Starke County residents have one more day to weigh in on their vision for the county’s park and recreation facilities.
The Mishawaka-based Troyer group has been hired to craft a five-year parks and recreation plan for Starke County. As part of that process, they’re trying to gauge usage of the county’s recreational areas.
Specifically they are looking at Bass Lake Beach and Campground, Koontz Lake, the Starke County Forest and the trail system as assets to the county. Continue reading →
The consulting firm hired to craft a five-year parks and recreation plan for Starke County wants input from as many local residents as possible. The Mishawaka-based Troyer Group has come up with a survey to gauge usage of the county’s recreational areas. Continue reading →
The consulting firm that’s working with the Starke County Park Board to develop a five-year master plan for parks and recreation is confident they can meet next month’s deadline to complete a draft document. Continue reading →
The Starke County Park Board hopes to have a five-year plan in place by mid-January. President Roger Chaffins told the county commissioners Monday they’ve enlisted the Troyer Group from Mishawaka to help with the process. Continue reading →
Authorities in LaPorte County are investigating after a man’s body was found Friday at the Kingsbury Fish & Wildlife Area. Sheriff’s deputies and conservation officers responded Friday morning around 10 a.m. to the area of Tracy Road west of First Line Road. Continue reading →
Deer firearms season opens tomorrow in Indiana. Legislation passed last year legalizes certain rifles for deer hunting purposes, and has raised quite a few questions about what equipment is now legal. Continue reading →
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is offering a free hunter education class this weekend in Starke County. It’s open to hunters of all ages and will take place Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24 and 25, at the Kankakee Fish and Wildlife Headquarters, 4320 W. Toto Road in North Judson from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. CDT. Continue reading →
Celebrate like it’s 1916 with a trip to an Indiana State Park this weekend. In honor of their centennial celebration, the DNR is rolling back entrance fees to 10-cents per person on Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5. That’s how much gate admission cost in 1916. Continue reading →
A Wednesday afternoon attempt by Knox Police to stop the driver of a stolen car turned into a high-speed chase and a manhunt. Officers tried to stop a black Honda Civic, driven by 27-year-old Daniel Allen of Winamac in the Water Street area, but he refused to cooperate. Continue reading →
Certain downed, dead trees at Tippecanoe River State Park are available for public cutting and removal through mid-March.
Park staff are dropping hazardous trees and those damaged by the emerald ash borer (EAB) insect and placing them where the public can come in, cut them up and haul them away for use as firewood. The park is charging $10 per pickup load, and all proceeds will be used to enhance the natural areas of Tippecanoe River State Park. Continue reading →
Sign ups are underway for an upcoming DNR Hunter Safety Class. It’s open to Indiana residents of all ages and will cover hunter heritage, firearm history and safety, hunter responsibility, wildlife conservation and management and game care. Continue reading →
This is the busiest hunting weekend of the year, according to the DNR. Tens of thousands of hunters are taking to the woods for deer firearm season. It opens today and continues through Sunday, Nov. 29th. Continue reading →
Tippecanoe River State Park in Winamac is among several facilities scheduled to close next week for the first of two planned deer reduction hunts this season. Others include Clifty Falls, Fort Harrison, Harmonie, Lincoln, McCormick’s Creek, Ouabachie, Pokagon, Potato Creek, Prophetstown, Shades, Shakamak, Turkey Run and Whitewater Memorial. Continue reading →