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Property Taxes Will Increase to Build Hamlet Fire Station

The new fire station will be built between the Starke County Fairgrounds and the Wayne Apartments in Hamlet.

The new fire station will be built between the Starke County Fairgrounds and the Wayne Apartments in Hamlet.

Davis Township property owners who live outside the Hamlet town limits will see a property tax increase of about 14-cents per $100 of assessed valuation to pay for the new 9,300 square foot, $750,000 fire station. That’s an estimate provided by officials with accounting firm Umbaugh and Associates during Monday’s public hearing on the project. Continue reading

Yellowstone Trail Fest Begins Today in Hamlet

Yellowstone-Trail-FestivalThe Yellowstone Trail Festival gets underway today in Hamlet and every effort is being made to salute our veterans. You are invited to bring a poster of your family hero and information about their service in the Armed Forces. The poster will be displayed on the Hero’s Wall during the entire festival.

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Yellowstone Trail Fest Planned Later this Month

Yellowstone-Trail-FestivalThe Yellowstone Trail Festival and Hamlet Rendezvous are set for the weekend of Aug. 15.

The festival opens Friday, Aug. 15 at 3 p.m. CT with town-wide yard sales and the tour of Jensen’s Museum of Firearms Cartridges. The opening ceremonies will be at 6:30 p.m. followed by music by Nightshift on the stage at the Starke County Fairgrounds.

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Miss Yellowstone Pageant Set for Aug. 16

pageantThe Yellowstone Trail Festival is coming up and a pageant to determine the festival’s queen is set for Saturday, Aug. 16 during the festival.

Four age divisions will be crowned: Tiny Miss for girls ages 5 to 8, Little Miss for girls ages 9 to 12, Jr. Miss for ages 13 to 16 and Miss from 17 to 21. The Miss Yellowstone winner will advance to the Indiana State Festival Pageant.

The pageant is set to begin at 11 a.m. CT on the stage at the Starke County Fairgrounds in Hamlet.

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Oregon-Davis Township Trustee Asks School Board for Land

Oregon-Davis School Superintendent, Dr. Steve Disney

The Oregon-Davis School Board heard a presentation of a request for the purchase of some school property at its most recent meeting.

“We heard a presentation by the Township Trustee with the investigation to build and go after property for a new fire station in Hamlet and they’re looking at the property where the old school used to sit,” said Superintendent Dr. Steve Disney.

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Starke County Relay for Life Kick-off Event Scheduled for January 19th

The Starke County Relay for Life Kick-off event will be held Wednesday, January 19th at 6:00 p.m CT at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Knox. Information for this year’s Relay will be available as well as refreshments.

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