A not guilty verdict was delivered following a one-day trial in Starke Circuit Court.
The defendant, Suly Hayman, 29, of Knox was accused of felony battery in an incident stemming from November 2013. The state called four witnesses while the defense called three witnesses, including the defendant. The trial took place on Wednesday.
Six jurors heard testimony in the case.
Senator Joe Donnelly
U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly is providing insight into a few issues facing congress.
Indiana’s Democratic Senator spoke with reporters on Wednesday afternoon during a conference call to address expanded mental healthcare for former and active military service members.
Starke County’s newest restaurant is in a rather unlikely location. Bistro 35 is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner at IU Health Starke Hospital. The first floor eatery is run by the food and nutrition department at the facility.
Food and nutrition services manager Laura Boyd says it’s a great place to get a quick grab-and-go lunch or sneak away from the office for a break. Wi-fi is available. Continue reading
Oregon-Davis students have stepped up efforts to join vocational programs for the next school year.
Superintendent Greg Briles said there were two or three students involved in vocational programs last year. Eighteen students will be participating in Auto Tech, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Graphic Imaging, Health Science, Precision Machining, and Welding in the 2015-2016 school year.
Fewer construction projects will be ongoing on Monday due to the Memorial Day holiday.
The Indiana Department of Transportation says that with major federal holidays such as July 4th and Memorial Day, they cease work.
Memorial Day is being recognized on Monday, meaning several services normally in operation will be closed.
Government services, absent law enforcement will cease operations in honor of the celebration. The City of Knox’s Town Hall will be closed during Memorial Day, as will the Starke County Courthouse.
The North Judson-San Pierre School Board took a hit on revenue.
Figures have been finalized by the state of Indiana. Funding was determined as part of a two-year budget deal struck near the end of the long-session of the General Assembly.
Tours of the new Starke County Sheriff’s Office and Detention Center will be offered until at least 6 tomorrow evening. The public is invited to the grand opening and building dedication of the state-of-the-art facility on State Road 8 at 550 East. Tours will be offered after the noon formal program and memorial garden ceremony. They were originally scheduled until 4 p.m., but the county commissioners and Sheriff Bill Dulin have agreed to extend them so people can stop by after work. Tours will be offered as long as people are in line waiting to see the inside of the building. Dulin and his command staff will also be on hand to answer questions. Food will also be served. Continue reading
Changing light bulbs and turning off idle equipment are just a few of the steps a local company is taking to limit their energy usage.
MPI Products, located in the 12-hundred block of Kloeckner Drive, has indicated it wants to be a leader in reducing environmental waste in Starke County.
Senator Joe Donnelly
U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly is looking to provide additional mental healthcare to members of the armed services.
During a conference call with reporters Wednesday afternoon, Donnelly said the “Care Package” legislation – which is part of the broader National Defense Authorization Act – aims to increase access to healthcare services provided through the Department of Defense and community healthcare providers.
Some extensive projects will be in the works this summer at the Oregon-Davis School Corporation.
Thanks to the federal E-Rate Program, Superintendent Greg Briles says the wireless access and switches will be upgraded in both school buildings.
The Bass Lake Beach is scheduled to open for the season this weekend.
The Starke County Park Board last night voted to draft a letter to the current lessee of the Beach and Campground at Bass Lake setting forth certain repairs and maintenance to safety and health hazards that must be completed within 30 days. The letter will also set forth that a plan of repair and replacement be developed and established for other equipment and buildings. Continue reading
The Starke County Courthouse will soon have a new custodian. The county commissioners Monday hired Mike Gerhart to fill the opening created by the retirement of longtime caretaker Carl Goodrich. His last day with the county is June 4, which was previously proclaimed “Carl Goodrich Day” by the commissioners in honor of his more than 40 years of service. Continue reading
The cat that survived an explosion on Saturday near Medaryville has found a forever home.
Emergency responders located the family pet among the rubble after a possible propane leak caused the home to explode. It took firefighters hours to extinguish the flames in the area of 2500 West and 1600 North.
One school corporation in the area will not worry about funding cuts for the 2015-2016 school year.
Oregon-Davis School Superintendent Greg Briles says that the school’s funding will stay status quo for the upcoming year. It’s all due to enrollment.
Knox High School’s 112 senior candidates for graduation will complete their high school careers in services at the Weinberg Gymnasium, Friday, June 5 at 7 p.m. Principal Dr. Elizabeth Ratliff also reported to the Knox School Board Monday that seniors will receive their earned honors in a Friday morning program, the 22nd, at the High School gymnasium. The public is invited to the 8:15 a.m. activity. Continue reading
The North Judson-San Pierre School Board better defined some priorities when it comes to using their technology.
School corporations around the state are required to maintain an Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) to protect schools, but also define how students and faculty can use the technology provided to them.
Planting season is making progress in the Hoosier State.
According to Purdue Extension’s Ag Educator Phil Woolery, planting data is considered in-line with previous averages for this time of year, though things picked up in recent weeks.
Efforts are being made to save wear and tear on wastewater equipment as North Judson residents continue to flush unnecessary items into the sewer system.
Clerk-Treasurer Donna Henry told WKVI News that the town council approved the purchase of five baskets totalling $1,700 that will capture large items in the sewer system. The wastewater crews continue to find shirts, sleeves, underwear, and other items not suitable for flushing down the toilet in the sewer pumps. As a result, the pumps are damaged and it’s quite an expense to replace those pumps.
The murder trial for a Knox man accused of beating his estranged wife to death at their rural California Township home last June is still on schedule for late July. Gary Chavez was scheduled to stand trial last month, but the proceeding was canceled at the last minute due to what a jail physician deemed an urgent surgical procedure. Continue reading