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Friday, January 31, 2014

Quote of the Month - February 2014


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2/9/2014 Concert Scheduled to Share Drew Shearin’s Music

By: Anita Goodan, WKVI
Published: January 31st, 2014

A Knox resident is spearheading a movement to bring the late Drew Shearin’s music to life in a unique concert at the Culver Academies.

Kemble Manning, a senior at Culver Military Academy, and his classmate Denver Blackson from Washington, have presented the music to the Culver Academies Theater and Music Departments to prepare a concert featuring Shearin’s music.

Shearin was a Knox High School student who excelled in his music and wrote pieces that won state awards. He was involved in a fatal car accident in 2011, but his music continues to touch those who remember Shearin and who knew what a master of music he was.

The orchestra and choirs at Culver Academy will present the gift of Drew’s music on Sunday, Feb. 9 at 5 p.m. ET in the Eppley Auditorium, the main auditorium at the Culver Academies. No admission charge will be requested, but donations will be taken to benefit the Drew’s Gift of Music Foundation. The foundation aids students who cannot purchase instruments the opportunity to play their desired instrument in order to participate in band. More than $25,000 has been raised and given to students to place instruments in students’ hands in the surrounding area.

Manning and Blackson are musicians and thought this would be the perfect senior service project for them to share with the community. They hope that this will help gather funds for the foundation and give a student the chance to experience the most powerful sensation there is – the power of music.

Notes from Nubi - 1/31/2014 Punxsutawney Phil Better Get It Right!

I am soooo ready for winter to be over!  It was okay at first, I do like a little snow, but it's these sub-zero temperatures that are getting to me.

The first snow we had was enjoyable; had a great time running around the backyard playing.  And I still enjoyed it until that nasty wind started blowing.  You humans are lucky because you wear boots, gloves and warm coats (not that I would let mom put any of those on me).  When it got really cold I nearly froze my feet off!  Mom told me not to go further than the edge of the garage, but a few times I insisted on going all the way around the yard.  Once it was so cold that I froze in my tracks, pun intended, and mom almost had to come out to pick me up and carry me back to the house.  But I'm a brave girl, I made it back into the house on my own and then cuddled up with my cold feet up against mom.  She also wrapped me in a blanket to help me warm up.

Today mom changed the library's profile photo on Facebook to a cookie groundhog pudding cup. She said that if Punxsutawney Phil gets it wrong we get to eat him! Sounds good to me!

Until warmer weather gets here, keep thinking SPRING!

 - Anubis


Here's the fake Punxsutawney Phil, doesn't he look delicious?

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

2/10/2014 - HealthLinc Coffee Talks on the Affordable Care Act & Enrollment Sessions

The HealthLinc Coffee Talks provide an opportunity for individuals to learn about the Affordable Care Act and how the law affects them and their loved ones.  Certified application counselors will be on hand to help people enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace and help them find out if they qualify for subsidies that offset the cost of insurance coverage. 

There will be two HealthLinc Coffee Talks at the North Judson-Wayne Township Library on Monday, January 27th; a morning session from 10 a.m to 12:30 p.m. and an afternoon session from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Individuals and families interested in enrolling should bring the following documentation:
  • Social Security Number or document numbers for legal immigrants
  • Employer, tax and income information for every member of your household who needs coverage, i.e. pay stubs, W-2 forms
  • Policy numbers for any current health insurance plans covering members of your household (if applicable)
  • A completed Employer Coverage Tool form available at https://www.healthcare.gov/downloads/ECT_Application_508_130615.pdf for every job-based plan you or someone in your household is eligible for.  This includes coverage you are eligible for, but do not enroll in.
If you have any questions, call 1-888-580-1060.  This event is free and open to the public.

1/31/2014 Dance for Korie Howard

Come and dance for Korie Howard at VFW Post 748, 1511 South Heaton Street, Knox, Indiana 46534.  There is no charge to get into this event. There will simply be a free-will donation taken at the door in addition to a raffle. If something regarding costs at the door changes, the event will be updated.

The bar will have drink specials all night! $1 drafts, $1.50 bottles, and $2.50 for well drinks.

All donations will be given to Korie Howard and her family. Any little bit helps, even if you can only come out and dance in her honor.

If you are unable to attend the dance but you would like to help the family, please mail your well wishes and donations to:
Korie Howard
304 North Roosevelt Road
Knox, IN 46534
OR, you can make donation here at:

https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/z0w3/korie-howard-s-battle-with-stage-4-osteosarcoma?utm_source=giveforward&utm_medium=share&utm_campaign=dashboard&shareid=1803424

2/3/2014 GED classes

GED classes will start up on Monday, February 3rd.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

2/15/2014 Celebration of Life In Honor Of Korie Howard


Reduced Library Hours


The North Judson-Wayne Township Library will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, January 28th.

