The Starke County Highway Department plans to make some facility updates and an equipment purchase with funds received throughout the year.
The county council Monday approved Highway Superintendent Rik Ritzler’s additional appropriation request, which will clear the way for the expenditures. It’s a procedural step to move the money into the necessary account. Continue reading →
A Starke County native is one of 200 artists whose music is being featured at the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis. Jethro Easyfields, otherwise known as Terry Turner Jr., is a graduate of Knox High School and has been performing for roughly 26 years. Continue reading →
Students at the SCILL Center will once again offer assistance to elderly and disabled Knox residents this fall by raking leaves as part of a community service project. The students will take care of up to 15 properties on a first-come, first-served basis. Continue reading →
Starke County Council members want to meet later this year with state officials to discuss options for thawing the county’s frozen property tax levy. That’s the cap on the amount of money the county can raise each year to cover expenses. Discussion at Monday night’s meeting indicates it’s not keeping pace with inflation. Continue reading →
Pulaski County has completed a second appraisal of county-owned farmland.
The request was made several weeks ago by the county commissioners to ensure the value of the land near Winamac was indeed fairly determined by an initial report. Cash from selling the farmland will likely be used to acquire another piece of farmland near Medaryville for the development of the westside rail-served industrial park. Continue reading →
The Starke County Community Foundation will soon be renting some office space in the former North Judson-San Pierre Middle School building. A lease agreement was approved Tuesday by the N.J.-S.P. School Board, at the recommendation of Superintendent Annette Zupin. Continue reading →
Pets can get lost, but the owner does have several resources available to prove the animal belongs to them.
That’s according to Starke County Humane Society Executive Director Shanna Lloyd. She says that if your animal is found by a shelter or an individual, using veterinary records and family photos may be your best choice for seeing the animal returned to you. Continue reading →
Indiana voters whose registration may have been compromised can still cast ballots in the upcoming General Election. Secretary of State Connie Lawson discovered “thousands of dates of birth and first names” were changed after running a report in the Statewide Voter Registration System. She did so after her office received calls from an unspecified number of voters who learned the date of birth or first name on their voter registration is incorrect. Continue reading →
An area hospital is formalizing its commitment to shorter emergency room wait times. LaPorte Hospital’s new 30-minute ER Service Pledge means the facility will work diligently to ensure the overall average wait time to be seen by a physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner will be 30 minutes or less from the time of check-in at the ER. Continue reading →
A dispute over the proper owner of a stray dog is new territory for the Pulaski Animal Center.
According to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department, a deputy was called to PAC on Oct. 14 for a report that a Mastiff – recently booked from the Pulaski area – was not being given back to its owner. Continue reading →
The Monterey School Building has been purchased by a pair of local business owners. Lawrence and Diana Loehmer submitted the high bid of $60,000 for the former school and the surrounding property. Their bid was formally accepted Monday by the Culver School Board. Continue reading →