Starke County Commissioners Seek Board and Commission Members

starke-county-courthouseThe Starke County Commissioners are looking for local residents to fill seats on various boards and commissions in 2017. Qualifications vary by position and can include political affiliation, professional accreditation or residency. Party affiliation is determined by the most recent primary election in which the individual voted or letter of support provided by the party chairman. Continue reading

Work to Start Soon on Building for Starke County Coroner

starke-county-courthouseThe Starke County Coroner’s Office will soon have a permanent location. The county commissioners Thursday voted to hire Royal Star Builder to construct a pole barn-style structure with a poured concrete floor near the Starke County Jail for a cost of $35,000. The contractor agreed to pour the floor and lay the posts right away in case the weather turns bad. He advised the project should be complete by Dec. 1. Continue reading

Starke County Accepts Ownership of San Pierre Building

The former San Pierre Bank building in its glory days. Photo courtesy of the Starke County Historical Society
The former San Pierre Bank building in its glory days. Photo courtesy of the Starke County Historical Society

Starke County will soon be able to proceed with the demolition of a dilapidated building. The commissioners Monday evening agreed to accept the transfer of title to the former Bank of San Pierre at the northwest corner of Broadway and Eliza Streets. It has been vacant for several years, and the county has installed barriers around the structure due to crumbling brick. Continue reading

Starke Commissioners Recommend Funding Source for New Ambulance

 
 

The Starke County Commissioners have recommended a funding source for a new ambulance, and now it’s up to the county council to act. EMS Director Keith Emigh says the trucks in his fleet range from 1998 with a 1988 box to a problem-free 2013 rig with 58,000 miles. A 2003 ambulance with 167,000 miles and a 2009 truck with a history of mechanical problems round out the fleet.

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