Arthur J. Borrelli, Jr.

Funeral services for Arthur J. Borrelli, Jr., 78, of St. James, Florida, formerly of Koontz Lake, Indiana, will be Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015 at 1 p.m. CT at the Rannells Funeral Home, Koontz Lake Chapel.  Visitation is Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT at the funeral home.  A masonic service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Starke County Library.

Starke County Community Foundation Gives Generously to Local Organizations


A number of charitable organizations are on the receiving end of more than $40,000 in grants from the Starke County Community Foundation. The gifts are made possible through the foundation’s endowment fund, which is supported by gifts to the SCCF. The money is invested. Each year some of the interest goes back into the fund to help it grow, while some is given locally in the form of scholarships and grants. Continue reading

New Starke County Public Library Wing Grand Opening Dec. 7

Henry F. Schricker Library
Henry F. Schricker Library
The construction at the Starke County Public Library has been completed, but Library Director Sheila Urwiler said there is still a lot of remodeling left to do before their grand opening on Dec. 7. Urwiler said the grand opening ceremony will include a ribbon cutting at noon and activities for kids, as well as entertainment by the Knox Jazz Band and the Showstoppers.

Urwiler said she’s glad the opening day is nearly here.

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Starke County Library In Need of Math Tutors

Sheila Urwiler

The Starke County Library’s Literacy Program has been up and running for several months now, but Director Sheila Urwiler said they are in need of math tutors to assist adult students in need of help with algebra, geometry, and other math subjects.

Urwiler explained that while the library currently has four tutors, most of them don’t feel comfortable helping with math. She said another tutor training session will take place on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 10 a.m., and anyone interested in becoming a tutor is encouraged to sign up.

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