According to Superintendent Greg Briles, the future of technology will be discussed along with next year’s scheduling in the Junior/Senior High School and Elementary School. The pros and cons of a balanced calendar will also be brought forth during this meeting.
Tickets for the game go on sale today at noon and are $15. Officials at the Oregon-Davis High School will have tickets available for purchase.
The student body will have a pep session for the girls team at the end of the school day on Thursday. A community send-off will be held for the girls as they leave the school for the tournament on Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m.
Oregon-Davis will play Vincennes Rivet Patriots in the state championship game on Saturday, March 8 at 9:30 a.m. CT.
The Starke County Building Corporation yesterday morning heard an update on the construction efforts at the new Starke County Sheriff’s Office and Detention Center. According to the progress report presented at the meeting, a number of structure items – as well as those for mechanical, engineering, and plumbing – were completed last month, with more efforts underway this month to continue that work for at least the next four weeks. The report indicated that work completed last month included the continuation of the installation of structural steel and miscellaneous demolition as required. Crews also worked on setting the hollow steel metal door and window frames, continued installing interior masonry walls, started metal stud wall framing and drywall installation, and received detention door frames. Read the rest of this entry »
The Starke County Highway Department continues to stay busy with plowing efforts, as Superintendent Rik Ritzler yesterday morning told the commissioners that his department spent most of the month of February plowing, with 17 days of the month spent clearing roads. He said five of the days were spent hauling material, with the other days used for general maintenance.
Over the past two months, Ritzler said, the county has plowed nearly 100,000 miles, building a total cost of $561,000. Fortunately, he said they did spend less in February – but that may just have been because the month was shorter, Ritzler explained. Read the rest of this entry »
The dates are set for the annual City of Knox yard sale. This year the popular event has expanded from one to four days. They are Thursday, May 8 through Sunday, May 11 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Residents can host sales on any or all of those days without paying for a permit. Sale signs are limited to the ones available for purchase at city hall for 50-cents each. The Knox Moose Family Center is helping to sponsor the sales and will have maps, food and drinks available each day. Spaces will also be available for residents outside the city limits who would like to participate. Call 574-772-5712 for more information. Environmental Days will once again be held in conjunction with the sales. This is done so unsold and unwanted items can easily be thrown away.
The clerk-treasurer in the city of Knox has announced they will soon be going to a new billing system that uses full-size paper rather than postcards, saving roughly $540 per year because, according to Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston, sending postcards is more expensive. Houston said the new bills will be sent out soon, so don’t be alarmed if your bill from the city is different!
The board members will receive an update on the results of the NWEA test as well as a presentation on the Biomedical Science course addition at the high school.
The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. CT in the administrative office in the Palmer Wing of the Knox Elementary School.
Flu season typically runs through May, said Shawn Richards, a respiratory epidemiologist at the Indiana State Department of Health.
The Knox City Council this week tentatively approved the first readings of two ordinances, but expressed their intent to revise those ordinances before passing them on their second or third readings. The council first discussed the revised fees ordinance for the Planning Commission that replaced the entirety of the fees laid out previously.