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STARKE â€” The Starke County Treasurerâ€™s Office is closed until further notice. Linda Belork was reinstated as Starke County Treasurer Monday morning following Judge John Potterâ€™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 However, her official bond had been revoked following her removal from office in August 2011
By Lydia Beers
MARSHALL CO. â€”Â The LaPaz Lions Club is hard at work on a project that was near and dear to two former Marshall County Historical Society board membersâ€™ hearts.
Elizabeth Marshall and Kathryn Weissert, who have both passed away, had focused for some time on erecting signs at the countyâ€™s unmarked cemeteries. Lions secretary and treasurer Don Balka said that for those looking for genealogy information, unmarked cemeteries can pose a real problem.
STARKE â€” 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.
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.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â 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 Senterâ€™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.
BREMEN â€” 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."
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.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Now that itâ€™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 heâ€™s never seen students so inspired by a project.
â€śThe 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,â€ť said Masson.
WALKERTON â€” Siblings Patrick Luther and Jessica Beam are gearing up for the second year of â€śThe Walk of Nightmaresâ€ť a haunted trail that theyâ€™ve spent years developing.
â€śThe haunted trail started as a Halloween party we threw annually,â€ť said Luther. â€śEventually people just came to go on the trail.â€ť
Luther and Beam decided to open the trail to the public last year. Thereâ€™s no cost to attend, but Luther hopes that the trail will create awareness of his fledgling company, Room 47 Productions.
PLYMOUTH â€” A concerned citizen recently took issue with â€śMix-It-Up Day,â€ť 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.