The Knox Federation of Teachers (KFT) and the Knox Community Schools have ratified a document that provides for a “status quo” agreement for the current year. The document follows last year’s contract. The School Board ratified the agreement last night; the KFT approved it on September 30th. Continue reading
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Continue reading
The Starke County Election Board has set times for absentee voting heading into November’s General Election.
Board members met Thursday morning to review the resolution setting times for voters unable to cast a ballot on Election Day. Cost comparisons with previous elections were provided for review.
The Starke County Historical Society is offering a special Christmas family photographic opportunity. Sessions can be scheduled at the home of former Gov. Henry F. Schricker on Main Street in Knox. It’s presently the county museum. Continue reading
The Knox VFW Men’s Auxiliary and the VFW Rider’s Club are teaming up for a special fundraiser this weekend. Continue reading
Dannie Hoffer, Jr. was elected to serve in the position after members of the Starke County Democratic Party precinct committee made the selection, last week. Hoffer, Jr. was one of four candidates vying for the position.
Last Thursday, officers with the Starke County Sheriff’s Office conducted a four-hour saturation patrol on US 30. They employed the help of K9 Terror in the effort.
A Winamac woman faces drug charges in Starke County after an alleged trespassing incident. Deputies from the Starke County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home in the 2000 south block of 700 East around 5:30 a.m. Friday after the resident reported someone was trying to break in. They found 33-year-old Patrina Hall outside the residence and arrested her for trespassing. Continue reading
Auditor Kay Chaffins and Treasurer Kasey Clark say more than $268-thousand was collected from the owners and buyers of the real estate under consideration.
An important deadline heading into November’s General Election takes place one week from today.
Indiana residents have until the close of business on October 5th in their respective county clerk’s offices to either register to vote, or transfer their voter registration. Continue reading
There’s still time to make the Community Services of Starke County Food Pantry the big winner in this year’s Knox v. North Judson-San Pierre football rivalry. WKVI Sports Director Nathan Welter is a Knox graduate, and news director Mary Perren is a North Judson alum. Each year they make a friendly wager on the outcome of the county rivalry. Since North Judson won, Nathan had to dye his beard blue and host an hour-long food drive at Heartland Market, formerly Ray’s Super Foods, in downtown North Judson on Saturday. Thanks to the generosity of all who came out, he nearly filled a grocery cart and collected quite a bit of cash as well. Continue reading
Starke County now has policies and procedures in place to regulate commercial hog farms and similar operations. The commissioners Monday adopted a confined animal feeding ordinance that is more strict that the standards the state already has in place. Continue reading
WKVI Sports Director Nathan Welter isn’t done paying off his bet on the outcome of the Knox v. North Judson football game just yet. He’s a Knox graduate, and news director Mary Perren is a N.J.-S.P. alum, so they make a friendly wager on the game each year. North Judson beat Knox 21-14 at Community Field two weeks ago. Last week Nathan served lunch at the high school cafeteria and got glitter dumped on him by the four captains from the Knox game during the homecoming pep rally. He also presented a check for $25 to the Bluejay athletic department. Continue reading
A caucus was held Wednesday night at the VFW in Knox to select a new candidate for the job. Filling the position during a special caucus was needed following the resignation former Coroner Adam Gray – who cited personal and professional reasons behind the move.
The City of Knox is giving residents more options for paying their bills. Continue reading
Hoping to develop successful careers as adults, students from Knox High school and some from the 8th grade will be meeting with college representatives and counselors today at the “Fall Career Fair.” Tomorrow junior high school students will participate in a “mini college fair” during the lunch periods. Continue reading
The Knox City Council discussed the 2016 budget at its meeting yesterday. Continue reading
Starke County Park Board members are encouraged to attend the next county drainage board meeting to discuss their concerns about the marsh in the Starke County Forest. Board member Debbie Mix told the commissioners park board members are looking at other sources of grant funds to cover the cost of constructing a bypass ditch along the south end of the property to alleviate drainage issues. Continue reading
Starke County Economic Development Foundation officials yesterday joined business and local government leaders to celebrate the completion of the road through the Knox Industrial Park. Thanks to their combined efforts, the intersection of Klockner Drive is wider between Culver Road and north of Pacific Avenue with new curbs in place. SCEDF Executive Director Charlie Weaver says the project has gotten more positive feedback than anything they’ve done in the past two decades. Continue reading