Monday, January 27, 2014

CLOSED

The North Judson-Wayne Township Library is CLOSED today due to the weather.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Several Area Schools Considering Balanced School Calendar

By: Ben Haut, WKVI
Published: January 24th, 2014

A number of area schools are considering the possibility of implementing a different school calendar than has been the norm for more than a century. North Judson-San Pierre School Superintendent Lynn Johnson told WKVI that she presented the school board with a presentation for the 2015–2016 school calendar using the “balanced calendar” system which stretches breaks out over a school year.

“A balanced calendar means that your breaks are balanced throughout the school year, and so basically instead of having a long summer break, you have intersessions every nine weeks. One of those breaks would be for intersession for remediation, so instead of waiting until the summer break, we’re able to remediate kids and, hopefully, in the future, also offer enrichment opportunities during that time period,” Johnson explained.

Johnson said NJ-SP is considering implementing the calendar along with the Knox, Oregon-Davis, Culver, Triton, and Plymouth school corporations, among others. She said community meetings will be held in March at all the area school corporations to present them with information about the balanced calendar system.

The balanced calendar system includes two-week intersession breaks between each nine-week session, but would require students to start school earlier in August. The calendar would also include a summer break, but it would be no longer than eight weeks long, according to Johnson.

“The major benefit is that we don’t have that large learning gap over the summer break. We’re no longer an agrarian society; kids don’t need to be available to work on the family farm. It’s a model that was established 150 years ago and it’s just no longer relevant. So the balanced calendar is not a year-round calendar; it’s still 180 days, it’s just broken up differently,” Johnson said.

The first meetings will be held on March 4 and March 6 at the North Judson-San Pierre School Corporation, beginning at 7 p.m.

2/9/2014 St. Peter Lutheran School Pancake Breakfast (Rescheduled Due to Weather)

There will be a Pancake Breakfast at St. Peter Lutheran School on January 26th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  All proceeds go to the 7th & 8th grade trip to Washington, D.C.

Tickets are $6 for adults, $4.50 for children 10 & under, carry outs will be available.

1/29/2014 K-9 Kadets Meeting For New Members

This is a meeting for the new members of the Starke County 4-H Dog Club.  If this is your first year in 4-H Dogs you and a parent will need to attend. Your dog, however, can stay nice and comfy at home waiting to hear what you learn at the meeting.

The meeting will be held at the North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library on Wednesday, January 29th, at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Starke County Extension Office Offers Assistance Enrolling in 4-H

From the Starke County Extension Office:
The Starke County Extension Office will be open tonight, January 23rd from 4 to 6 p.m. and Saturday, January 25th from 10 am to noon for anyone needing assistance enrolling in the 4-H program! Please use the doors on the west side of the Courthouse to enter.  
Also, don't forget that the deadline to enroll in 4-H in Starke County is Friday, January 31st. Please enroll online at www.four-h.purdue.edu/enroll.

DTFSC Supports Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Quit Smoking

The following is from Moving Starke County Forward:
Check out this article that talks about the latest Surgeon General report from WKVI. http://www.wkvi.com/local/dtfsc-supports-surgeon-generals-call-to-action-to-quit-smoking/  
Here's a sad reality coming from the actual Surgeon General report being told by the Director of the CDC. 
"As a physician, when I think about smoking, I recall the patients I have cared for. The man who had a leg amputated. The woman who had to gasp for every single breath that she took. The man with heart disease who hoped to see his son graduate, but didn't live long enough to do so. That’s the reality of smoking that health care providers see every day." 
Please share any tips to help Starke County move forward in becoming tobacco free.


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A new resource from Moving Starke County Forward

Moving Starke County Forward is happy to share this great resource to everyone. Free to the Public and opened to anyone who has a loved one that struggles with addiction. Starts in February. Please tell your friends!


1/23/2014 TOPS Meeting Cancelled

The TOPS meeting scheduled for Thursday, January 23rd, has been cancelled.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Starke County Community Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications

By: Ben Haut
Published: January 17th, 2014


The Starke County Community Foundation is offering more than 25 scholarship funds to local Starke County students, having awarded more than $27,000 to local scholars last year. The Community Foundation’s scholarship applications will be accepted online exclusively at nicf.org, allowing students to complete and submit applications electronically, upload attachments, and track the status of their submissions to the Community Foundation.

The Community Foundation will only accept applications online through their website, and complete applications must be submitted by March 3, at 5 p.m.

Students interested in applying for a Community Foundation scholarship can review online help instructions for completing the application and uploading required documents. Visit the Starke County area of the website to view all help related documents.

For more information about Community Foundation scholarships, contact Alison Heyde, Scholarship Coordinator for the Northern Indiana Community Foundation toll free at 1 (877) 432-6423 or by email at alison@nicf.org. High school students should also contact their guidance department for more information.

