Leadership Starke County is looking for a few individuals to sign-up for their classes starting in September.
The Indiana State Department of Health says Starke County recently tested positive for West Nile Virus.
Two mosquito batches tested for virus in the local area returned positive results, but Starke County has not reported a human case of West Nile in 2016. West Nile is largely transmitted through mosquito bites and can cause flu-like symptoms and even death in extreme cases.
Starke County is reporting some positive news in the battle against drug overdose.
Purdue Extension and the Department of Natural Resources are teaming up to educate landowners on forestry management techniques.
An event coming up at the end of April is looking to support the Starke County K-9 Drug Unit.
The 4-H Color Me Green run/walk will take place at Wythogan Park in Knox on April 30th, and is designed to promote healthy lifestyles and activities in the Starke County community. Funds raised will benefit the Starke County Sheriff’s Department in a few ways.
It took 10 months, but the Starke County Sheriff’s Department believes they have the right man following a Burglary reported in July of 2015.
The route is set for this fall’s Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay. The event, patterned after the Olympic torch relay, will start in Corydon on Sept. 9 and travel more than 3,200 miles through all 92 counties. Corydon was chosen as the starting destination as it was Indiana’s original capitol.
More than 2,000 torchbearers will shepherd the flame through the state along a route designed to showcase Indiana’s natural beauty, local interest and historic significance to the state. Each county’s bicentennial committee solicited nominees to carry the torch. That list is being vetted at the state level now. Continue reading
The unemployment rate in Starke County has seen an uptick in the percentage of unemployed residents compared to the previous month.
The Starke County Historical Society held its annual meeting and dinner Thursday night at the Knox High School Cafeteria.
The Starke County Park Board plans to encourage cross country skiers to use the County Forest if it can get access to a snowmobile to groom the trails. A mid-July date for another open house at the Forest is under consideration.
A local conservation agency says they don’t require specialist input prior to delivering on grant fund requests.
The comments come after a recommendation by the Starke County Park Board to seek grants from Arrowhead Country RC&D. If selected, monies would be used to construct a bypass ditch across the south side of the Starke County Forest. The work aims to move water around a decades-old marsh, preventing damage to wildlife in the area.
Starke County is now working to find a permanent replacement for Coroner Adam Gray.
The Starke County Election Board will continue preparations for November’s General Election when they meet on Monday.
The survey from SmartAsset shows places across the Hoosier State where residents are getting the most bang for their buck. The study includes statistical factors such as school rankings, crime rates, and the property tax levy rate.
Certain residents living in North Judson could be prevented from voting in this November’s election.
During Monday’s Starke County Election Board meeting, ordinances dealing with the annexation of property developments from 2001, as well as an ordinance dealing with the establishment of Town Wards from 2012 were reviewed.
IU Health Starke Hospital will be putting plans on display for what they hope will one day be a new hospital.
On Friday, the culmination of work that’s been going on this week will be showcased at the hospital for the public to view. Officials with the hospital have been busy putting together a mock-up of a proposed new building, this week.
Starke County Police gave chase during a Thursday incident in North Judson.
According to information released by the Sheriff’s Department, officers were responding to a trespassing call in the 5-thousand South block of Detroiter Lane. After arriving on scene, a suspect was identified and was given an order to stop.
During their meeting Monday morning, board members recommended accepting the grant funds to the Starke County Commissioners. The renovations come courtesy of a Help America Vote Act grant with the funds are being used to upgrade a door, parking lot, and wheel chair ramp at the North Bend Township Community Center and polling site.
The Starke County Election Board advertised early and absentee voting hours, and then considered changing them the day before it’s supposed to start.
Following a vote at their last meeting to set the hours for voting prior to the primary election, Starke County Clerk Vicky Cooley brought a proposal to the board to reduce the number of hours early voting can take place.