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
The Knox City Council plans to hear comments from the public about the 2016 budget at its meeting tonight.
They’re also expected to hear from a member of the Starke County Historical Society to discuss plans for the 100th Year Celebration of the Henry F. Schricker Home on Main Street planned for November. Continue reading
An AARP driver safety program is being held next month by Community Services of Starke County. Continue reading
The North Judson-San Pierre High School athletic department is a little bit richer, and WKVI Sports Director Nathan Welter is very sparkly after yesterday’s homecoming pep rally. He’s a Knox graduate and made a wager with news director Mary Perren, a N.J.-S.P. graduate on the outcome of last week’s game. North Judson won, so Welter had to pay up. Continue reading
The walking trail at the North Judson Town Park has five new outdoor exercise equipment stations, thanks to IU Health associates. Continue reading
Enjoy 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
The Knox man accused of molesting a young boy at his Heaton Street home earlier this year will be sentenced in late October. Robert “Moped Bob” Wislinski, 67, pleaded guilty to one count of child molesting and one count of possession of child pornography during a hearing Thursday morning in Starke Circuit Court. Continue reading
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.
A benefit will be held tomorrow for a woman police say was shot by her estranged husband last month. Continue reading
The Knox Harvest Festival returns to downtown this weekend with activities for the entire family. The first event actually took place last weekend with the festival pageant, sponsored by the Knox Moose Family Center. Keisha Ashton of North Judson was crowned Miss Harvest. She’s a junior at North Judson-San Pierre High School. Continue reading
A month-long investigation by the Knox City Police Department into alleged drug activity results in four arrests. Officers executed a search warrant in the 200 block of Locust Drive in Knox on Wednesday. They found a methamphetamine lab and meth, according to a news release. Continue reading
Bargain shop your way around Knox during this weekend’s Harvest Festival. A second round of citywide yard sales is taking place. Maps of sale locations are available at the Knox Moose Family Center starting at 3 p.m. today and all day Thursday and Friday. Maps can also be picked up after 6 Saturday morning. Continue reading
The Starke County Park Board has opted to propose a solution to drainage issues alleged to be caused in the Starke County Forest.
The Henry F. Schricker Public Library branch in Knox will be closed all day tomorrow, as workers put the finishing touches on the parking lot. Continue reading
Members 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
The Starke County Park Board will pick-up where it left off during a meeting later tonight.