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Information sought in hit and run

September 17, 2014

STARKE COUNTY — Police are looking for the driver of a vehicle who hit and killed a 33-year-old Koontz Lake man in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Sept. 16.
Chris Howard, 33, of Koontz Lake was walking eastbound in the area of 900 E. and U.S. 30, before S.R. 23, when he was struck and killed by a motorist.
Howard was reported missing at 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. But no one had seen him since 2 a.m. Tuesday.
Starke County Officer Rob Olejniczak said the area was blanketed with heavy fog at the time Howard was killed. Police believe the driver may be unaware that they hit a person.

Knox teens found safe

September 15, 2014

Kane Howard and Jordan Fletcher, two Knox boys who had been missing since Sunday, were found safely in the Toto area this morning. Starke County Sheriff's Detective Kenny Pfost said the boys were located by two Starke County officers.

Have you seen these boys?

September 15, 2014

Police and family members are searching for two Knox Middle School students, Kane Howard and Jordan Fletcher, both 12.
Nicole Wilcox, the mother of Kane, said the boys were last seen at her residence on 400 S. Wilcox said they were supposed to be getting dressed for church.
Kane was wearing jeans and a black Abercrombie shirt. Wilcox said Jordan was downstairs dressing and she is unsure of what he was wearing.

NJSP School board agenda

September 12, 2014

This meeting is a meeting of the School Board in public for the purpose of conducting the School Corporation’s business and is not to be considered a public community meeting. There will be time for public participation as indicated on the agenda. The Board’s meeting site is fully accessible to all persons. Any person requiring further accommodation should contact the Administrative Assistant at the School Corporation’s Administrative Office at the 574-896-2155
North Judson-San Pierre Board of School Trustees
Budget Hearing/ Budget Adoption & Regular Board Meeting

Starke Council/Commission agenda

September 12, 2014

Starke County Council agenda
Monday, Sept 15 at 5:30 p.m.
2015 Budget public hearings for the following taxing units:
North Judson-Wayne Twp. Public Library
Starke County
North Judson-San Pierre Schools
Starke County Airport
Starke County Solid Waste
Appropriation request of the Board of Commissioners from the Rainy Day Fund
Sheriff Oscar Cowen — Proposed amendment to Police Pension Plan
Appropriation request from Drug & Tobacco Free – Wendy Elam
Appointment to County Park & Recreation Board
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Closure of U.S. 421 in Starke/Pulaski County

September 10, 2014

STARKE/PULASKI COUNTY – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces the closure of U.S. 421 between the west junctions of State Road 10 and State Road 14 beginning Thursday, Sept 11 through the end of the day Friday, Sept 12, weather permitting. This stretch will close again to finish the project during the day Monday, Sept 15. Crews will perform a chip seal and fog seal operation to preserve the road surface. Crews will do their best to escort local traffic through the worksite, but drivers are encouraged to find another route due to loose stone which will be present.

ISP sergeant to retire

September 9, 2014

LOWELL — Lowell-Indiana State Police Sergeant Wanda Clay is retiring from the state police after serving the citizens of Indiana for twenty-five years.
Clay was born and raised in Lake County and graduated from Horace Mann High School. She attended Calumet College of Saint Joseph and earned an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor Degree in Organizational Management. Clay received her Master’s Degree of Science-Business from Indiana Wesleyan. She also attended Northwestern University Police Staff and Command School and ISP Command College.

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