Drunk Driver Sentenced to Department of Corrections

A North Judson man who admitted to driving drunk and critically injuring four people when he hit their vehicle was sentenced to five years in prison. Dennis Lee Bair Sr., 64, pleaded guilty to a merged count of operating while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury. The charge stems from a Sept. 20, 2014 wreck on […]

Starke County Council Approves Salary Ordinance Amendments

The Starke County Council last night approved two amendments to the salary ordinance to reflect changing job duties. The county highway bookkeeper/clerk will work eight hours per day instead of seven. Highway Superintendent Rik Ritzler says the first and last hours of the work day are the busiest, and this will ensure efficient work flow. […]

Hamlet Postpones Tax Hearing

The hearing to re-establish the Town of Hamlet’s Cumulative Capital Development Fund, originally scheduled for last night’s regular Board meeting, was postponed to a special meeting Monday, June 15th. The postponement was necessary due to an error in the published notice of the hearing. The fund has been an ongoing levy, but needs to be  […]

Knox Water Grant Application Hits Snag

Documents dating back as far as 1880 are being dug up and thoroughly searched as officials attempt to find required information for a potential grant. The Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) offers a water grant that the city of Knox wants to receive. The deadline to apply for the grant is Friday, May […]

Animal Abuse Investigation Ongoing

The Starke County Prosecutor’s Office is still investigating a case involving several animals. The incident occurred earlier this month in the area of 200 South and 550 North in Starke County. According to a press release from the Sheriff’s Department, officers were called to investigate a report that horses had escaped from their enclosure.

SCILL Center to Honor Graduating Students

The Starke County Initiative for Lifelong Learning is hosting an award ceremony to recognize the accomplishments of their 2015 class. The program takes place tonight at 1300 Kloeckner Drive in the Knox Industrial Park and will commence at 6 pm (CST) .

Venture V. Pacilio

Funeral services for 81-year-old Venture V. Pacilio of North Judson are Friday, May 29th at 11 a.m. at SS Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in North Judson. Visitation is Thursday, May 28th from 4 until 8 p.m. at ODonnell Funeral Home in North Judson.

American Red Cross May Close Marshall County Office

The American Red Cross office in Plymouth is slated to close on June 30. Northern Indiana Regional Executive Director Sue Gulley says services and programs will still be offered. She adds shutting the office down will allow the nonprofit organization to combine valuable resources while still providing programs like CPR training, disaster response and blood […]

Knox City Council Defers Action on Yard Sale

Knox officials have not decided yet whether to schedule a second city-wide yard sale during the upcoming Harvest Festival in September. They are considering having a sale Sept. 17-21. During last night’s meeting, city council members said they need more time to research the availability of clothing recycling centers and dumpster rentals before making a […]

Starke Republicans Meeting to Assess Candidates for Office

Following May’s Primary Municipal Election, the Starke County Republicans now have a few decisions to make. The contested races during May’s primary in Knox were limited to Democrats seeking seats on the City Council. Members of the Starke County Republicans, however, still have several weeks to find nominees.

Starke County Council to Consider Salary Ordinance Changes Tonight

The Starke County Council will take up the agenda from their rescheduled May 18 meeting during a special-called 5:30 p.m. session tonight. It includes a request to create a new position and proposed amendments to the county’s salary ordinance. Highway Superintendent Rik Ritzler is also on the agenda to request a transfer and an amendment […]

Culver Town Council Meeting New Legislative Challenge in Annexation Pursuit

The Culver Town Council is working its way through new guidelines for the annexation of property. Culver is currently considering annexing land to its Northwest to increase the Town’s assessed valuation and potentially offer the land up for development. Surveys have been sent to the landowners affected by any future decisions. 22 have been returned.