Knox Council to Discuss Band Stage at Wythogan Park

Wythogan Park Performance Stage rendering
This rendering indicates the placement and design of the band stage at Wythogan Park.

The next Wythogan Park improvement project is on tonight’s Knox City Council agenda. The Starke County Community Foundation will speak to the council about the performance stage under construction in the park during this evening’s 7 p.m. meeting. The project is on hold until the weather breaks but should be ready for performances by Memorial Day. Continue reading

State Fire Marshal Urges Proper Tree Disposal

Christmas treeChristmas is over, and Indiana State Fire Marshal Jim Greeson reminds Hoosiers to properly dispose of their live trees.

When a tree starts to drop needles, it means it is too dry and should be removed from the home, according to Greeson. He says dry trees are a fire hazard. The National Fire Prevention Association notes roughly one of every 34 reported home fires that begin with a Christmas tree resulted in death, compared to an average of one death per 142 total reported home fires. Continue reading

N.J.-S.P. Board Updated on Lighting Projects, Band Room Relocation

BluejayThe North Judson-San Pierre School Corporation is taking on some lighting projects during the holiday break. Superintendent Dr. Annette Zupin told the school board Tuesday improvements at the bus garage are already underway. During the break lighting upgrades will be made in the middle and high school gym. Zupin says care has been taken to ensure that project does not interfere with any scheduled games or practices. Continue reading

Stay Safe During the Holiday Season

Indiana-Department-of-Homeland-SecurityDon’t leave yourself vulnerable to the Grinch or other Christmas thieves by sharing too much information on social media about your holiday plans. That advice comes from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security. Spokesman John Erickson says posting information about extended vacations could make you a target for burglars. He also cautions against telling strangers what you will be doing. Continue reading

Starke County Park and Recreation Surveys Due Tomorrow

Bass Lake CampgroundStarke County residents have one more day to weigh in on their vision for the county’s park and recreation facilities.

The Mishawaka-based Troyer group has been hired to craft a five-year parks and recreation plan for Starke County. As part of that process, they’re trying to gauge usage of the county’s recreational areas.

Specifically they are looking at Bass Lake Beach and Campground, Koontz Lake, the Starke County Forest and the trail system as assets to the county. Continue reading