Today will be business as usual at the Henry F. Schricker Public Library branch in Knox. Continue reading
IU Health Starke Hospital intends to renew its lease with the county for the current facility. President Craig Felty told the council and commissioners Monday a formal notice will be forthcoming in 30 to 60 days. Right now due diligence is continuing in the proposed acquisition of IU Health Starke and LaPorte Hospitals by Community Health Systems. Continue reading
A Knox artist was the guest of honor last night at an art gallery in Munster. The latest “Just Around the Corner on the South Shore Line” poster by Mitch Markovitz celebrates the Chicago Blackhawks sports dynasty. He was commissioned by CEO Andy Arnold of Precision Controls of Griffith to do a poster painting entitled “Let’s Go Hawks” to commemorate the team. Continue reading
The Henry F. Schricker Public Library branch in Knox is closed today and tomorrow to accommodate the parking lot repair and expansion project. Rain on Tuesday postponed the project. Library officials say the contractors will be able to work more quickly and get the project done sooner if they are closed. Safety for library users and children walking over from school is also a priority. Continue reading
The Knox School Board will be awaiting decisions by the Department of Local Government Finance prior to finalizing a capital improvements list.
Repair work to the parking lot at the Henry F. Schricker Public Library branch in Knox has been rain delayed. Director Rose Frost advises WKVI News they are hopeful the project can start tomorrow. Continue reading
Weather permitting repairs to the parking lot at the Henry F. Schricker Public Library branch in Knox will start today. Library patrons are encouraged to wait until after 5 p.m. to visit the library. Parking will be limited, and visitors are asked to heed roped-off areas. Continue reading
Law enforcement was unable to locate any illicit substances during a lockdown drill this morning at Knox High School and Middle School.
WKVI is teaming up with former Knox Mayor Nancy Dembowski to clean up the community. Appropriately we are starting with the first thing everybody sees when the roll into town, the Train Depot visitor center across from Wythogan Park.
This week on Wednesday, join us at the depot from 4 until 6 pm equipped with your gloves, rakes, shovels and any other items that will assist with the clean up. The grounds really just need a sprucing up. Take pride in your town by showing up to help out. Visit the WKVI Facebook page for further information.
The Knox Street Department wasted no time in adding a 10-foot alley between Portland and Bower Streets. The city council approved the project Tuesday night, and street superintendent Jeff Borg and his crew did the work on Thursday. Continue reading
Several months worth of investigations into burglaries around Starke County led to the recent arrests of three people. Detectives found stolen property at a residence in the 300 block of 500 East in Knox, according to a news release. Continue reading
The Knox City Council has granted a non-binding approval to two tax abatements for a local business seeking to expand. Traffic Control Specialists hopes to break ground this fall on a new building at the southeast corner of 250 East and Pacific Avenue south of Toll Brothers and west of Knox Fertilizer. Continue reading
The Knox man who handcuffed and shackled his wife to their coffee table while wielding a knife was sentenced to 10 years in prison, despite the victim’s protest that his punishment is too harsh. Starke Circuit Judge Kim Hall accepted a plea from 37-year-old Benny Giselbach to charges of escape, criminal confinement and resisting arrest. All three stem from an April 15th incident at his Bass Lake area home. Continue reading
Congresswoman Jackie Walorski says she wants to be more proactive when acting on federal regulation that could harm economic growth.
With the meeting room packed with parents, teachers, and band and athletic fans, the Knox School Board, late yesterday afternoon, assured those patrons it had no intent to “do away” with any particular extracurricular activity in its 2016 budget cutting efforts.
Social media had been reporting all day that budget support of certain programs was scheduled to be drastically reduced or completely removed from the schedule of activities at the scheduled work session.
That didn’t happen. Continue reading
The City of Knox will formally establish an alley between Portland and Bower Streets. Continue reading
Just because school is back in session, doesn’t mean the summer fun has to stop. Coming up at the end of August is the second annual WoodStarke in Wythogan Park. The event is hosted by the city of Knox and offers a plethora of activities for all ages with a focus on art, music and health. Continue reading
The Knox City Council will convene prior to their scheduled 7 p.m. meeting at the site of a proposed new street. Steve Dodge previously asked the council to turn the alleyway next to his property at 801 Bower Street into an actual street since it is frequently used as a shortcut. Council members are meeting there at 6:30 p.m. to look at the site. Continue reading
Celebrate the opening of a new business in Starke County at an upcoming Chamber After Hours mixer at the visitor center. Adventures By Tracy – CruiseOne is celebrating its grand opening on Wednesday, Aug. 19 at 5 p.m. Guests will explore the world of travel and learn about cruising, resorts and tours and group and incentive travel. They can enter to win a free seven-night cruise from Norweigan Cruise Lines and door prizes. Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served. Please RSVP by Monday, Aug. 17 by calling 574-772-0809 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Continue reading