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Starke Health nurse says not first time Starke has tested positive for West Nile

July 26, 2013

STARKE — Once again, reports of West Nile virus are in the news. Fortunately, Starke County Health Nurse Frank Lynch says there are no known cases of West Nile in humans in the county.
"I haven't received any reports of anyone diagnosed with West Nile. We did have a case of West Nile in a human in Starke County last year; but so far this year, no one has been afflicted," He said.
Starke County tested positive for West Nile carrying mosquitoes in late spring this year.

Online reserved hunt applications available

July 13, 2013

Hunters can apply for a reserved hunt online by visiting IndianaOutdoor.IN.gov and clicking on the "Register for a Reserved Hunt" link.
The online method is the only way to apply.
All applicants must possess a valid hunting license for the hunt for which they apply. All applications must be completed by the application deadline to be eligible for the drawing. Hunters will be selected through a random drawing. All drawing results will be posted at Wildlife.IN.gov within a week after application deadlines.
• Dove Hunt Draw: Online application deadline is July 28.

Rubella confirmed at Valpo U

July 13, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS — A case of rubella (German measles) has been diagnosed in an international student at Valparaiso University in Porter County. State and local health officials are working with the university to identify potential additional cases.

Making Independence Day music

July 12, 2013

Journey Weber, 6, of Knox, picks out a tune on her guitar on July 4 for her mom, Brooke Estok.

State officials caution parents to watch children carefully around bodies of water

June 30, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS – As the summer months get hotter, Indiana families will be flocking to local pools, lakes and reservoirs for recreational water activities. The Indiana Department of Child Services and the Department of Natural Resources remind parents and guardians to make sure they keep a close eye on children playing in or near water.
The most recent Indiana child-fatality data shows that in state fiscal year 2011, 11 Hoosier children died from drowning.

Health officials encourage Hoosiers to protect themselves against swine flu

June 30, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS — State health officials are encouraging Hoosiers to take steps to protect themselves at county and 4-H fairs around the state this summer following detection of four cases of variant influenza A (H3N2v). All individuals visited the Grant County Agricultural Fair, June 16-22, prior to illness, and at least two had contact with swine. Variant influenza A H3N2v was identified in Indiana last year, with a total of 138 cases in 2012.

'Supermoon' lights up night sky for lunar lovers

June 23, 2013

This weekend, one of the most popular posts on social networking sites was the "supermoon", which was scheduled to appear in the night sky Saturday evening and into Sunday morning. Lunar lovers weren't disappointed as the giant sphere rose in the night sky as it passed by Earth at its closest point for the year.

U.S. 35 overpass to close for 4 months

June 20, 2013

KNOX — The Indiana Department of Transportation just announced that the overpass on U.S. 35 just south of U.S. 30 will be closed from June 20 to Nov. 1. According to Starke County Highway Superintendent Rik Ritzler, the closing came sooner and will be longer than originally expected. INDOT recently awarded the contract for bridge replacement over the CXS railroad, Old U.S. 30 and Yellow Stone Trail.

Birth Announcement

June 20, 2013

Thomas and Rebecca Berg of Hamlet announce the birth of a son born April 26, 2013 at 3:49 a.m. at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center.
Owen Thomas Berg weighed 9 pounds and 8 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Jim and Susan Goble of Hamlet.
Paternal grandparents are Tom Berg and Robin Trent of Grovertown.

Awareness campaign targets dangers of boating under the influence

June 20, 2013

Indiana Conservation Officers will join a national campaign in late June aimed at creating  heightened public awareness of the dangers of boating under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Operation Dry Water (ODW) is scheduled for June 28-30, just before the Fourth of July.
ODW (www.OperationDryWater.org) is a nationwide education and enforcement initiative developed by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard.

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