There are new arrangements pending for the Culver Town Park.
During Tuesday night’s Culver Town Council meeting, an ordinance was considered that repeals the community’s Park Board. The proposal was made for myriad reasons, but improving the park department’s operation was cited as among the primary reasons behind the change. Continue reading →
Secretary of State Connie Lawson is encouraging Hoosiers to vote during the May 3rd primary election.
Lawson’s offices compile voting data by county and measure changes in voter behavior year-to-year. Primary elections typically see lower turnout than the November General Election, but often decide the candidates moving onto the next step of their campaign.
The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles is extending its hours on Monday and Tuesday, to help voters get the identification cards they need to cast their ballots. BMV license branches will be open Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, Election Day, from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Continue reading →
John Rowe has been selected as the newest member of the North Judson Town Council. He defeated Joan Haugh by a vote of 2 to 1 in a Democratic Party caucus Monday, according to North Judson Clerk-Treasurer Alicia Collins. Continue reading →
Family Express plans to make ethanol-blended fuel easier to get, thanks to a grant from the Indiana Office of Energy Development. The gas station chain has been awarded over $789,000 to install 45 blender pumps in northern Indiana, including locations in Starke, LaPorte, and St. Joseph counties. Continue reading →
The Knox Police Department and Indiana Department of Child Services are teaming up to raise awareness of drug abuse issues in the community.
They’re hosting a free community program at 6 p.m. tonight at the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center in downtown Knox. It will address drug recognition, physical signs of drug abuse and treatment programs available within the community. Continue reading →
Parents of preschool-age Starke County children can take advantage of a one-stop shop tomorrow night at the 3rd Annual Starke County Community Foundation Preschool Fair. Development Director Sarah Origer says the goal is to increase awareness of how important preschool is.
“We encourage parents, grandparents, caregivers, the whole family, to come out for this preschool fair. I guarantee they will learn something new about offerings for young children in Starke County.” Continue reading →
Planning efforts continue for the North Judson-Wayne Township community center project. North Judson Clerk-Treasurer Alicia Collins told the town council last week that an appraisal of the proposed site has been completed and a meeting will be held with the hope of finalizing the donation of the land. Continue reading →
Crews from the Knox Water Department will be flushing hydrants throughout the city this week. Work will be done during the day, and motorists are asked to avoid driving through areas where they see water department employees flushing hydrants. Continue reading →
An event coming up at the end of April is looking to support the Starke County K-9 Drug Unit.
The 4-H Color Me Green run/walk will take place at Wythogan Park in Knox on April 30th, and is designed to promote healthy lifestyles and activities in the Starke County community. Funds raised will benefit the Starke County Sheriff’s Department in a few ways. Continue reading →
The Starke County EMS rig based at Grovertown is having more mechanical problems. Director Keith Emigh told the county commissioners Monday night the truck is not shifting into first or second gear. He’s not sure if the problem is electrical or is in the transmission. Continue reading →
Culver Academies’ first carillon recital of the year will be held next Saturday. Academies Carillonneur and Organist John Gouwens will perform several carillon works, including Gian Carlo Menotti’s “Six Pieces for Carillon,” Matthias van den Gheyn’s “Prelude no. 9,” and one of Gouwens’s own compositions, “Cortege.” Continue reading →