near Culver is Missing South Bend Woman

Authorities confirm a body found Wednesday near Culver is that of a South Bend woman who disappeared last month. Alma Del Real, 22, was last seen around 3:30 a.m. on April 12th when a friend dropped her off at home after leaving Studio Rumba 305 in South Bend. The cause and manner of her death […]

Starke County Offices Closed for Jail Grand Opening

Starke County government offices will be closed for awhile today so employees can attend the grand opening ceremony for the new jail. The program gets under way at noon at the site east of Knox on State Road 8 and 550 East. The Starke County Courthouse, annex and highway garage will be closed from 11:30 […]

Suly Hayman Found Not Guilty

A not guilty verdict was delivered following a one-day trial in Starke Circuit Court. The defendant, Suly Hayman, 29, of Knox was accused of felony battery in an incident stemming from November 2013. The state called four witnesses while the defense called three witnesses, including the defendant. The trial took place on Wednesday. Six jurors […]

Bistro 35 opens at IU Health Starke Hospital

Starke County’s newest restaurant is in a rather unlikely location. Bistro 35 is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner at IU Health Starke Hospital. The first floor eatery is run by the food and nutrition department at the facility. Food and nutrition services manager Laura Boyd says it’s a great place to get a quick […]

More Oregon-Davis Students Choosing Career Path

Oregon-Davis students have stepped up efforts to join vocational programs for the next school year. Superintendent Greg Briles said there were two or three students involved in vocational programs last year. Eighteen students will be participating in Auto Tech, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Graphic Imaging, Health Science, Precision Machining, and Welding in the […]

Pulaski County Sheriff Seeking Quotes for Radio Equipment

The Pulaski County Sheriff plans to upgrade radios for the dispatchers and emergency personnel in the next few years. Sheriff Jeff Richwine told the commissioners this week that the radios in the dispatch center haven’t been replaced since 1998.. He said he’s beginning to gather quotes to replace that aged equipment. The Sheriff is also […]