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Starke County Commissioners Reassign Vehicles

Published: July 12th, 2014

starke-county-courthouseStarke County’s new EMS director will be driving one of the recently retired sheriff’s department patrol cars if the commissioners decide a county-owned vehicle is a necessary part of fulfilling those job duties. Read the rest of this entry »

National Weather Service Confirms Multiple Tornadoes After Last Week’s Storm

Published: July 8th, 2014

The National Weather Service confirms two tornadoes touched down in the northeastern part of Starke County last week. Another pair of tornadoes was also confirmed in LaPorte County in the early morning hours of Tuesday, July 1. All four were EF-1, packing wind speeds of between 95 and 105 miles-per-hour. Read the rest of this entry »

Storm Damage Assessments Continue in Starke County

Published: July 3rd, 2014

Storm DamageStarke County Emergency Management Agency officials are still assessing the damage caused by Monday night’s storms. Director Ted Bombagetti is working with the National Weather Service to conduct an initial damage assessment. They’ve confirmed straight-line winds hit several areas but have yet to officially confirm any tornado touchdowns. Read the rest of this entry »

Grovertown Fire Cause Remains Under Investigation

Published: June 25th, 2013
The cause of this house fire on 200 N. east of 900 E. in Grovertown remains under investigation.

The cause of this house fire on 200 N. east of 900 E. in Grovertown remains under investigation.

An investigator from the state fire marshal’s office will be in Starke County today to investigate the origin of a house fire in Grovertown. The Washington Township Fire Department received the call around 2:30 yesterday afternoon, according to Assistant Chief Dave Pearman. The house at 200 North and 900 West was fully engulfed when they arrived. Firefighters from Hamlet, Koontz Lake and Knox also assisted, and with their help the blaze was contained in about 30 minutes. Pearman says the owners were home when the fire started. No injuries were reported.

Richard Norton

Published: May 28th, 2013

Funeral services for Richard Norton, 72, of Grovertown, are Tuesday, May 28 at 1 p.m. EDT at Rannells Funeral Home, Koontz Lake, with visitation from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Memorial contributions may be given to Southern Care Hospice.

Helen McCarty

Published: April 15th, 2013

Funeral services for Helen McCarty, 87, of Grovertown, are Thursday, April 18 at 11 a.m. CDT at the Rannells Funeral Home Hamlet Chapel, with visitation there from 4 until 8 Wednesday and one hour prior to the service on Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Eagle Creek Church.

Dorothy Ulrich

Published: April 15th, 2013

Funeral services for Dorothy Ulrich, 83, of Grovertown, are Friday, April 19 at 1 p.m. at the Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel, with visitation from noon until the time of service.

Grovertown Man Found Unconscious, Not Breathing in Driveway

By: WKVI Information Center
Published: October 15th, 2012

A Grovertown man was found unconscious and not breathing in his driveway Saturday morning. Starke County dispatch received a call of a man lying in his driveway at 4515 1150 E. near Grovertown, and when police arrived, he was found unresponsive and not breathing. It is unknown at this time how long he was in the driveway before emergency services arrived.

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