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2015 Activities in Starke County
During the month of February there will be North Judson Area Baseball sign-ups at the North Judson Civic Center.
You must bring a copy of the child’s birth certificate to sign-up.
If you are unable to sign-up by February 23rd, there will be a $20 late fee per child. No sign-ups after March 15th.
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North Judson - San Pierre High School will be hosting the annual Financial Aid Night on Monday, February 2nd, starting at 6:30 pm in the high school library. A college representative will be present to discuss the financial aid process. The rep will walk parents through completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form that must be completed online. If you have a senior planning to attend post-secondary education, then you do not want to miss this important event! The deadline for the federal processor to receive the FAFSA is March 10, 2015.
Published: January 27, 2015
By: Mary Perren, WKVI
College financial aidIncome tax filing time means it’s also time to see where you stand in terms of need-based college financial aid for the 2015-16 academic year. Ancilla College Executive Director of Admissions Eric Wignall says you need to have family income information handy before visiting www.fafsa.gov to fill out the necessary form. Last year’s tax information can be used to estimate, and this year’s data can be plugged in after taxes are finished.
Completing the FAFSA will determine what types of federal and state aid you qualify for based on your income. Wignall says anyone who thinks they may attend college in the coming year needs to complete a FAFSA. He stresses there is no age limit when it comes to financial aid. Find more information online at www.fafsa.gov. Ancilla College has several free college financial aid workshops scheduled in the coming weeks as well. Find a scheduled workshop online at http://www.ancilla.edu/fafsa/.
Published: January 26, 2015
By: Tyler Maffitt, WKVI
The Starke County Sheriff’s Department says their prescription drug drop-off program continues to bode well.
A box sits in the lobby of the Starke County Jail that’s intended to act as a receptacle for the prescriptions. Drop-off programs are designed to protect water supplies, prevent taking expired medication, and reduce the spread of medications used as an illegal narcotic.
Starke County Sheriff Bill Dulin says this streamlines the process.
“Well you don’t want to flush them down in the stool,” says Dulin. “This, it’s just an easier way for us to dispose of them in the proper way rather than discarding them in the septic or the toilet.”
Starke County says its busiest time of year for prescription drop-offs is typically during warmer weather when individuals perform annual spring cleaning.
Typically, any prescription drugs received at the county level are kept in a locked box until they can be cataloged. Dulin says there is a person on staff designated to handle those tasks.
“The person that’s going to be assigned to it does log them down, and then their duties are just a basic chain of evidence, then they give them to me and we dispose of them with the state,” says Dulin.
Prior to the program, Dulin says there was no systematic way for individuals to properly get rid of their prescriptions.
If individuals find it difficult to come to the Starke County Jail, the Food and Drug Administration says there are items that can be mixed with certain prescription drugs prior to disposal in your household trash.
Skywarn storm spotter training season will begin in less than 2 weeks.
The closest training for our area is:
February 25, 2015 - 2015 SKYWARN Spotter Training
February 26, 2015 - 2015 SKYWARN Spotter Training
Registration is preferred and more specific information can be found online at this link: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/iwx/program_areas/outreach/index.php.
Published: January 21, 2015
By: Mary Perren, WKVI
Starke County Sheriff Bill Dulin says college scholarships are available from the Indiana Sheriff’s Association for qualified high school seniors or college students pursuing a career in criminal justice studies.
The Indiana Sheriff’s Association Scholarship Fund will award approximately 40 $500 scholarships to Indiana residents who are a current member of the association or a dependent child or grandchild of a current member. They must also attend an Indiana college or university, major in a law enforcement field and enroll as a full-time student.
Scholarship applications are available from high school guidance counselors, the Starke County Sheriff’s Office or on the Indiana Sheriff’s Association website at www.indianasheriffs.org. They must be completed and received by the Indiana Sheriff’s Association on or before April 1.
Come listen to stories and do crafts about the Fairy Tales you know and love, with different points of view.
Wednesdays, January 21st to February 25th, at 11:00 a.m. to 12 noon OR 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
For children ages 3 to 5.
To sign up contact Kelsie Purcell by calling 574-896-2841,
email her at email@example.com, or just stop in at the library.
Start 2015 with a BANG!
Call 574-946-3412 to register for any of these classes.
Classes listed below are $30 and offered at 1-3 p.m. or 6-8 p.m. unless indicated
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