Monetary Donations Best to Help Natural Disaster Victims


The best way to help victims of the natural disasters like the Kokomo tornadoes or the catastrophic Baton Rouge flooding is to contribute financially to a reputable charity. The American Red Cross estimates flood recovery efforts will cost nearly $30 million. As of Monday they had only received $7.8 million in donations and pledges. Red Cross volunteers are already in central Indiana providing emergency services in the aftermath of yesterday’s tornadoes.

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Chip Sealing to Close State Road 39

Road Closed SignThe Indiana Department of Transportation is chip sealing another section of highway in Starke County. Starting today, State Road 39 will be closed between State Road 10 and State Road 8. Work is due to wrap up Friday, weather permitting.

INDOT is also chip and fog sealing State Road 10 between 500 West and U.S. 421 this week. Continue reading

Chili Cookoff Looks to Raise Funds for Local Law Enforcement

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Wintersong Village in Knox will be hosting a bit of a fundraiser they hope will support Starke County’s law enforcement officers.

A “Back the Blue” chili cookoff will be held Thursday, September 15th at 4:30 p.m. and will pit the best of Starke County against each other. Starke County Sheriff Bill Dulin and Knox Police Chief Harold Smith will be among the judges.

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Culver Prepares to Take Permit System Online

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The Town of Culver is finally ready to put permit applications online.

Town Council members received an update Tuesday night after a meeting last week between Town Management and the Marshall County Planning and Building Office. Neighboring communities in Marshall County have been using an online permit system for almost one year to improve efficiency for contractors and local residents.

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N.J.-S.P. Board Authorizes Budget Submission


The North Judson-San Pierre School Corporation’s annual budget hearing before the Starke County Council will take place during their Sept. 12th meeting. The school board last week authorized the submission of the budget to the council for review. They also approved the advertisement of the 2017-19 capital projects and bus replacement plan in “The Leader” and the “Pulaski County Journal.” State law requires it be published in both counties since townships from both comprise the school corporation. Continue reading