Starke County Commissioners Defer Forest Discussion

starke-county-courthouseStarke 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

Local Officials Dedicate Reconstructed Intersection

Ribbon CuttingStarke 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

Harvest Fest Gets Underway in Downtown Knox

City_of_Knox_LogoEnjoy family-friendly activities, crafts, live music and more during the Harvest Festival in downtown Knox this weekend. Festivities get underway this morning at 10 with an opening prayer and flag raising ceremony, followed by a pet parade. Town-wide yard sales are also taking place. Pick up a map at the Knox Moose Family Center. While you’re downtown, stop by the Starke County Courthouse for a guided tour. Continue reading

Arrowhead Country RC&D Explains Grant Framework for Starke Forest Recommendation

Starke County Courthouse
Starke County Courthouse

A local conservation agency says they don’t require specialist input prior to delivering on grant fund requests.

The comments come after a recommendation by the Starke County Park Board to seek grants from Arrowhead Country RC&D. If selected, monies would be used to construct a bypass ditch across the south side of the Starke County Forest. The work aims to move water around a decades-old marsh, preventing damage to wildlife in the area.
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Hospital Model Tours Scheduled Today and Thursday

IU HealthMembers of the public can check out the other half of the proposed new IU Health Starke Hospital this week. Workers have set up a scale model of the second half of the project at the former Freeman Products building at the corner of 300 East and Culver Road in Knox. Guided tours of the model, which has been dubbed “cardboard city” will be available from 4 until 6 p.m. today and Thursday. This part of the project features pharmacy, administration, registration, medical/surgical units and therapy services. Continue reading