The climate data is present now, but local officials with Purdue Extension say the effects may not be seen for several months.
The City of Knox is getting a rebate from its health insurance carrier, thanks to a provision in the Affordable Care Act. It caps the amount of premium money companies can spend on advertising, sales, salaries and promotion at 20-percent. The remaining 80 percent has to be spent on actual healthcare benefits. Continue reading
A month long investigation by the Knox Police Department into suspected drug activity ended with five arrests. Officers served a search warrant at 507 S. Heaton Street on Monday and found an active meth lab, multiple items used to manufacture the drug and illegal prescription medications, according to a news release. Continue reading
The final pavement work through the Knox Industrial Park should wrap up in the next few weeks. The contractor for the industrial park road improvement project is back in Knox for the next couple of days placing asphalt on Klockner Drive/300 East, Culver Road, Pacific Avenue and Hamilton Drive. All roads will remain open but will be down to one lane during the paving. Flagmen will direct traffic in the area. Continue reading
Two human cases of West Nile Virus have prompted health officials in central Indiana to provide additional information to the public.
The Indiana Commission for Higher Education is looking to recruit teachers trained in the STEM fields.
A recent study says Starke County spends its property tax dollars effectively compared with others in the state.
The survey from SmartAsset shows places across the Hoosier State where residents are getting the most bang for their buck. The study includes statistical factors such as school rankings, crime rates, and the property tax levy rate.
The proposed North Judson-San Pierre School Corporation budget has been slashed considerably over the past several years. Corporation business manager and treasurer Guy Richie told the county council during last week’s budget hearing that revenue continues to decline due to changes in state funding and drops in enrollment. Continue reading
The Starke County Recorder’s Office will use funds from user fees to make more records available online. Territory manager Greg Bachman with vendor Fidlar Technologies says a portion of records back to 1983 will be digitized. Recorder Lisa Minix eventually wants to go back farther, but opted for 1983 because title searchers often need access to records going back that far. Continue reading
A group of eighth graders at Oregon-Davis is forming a new organization to help improve the community. Continue reading
North Judson-San Pierre support staff members are pulling extra duty due to the budget shortfalls the corporation is facing. In addition to extra work, Superintendent Lynn Johnson says they also had less time to get ready for the start of the school year. Students came back a week earlier this year due to the adoption of the balanced calendar. Continue reading
Starke County once again has a populated county redevelopment commission board. The volunteer body was established by the commissioners in 2006 and set up a tax increment financing, or TIF, district near the intersection of U.S. 30 and U.S. 35 in Hamlet. It allows property tax money generated in a specific area to be recaptured for infrastructure improvements in the area. By doing so, the land becomes more attractive to other potential business and industrial tenants. The five parcels of land in the Sysco TIF district have generated $15,427.71 for the county. That money is receipted by the auditor and parked in a special account. Continue reading
Oregon-Davis students will be taking a field trip to learn about farming and protecting the environment. Continue reading
Artist Mitch Markovich in his Knox studio
The latest work from Knox artist Mitch Markovitz commemorates a milestone for an area company. Continue reading
The Indiana Parks Alliance has donated funds that will allow more than students from 22 Indiana schools to learn more about the outdoors.
Republicans in North Judson have made their choice for placement on the ballot in November.
A Town Convention was held to determine who would represent the Town Council’s Ward Two seat. Incumbent Wendy Hoppe was being challenged by Jesiah Clemons.
A State Representative out of LaPorte will be leaving office at the end of his term.
Tom Dermody announced that he plans to retire from office in the 20th House District at the end of Election Day in 2016. His district includes portions of Starke and LaPorte counties.
It’s the “Year of the Farmer” at the Indiana State Fair, and one Starke County family is among those being featured. The Wappels, whose farm is based in San Pierre and is known for its mint crops, are one of 17 families who are being recognized. Continue reading
Senator Joe Donnelly
U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly says he will be supporting the proposed Iran nuclear agreement.
After playing things close to the vest for some time, Senator Donnelly said in a statement that a nuclear-armed Iran would pose a threat to the security of the United States.
Henry F. Schricker Library
Today will be business as usual at the Henry F. Schricker Public Library branch in Knox. Continue reading