Today's News

County Home Supporters Voice Concerns to Pulaski County Commissioners

Members of the Pleasant View Rest Home Board, employees of the facility and family members of the residents in the county home appeared before the Pulaski County Commissioners last night to ask for the commissioners’ support to keep the county home open. The Pulaski County Council members voted last week by a majority vote to […]

Season Wrapping Up at Bass Lake Beach and Campground

Bass Lake Beach and Campground will soon close for the season. Manager Richard Callahan and his attorney Dave Wallsmith advised the Starke County Commissioners last night the group piers have been removed from the beach area and all but a few boats are out of the water. Wallsmith also told the commissioners he has not […]

Jefferson Street Bridge Rehabilitation Continues

The repairs to the Jefferson Street Bridge in Plymouth are on schedule. Supervisor of County Highways Jason Peters told the Marshall County Commissioners on Monday morning that work is nearly done on the west side of the bridge. “They’re actually hoping to have that end of the bridge done by Friday. Of course it will […]

Knox Redskin Brigade Advances to Semi-State Competition

Members of the Knox Redskin Brigade have marched their way into the next round leading to the state competition. The band participated in the Indiana State School Music Association Regional marching competition at Lafayette Jefferson High School on Saturday and received a gold rating. With that, they were selected as one of the top 10 […]

Skronski Honored With Henry F. Schricker Award

A longtime Knox High School teacher and farmer is the 2014 Starke County Chamber of Commerce Henry F. Schricker Award winner. The honor is given annually to a resident who embodies the former governor’s credo of “service before self.” Frank Skronski moved to North Judson from Chicago with his family as a young man. He […]

IU Health Starke Hospital Named Chamber Business of the Year

IU Health Starke Hospital’s commitment to the community has earned them the honor of being named 2015 Business of the Year by the Starke County Chamber of Commerce. The formal award will be presented on Thursday, Nov. 6 at the chamber’s annual dinner.

Area Hospitals Prepared for Ebola Virus

Hospital officials are taking steps to ensure they can fight the Ebola virus if it enters the area. The Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, with hospitals in Mishawaka and Plymouth, released a statement where they assured the residents that they are prepared to respond to the Ebola virus with care. According to a statement on […]

North Judson-San Pierre Agenda Includes Balanced Calendar Discussion

The North Judson-San Pierre School Board will consider adoption of a balanced calendar for the 2015-2016 school year when they meet this evening. They are one of several area corporations considering the approach. School would start earlier in August and get out the first of June.

Police Reports

Starke County Sheriff’s Department Incidents 10/13/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS and Bass Lake Fire Department First Responders were dispatched to a report of a vehicle in a ditch on U.S. 35 at 800 South by the Seventh Day Church. 10/13/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department was called to a […]

Two People Injured in Monday Afternoon Accident

Two people were injured in an accident in North Judson on Monday afternoon. Starke County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the intersection of County Road 625 South and County Road 300 West where they found that a vehicle had failed to yield to the right of way. The other vehicle was struck as it was traveling […]

From The EastWing, Ebola Fears, Loving The Fall, Proboscis Drawing Blood, The Hummingbirds Say Goodbye, The Man Cat Assumes The Role.

Greeting to all and welcome new friends to the EastWing. Every news cast on every channel along with all print media and talk radio lead every opening broadcast with Ebola horror stories. WE DO NOT HAVE AN EBOLA PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS IN THE UNITED STATES. We do have public concern because of a panic driven […]

Pursuit Ends With Crash, Arrest

A habitual traffic violator who is accused of fleeing from police Friday night in Marshall County faces numerous charges. A Marshall County Police patrolman tried to stop a pickup truck on Queen Road north of State Road 110 just before 10 p.m., according to a news release. The truck driver, later identified as Wayne Nichols, […]

Traffic Stop Ends With Warrant Arrest

A Friday night traffic stop in Marshall County for an equipment violation ended with a trip to jail after officers learned the driver was wanted in another county. A Marshall County Police Patrolman pulled a vehicle driven by Preston Smith over on Lincoln Highway near Tulip Road at 7:19 p.m. Smith was driving without having […]