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
The Culver Academies’ Black Horse Troop and Equestriennes will be part of the Jan. 20, 2017 Presidential Inaugural Parade. The festivities honoring President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence will mark 17th time the Black Horse Troop has marched down Pennsylvania Ave. since its first appearance in 1913. Continue reading
Christmas 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
An investigation into alleged methamphetamine manufacture in Pulaski County resulted in three arrests. Continue reading
The 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
The holiday season marks the unofficial end to this year’s road construction season. INDOT officials advise crews may continue preparation work like earth moving, demolition, clearing and bridge work as weather permits this winter. However, most large projects are on hold until spring. Continue reading
Don’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
INDOT recommends residents along state and U.S. highways take advantage of the break in the weather to ready their mailboxes for winter’s next blast. Continue reading
Santa Claus will be making his way across Indiana as part of his Christmas Eve journey. He’s teaming up with INDOT to share travel tips via social media tomorrow night. Continue reading
The North Judson-San Pierre School Board hopes an upfront investment in transportation mapping software will save the corporation money in the long run. Continue reading
Indiana state health officials have recorded the first influenza-associated death of the 2016-17 season. They will not release any additional information about the patient due to privacy laws. Continue reading
A Plymouth man who tried unsuccessfully to run from police in Starke County is dead following a police-involved shooting. The incident happened around 9:15 a.m. today, according to the Indiana State Police. They were called in to investigate since deputies from the Starke County Sheriff’s Office and officers from the Knox City Police Department were involved. Continue reading
The Indiana State Police are investigating a police-involved shooting in Starke County. It happened this morning in the parking lot of the former Bailey’s Furniture Store on U.S. 35 south of Knox. Continue reading
A local school corporation will soon be looking for a new elementary school principal. Mike McBride told the North Judson-San Pierre School Board last night he is leaving at the end of the school year. His last day will be June 30, 2017. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Council wants to see a plan for bringing industry to a proposed rail-served industrial park between Medaryville and Francesville before agreeing to set aside money for land acquisition. Continue reading
Starke 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
A winter weather advisory remains in effect through this evening for our entire listening area. Continue reading
A Westville man was sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Election Board plans to use money left over from the 2016 election to continue improving their vote centers. Continue reading
The North Judson-San Pierre School Board will wrap up some year-end financial matters when they meet this evening. Agenda items include approval of tax anticipation warrant bids and a resolution authorizing the treasurer to pay claims and make transfers. Continue reading