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Scheme targeting job seekers claims Indiana address

June 11, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS – A company claiming to be located in Greenfield, Ind. gives its potential victims a fictitious address that leads to an empty field and empty promises. The job search scheme targets individuals seeking jobs who have posted their resumes online and then asks for money to be wired to “vendors” for the purchase of work materials. 

Starke prosecutor anticipates handing down charges in Chavez case today

June 10, 2014

KNOX — Starke County Prosecutor Nicholas Bourff said he anticipates filing formal charges against Gary Chavez today.
Chavez began a crime spree Friday, June 6, when he drove his personal vehicle to Bailey's Discount Center in North Judson. At Bailey's, he allegedly hijacked a car and its driver at gunpoint, then traveled to English Lake where he allegedly left his hostage and took a vehicle belonging to an English Lake resident.

Chavez woman's death ruled homicide

June 10, 2014

KNOX — Starke County Coroner, Kris Rannells has released the preliminary autopsy results for Kimberly S. Chavez, 50, of Portage, who was found dead at the Knox home of her estranged husband Gary Chavez last Friday afternoon.
Rannells said findings revealed that Kimberly died as the result of multiple blunt force trauma. Her death has been ruled a homicide.
Gary Chavez is still listed in critical condition at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Ill.

Sink hole closes stretch of S.R. 23

June 4, 2014

KNOX — Indiana Department of Transportation closed a stretch of road 100-150 yards North of Toto Road on S.R. 23 Wednesday afternoon because of a sink hole. Currently it is unknown how long the road will remain closed.
See tomorrow's edition of the Pilot News and next week's edition of the Leader for full story.

Cast your ballot, Starke County

June 3, 2014

It's time to cast your ballot, Starke County for the best of the best in our annual "Best of Starke County" promotion.
Ballots can be found inside The Leader newspaper.
Choose who makes the best pizza, sells the best used cars, provides the best beauty treatments and more.
Ballots can be mailed to The Leader 15 North Main Street, Knox, IN 46534.
Ballots can also be dropped off at the Leader office on Main Street.
The office is between Starke County Republican headquarters and Starke County WIC.
If the office is closed, place ballot in the bottom black mailbox on wall outside office.

Free fishing weekend events June 7- 8

June 3, 2014

For Hoosiers who have never cast a fishing line or haven’t cast a line in a while, Free Fishing Weekend, June 7- 8, is a great opportunity.
That's because Indiana's adult residents do not need a fishing license or a trout/salmon stamp to fish Indiana waters during Free Fishing Weekend.
Clint Kowalik, DNR Go FishIN coordinator, suggested several Free Fishing Weekend options for adults and families.
“Go alone to a quiet, secret spot, explore new waters with your family, or take a kid to a local fishing derby or city park pond," Kowalik said.

SCEM warns of pending severe weather

June 3, 2014

Starke County Emergency Management (SCEM)has reported fairly widespread severe weather is likely during the day tomorrow. Strong and severe thunderstorms are a possibility early Wednesday with more severe thunderstorms possible during the afternoon.
SCEM reports a powerful line of severe thunderstorms (squall line or possibly even a derecho) is expected to plow through Indiana and Western Ohio at some point tomorrow with widespread damaging winds. Large hail and a few isolated tornadoes may also be possible.

School's out!

June 3, 2014

County Highway announces summer road improvements

June 3, 2014

The 2014 road improvement plans were presented to the Starke County Commission Monday, June 2. Rik Ritzler, Starke County Highway superintendent, said, “We have been able to increase from an estimated 138 miles to around 145 miles thanks to savings in fuel and maintenance costs.”
The road selection process is based upon specific road condition criteria, not specific individual requests.
“All townships are well represented on the list,” added Ritzler. “The San Pierre area has the most roads on the list primarily based on past neglect. The roads in this area rated the poorest.”

County starts facing summer issues at Bass Lake

May 20, 2014

BASS LAKE — Each summer the Starke County Commission addresses a number of issues at Bass Lake, and it appears this year will be no exception.

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Monday, Sept. 29 Argos volleyball at ECA 7:15 p.m. Bremen volleyball vs Mishawaka 5:30 p.m. Bremen...
Monday, Sept. 29 Argos volleyball at ECA 7:15 p.m. Bremen volleyball vs Mishawaka 5:30 p.m. Bremen...
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