Wednesday, October 23, 2013

11/21/2013 Serial Killer in LaPorte County?

Details of one of the strangest mysteries in Northern Indiana is coming up.  Historian Bruce Johnson and Film Producer Stephen Ruminski, from LaPorte, will be at the Starke County Historical Society's annual meeting, presenting a program about one of the most gruesome murder mysteries of all times.  It appears that perhaps 40 people were killed by this never-caught individual.  Some things to be revealed are -----

What does a set of false teeth have to do with a headless woman?

What was found in the hog lot on a farm in La Porte County?

Why was a piano found on top of children? (Two are in the attached photo.)

And, and, and -- yes, many more questions to be answered --- and some may never be answered.

Save the date of November 21, 2013, for the program at the Knox High School Cafeteria.  More information to come later.

Jim Shilling
Starke County Historical Society

Friday, October 18, 2013

10/26/2013 Annual NJ-WT Library Haunted House

The "monsters" return to try and scare your heart into your mouth. Knowing that they are less active during the daylight hours, we recommend the early session for young children and those more sensitive souls. 

Ah, but when the sun goes down...then the monsters will be most active. That's when those who possess an adventurous nature will want to visit and test themselves against the horrors within the Haunted House.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

11/2/2013 Scare Away Cancer Run/Walk

5K run/walk - Saturday, November 2, 2013.  Sponsored by Teens vs Cancer & the NJSP Cross Country Team.
Registration 6:15 P.M. (CST)
Entry fee $15 (includes short sleeved t-shirt)
$20 (includes long sleeved t-shirt)
$25 (if paying on site, t-shirt is NOT guaranteed)
This event takes place on the paved path starting at the rest stop on HWY 10. Participants whose entries are received by October 17 are guaranteed a t-shirt. Those received after October 17 or at the race can get a t-shirt on a first come—first served basis.

Winners of each race/category will receive a prize.

Costumes are encouraged but not required (no masks, please).

Get a copy of the entry form from the high school website by going to, select high school event calendar, click and print.  Or you can go to the high school front office

Questions? Please call Melanie Gardner 896-2158 ext. 250 or Wes Chinworth at 896-2158 ext. 277.
Or email or

Proceeds will be donated to iCaleb & Co to help purchase ipads for kids with cancer.

10/25-27/2013 Haunted Corn Maze

Located at 1202 E 200 S (Kemco Rd) - 3 1/2 miles E of 39 OR 2 1/2 miles West of HWY 35 on 200 S, Knox, Indiana
October 25th & 26th from 6:30 to 11 pm CST
October 27th from 6:30 to 10 pm CST
Tickets are $5 per person and are available at DeMotte State Bank.

OCT. 25 & 27 will be Starke County Relay for Life nights.  $1.00 from each redeemed ticket will be donated to help in the fight against Cancer.


Ladies! Ladies!! Ladies!!!  It’s Time For.......THE 4TH ANNUAL LADIES NIGHT OUT!!

Where:  At the Carpenter's Yard (formerly NJ Lumber)

When:  6 pm - 9:00 pm

This event is for all ladies (18+) in the community.   $5.00 Tickets available at Bailey’s Discount Center.

For More Info Call: Lori @ 828-3036 or Debby @ 896-5329

Friday, October 11, 2013

Notes from Nubi - I've Missed You!

It has been weeks since I’ve been to the library for a visit.  First mom was preparing for the new automation system, then they migrated to the new system, now mom is working on the patron files and on fixing the little glitches everyone finds.  How I wish this would all end, so does mom.

Anyway mom doesn’t know it, but I’ve been spending my hours at home on her laptop.  (I make sure that it’s plugged in so I don’t wear down the battery, so far she hasn’t caught on.)  This can be pretty boring, there really aren’t that many sites for dogs by dogs.  There is that Disney Channel program, Dog With A Blog, but I don’t think that’s for real.

But while I was on the internet I found this really cute idea for a doggy costume.

Matter of fact, I thought it really was two dogs at first!  Hope you like it too.  And if I don’t see you at the library before – Happy Halloween to everyone!

Area Trick-Or-Treat Hours

Oct. 31, 2013
Knox: 5:30-7 p.m. CT 
North Judson:  5-7 p.m. CT 
San Pierre: 5-7 p.m. CT 
Hamlet:  5:30-7 p.m. CT 
Winamac: 5-7 p.m. ET 
Medaryville: TBD 
Francesville: 5-7 p.m. ET 
Culver: 5-7 p.m. ET 
Plymouth: 5-7 p.m. ET  **Merchant’s downtown trick or treat is Saturday, Oct. 26 1-3 p.m. ET 
Argos: 5-7 p.m. ET 
LaPorte: 6-8 p.m. CT

Trick-Or-Treat Hours in North Judson

One more mile on the road to migration is completed!

When you visit our website you will notice that we once again have a functioning card catalog!!!!!  (And a very attractive site it is.)  When you check to see if we own an item you are looking for you can click on the title to get more information.  Is the item in?  When is it due?

Now for the next step on the migration road, we have ordered new library cards.  Once they arrive - it can take up to 45 days to get them from the manufacturer - we will let you know so you can come in and exchange your card.  With the new one you will be able to reserve items through the card catalog by entering the 14 digit barcode.  Once you accessed your library account you will see what you currently have out; you can do a one-time renewal if you need to; and you should also be able to see what items you have checked out in the past, just in case you don’t remember if you read a particular book.

Whew, makes me tired just to think about all the work required to get this up and running.

So we’ll keep in touch as each step is completed and let you know what to expect next.

North Judson-Wayne Township Library Card Catalog