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Applications available for upcoming pageant

January 3, 2014

VALPARAISO — The 2014 Miss Great Lakes and Miss Kankakee Valley Scholarship Pageant will be held Saturday, Jan. 18 at 2 p.m. CDST at the Memorial Opera House in Valparaiso.
Females between the ages of 13-24 who live, work, or attend school in Fulton, Marshall, Pulaski, Porter, LaPorte, St. Joseph, or Starke counties are eligible to enter.
The winners of each title are eligible for the Miss Indiana Pageant in June, 2014. The Miss Indiana Pageant will be held in Zionsville.

Heavy snowfall, high winds and dangerously low temps forecasted for Starke and surrounding areas

January 3, 2014

STARKE — A Winter storm watch is in effect from Saturday evening through late Sunday night.
Hazardous weather
• Light snow is expected to begin Saturday evening. the snow may become heavy at times during the day Sunday. Accumulations of 6 to 10 inches of snow are possible through Sunday night.
• Gusty northwest winds will cause blowing and drifting snow Sunday into Sunday night.

Make regular blood donation a New Year's resolution

January 3, 2014

KNOX — With the beginning of a new year comes a fresh start. New Year’s resolutions are often made to form good habits and reach new goals. This New Year’s, the American Red Cross encourages people to resolve to help patients in need through regular blood donations.
As the winter season continues, blood donations are especially needed. Donations typically decline this time of year, as many regular donors are impacted by inclement weather and seasonal illnesses.

Liberty Elementary claims second place in Spell Bowl

January 3, 2014

NORTH JUDSON — North Judson - San Pierre (NJSP) Elementary School 2013 Spell Bowl Competition was held Thursday, Nov. 21 at Boone Groove. There were 15 fourth and fifth grade students who participated in Purdue's Annual Spell Bowl Competition.  
See this week's Leader for full story.

Haugh named 2013 Schricker winner

January 3, 2014

KNOX — When notified that she was selected to be the 2013 Schricker award winner, Joan Haugh said, “why didn’t the person I nominate win, they’re more deserving.” And that’s reflective of the attitude exhibited by Haugh throughout her lifetime.
For 33 years, Haugh has been director of Community Services of Starke County (known before that as the Starke County Council on Aging). She said her duties as director opened her eyes to other needs in the community.

Missing Grovertown man found dead Coroner said death is not a homicide

January 3, 2014

GROVERTOWN — The search for Isaiah Grounds, a Grovertown man who went missing in the a.m. hours of Dec. 10 is over and has ended tragically for the friends and family of Grounds. A passerby discovered Ground's body in a ditch approximately 70 yards north of 300 N., between 1025 E. and 1100 E. Monday, Dec. 23.
See this week's edition of The Leader for full story.

Grovertown shooting death not homicide

January 3, 2014

GROVERTOWN — Starke County Police officers have determined that a shooting which claimed the life of a Grovertown man Monday, Dec. 23 in the 400 N. block of 900 E. was self inflicted.
One man died from injury sustained in the shooting.
Police responded to the home in response to a 911 call.
"We received a call about a domestic disturbance. A couple of units responded to the scene," Chief Detective Kenny Pfost said.
Pfost said two people were in the home when the police arrived in addition to the deceased.

Downtown sees new business open its doors

December 18, 2013

KNOX — My Guyz toys and collectibles is one of the newest businesses to open its doors in Starke County.
Located at 15 N. Main Street, in Knox, the store has a wide variety of goodies to appeal to the avid collector's needs and even some of their wants.
See this week's Leader to read more about My Guyz.

LA ventriloquist returns to Starke County for PTO event

December 18, 2013

HAMLET — Ventriloquist Christine Barger, formerly of North Judson, will be performing at an Oregon - Davis PTO fundraiser Thursday, Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. at Oregon - Davis Elementary gymnasium.
See this week's Leader for more information.

County seeks applicants for 2014 appointments

December 18, 2013

The Starke County Commissioners and Council are seeking interested, qualified and community-minded individuals for 2014 County board appointments. See this week's Leader for a list of available positions.

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