The Indiana Homeland Security Foundation has allocated more than $175-thousand to the state’s public safety agencies, including some in the local area.
Another meth bust was reported in Knox on Thursday.
The City of Knox will once again be hosting the National Day of Prayer Breakfast.
The Hoosier Lottery has announced the winners of the Grand Prize “My Lottery” holiday giveaway promotion, and one of the winners is from Knox.
A Knox resident has hit it big at a Michigan casino.
When the Knox School Board met Monday night, it accepted the retirement of Kindergarten teacher Sue Wendel, effective August 1, 2016. Bus driver Charity Becker; Head Varsity Cheer Coach; Becca Stacy, and Junior Varsity Cheer Coach, resigned effective this month.
Knox School Superintendent A.J. Gappa reviewed a few positive results from the recent ISTEP testing and reported that the schools have been, and continue to be, in a pilot program that help to determine test questions next year. The final testing period is April 18-May 6.He reiterated that a new testing formula is to be developed by the State for the 2017-18 year.
A Knox man was sentenced on Wednesday in Marshall County Superior Court on charges of dealing methamphetamine.
33-year-old Ryan Smith was arrested in August of 2015 after a vehicle he was in was stopped by Marshall County Sheriff’s Deputies. An air sniff was conducted by a K9 Unit and indicated the presence of drugs inside the vehicle.
A three month investigation has led to the arrest of a pair of Knox residents on meth-related charges.
The City of Knox is reminding pet owners to get their dog tags for 2016. Dogs owners living within the city limits must purchase or renew their tags through the Clerk-Treasurer’s Office at City Hall. Continue reading
The United States Department of Agriculture is giving itself a pat on the back discussing programs available to rural residents in Indiana.
Knox mayor Dennis Estok further explained some of his proposals for the city during a town hall meeting Monday. Much of it was spent discussing his plans to bring the city’s July 4th fireworks back to Wythogan Park. It’s part of his effort to bring more people into the park and revitalize the Downtown Knox. Continue reading
The construction of a new facility for an expanding Knox business will remain on schedule after Knox Mayor Dennis Estok administratively authorized the purchase of a lift station to serve the site. City officials previously agreed to run water and sewer lines to the new Traffic Control Specialists, Inc. location west of Toll Brothers and Knox Fertilizer in the industrial park. The company broke ground on the project in November. A May 27th ribbon cutting is scheduled. Continue reading
Knox residents will have the chance to share their ideas and concerns with city officials next week. Mayor Dennis Estok will be holding a town hall meeting at 6:00 p.m. Monday at the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center. Continue reading
The soon-to-be new operators of IU Health Starke Hospital now have a signed lease in effect with the county for the facility. Continue reading
Water and sewer rate increases received the final approval of the Knox City Council Tuesday. That was in spite of the continued opposition of council member Tim Manns. Continue reading
The Knox City Council will decide tonight whether to give its final approval to ordinances raising water and sewer rates. The proposed rates are based on a study conducted for the city by accounting firm Umbaugh and Associates. It took into account infrastructure needs for maintaining both services at appropriate levels. Continue reading
Knox Mayor Dennis Estok wants to revive a once proud Knox neighborhood. Parkview Heights was built in 1941 by the Federal Works Agency Division of Defense as worker housing for employees of the Kingsbury Ordinance Plant. During World War II the LaPorte County site was one of the largest shell-loading plants in the nation. Continue reading
A longtime Knox businessman and public servant will be laid to rest tomorrow. WKVI’s Ed Hasnerl reports.
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