The Starke County Health Department is offering free HIV and Hepatitis C tests today from 10 a.m. until noon at their office on the first floor of the courthouse. Call 574-772-9137 for more information.
Indiana University Primary Care-Knox is celebrating its recent move into a new location with a Monday ribbon cutting and open house. Continue reading
A runaway teenage girl who gave the officer who picked her up the slip Thursday night is lodged in a juvenile treatment facility following an extensive, multi-agency search. Continue reading
Residents will have a chance to sharpen their career skills next week. The Purdue Extension will be holding a résumé and cover letter workshop in Knox Tuesday morning. Continue reading
Students at Knox High School are staging a production of Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” tonight and tomorrow night. Continue reading
Issues related to the Starke County Forest may have come to a bit of a standstill in recent weeks.
What was a hotly debated topic regarding potential flooding brought on by beaver activity to property neighboring the Starke County Forest has been left to finding adequate grant funds to attempt a solution.
The City of Knox is still picking up leaves as resources allow. Mayor Rick Chambers says they will continue to do so until it snows. Leaves should be placed in a long row along the side of the street in front of homes so they can be vacuumed up easily. Don’t place them in alleys, and do not bag them. Branches and limbs should be separated so they can also be collected. Continue reading
A Knox family’s dream of expanding their business is coming true, thanks to the combined efforts of local officials. The Triska family broke ground yesterday on a new building for Traffic Control Specialists, Inc. in the Knox Industrial Park. Continue reading
Officers from the Knox Police Department will patrol the downtown area on foot from midnight until 2 a.m. each Friday and Saturday night, weather permitting. Continue reading
The WKVI staff raised more than $230 for World Hunger Relief, thanks to the generosity of Knox Pizza Hut patrons. Continue reading
A Knox business is a step closer to expanding. Officials with Traffic Control Specialists, Inc. are set to break ground today on their new facility in the Knox Industrial Park. It will be located across from Toll Integrated Systems and west of Knox Fertilizer. Continue reading
The Knox City Council wants to hear from Police Chief Clint Norem about problems involving O’s Tap. Frank and Tammy Guzman recently opened a jewelry store on Main Street next door to the bar and have reported several incidents involving patrons. Continue reading
Let the WKVI staff serve you tomorrow night. We’ll be waiting table at the Knox Pizza Hut from 4 until 8 p.m., and all of our tips will go to World Hunger Relief. Come see us, and please tip generously. Continue reading
The Knox School Board will likely have a chance to discuss the consolidation of services at their next meeting.
It was a Who’s Who of Starke County Leadership at the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center, Thursday night.
The North Judson man shot by police responding to a call at his residence is in stable condition at Memorial Hospital of South Bend. That’s where 29-year-old Richard Joseph Benwell was airlifted early Tuesday afternoon with what was described as a non-life threatening gunshot wound. Starke County Sheriff Bill Dulin says sheriff’s deputies and North Judson Police were notified by dispatchers of a man hitting his fiancée’s car with a sledgehammer in the 5000 block of 800 South. That’s southwest of North Judson.
Knox Middle School will be able to continue offering a substance abuse prevention program to sixth and seventh graders, thanks to a grant from Kankakee Valley REMC. Continue reading
Students from The Crossing Educational Center shared stories from their lives and were able to showcase their work during an event held Tuesday night in North Judson.
Efforts are being stepped up to find a new business to occupy the former Stelrema building on U.S. 35 north of Knox. The building’s been empty since Stelrema’s parent company Gettig Technologies filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in 2012. Continue reading
North Judson will have a new clerk-treasurer in January. Democrat Alicia Collins beat incumbent Republican Donna Henry by a six-point margin, while incumbent North Judson Council President Wendy Hoppe fended off a challenge from Democrat Joan Haugh to hold onto her seat. That race was also decided by a six-point margin. Continue reading