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Sen. Arnold updates Chamber members at May breakfast

May 7, 2014

STARKE Co. — Members of the Starke County Chamber of Commerce learned more about recently passed State legislation at their quarterly education breakfast in May. State Senator Jim Arnold presented information on bills that were approved during the 2014 General Assembly. State representatives Doug Gutwein and Tom Dermody also attended the event.
Of the 860 bills filed, 223, or 25 percent, were sent to the Governor. “There were two main issues,” said Arnold. “The Governor wanted to eliminate the business personal property tax, and a summer study group will be looking at its effects.”

Dulin, Bope, Binkley win key races in primary

May 7, 2014

The results of two races, Starke County Sheriff and Starke County Commissioner District 2, were being closely watched as Starke County Democrats gathered to wait on Primary Election results. When the final tally was in, some were surprised at the results of the commissioner’s race.
Don Binkley, a newcomer to local politics, defeated former Knox Mayor and State Representative Nancy Dembowski by only 126 votes. The final tally was Binkley-1,374 and Dembowski-1,248.

ISP offers planting season driving tips

April 28, 2014

LOWELL — The Indiana State Police would like to remind citizens that the farm planting season is here and often requires large farm machinery to be on the road. This requires drivers in rural areas to be alert to the possibility of encountering slow moving farm machines. Motorists should be prepared to slow or stop to avoid a collision with a farm machine turning into a field or driveway.
Tips for farmers and rural drivers:
• Farm machinery can unexpectedly turn onto a public road from a field or driveway. It is important for everyone to have patience and share the road.

Pulaski Extension Chords biennial concert

April 28, 2014

WINAMAC — The Pulaski County Extension Chords will be performing their biennial concert "Windows 2014" Saturday, May 3 at the Winamac High School Socialtorium. The concert will begin at 6 p.m. Central/7 p.m. Eastern time.
The concert is expected to be a fun evening of music and comedy.

All aboard the easter train

April 11, 2014

NORTH JUDSON — The Easter Train will be riding the rails once again. This year's train will depart Saturday, April 19 from the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum. The easter train journey will be the first excursion for the 2014 season.

O-D holds community meeting on balanced calendar, other changes

April 10, 2014

Oregon-Davis Superintendent Greg Briles welcomed more than 100 interested citizens, teachers and students to a special community meeting April 3. A variety of topics were presented, including the proposed balanced school calendar as well as other plans at the elementary and junior/senior high schools.
“It’s not a done deal,” said Briles of the balanced calendar. “It wouldn’t take effect until the 2015-2016 school year.” He added that comments received at Knox and North Judson-San Pierre showed a 70 to 80 percent approval rating, “But we will do what the people at O-D want.”

C&C Salvage destroyed by fire

March 26, 2014

KNOX — Black, billowing clouds of smoke filled the evening sky for miles last Thursday evening as flames engulfed C&C Salvage on U.S. 35 and Toto Road in Knox.
Bass Lake Fire Department was the first of eight departments called to the scene to battle the fiery inferno: Hamlet, Knox, Koontz Lake, Monterey, North Judson, Washington Township and San Pierre also responded.
See this week's Leader for full story.

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.

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