Funeral services for Donald J. Clabaugh, 78, of Knox, are Saturday, Oct. 3 at 11 a.m. CDT at M.C. Smith Funeral Home in Knox, with visitation there Friday, Oct. 2 from 4 until 8 p.m. CDT.
Funeral services for Lois Elizabeth Maureen Vollmer, 25, of Winamac, are Friday, Oct. 2 at 11 a.m. EDT at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, with visitation there Thursday, Oct. 1 from 3 until 8 p.m. EDT and Friday one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be given to the funeral home to help with expenses.
Starke County officials are applying for one of eight state grants to set up a job skills training program for local adults. Starke County Economic Development Foundation Executive Director Charlie Weaver recently spoke to the commissioners about the need for such an initiative.
“The idea is that workers who are currently employed but are not utilizing the potential they have, or workers who are unemployed and seeking new skills, the goal was to find a program that could train them.” Continue reading
An important deadline heading into November’s General Election takes place one week from today.
Indiana residents have until the close of business on October 5th in their respective county clerk’s offices to either register to vote, or transfer their voter registration. Continue reading
There’s still time to make the Community Services of Starke County Food Pantry the big winner in this year’s Knox v. North Judson-San Pierre football rivalry. WKVI Sports Director Nathan Welter is a Knox graduate, and news director Mary Perren is a North Judson alum. Each year they make a friendly wager on the outcome of the county rivalry. Since North Judson won, Nathan had to dye his beard blue and host an hour-long food drive at Heartland Market, formerly Ray’s Super Foods, in downtown North Judson on Saturday. Thanks to the generosity of all who came out, he nearly filled a grocery cart and collected quite a bit of cash as well. Continue reading
Starke County has a new information technology director. The county commissioners Monday hired Brian Pinson for the position. He replaces Joe Short, who recently resigned to take a job in South Bend. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Genealogical Society is looking for a logo. They’re running a design contest open to all students, artists and inspired community members to assist them in the endeavor to find something visually pleasing, creative, professional and easily recognizable. The logo should help promote the mission, which is “to encourage and dispense genealogical knowledge and cultivate fraternal relations among its members.” It should also be representative of Pulaski County. Continue reading
The Indiana Department of Transportation is getting ready for winter. The agency is teaming up with WorkOne of northwest Indiana to hire seasonal maintenance crew members and snow plow drivers. Positions are available across the entire northwest Indiana district, which includes Starke, Pulaski, Marshall, Fulton, St. Joseph, LaPorte, Porter, Lake, Newton, Jasper, White, Cass and Carroll Counties. Continue reading
Starke County now has policies and procedures in place to regulate commercial hog farms and similar operations. The commissioners Monday adopted a confined animal feeding ordinance that is more strict that the standards the state already has in place. Continue reading
Head to John Glenn High School this weekend for the annual Falloween Fest. It features a carnival, food, games and family-friendly activities. John Glenn High School and John Glenn School Corporation organizations, along with community and civic groups and churches all take part. Proceeds go to student scholarships, with more than $125,000 raised between 2009 and 2014. Continue reading
WKVI Sports Director Nathan Welter isn’t done paying off his bet on the outcome of the Knox v. North Judson football game just yet. He’s a Knox graduate, and news director Mary Perren is a N.J.-S.P. alum, so they make a friendly wager on the game each year. North Judson beat Knox 21-14 at Community Field two weeks ago. Last week Nathan served lunch at the high school cafeteria and got glitter dumped on him by the four captains from the Knox game during the homecoming pep rally. He also presented a check for $25 to the Bluejay athletic department. Continue reading
A memorial service for Patrick James Marion, 65, of Winamac, will take place in Pennsylvania at a later date. Frain Mortuary in Winamac is in charge of arrangements. Memorial Contributions may be given to the Indiana SPCA.
Funeral services for Robert “Bob” Maddox, 81, of Winamac, are Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 11 a.m. EDT at Frain Mortuary in Winamac and will be followed by military services conducted by the American Legion and VFW. Visitation will take place Monday, Sept. 28 from 4 until 8 p.m. EDT at the funeral home, with Masonic services at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be given to American Cancer Society
Funeral services for Karen Berg Kulbieda, 52, of Fort Charlotte, Fla., formerly of Walkerton, are Saturday, Sept. 26 at 11 a.m. CDT at Rannells Funeral Home Hamlet Chapel, with visitation there Friday, Sept. 25 from 4 until 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.
Voters who live within the North Judson-San Pierre School District can learn more about the corporation’s proposed general fund referendum by visiting a new website. www.njspfundourfuture.com explains the rationale behind the push for a property tax increase. Corporation officials say it’s necessary due to what they’ve described as a perfect storm of declining enrollment and changes in the way the state funds schools. Without it, they say significant, painful cuts will need to be made to programs and personnel. Continue reading
Employees who make a career of working for Starke County government will be rewarded under a new longevity pay scale adopted Monday night by the county council. After a lengthy discussion they approved a salary ordinance for 2016 with 1 percent pay raises for all employees, regardless of their length of service. Continue reading
Unemployment in Starke County declined slightly from July to August, according to the latest job numbers released by the state. All but one county saw decreases in unemployment rates. Starke County dropped from 5.8 to 5.5 percent. That’s still higher than the state average unemployment of 4.6 percent or the national 5.1 percent jobless figure. Continue reading
A funeral mass for Lorraine R. Thomas, 90, of Plymouth, will take place Thursday, Sept. 24 at 3 p.m. EDT at Odom Funeral Home in Culver, with visitation there from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or American Cancer Society.