Knox Plan Commission Recommends Industrial Park Zoning Change

Traffic Control Ssytems IncThe Knox City Planning Commission recommends the rezoning of 16 acres of land in the Knox Industrial Park from residential to light manufacturing to accommodate a proposed business expansion. Planning Commission President Jeff Berg says the existing Traffic Control Specialists, Inc. facility on 300 South/Klockner Drive is bursting at the seams. He says they want to expand into a new building at the corner of Pacific Avenue/50 South and 250 East. Continue reading

Moving Starke County Forward Announces New Challenge

movingstarkeforwardMoving Starke County Forward organizers are striving to improve health outcomes for local residents with a new healthy challenge. They cite statistics from 2011 that indicate 37 percent of adults ages 20 and over in Starke County reported no leisure-time physical activity. They say this plays a factor in Starke County ranking 90th of 92 counties in terms of healthy outcomes. Continue reading

IU Health Announces Leadership Changes

IU HealthIndiana University Health President and CEO Daniel F. Evans, Jr. is retiring. He is relinquishing his role as president but will continue to serve as CEO of the statewide health system until May 1, 2016. IU Health Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Dennis M. Murphy will be promoted to president of the organization, effective immediately. He will take over as CEO in May when Evans retires and will continue to serve as COO until a successor is named. Continue reading

John Glenn Teacher Receives National Recognition

John Glenn principal William Morton presents award to teacher John Thomas.

John Glenn principal William Morton presents award to teacher John Thomas.

A John Glenn High School teacher is again getting national recognition. John Thomas has been honored by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards after his student Holly Rowe’s work was recognized at the group’s 2015 event in New York. Continue reading

Starke County Students to Attend Third Annual Manufacturers Day

Seventh graders from around Starke County will get a look at the local manufacturing industry. October 8 is the third annual Manufacturers Day celebration, sponsored by the Starke County Economic Development Foundation. Continue reading

Zoning Hearing Set for Industrial Park Property

Traffic Control Ssytems IncThe Knox Planning Commission will conduct a hearing this evening on a zoning request for a parcel of property in the Knox Industrial Park. Traffic Control Specialists wants to build a new facility on 16 acres of land at the corner of 250 East and 50 South/Pacific Avenue. The land is currently zoned residential and must be rezoned to Mechanical/M1 in order to establish an economic revitalization area at the corner. The city council will consider that request next week. Continue reading

Election Board Finalizes Names, Debates Logistics of Voting Day

The Starke County Election Board has finalized the ballots for November’s General Election.

During their Monday morning meeting, the names slated to appear on the ballots were reviewed for Knox, North Judson, and Hamlet. Correct spelling was the primary concern, but the way in which the names appeared was also a concern for the board.
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Walorski Visits Winamac Community High School

Walorski WinamacCongresswoman Jackie Walorski paid a visit to Winamac Community High School on Monday to check out the school’s new Warrior Academy. Students under the supervision of teacher Karen Butler spend part of the day doing credit recovery. It allows the 16 students in the program to take courses they struggled with in a traditional classroom in an independent study setting. Walorski applauds the efforts to help students graduate. Continue reading

Welcome Home Procession Scheduled for Body of Winamac Soldier

SSgt. Andrew Budd

Members of the community are invited to pay their respects to a Winamac native who died while on active military duty. Staff Sgt. Andrew Budd was stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas. He was 27 at the time of his death on Sunday, Aug. 23 in El Paso. His body is being flown to Indianapolis this afternoon and will be returned to Winamac with an escort of police and patriot guard riders along with his family. The procession will travel north up U.S. 35 into Winamac this afternoon and turn east onto Main Street with a final destination of Frain Mortuary. The funeral home will post updates on their Facebook page as to the schedule. Continue reading