State Road 10 to Close for Chip Sealing

Road Closed SignState Road 10 west of North Judson will be closed this week for chip sealing, weather permitting. INDOT crews will begin chip and fog sealing operations today and conclude on Friday, Aug. 26th. The work is done to preserve the road surface. Liquid asphalt emulsion is distributed on the roadway and covered with crushed stone. Excess chips are swept from the roadway after the asphalt cures. Continue reading

N.J.-S.P. Superintendent Seeks Strategic Plan Committee Members

BluejayNorth Judson-San Pierre Superintendent Dr. Annette Zupin is still looking for community members to serve on a strategic planning group. She’s accepting applications through the end of the month from people who are interested in helping to market N.J.-S.P., increase community morale and improve communications between the school corporation and the community. Continue reading

Courthouse and Jail Renovations to Restrict Downtown Knox Parking

The old jail in downtown Knox will soon be renovated into office space for Starke County Community Corrections, Purdue Extension and the Starke County Probation Department.

The Starke County Commissioners took action this week to prepare for the renovation of the old jail and courthouse. Work will be starting soon, and the contractors will need a place to park their construction trailers and equipment. Continue reading

N.J.-S.P. Board Approves Optional Elementary School Relocation

NJSP Elementary School
North Judson-San Pierre Elementary School

The North Judson-San Pierre School Board is keeping options open with regard to the future of the elementary school building. It’s currently a kindergarten-6th grade school with 513 students enrolled. The board has discussed moving the elementary school into the now-vacant middle school building at the end of the current school year. Continue reading

N.J.-S.P. Board Seeks Public Input on Elected v. Appointed Board

BluejayThe North Judson-San Pierre School Board wants more input from the public before making a final decision about whether future boards should be elected or appointed. They’ve posted a N.J.-S.P. Community School Board Input Google survey on their website to gauge input from all residents of the district. Those without computer access will be able to complete it at the junior/senior high school media center on Aug. 31 from 6 until 7 p.m. and Sept. 6 from 7 until 8 a.m. It will remain on the site through Sunday, Sept. 18th. Continue reading

Flood Warning Issued for Kankakee Valley Area


A flood warning is in effect for much of the WKVI listening area until mid-afternoon. Areas covered by the warning from the National Weather Service include Starke, Northwestern Marshall, Northwestern Pulaski, Southeastern LaPorte and St. Joseph Counties. Since yesterday, between 4 and 8 inches of rain have fallen over the warning area, with additional showers expected to bring between one-fourth and one-half inch of additional rainfall. Continue reading