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Marshall County Deputies Arrest Knox Residents on Drug Charges

Published: April 23rd, 2014
Crystal Singleton

Crystal Singleton

Earl Beem Jr.

Earl Beem Jr.

 A man and woman from Knox face felony drug charges in Marshall County after being pulled over for speeding Tuesday.

A sheriff’s deputy stopped their SUV near the intersection of Harrison Street and Oak Road. The police report indicates Marshall County K9 Jax indicated the presence of narcotics inside the vehicle. Officers reportedly found Crystal Singleton of Knox to be in possession of heroin and found drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. The officers reportedly found heroin on passenger Earl Beem as well. He also had two outstanding arrest warrants, including one for a felony parole violation.

Singleton and Beem both face numerous charges in Marshall County.

Knox City Council Discusses Proposed Burn Permit, Tables Action

By: Anita Goodan
Published: April 23rd, 2014

The Knox City Council tabled burn permit request from IDEM and the Starke County Economic Development Foundation (SCEDF).

SCEDF Director Charlie Weaver explained that several trees need to be felled in three sites covering 32.8 acres in the industrial park and in order to economically rid the area of the timber debris it would be burned. The area left would be seeded with a portion left for greenspace and the other for economic development. Plans to expand industry and to create jobs is in the future thinking of the development foundation.

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Area Principal to Head Vocational Cooperative

Published: April 23rd, 2014

An area high school will soon be looking for a new principal.

“The Culver Citizen” reports Culver Community High School Principal Albert Hanselman is leaving at the end of the school year. He’s not going far, though. Hanselman will take over as director of the North Central Area Vocational Cooperative on July 1st. Jerry Hollenbaugh is retiring from that position.

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Starke County Officials Appoint Committee to Study Wheel Tax

Published: April 22nd, 2014

Starke County Council members want more information about proposed wheel tax rates, types of vehicles that would be taxed and how any funds generated would be used for road improvements before making any decision about implementing such a tax. County Highway Superintendent Rik Ritzler will chair a committee comprised of council members Marvin McLaughlin, Freddie Baker and Bob Sims and Commissioner Kathy Norem. After they discuss the details, a public input meeting will be scheduled to further explain the process. Ritzler has streamlined the highway department’s operations since taking over but says efficiency can only go so far. “Our limiting factor is the oil and stone that we use to improve roads. We have a certain amount of funding sources, we used them all. The only way of increasing is a user tax that is available to us, a user fee. 47 of the 92 counties in Indiana have it. Of the counties that don’t have it, many have an additional source of funding that’s not available to us, and that’s riverboat gambling money. We are in the bottom fifth of road conditions in the state,” Ritzler told the council. Read the rest of this entry »

Knox City Council Meets Tonight

By: Anita Goodan
Published: April 22nd, 2014
Knox City Council

Knox City Council

The Knox City Council will meet in regular session tonight.

Senator Jim Arnold will have a legislative update, Charles Weaver from the Starke County Economic Development Foundation will discuss the 300 East construction project, and Brian Trappe will have a Toll Brothers tax abatement update.

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Knox Man Plans to Present Dog Park Plans to Park Board

Published: April 22nd, 2014

dog picA Knox man is on a mission to establish an off-the-leash park in the city limits for dogs and their owners. Chuck Richardson has collected 100 or so signatures in support. “People have dogs, and they have to work. These dogs are left in apartments or houses all day long. When people come home, they need a place to take their dogs for exercise, where dogs can exercise and play and get acquainted with other dogs, and people can get acquainted with other people,” Richardson said.

Plymouth has a dog park, and Richardson has spoken extensively with officials there. He says such facilities offer several “Residents can gather and socialize, allow owners to observe their dog with other dogs, allow dogs a space to play and companionship with other dogs, promote responsible pet ownership, give dogs a place to exercise thus reducing barking and other problem behavior, and provide seniors and disabled owners an accessible place to exercise and have companionship.” Read the rest of this entry »

Oregon-Davis, Knox School Boards to Meet Tonight

By: Anita Goodan
Published: April 21st, 2014

The Oregon-Davis School Board will meet tonight in regular session.

