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N.J.-S.P. Academic Team Recognized

NJ-SP Elementary Spell Bowl TeamThe North Judson-San Pierre Academic Team was given the Blue Jay Way award at the school board meeting this week for winning the annual spell bowl competition last month. The school hosted the elementary competition for 11 schools in five different classes competing against each other. Continue reading

Starke County Officials Sworn In

Starke County Candidates Sworn In

1st Row: Starke County Clerk Vicki Cooley, Center Twp. Advisory Board Member Bertha Blue, Washington Twp. Trustee Cathy Benko, Jackson Twp. Advisory Board Prosecuting Attorney Nicholas Bourff, County Council District 4 Pam Stalbaum, Assessor Rhonda Milner. 2nd Row: Jackson Twp. Trustee Robert Schmidt, Jackson Twp. Advisory Board Member Marilyn Lockridge, Wayne Twp. Advisory Board Member Marilynn Pacilio, Wayne Twp. Advisory Board Member Marvin Peters,Wayne Twp. Trustee Clara Schacht, Davis Twp. Advisory Board Member Cheryle Ferch, Auditor Katherine Chaffins. 3rd Row: Jackson Twp. Advisory Board Member Michelle Hounshell, County Council District 2 Jennifer Davis, County Council District 1 Brad Hazelton, Sheriff Bill Dulin, Commissioner Don Binkley, Davis Twp. Trustee Robin Latimer, Recorder Lisa Minix, Oregon Twp. Advisory Board Member Carole Noble, Davis Twp. Advisory Board Member Robert Ferch

Several newly elected Starke County officials took their oaths of office on Thursday, Dec. 18 at the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center in downtown Knox. Their terms of office will begin on Jan. 1, 2015.

 

N.J.-S.P. Approves Board Policies

Michael Shireman, Jim Menis, Larry Lambert Marsha Reimbold and Patricia Goin

Michael Shireman, Jim Menis, Larry Lambert
Marsha Reimbold and Patricia Goin

The North Judson-San Pierre School board approved board policies this week. Among the many policies in place, the school’s wellness policy was updated to be compliant with federal law. It incorporates guidelines into the school’s cafeteria food, vending machines and physical activity practices.

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Renovations on Track for New North Judson Town Offices

First Farmers Bank and TrustThe North Judson Town Council received an update on the new location of the town offices this week. The First Farmers Bank and Trust building on Lane Street was donated to the town back in August where it has been under reconstruction. The building will house the water department, clerk treasurer’s office and serve as meeting space for the town council. Continue reading

O-D FFA Teams Perform Well in State Competition

Front (L-R): Shyanne Saylor, Becky Pucel Back: (L-R): Emily Niles, Amanda Niles, Delaney Shively, Mr. Carlin, Bobby Pucel, and Audrey Crawford Dalton Good not present

Front (L-R): Shyanne Saylor, Becky Pucel
Back: (L-R): Emily Niles, Amanda Niles, Delaney Shively, Mr. Carlin, Bobby Pucel, and Audrey Crawford
Dalton Good not present

The Oregon-Davis FFA Crops and Forestry teams competed Saturday in state competition at Purdue University. The Junior High and Senior Crops Teams went through various studies of crops, weed plants, seeds and grain grading for an overall score. Continue reading

Culver Community Schools Receive School Performance Award

Culver Community School CorporationThe Culver Community School Board learned this week that the corporation recently received the School Performance Award from the state that is just over $35,000. This money will go to effective and highly effective teachers that have been with the corporation for the 2013-2014 school year and are currently still there. Continue reading

North Judson-San Pierre School Board Meets Tonight

Michael Shireman, Jim Menis, Larry Lambert Marsha Reimbold and Patricia Goin

Michael Shireman, Jim Menis, Larry Lambert
Marsha Reimbold and Patricia Goin

The North Judson-San Pierre School Board will vote on bids for the approval of tax anticipation warrants tonight. This is done every year to get the school through the end of December in terms of finances. Continue reading

Marshall County Community Foundation Accepting Grant Applications

Marshall County Community FoundationThe Marshall County Community Foundation is accepting applications for the first of two Community Fund grant rounds in 2015. This endowment fund award allows grants twice a year to nonprofit organizations for support in the arts, education, health and human services, recreation and the environment throughout Marshall County.

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Sprint Reimbursement Enables Marshall County EMA Equipment Purchase

Sprint has reimbursed the Marshall County Emergency Management Agency for the interference issue with the county’s telecommunications system. EMA Director Clyde Avery says the $39,000 the FCC ordered Sprint to pay will compensate the county for the reconfiguration of the radios. Continue reading

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