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Health officials prepare for smoke-free Starke County

June 19, 2012

Rachelle Back, Indiana State Department of Health-Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Commission, and Frank Lynch, Starke County Health Department, appeared before Starke County Commissioners during their Monday night meeting to present information on implementation and enforcement of the Indiana Smoke Free Law that goes into effect July 1.

Starke County under burn ban

June 19, 2012

Starke County Commissioners placed a burn ban in effect until July 2 during their Monday night meeting. The ban applies to all regular open burning throughout the County, however the ban was not extended to include personal fireworks. Commission President Kathy Norem said, “Although it rained last weekend, rainfall amounts varied throughout the county, and it’s still very dry. Fireworks are not banned, but I urge everyone to use extreme caution when setting off fireworks.”

Hite found guilty of all charges in Starke Court

June 4, 2012

KNOX — Dale Hite, of Plymouth, was convicted of eight counts of criminal behavior Friday afternoon in Starke County Circuit Court. After three days of testimony, the jury brought back a guilty verdict on all eight charges: Two counts of resisting law enforcement resulting in death, Class B Felonies; two counts reckless homicide, Class C felonies; resisting law enforcement, Class D Felony; possession of methamphetamine, Class D Felony; failure to stop at a stop sign. Class C Infraction; failure to use headlights from sunset to sunrise, Class C Infraction.

Second day of Hite trial concludes

May 31, 2012

The trial of Dale Hite, of Plymouth, began yesterday in Starke County Circuit Court, with Judge Kim Hall presiding.
Hite is on trial for an incident that happened Oct. 16, 2009, when the car he was allegedly driving crashed into some trees traveling 124 mph.
According to court documents, police were at a Grovertown residence investigating the possibility of someone manufacturing methamphetamine. While looking for evidence, a car approached the home and then sped away.
The driver of the vehicle shut the lights off when law enforcement officials began to follow the car.

Hunnicutt surrenders to Starke County Police

May 27, 2012

Joshua Hunnicutt, 30, of Winamac, turned himself in to the Starke County Sheriff's Department earlier today.
Hunnicutt turned himself in at about 12:50 p.m. He told officers that he realized he would get caught eventually, and that he had made a bad decision. Hunnicutt said he has no recollection about what took place prior to his escape.
Hunnicutt went over a fence in the recreation yard at the jail Wednesday evening, May 23 at around 4 p.m. and headed south down the alley.

Starke County prisoner still at large

May 23, 2012

A manhunt is underway in Starke County for an inmate who escaped from the Starke County Jail early Wednesday evening.
Joshua Hunnicutt, 30, of Winamac, went over a fence in the recreation yard at the jail at around 4 p,m, and headed south down the alley.
Hunnicutt is 6 foot, weighs 170 pounds, has light brown hair, brown eyes, a moustache, beard and several tattoos.
At the time of his escape, he was wearing gray sweat cutoffs and no shoes.
The escaped prisoner was being held for an outstanding warrant. He was originally charged with maintaining a common nuisance and possession of meth.

Unopposed candidate garners more support locally than any candidate in county, state or nation

May 9, 2012

Incumbent Republican Candidate for Starke County Commissioner, Kathy Norem garnered the highest number of votes locally for all races in the county, state, and country during yesterday's primary election.
Norem, who is currently unopposed, received 1508 votes out of 3693 ballots cast.
Kent Danford (R) candidate for district 3 commissioner pulled the second highest number, receiving 1469 votes.
Norem was both surprised, humbled and pleased when she learned about the outpouring of support she received from the voters of Starke County.

Starke County receives $503 K

April 26, 2012

KNOX – Starke County has received more great news in the area of economic development, just days after word of a new plant locating in the Rockwell building was announced. The Board of Commissioners of Starke County received a $503,000 grant to improve access to Knox Industrial Park, an area zoned and planned for the purpose of industrial development. The grant was awarded through the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA).

Farmer’s Market opens May 5

April 26, 2012

KNOX — The Farmer’s Market will be open for business beginning Saturday, May 5 in Sandy Acres Park on U.S. 35 Knox.
The market will be open Wednesdays from 2 to 7 p.m., Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon, and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information about the annual Farmer’s Market, contact Wayne Hughart 574-200-9154.

Selected Furniture picks Starke County for new location

April 25, 2012

KNOX – The Starke County Economic Development Foundation (SCEDF) has announced that Selected Furniture LLC will provide 25 new jobs when it moves into the former Rockwell Building in Knox. Charles Weaver, Executive Director of the Foundation, said the firm will invest more than $1 million dollars when it purchases, renovates and equips the 201,000 square foot industrial facility that at one time produced windows and doors. The Federal Group was the most recent manufacturer in the facility.

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ELKHART — It was hard to find something not to like in Plymouth’s opening game of the 2014 NLC...
BREMEN — Bremen’s Morgan Smith has signed a letter of intent to attend Indiana Wesleyan University...
Monday, April 21 Bremen softball vs Glenn 5 p.m. Bremen girls tennis at New Prairie 5 p.m. Bremen...

 

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