Arrest Made, Items Recovered in Fire Department Break-In

All of the items reported stolen from a rural LaPorte County fire house last week have been recovered, according to officials from the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office. They got a break in the investigation when a suspect wearing fire gear was arrested in New Carlisle early Monday morning by officers responding to a burglary-in-progress.

N.J.-S.P. School Board Moves Forward With School Funding Referendum

Though the school board typically meets on the third Tuesday of every month, the North Judson-San Pierre Board of Trustees held a special school board meeting yesterday evening in which they considered and deliberated the need for a referendum tax levy to carry out their public education duty. This means that in November the public […]

Despite North Judson Grave Offers, Local Family Awaits Further Information

The Town of North Judson has released documents pertaining to an occupied grave that one local family says belongs to them. Public officials began a dialogue with members of the Derrickson family after it was learned that a non-related individual had been buried in a grave plot they have owned for about 20 years in […]

Pulaski County EMA Director Resigns

The Pulaski County Commissioners accepted the letter of resignation of their Emergency Management Agency Director. Larry Hoover told the Commissioners last night that he would leave his position effective August 1st. Allowing for several weeks to make the transition also will allow Hoover time to prepare certain grant applications for the county.

Filing Error Prompts Recertification of North Judson Town Ordinances

Certain residents living in North Judson could be prevented from voting in this November’s election. During Monday’s Starke County Election Board meeting, ordinances dealing with the annexation of property developments from 2001, as well as an ordinance dealing with the establishment of Town Wards from 2012 were reviewed.

Starke County Building Corp. Finalizing Jail Claims

The Starke County Building Corporation expects to pay the final contractor and subcontractor invoices for construction of the new jail in September. Inmates moved into the facility a few weeks ago, but some contractors are still finishing up final projects at the site east of Knox on State Road 8.

WKVIdol Deadline Extension

Haven’t had a chance to make your submission for WKVIdol yet? Don’t fret, the deadline has been extended to allow more children the chance to compete in this year’s singing contest at the Starke County 4-H Fair. Though the deadline has been extended, you should still get your entries in as soon as possible in […]

Summer Safety – Temperatures Inside Cars Can Easily Exceed 100 Degrees

During the coming months, summer temperatures are expected to soar. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration likes to annually remind care-givers of small children to never leave a child unattended in a vehicle. They report that on a 60 degree day temperatures inside a locked car can get well above 100 degrees very quickly. On […]

Mosquito Tips – From Keeping Them Out of Sight to Dealing With Bites, Be Sure You’re Handling it Right

When you consider the phrase “killer creatures” your mind most likely automatically turns to those creepy crawlers and vicious attackers of the animal kingdom such as snakes, sharks and other wild animals. You may be shocked to discover that the world’s deadliest creature is actually an insect. Mosquitoes kill more people world wild than sharks, […]

Conroy Craft

Funeral services for 100-year-old Conroy Craft of Rensselaer are Thursday, July 9th at 11:00 a.m. at Boersma Funeral Home. Visitation is Wednesday, July 8th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Boersma Funeral Home in Wheatfield. Memorials may be made to Unity Hospice.

Pulaski County 4H Fair Sewing and Fashion Results

SEWING Junior Division Wearable: Champion Grade 3: Mason Istre Reserve Champion Grade 3: Brie Leman Champion Grade 4: Summer Budka Reserve Champion Grade 4: Alison Grothaus Champion Grade 5: Joanna Miller Reserve Champion Grade 5: Kirsten Calloway Champion Grade 6: Makayla Libey Champion Grade 7: Jenna Zeider Reserve Champion Grade 7: Taylor Jennings Grand Champion: […]

Police Reports

North Judson Police Department Incidents 6/29/15 – North Judson Police Officer Kelly Fisher responded to a report of a shoplifter at the Dollar General store in North Judson and made an arrest. 6/29/15 – A woman reported her 2012 gray Subaru was hit while parked at the First Farmers Bank in North Judson. The unknown […]

Starke County Commissioners to Discuss Employee Grievance Tonight

The Starke County Commissioners will discuss a grievance filed by an employee they fired at their last meeting when they meet tonight. Terry Turner was relieved of his duties as county veterans service officer on June 15. After the meeting, president of the commissioners Kent Danford said he has received several complaints about Turner’s job […]