A longtime Starke County Extension Home Economist is the winner of the 2015 Henry F. Schricker Award. Named for the former governor and Starke County native, the award is given annually to a resident who embodies Shricker’s credo of service before self. This year’s committee, comprised of Starke County Chamber of Commerce representatives and former Schricker Award winners, selected Melba Shilling as the honoree. 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
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
Hoosier motorists will get a break from road construction over the Labor Day weekend. INDOT plans to suspend all possible road restrictions starting at 5 this evening and continuing through 8 a.m. Tuesday. Continue reading
Starke County is now working to find a permanent replacement for Coroner Adam Gray.
Governor Mike Pence has made a formal request for some counties in Indiana to receive FEMA public assistance grants.
The Federal Trade Commission is warning college students of an alleged scam that targets their financial weaknesses.
According to Consumer Education Specialist Alvaro Puig, college students can often be the subject of pitches to make “serious money” in several fields. The most recent operation involves energy drinks.
The Town of Culver got their first taste of an ordinance that looks to better control unsafe buildings in Marshall County.
Marshall County Police will be conducting sobriety patrols and checkpoints around the clock for the next couple of weeks. It’s part of the the 2015 nationwide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. Continue reading
A new obstetrician/gynecologist is now accepting patients in LaPorte. Continue reading
Kids may be back in school, but there’s still time to head to Indiana Beach Amusement Resort in Monticello. Continue reading
A Knox artist was the guest of honor last night at an art gallery in Munster. The latest “Just Around the Corner on the South Shore Line” poster by Mitch Markovitz celebrates the Chicago Blackhawks sports dynasty. He was commissioned by CEO Andy Arnold of Precision Controls of Griffith to do a poster painting entitled “Let’s Go Hawks” to commemorate the team. Continue reading
The Starke County Council is looking for ways to level the playing field when it comes to county employee compensation. They want to address the inequity that arises when a new hire comes in making as much as an employee who has been with the county in the same position for several years. Continue reading
The new residence hall at Ancilla College is ready for the rest of the student body to move in on Friday. The Most Reverend Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese blessed the building during a ceremony yesterday in Donaldson attended by about 200 people. He says the word “Ancilla” is Latin for “handmaid.” When Mary was asked by the angel Gabriel if she would say yes to being the mother of the son of God, she answered, “I am the handmaid of the Lord, let it be done to me according to your work.” Bishop Rhoades says that act of faith inspired the sisters of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ to found Ancilla College. Continue reading
Starke County’s June unemployment rate is the lowest its been since November of 2007. Back then it bottomed out at 5.5 percent, according to officials with the Starke County Economic Development Foundation. June’s jobless rate hit 5.7 percent, which is down slightly from May’s 5.9 percent number. Continue reading
Funeral services for Steven D. “Maddog” Alma, 62, of Royal Center, are Saturday, Aug. 1 at 11 a.m. EDT at the Harrison-Metzger-Rans Funeral Home Royal Center Chapel, with visitation there Friday, July 31 from 4 until 9 p.m. EDT. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association or the National Parks Conservation Association.
The building, owned by Courtney Hardin, collapsed earlier this year, prompting health and safety concerns in Monterey. The building is owned by an individual in Culver, but according to Pulaski County Commissioners, few are taking responsibility to clean-up the site. Continue reading
Purdue Extension and Pulaski County Fair Board officials were able to work more efficiently during this year’s fair, thanks to a partnership between the Pulaski County Public Library, LightStream and Hot-Spot WiFi. Continue reading
According to a survey recently conducted by the American Red Cross, more than 40 percent of regular donors will be traveling during the weeks prior to and following Independence Day. This is an indicator that these people will be less likely to donate. The American Red Cross is urging all eligible individuals to step up and help out to avoid a summer shortage. Continue reading