An Indiana Department of Homeland Security emergency management team is en route to Maryland to assist Baltimore officials with their severe weather response. The city is still working to dig out from the weekend blizzard. The state of emergency declared Friday by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is in effect until further notice. Continue reading
With snow and frigid temperatures moving into the area, state officials are reminding residents to stay safe during winter weather. Continue reading
The Indiana State Department of Health is warning residents about the dangers of radon, an odorless, tasteless, colorless, but radioactive gas. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has declared January National Radon Action Month. Continue reading
With tax season approaching, Indiana State Police are warning residents to be on the lookout for phone scams. Callers claiming to be from the IRS but often having foreign accents tell residents they may face a lawsuit or imprisonment if they don’t immediately send money for what they say is a delinquent tax bill. Then, they demand personal information to try to steal the recipient’s identity. Continue reading
Fewer Hoosiers died in fires in 2015 compared to the year before. That’s according to data released by the Indiana Department of Homeland Security Division of Fire and Building Safety. Continue reading
ISTEP scores released today by the state indicate a double-digit decline in the passing percentage over last year. In 2013-14, 74 percent of public school students across Indiana passed both the English/Language Arts and Math standardized tests. The 2014-15 scores indicate only 52-percent of public school students made the grade on both tests. Both percentages are slightly higher when private and charter school students are factored in. Continue reading
A Mass of Christian Burial for Father Albert Reed, C.P.P.S., will be celebrated at 2 p.m. EST on Monday, Jan. 4 at the Assumption Chapel at St. Charles Center in Carthagena, Ohio.
If you’re still planning on making some year-end gifts to charity, the IRS has some tips for properly deducting them from this year’s taxes. Continue reading
The Indiana Department of Transportation is suspending construction and maintenance work to make Christmas travel safer and a little easier, but some restrictions will remain where long-term projects are taking place. Continue reading
Starke County’s 2016 budget is in balance after action by the council during a special-called Monday afternoon meeting. They found out last week the state slashed their submitted budget by more than half a million dollars. Continue reading
Saving up for retirement could become a little easier for Hoosiers. State lawmakers plan to reintroduce the Hoosier Employee Retirement Option (HERO) bill when the legislative session starts January 5. Continue reading
Funeral services for James “Tony” Miller, Jr., 74, of Medaryville, are Friday, Dec. 11 at 11 a.m. CST at Goodway Baptist Church, with visitation ther efrom 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Boersma Funeral Home in Wheatfield is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be given to the family.
The Culver Town Council has sent an ordinance designed to revise its permit fees back to committee.
If you’re hitting the road for Thanksgiving, be on the lookout for more police patrols. Indiana State Police as well, as local law enforcement agencies, are increasing their presence on Indiana roadways for the holiday period. Continue reading
A few Indiana lawmakers got the chance to watch a missile launch this past Saturday. Continue reading
Veterans Day is a holiday, and that means most federal, state, and local government offices will be closed tomorrow. It also means mail won’t be delivered. Continue reading
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