Indiana has the dubious distinction of leading the nation in the number of meth labs seized in both 2013 and 2014. Trooper Maggie Short with the Indiana State Police Clandestine Lab Team says the highly addictive stimulant can be manufactured easily from ingredients that can be purchased at any hardware or drug store. Continue reading
Two Oregon-Davis students had the chance to present their solution to a real-world problem at this year’s Future City Competition. Annabelle Fosburgh and Ryan Minter were among the teams of middle school students from around the state who traveled to Fort Wayne on Saturday to compete in the event. Continue reading
High school students and their parents will have the chance to learn more about how to pay for college at Oregon-Davis High School this evening. Financial Aid staff from Ancilla College will give a presentation on where help is available and how to apply. Continue reading
Starke County Economic Development Foundation Executive Director Charlie Weaver will present his long-term vision for funds from the county economic development income tax to the county council when they meet this evening. In previous meetings Weaver has expressed a desire to invest in road improvements in the Knox Industrial Park to make it more attractive to businesses looking to relocate or expand. He’s also made mention of improvements in the Hamlet area. Continue reading
The Starke County Public Library is kicking off its winter reading program this week with activities for people of all ages. This year’s theme is Sweet Adventures in Reading, based on the game Candyland. Continue reading
The newly-elected mayor of the City of Knox took his oath of office Wednesday. Dennis Estok was sworn in for another term as mayor. Continue reading
The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Kankakee River at U.S. 30. Continue reading
The Hamlet Town Board, last week, approved a three-percent salary increase for 2016, “across the board,” except for a position which is being held open for a police officer currently “on leave.” The motion included elected officials as well as employees. Continue reading
1st place – 310 W Davis St.
2nd place – 109 S Starke St.
3rd place – 505 E Oak St.
and The Honorable Mention is 600 W Davis St.
A state lawmaker whose district includes most of LaPorte and part of Starke Counties running for reelection. Sen. Jim Arnold, D-LaPorte has formally announced his intention to run for a third term. The former LaPorte County Sheriff has worked across party lines in the Republican-controlled General Assembly to achieve legislative victories for his constituents. Continue reading
A proclamation marking the 199th anniversary of Indiana’s Statehood and the beginning of the state’s year long bicentennial celebration was read and signed by Board President David Kesvormas at last night’s meeting of the Hamlet Town Board. Continue reading
Starke County restaurants will play a key role in promoting local activities surrounding Indiana’s bicentennial celebration. The county bicentennial committee has finalized a placemat design featuring a map and local historical information. It will be distributed free of charge early next year to local restaurants. Continue reading
Voter turnout in Starke and Pulaski Counties during the Nov. 3 Municipal General Election exceeded the statewide average. That’s according to data released this week by Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson. Continue reading
A Hamlet Christmas tree farm is kicking off the holiday season. Today marks the start of Hensler Nursery’s annual Christmas Fest. Continue reading
A “boil water” order in the trailer park in north Hamlet is expected to remain in effect until Friday. Water and Street Superintendent Fred Rowe told the town board last night a water line was cut in the area. The Veterans Day Holiday delayed a lab testing of a water sample. He said he doesn’t expect any health problems from the disruption of service. Continue reading
Downtown Hamlet has taken on a festive look for fall, thanks to several generous donors and volunteers. Jack Awald Farms provided corn and bales of straw, Randy Burch Farms donated corn stalks, and Matt Lawrence contributed the pumpkins used around town. Continue reading
North Judson will have a new clerk-treasurer in January. Democrat Alicia Collins beat incumbent Republican Donna Henry by a six-point margin, while incumbent North Judson Council President Wendy Hoppe fended off a challenge from Democrat Joan Haugh to hold onto her seat. That race was also decided by a six-point margin. Continue reading
Prospective voters in today’s Starke County municipal and referendum elections must cast ballots in the precincts in which they reside, according to Starke County Clerk Vicki Cooley Continue reading