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. Continue reading →
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 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. Continue reading →
A recent study says Starke County spends its property tax dollars effectively compared with others in the state.
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. Continue reading →
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. Continue reading →
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. Continue reading →
The Starke County Election Board has received approval for the first phase of grant work.
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. Continue reading →
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. Continue reading →
Information gained by the Starke County Sheriff’s Office led to an arrest in a methamphetamine case.
Authorities responded to the 2-thousand South block of 100 West in North Judson on Tuesday. The tip that came into the Sheriff’s Department led investigators to believe that a couple may have been manufacturing meth in the residence. Continue reading →
Road salt supplies in Starke County should last until the weather warms.
That’s according to Starke County Highway Superintendent Rik Ritzler. He says at the current rate of usage, road salt should last through March. This cycle, no road salt was used in November and December. Continue reading →
Charges have been filed, and more information is being released after an early February incident that left an infant suffering alone in the cold.
The Starke County Sheriff’s Office was called to the area of 250 W. and 500 S. in Starke County on February 5th. According to the Sheriff’s Department, the call notified authorities of a vehicle accident. Continue reading →