2014 Activities in Starke County

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1/26/2015 Deadline for Next Ancilla CNA Class

posted Dec 11, 2014, 9:39 AM by North Judson Public Library   [ updated Dec 23, 2014, 10:02 AM ]

Published: December 11, 2014 
By: Mitch Columbe, WKVI
Prospective Certified Nursing Assistant Students can register now for a spring semester course at Ancilla College. Applicants must pass a physical, a drug screen and a background check. A high school diploma is not required for this course.

The program consists of 32 hours of classroom instruction and 75 hours of clinics. Classes will meet Monday and Wednesday nights from 6 until 10 p.m. EST starting Monday, Feb. 2. Students must also complete clinical hours on Saturdays from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. After completing the requirements, students will take the state certification exam. It costs an additional $75.

Licensed CNA’s can work in long-term care facilities, home health, hospice groups and assisted living facilities. Applications are due Monday, Jan. 26. The class costs $800 and payment arrangements can be made with the business office at Ancilla. Students looking for financial assistance can contact Deb at WorkOne in Plymouth at 574-936-8919.

If you are interested, contact Rhonda Arvesen, in the Nursing & Health Sciences department, at 574-936-8898 Ext. 327.

12/23/2014 Deadline for Santa's Phone Line!

posted Dec 8, 2014, 11:55 AM by North Judson Public Library   [ updated Dec 23, 2014, 9:59 AM ]

We have tapped into the North Pole phone system! What that means is that now your kids can leave messages for Santa on his voice mail, telling him what they want for Christmas. The number is 772-6241, and the extension is 135. The line will be open 24/7. Select messages will be played back on my morning show. The line will be up and running until December 23rd. Merry Christmas!

-Tom Berg, WKVI

Starke County Officials Seeking 2015 Board Appointees

posted Dec 8, 2014, 9:43 AM by North Judson Public Library   [ updated Dec 18, 2014, 10:07 AM ]

Published: December 8, 2014 
By: Mary Perren, WKVI

The Starke County Council and Commissioners are seeking qualified, community-minded individuals to serve on a variety of boards and commissions in 2015. Many of the seats require specific party affiliation under Indiana Code. It is determined by the prospective nominee’s vote in the most recent primary election or a letter of support from the party chairman. Currently seated board members may be given preference for a subsequent term.

Letters of interest for Commissioners appointments may be submitted to the Starke County Commissioners, c/o the Starke County Auditor, 53 East Mound St., Knox, IN, 46534. Submit letters of interest for Council appointments to the Starke County Council, c/o the Starke County Auditor, 53 East Mound St., Knox, IN, 46534. The submission deadline is the close of regular business hours on Tuesday, Dec. 23. Contact commissioners Kathy Norem, Jennifer Davis or Kent Danford for more information.

Appointments for 2015 are as follows:
1. Starke Regular Drain Board (36-9-27) 1 Commissioner appointments
2. Planning Commission (IC 36-7-4) 1 Commissioners appointments (1D) 1 Township Trustee
3. Kankakee Iroquois Regional Plan Commission “K.I.R.P.C.” (IC 36-7-7) 2 Commissioner appointments
4. Health Board (IC 16-20) 2 Commissioners Appointments (2D)
5. Library Board (IC36-12) 1 Council appointment
6. Aviation Board (IC 8-22) 1 Commissioner Appointment (D)
7. Hospital Community Board 2 Commissioner Appointments (1D & 1R)
8. Alcoholic Beverage Board (IC 7.1) 1 Commissioner Appointment (R) 1 Council Appointment (D)
9. Regional Workforce Board 1 Commissioner appointment as recommended by SCED Director, Charles Weaver
10. Wage Commission 2 Commissioner appointments and 1 Council appointment (political balance required)
11. P.T.A.B.O.A. Board (IC 6-1.1-13) 2 Commissioner appointments (Political Balance Required)
12. Innkeepers Tax/Visitors Association Board (IC 6-9-18) 4 Commissioner appointments
13. Community Corrections Board (IC 11-12-2) 2 Commissioner Appointments
a. Layperson
b. Ex-offender

A complete list of Boards, with the associated Indiana Code and/or eligibility requirements, can be found on the Starke County web site at http://co.starke.in.us/

Appointed Positions Open For The Town Of North Judson

posted Nov 6, 2014, 10:06 AM by North Judson Public Library

The following town positions are scheduled to be appointed by the Town Council of North Judson in early 2015.  Anyone interested in being considered for one of these positions must submit their written request to the Clerk-Treasurer’s office located at 204 Keller Avenue no later than December 29, 2014

Building Inspector
NJ-SP School Board – Town Representative (1 position)
Board of Zoning Appeals – 1 position
Unsafe Building Hearing Authority – 2 positions

11/1/2014 to 1/15/2015 4-H Enrollment Begins on Saturday

posted Oct 30, 2014, 4:06 PM by North Judson Public Library


Enrollment for the 2015 4-H year will begin on Saturday, November 1st and end Thursday, January 15, 2015.  If you fail to enroll by the deadline you will not be permitted to exhibit at the 2015 Starke County Fair.  Please feel free to contact the Extension Office, 574-772-9141, if you need assistance, we will also have a computer available in the office for your use.

You may complete the enrollment process at https://in.4honline.com.

State 4-H Program fee is $15.00 per member; with a maximum of $45.00 per family.  You can pay this fee online at the time of enrollment or in person at the Extension Office.  Families of more than three 4-H members must pay (check or cash) in the Extension Office to receive the $45.00 family rate.  Please keep in mind that this fee must be paid by the enrollment deadline of Thursday, January 15, 2015.

We are all looking forward to a great year 2015.

Monthly Diabetic Support Group @ IU Health Starke Hospital

posted Jun 26, 2014, 12:54 PM by North Judson Public Library

Indiana University Health Starke Hospital has a free Diabetic Support Group meeting every fourth Tuesday of the month.  The meetings begin at 10:00 a.m. in the hospital’s conference room, and usually last an hour.  Everyone with diabetes or pre-diabetes is invited to meet and participate.

Bring your questions.

Monthly/Weekly Organization Meetings

posted Nov 3, 2012, 9:36 AM by North Judson Public Library   [ updated Jun 26, 2014, 12:55 PM ]

Bass Lake Festival
Festival meetings will be on the fourth Saturday of each month and are held at various locations of Bass Lake Festival supporters.  Check Bass Lake Festival for information about their next meeting.

Celebrate LIFE
12 step, open meeting Mondays at 500 Lane Street, North Judson, Indiana  (Brick building on the corner of Lane and Sycamore Street) for more information call Dan @ 219-808-3694

Jay Mints
Second Monday of each month November through July, 5:30 p.m. in the lower level of the North Judson-Wayne Township Library.

North Judson Mint Festival
Third Wednesday of each month, 6:30 p.m., in the lower level of the North Judson-Wayne Township Library. 

Retired Ford Employees Breakfast
First Monday of every month at 9:00 a.m. CT at Richard's Restaurant in Toto

Starke County Commissioners
The Starke County Commissioners meet on the first and third Mondays of every month. On the first Monday of the month, the meeting convenes at 9:00 a.m. and on the third Monday of the month, the meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. The meetings are held in the Commissioners Meeting Room in the Starke County Annex Building in Knox.

Yellowstone Trail Festival, Hamlet
Second Wednesday of each month, 6:30 p.m., at the Catholic Church in Hamlet.

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