Ten Year Starke County 4-H Members Hayley Norris, Madeline Krueger, Emma Mann, Mckenzie Mclntire, Madeline Hewlett, Hunter Kemble, Richard Archer, Easton Wolff, CJ Lenig, Dustin Krick, Raegan Stinnett, Hayley Hartmann Rebecca Pucel, Jordan Barnhart, Hannah Shidler, Emily Niles and Michelle N…

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Kevin Kemble, owner and operator of iFly Indiana Powered Paragliding, flies in a paramotor foot launch demonstration for The Starke County Leader at the Starke County Airport.


There is increasing confidence in dangerous heat impacting our area late this week, the National Weather Service of Northern Indiana said Monday.


The Starke County Humane Society’s dog of the week is Woonah.Woonah is a medium sized Husky female.She is 4 years of age.Woonah has been getting along with other dogs at the shelter, but is not good with cats.She came in thin, but is gaining weight.The Starke County Humane Society’s cat of t…


CULVER — A walk through the history – both distant and more recent – and contemporary story of firefighting in and around Culver will take place Saturday, July 13, starting at 10 a.m. at the Culver fire station at Lake Shore Drive and State Street.

The Starke County Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the hiring of their new Executive Director, Brenda Palmer.  Brenda comes to the Chamber with a variety in her background, but uniquely qualified.  The hunt has been on for the past couple months with multiple rounds of interviews.  “…

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Michigan City – Indiana Department of Correction offender Travis Hornett, 39, who walked away from custody Wednesday afternoon, was captured shortly after midnight on Thursday;.


The National Weather Service of Northern Indiana is predicting that some locations may see a shower or storm into this evening with an isolated severe storm possible.


PLYMOUTH – A Knox man charged with dealing methamphetamine in both Marshall and Starke counties has agreed to plead guilty in one of the cases.

AREA – Summer is here and it’s hot. It doesn’t seem to be letting up either. The National Weather Service forecasts temperatures in the high 80’s for most of the week. Today, July 2 a heat advisory has been issued and remains in effect until tonight at 7 p.m.

KNOX - Knox Community Schools announced today that Greg Estok has been named as the new Athletic Director at Knox High School. Estok has served previously as Athletic Director at Oregon-Davis Schools as well as currently at North Judson-San Pierre Schools. He will be replacing Phil Owens who…

KNOX – A Knox man being held on $100,000 bond in the Starke County Jail for allegedly molesting a teen girl has agreed to plead guilty.


HAMMOND — Michael Henry Minix, 44, of Knox, was charged in a six-count indictment with distribution of and possession with intent to distribute schedule II and III narcotics, announced U.S. Attorney Thomas Kirsch. 

MISHAWAKA — Together with the Burger King McLamore Foundation, Quality Dining, Inc. announces they awarded $215,000 in 2019 academic scholarships program to nearly 200 deserving high school seniors as well as college students who are also Burger King employees.

STARKE COUNTY — Starke County Highway Department has issued an emergency road closure on 700 East between 600 N and 700 N. This closure is until further notice. 


MOROCCO -- Monday morning, a Good Samaritan stopped to help a driver who had crashed his vehicle in Newton County at approximately 6:20 a.m., on U.S. 41 near C.R. 300 W., just north of Morocco, when the Good Samaritan had a weapon displayed toward him and was forced to take the driver away f…


More rain is predicted for Marshall and Starke counties, according to the National Weather Service of Northern Indiana.The image shows the updated rainfall amounts from the Weather Prediction Center Forecast Rainfall into early next week, according to the NWS.  

NORTH JUDSON — Tomorrow begins the 2019 Mint Festival. This year, Mint Festival Music Chair Terry Young has scheduled six different bands to entertain festival goers. Here is the schedule:

The fifty-sixth commencement exercises for Oregon-Davis High School took place on Saturday, June 1. There were 43 that graduated that day. Guest speaker was Courtney Miller from the Class of 1997. Tyler Ailes gave the Salutatorian address while Kennedy Ash gave the Valedictorian address.

The 2019 Commencement Ceremony at North Judson-San Pierre High School was on Sunday, June 2. Seventy-Nine received diplomas that afternoon. Guest speaker for the event was NJSP Alumni Nick Urankar. Macy Rose Fingerhut Reimbold gave the Valedictorian address while Cora Riann Sallee gave the S…

One hundred and thirty three seniors received diplomas on Friday, May 31 at Knox High School. The graduating class celebrated by tossing their caps into the air.

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