Gov. Mike Pence is scheduled to tour tornado-ravaged areas of central Indiana today. In Kokomo, 10 to 15 minor injuries have been reported, and 15 homes and several businesses were damaged. Continue reading
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.
The North Judson-San Pierre FFA Chapter will be getting some national recognition this weekend. It will be featured on “This Week in AgriBusiness,” a weekly television program covering agriculture-related news. Continue reading
NIPSCO may soon be looking to retire four coal-fire electric generation units at two of its power plants.
Community Crossings Funds were announced for Northern Indiana on Wednesday and Starke and Pulaski have a few communities among the recipients.
Plymouth Police say they have arrested the man allegedly responsible for harassing women in the Plymouth and Walkerton area.
The 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
Knox officials are still gathering information from other communities about how they regulate tattoo parlors before formally acting to relax their restrictions on such businesses in the downtown area. Councilman Tim Manns raised the issue last month and asked last night when it will be considered. Continue reading
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.
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.
Teenage girls in Tippecanoe Township in Pulaski County will be able to compete in the first ever Miss Tippy Teen Pageant.
Time’s running out for those taking part in Moving Starke County Forward’s summer walking challenge to log their miles. Continue reading
Walkerton Police are hoping to make the public aware of a possible sexual predator.
A fugitive is behind bars in LaPorte County, thanks to the collaborative efforts of federal and local law enforcement. Continue reading
The Knox Police Department will begin enforcing the city’s golf cart ordinance today. That means golf carts operated within the city limits must have either a valid city or county-issued permit and be operated by a licensed driver, unless a waiver is granted by the city council. So far they’ve approved two. Continue reading
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
The Knox City Council will work on the 2017 budget prior to their regularly scheduled meeting this evening. Members will meet for a work session at 6 p.m. at city hall prior to the 7 p.m. session. Third and final reading of the city’s 2017 salary ordinance is on tonight’s agenda. Continue reading
The Culver Town Council will be receiving a few updates about its participation in Marshall County’s online permitting system.
The City of Knox is bringing back the Peppermint Parade, but it’s looking for help from local residents to do so. The city’s holding a meeting for potential volunteers tomorrow evening at 6:00 at the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center. Continue reading
Those interested in taking advantage of a Culver boat cruise will be able to do so in August.