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2014 Primary election activity and deadlines

March 26, 2014

STARKE Co. — Absentee voting by mail is going on now.  Voters need to contact the election office to get the mail or travel board absentee voting form. Deadline to register to vote is April 7. First day of in-office early voting is Tuesday, April 8, second floor at courthouse, 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday through May 5. In-office early voting on May 5 is from 8 a.m. to noon, only.
For additional information contact the election office at 574-772-9160 or mail request to Starke County Clerk – Election, P.O. Box 395, Knox, IN 46534.
 

County tax sale brings in $44,470

March 26, 2014

STARKE — Starke County Treasurer Kasey Clark reported to the Starke County Commission March 3 that 87 properties, 79 percent of the total, were sold during the Feb. 27 tax sale. The sales totaled $44, 470, and included the five properties in Parkview purchased by the city.
The next tax deed sale will be April 8, when 48 properties owned by the county will be sold for 90 percent of their assessed value. Properties not sold at that time will be included in a tax lien sale May 21, when bidding will start at $35 per parcel.
The next regular tax sale will be at 10 a.m. Sept. 5.

N.J. students build bridges

March 26, 2014

Two North Judson-San Pierre students Brian Eckert (left) and Nick Sierzputowski (right) competed in the 2014 Purdue University Bridge Bust competition. Their Balsa Bridge was third in the aesthetics and 38th in the efficiency out of 94 entries. They each received placement certificates and a trophy for their accomplishments.

Knox, NJ-SP complete presentations on balanced school calendar

March 26, 2014

STARKE — “A balanced calendar is not the same as a year-round calendar” is the statement repeated throughout the presentations on the balanced school calendar during the recent public meetings at Knox and North Judson-San Pierre schools. It simply more evenly distributes the existing 180-day school year.
NJ-SP Superintendent Lynn Johnson presented information at two public meetings, with a total attendance of approximately 80 students, family members and others from the community.

IU Health offers discounted cardiovascular screenings

March 26, 2014

LAPORTE, STARKE — Indiana University (IU) Health urges area residents to take action toward prevention through discounted cardiovascular screenings for adults and students in La Porte, Marshall and Starke counties in the coming months.
Upcoming Heart Cart visits include the following Thursdays:
• April 3 from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at IU Health Medical Offices at LifeWorks Business Park, 3777 N. Frontage Rd. Michigan City
• April 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Eastern time) at IU Health Primary Care at LifePlex, 2855 Miller Dr., Suite 117, Plymouth

Felty named IU Health president

March 26, 2014

STARKE Co. – Indiana University Health Starke Hospital named Craig Felty the new president of the organization.
An experienced and dedicated member of the Starke County healthcare community, Felty was previously named Interim Administrator after former Executive Linda Satkoski retired this past December. Prior, Felty served as executive director of patient care services of IU Health Starke Hospital since January 2011.

Knox schools host fun, learning and food for preschoolers

March 6, 2014

STARKE Co. — All Starke County families with children ages birth through 5 years old are invited to “Nursery Rhymes and Good Ol’ Times” from 5 to 6 p.m. March 13 at Knox Elementary School. The event will include fun learning based on nursery rhymes — and pizza will be served to all parents and children participating.
See this week's Leader for more information.

County approves sale of tax certificate properties to city

March 6, 2014

STARKE — The Starke County Commission approved the sale of five parcels of land in the Parkview Subdivision to the city. The properties, which include two structures, were scheduled for the second tax sale on Feb. 27. State law allows the transfer of ownership between the county and city at a negotiated price, which in this case is the minimum bid of $35 per parcel.

OD beats LCC for semistate crown

March 6, 2014

CROWN POINT — They’re back.
Oregon-Davis’ girls basketball team earned a 67-46 victory over Lafayette Central Catholic at the Class A Crown Point Regional Saturday morning to advance to the state championship game this weekend.
It’s the program’s first trip to state since its 2006-07 championship season, and the team couldn’t be happier to be headed back.
“To be going to the state finals, everybody dreams about this moment,” said OD forward Lexi Minix. “To actually be here and to fulfill our dreams is the most amazing feeling that anybody can go through.”

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