Prosecutor Reviewing Case of Wandering Child

The Starke County Prosecutor’s Office is reviewing details in a case where an unsupervised child was found in the 300 block of West Riverside Drive in Knox. Knox City Police Department officers received a call about a wandering child on Friday morning. The child was wearing pajamas when neighbors found the child. The youngster could […]

Knox Students Vow Support for Child of Crash Victims

Students of the National Junior Honor Society have determined that the proceeds of their fund raising activities will be directed to an education fund for a North Judson student who lost both parents in a recent accident. Charles and Patricia Hill were killed last Tuesday when their 2005 Harley-Davidson was struck by a pickup truck […]

Starke County Commissioners Reiterate Support for Veteran Grave Flags, Markers

The Starke County Commissioners want to make sure every veteran who is buried in the county has an American flag and grave marker for Memorial Day. They’ve agreed pay for both if the American Legion posts in Knox, North Judson and Hamlet will take care of placing the orders and putting them on graves. Commissioner […]

Meeting Scheduled in Marshall County to Discuss Road Funding

A representative from the Indiana Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) will be meeting with the Marshall County Council and the Marshall County Commissioners this week to discuss funding options for the highway department. Commission President Kevin Overmyer said in a previous meeting that the state will soon cut funding for local roads and highways, and […]

Marshall County Highway Department Doing Best to Address Road Conditions

Marshall County Highway Department crews are trying their best to make the roads as smooth as possible with the resources they have. Supervisor of County Highways Jason Peters told the county commissioners this week they’re out now working on blemishes on the roadways.

Pulaski County Commissioners Vote to Vacate County Road

A county road will be vacated in Pulaski County. Terry Ruff, who is the acting General Foreman at the Pulaski County Highway Department, said the county is spending a lot of resources on the dirt road at 1150 West between 900 South and 1000 South that basically acts as a path between two feuding property […]

State Rep. Touts Benefits of Gaming Reform Package

State Representative Tom Dermody says Indiana’s gaming outlets are facing an increasingly competitive marketplace. Appearing at a breakfast on Friday in Knox, the 20th District state representative says he authored a bill that would allow riverboats to move onto adjacent land if it meets certain requirements. House Bill 1540 also makes certain tax deductions permanent, […]

Election Board Continues HAVA Grant Work, Prepares for Election

The Starke County Election Board has received approval for the first phase of grant work. During their meeting Monday morning, board members recommended accepting the grant funds to the Starke County Commissioners. The renovations come courtesy of a Help America Vote Act grant with the funds are being used to upgrade a door, parking lot, […]

Culver In Talks With Firms for Affordable Housing

The Town of Culver continues to work toward the development of affordable housing. The effort is being led by the Town’s Affordable Housing Committee, but is also reported to the Culver Redevelopment Commission. During the CRC’s meeting on Monday evening, it was learned that several construction and development companies have met with the town to […]

Habo Runkle Named Senior Volunteer of the Year

The Community Services of Starke County Board of Directors recently named the Senior Volunteer of the Year for 2015. Habo Runkle of Knox was honored for her lifetime of service to help improve the quality of life in her community and her country. Runkle recently retired from working as a nurse at the Golden Living […]

IRS Scammers Strike Again

Scammers claiming to be IRS agents are once again making the rounds through Indiana. State police representatives say they call, tell victims they owe taxes and threaten them with jail unless immediate payment is made. That’s a tip off the call is a fake, as the IRS will not employ such a tactic to collect […]

Elizabeth “Betty” Howat

Funeral services for Elizabeth “Betty” Howat, 93, of Francesville, are Saturday, April 25 at 11 a.m. EDT at the Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville, with visitation there Friday, April 24 from 4 until 8 p.m. EDT. Memorial contributions may be given to the Francesville-Salem Township Public Library Children’s Department.

Commissioners to Discuss Memorial Day Flags

The Starke County Commissioners hope to settle what has become a contentious issue when they meet this evening. Historically the county has purchased flags to place on the graves of veterans each Memorial Day. They coordinate the project with the local veterans service organizations. This year questions arose about how funds would be distributed. The […]

Pulaski County Election Board to Research E-Poll Books

The Pulaski County Election Board now has the full support of the county commissioners and the county council to research the feasibility of implementing e-poll books. Election board member Laura Bailey requested permission from the county council last week to seek more information about e-poll books for the county’s polling sites. Voters would digitally sign […]

Thousands Saved in Refinancing Water Bonds

The Knox City Council’s decision to refinance water works bonds will save the city quite a bit of money over the remainder of the life of the bonds. Umbaugh and Associates representative John Julian approached the city council members in December to recommend refinancing $1.5 million on water bonds from 1988 and 2006. At the […]

Lincoln Day Dinner Celebrates American Dream

“The American dream is still alive and well” was one of the several the messages which brought loud rounds of applause from attendees of the 2015 Starke County Republican Lincoln Day dinner at Bass Lake Saturday evening. Speaking was Diego Morales, a Guatemala native, who is the the Director of Community Affairs for the Indiana […]