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October 22nd

Starke County Treasurer's office closed until further notice

October 22, 2012

STARKE — The Starke County Treasurer’s Office is closed until further notice. Linda Belork was reinstated as Starke County Treasurer Monday morning following Judge John Potter’s ruling issued Oct. 18 that said Belork was entitled to serve in the office she was elected to in November 2008. However, her official bond had been revoked following her removal from office in August 2011

Group places signs on unmarked cemeteries

October 22, 2012

By Lydia Beers
Staff Writer

MARSHALL CO. — The LaPaz Lions Club is hard at work on a project that was near and dear to two former Marshall County Historical Society board members’ hearts.
Elizabeth Marshall and Kathryn Weissert, who have both passed away, had focused for some time on erecting signs at the county’s unmarked cemeteries. Lions secretary and treasurer Don Balka said that for those looking for genealogy information, unmarked cemeteries can pose a real problem.

October 20th

Court rules Belork is Starke County Treasurer

October 21, 2012

STARKE — Starke County Treasurer Linda Belork, was awarded the right to resume her responsibilities as Starke County Treasurer by Jasper County Circuit Court Judge John D. Potter Thursday, Oct. 18, more than 14 months after being removed from her elected position by Starke County Commissioners.

Flocking to fall fun at Yellow River Farms

October 20, 2012

This autumn, as has been the case for years now, area families by the score will head a few miles west to Yellow River Farms, at 8535 East State Road 8. Fall pumpkins are easy enough to find just about anywhere fresh produce is sold, but a full fall family experience like that at Yellow River is unique to the area.

The farm not only boasts pumpkin patches which would make Linus' Great Pumpkin proud, but a fun hay maze, constructed of several layers of straw bales into a tunnel configuration whose darkness inexplicably fails to frighten most youngsters.

October 19th

Work continues at Park Jefferson Apts.

October 19, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Workers have been spotted at the previously condemned Park Jefferson Apartments on Jefferson Street in Plymouth.
The building was named earlier this year on Mayor Mark Senter’s Operation Bright Spot list of abandoned and dilapidated buildings in town.
The goal was to inspire action to either remove these eyesores, or fix them up so they could be used.

Saturday event at Bremen High School will benefit music program

October 19, 2012

BREMEN — Most fundraisers require participants to chip in some cash. Ford's 'Drive 4UR School' event Saturday at Bremen High School however, will cost participants nothing. But each person who shows up to test drive a new Ford will net the school's music program $20.
"This is an opportunity to give back to the community," said Mark Jensen, Tim Martin Bremen Ford's general sales manager. "Ford gets a lot of people to drive their vehicles and give instant feedback. It helps the dealership because it gives us an opportunity to be involved in the community."

October 18th

Culver businesspeople don pajamas Friday for Reinhold, ALS

October 19, 2012

If Culverites find themselves attended to by pajama-clad neighbors in stores or restaurants this Friday, there's a very important method to their apparent madness.

The Culver Chamber of Commerce is encouuraging local businesses not only to accept donations for the ALS Association of Indiana, and to allow employees to pay a donation "fee" to wear pajamas to work for the day on Friday.

Misunderstanding of tolerance project motivates students

October 18, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Now that it’s clear that the School of Inquiry is not promoting homosexuality, students have returned to their study of major world religions. Teacher Grant Masson said Wednesday that he’s never seen students so inspired by a project.
“The controversy (over the project) made it even more powerful because the students realized that people were watching what they were learning and that people cared what they were learning,” said Masson.

October 17th

Local haunted trail still free, open to public

October 17, 2012

WALKERTON — Siblings Patrick Luther and Jessica Beam are gearing up for the second year of “The Walk of Nightmares” a haunted trail that they’ve spent years developing.
“The haunted trail started as a Halloween party we threw annually,” said Luther. “Eventually people just came to go on the trail.”
Luther and Beam decided to open the trail to the public last year. There’s no cost to attend, but Luther hopes that the trail will create awareness of his fledgling company, Room 47 Productions.

October 15th

PHS: Event doesn’t promote homosexuality

October 15, 2012

PLYMOUTH — A concerned citizen recently took issue with “Mix-It-Up Day,” a Plymouth High School event intended to encourage students to sit with someone new during lunch period.
The citizen, a member of Crossroads Evangelical Free Church in Plymouth, was under the impression that this event promoted homosexuality.

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