The board will consider vocational program participation next year in Auto Tech II, Construction Tech 1, Cosmetology I, Health Science Ed I, Welding, Radio/TV, and On-The-Job Training.

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The Starke County Youth Club Radiothon is Friday!

By: Anita Goodan
Published: April 19th, 2014

The Starke County Youth Club Radiothon is set for Friday, May 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT on K99.3 WKVI.

Testimonials, special guests and challenges will be featured on the air as volunteers answer the phone to take your pledges toward this worthwhile youth organization.

The SCYC provides high quality homework assistance, engaging enrichment activities, and recreational centers with adults who care. SCYC provides innovative services to children and families every day at four sites across the county during the school year and the summer.

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Fire Hydrant Flushing Scheduled for This Week in Knox

By: Anita Goodan
Published: April 19th, 2014

HydrantFire hydrant flushing in the City of Knox will take place Monday, April 21 through Friday, April 25.

Flushing will take place during the day. If you come across standing water in the road, drive carefully or turn around and take a different route. If you experience rusty water, turn on the faucet and let the water run until it runs clear.

Water Superintendent Todd Gardner said crews flush fire hydrants to flush out any iron and sediment out of the water system that has collected over the summer months.

If you have any questions, call the Knox Water Department at (574) 772-4461.

Meeting Set to Discuss a Dog Recreation Park

By: Anita Goodan
Published: April 18th, 2014

dog picA meeting is scheduled for Saturday, April 19 to see what the interest is in creating a dog recreation park in Knox.

Those spearheading the idea ask that all dog owners/lovers attend the 10 a.m. meeting at the Henry F. Schricker Public Library in Knox to learn about information needed to get a dog park approved in the city limits.

Chuck Richardson previously told WKVI that he presented a list of names on a petition to start a dog park at the Knox Park Board meeting last month, but the board members reportedly told him that they would like to see people attend their next meeting who are in favor of the incident.

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Adult Learning Center Registration Dates Announced

Published: April 17th, 2014

Center of Workforce InnovationsArea adults who want to take their high school equivalency test or brush up on some other skills can register now for classes in Starke County offered through the Center of Workforce Innovations Adult Learning Centers. Courses prepare individuals for the new Indiana High School Equivalency test, which replaces the GED. Courses in basic reading, math and language are also available. Some sites offer English as a Second Language instruction as well.

Classes in North Judson meet at the North Judson Wayne Township Public Library on Keller Avenue. Registration for that site is Monday, April 21 at 10 a.m. Call 574-896-2841 for more information. Registration for classes in Knox takes place each Monday and Wednesday except Monday, April 21 at the Starke County WorkOne office on North Shield Street. Call 574-249-8720 for more information.

Junior Achievement Bowl-a-Thon Strikes Tonight

By: Anita Goodan
Published: April 16th, 2014

It’s an activity your family, friends or co-workers can enjoy and you’ll be helping a youth organization at the same time. It’s the annual Junior Achievement Bowl-a-Thon.

The Bowl-a-Thon is tonight at 6 p.m. CT at Bowlaway Lanes in Knox and teams are needed to help gather funds for Junior Achievement. Bridget Markin, a Junior Achievement representative, says this fundraiser is a worthwhile program for Starke County students.

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No Burn Ordinance in Effect in the Knox City Limits

By: Anita Goodan
Published: April 15th, 2014

 The weather has dipped below the level where it was over the weekend, but meteorologists say it will be nice again this weekend which could lead to outdoor chores.

The Knox City Council members want to remind residents that there is a no burning ordinance within the city limits. According the ordinance listed on www.cityofknox.net, “no person shall start, kindle, cause, allow or maintain any form of leaf burning or wood burning of any kind, on private or public property, except as specifically authorized”.

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Knox School Board Spotlights Archery and Hunter Safety Courses

By: Anita Goodan
Published: April 14th, 2014

The Knox Community School Board members heard a presentation on the high school’s hunter education and archery programs during their meeting last week.

Superintendent A.J. Gappa said Rob Krueger, Jake Skelly and DNR Representative Zachary Howerton gave the presentation about the hunter safety class that’s offered to sophomores and an archery class.

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