1/17/2014 Two Starke County Chamber of Commerce Awards Presented Last Night

By: Ben Haut
Published: January 17th, 2014

The Starke County Chamber of Commerce last night awarded the second annual Business of the Year award and the Henry F. Schricker Award during a ceremony held at the Bass Lake Property Owners Association Building. Dr. Ron May, president of Ancilla College, began the ceremony with an invocation, before Dorothy Osinski, chairman of the membership committee, handed out 10-year consecutive member certificates to 15 members who have been with the Chamber of Commerce for ten years continuously.

This year’s distinction of Business of the Year was given to Osinski Auction Service for serving the community in various ways since 1983, benefiting nonprofit organizations and holding a viable business in the community for many years.

The prestigious Henry F. Schricker Award was given to Joan Haugh after a few words from her son David. Chamber member and former award recipient Ted Hayes presented her with the award, saying it was the first time he’s “had the honor of introducing a saint,” and said Haugh has always displayed service before self.

Haugh was a driving force in creating the local Habitat for Humanity, and was instrumental in the creation of the Starke County Food Pantry. He said Haugh is “the type of person I’d like to be like when I grow up.”

Haugh said it was an honor to receive the award and thanked the Chamber and former award winners, saying her late husband, a former recipient, would be proud.

IU Health Starke Hospital to Offer Free Heart Screenings for Student Athletes

By: Anita Goodan
Published: January 17th, 2014

IU Health Starke Hospital is offering free heart screenings to student athletes next week.
The screenings will be conducted on a first come, first served basis. Pre-registration is required and some conditions apply. The tests will take approximately 15 minutes.

Screenings will be offered to all area high school students aged 15 and older at IU Health Starke Hospital on 

  • Wednesday, Jan. 22 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. CT; 
  • Saturday, Jan. 25 from 8 a.m. to noon CT; 
  • Wednesday, Jan. 29 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. CT.


To register, call IU Health Starke Hospital at (219) 326-2309 or 1-800-235-6204 ext. 2626.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Klopot Studios - Starke County Tidbit No. 53

Over the years, Starke County has had several Photographic Studios - example:
PW Needham    Knox & North Judson   1895
Horn, C. W.    Knox, North Judson   1890's
Barnum's Studio    Knox    1890's
Whipple    Knox    1890's
Henning, W. R.     1890's
Myers     Knox      1890's
Klopot, Sigmund     Knox, North Judson, Bass Lake   1895-1912
Ewing, George D.    North Judson    1900
Klopot, Clara & Bonner, Stella     Knox, North Judson, Bass Lake   1912-1970
Coffins, N. M.    Hamlet    1916-1917
Lavery, P. J.    Bass Lake     1916-1917
Warren Studio     Knox 
But few of them have stayed very long or have done so much for the history of Starke County as Klopot Studios.   Sigmund and Clara were photographers in Chicago  in the late 1800's and moved to Starke County in 1896.  Their daughter, Stella, was born in 1894 and helped her mother for years after her father died in 1912.  Later, she took over with the help of her husband, Matt Bonner.  Matt was also Knox City Court Judge at one time.

Stella Bonner was also Starke County's first state appointed Starke County Historian.  Many years ago, she made a recording about their photography business in Starke County and how they had businesses going in Knox, North Judson and Bass Lake.   The following is a transcript of that recording:
"Now about a trip to Bass Lake; my mother and father were both photographers and I handled a camera at a pretty early age, too ...It was quite a thing to have a branch store. Gus Reiss, the clothier, had a store in North Judson and one in Walkerton. My folks branched out, too. They had moved to Knox from North Judson, and they kept a little studio there after they moved. They went over there one day a week and took what pictures there were to be taken - one parent would go over there while the other would stay in Knox. They decided that there was quite an untapped reservoir of business at Bass Lake - there were bathing girls coming out from Chicago and it was the only chance on earth a girl had to show a leg in those days, and they loved to have their pictures made. Pop had an old tintype outfit he had used in Chicago, so they built a little studio on the lakefront, near where a Mr. Brown had a sort of second-hand store ...the lake is down low from the road there and that's where they put up a fragile, little frame building ...they just set it up on some cement blocks. In the summertime my dad would go out there and stay all summer photographing the bathing girls, and babies, too. Father didn't have very good health and he  thought that air was better for him. Mother was busy in Knox, but on Saturday, the day for North Judson, we closed the studio and Mother took me and the old suitcase and we walked down Lake Street to what was called the Three-I depot and took the train at seven in the morning to North Judson. We had about six or seven blocks to walk from the depot to our little studio. Mother minded the shop all day and I played with the neighbor kids. I even went across the tracks to watch a dear lady do her Saturday baking, with my chin over the edge of the table.

Come five o'clock, Mother locked up the studio and we walked down to the Union Station in North Judson. We had come in on the Three-I and now we waited for the five o'clock train on the Erie which came out of Chicago. It was gay, full of excursionists, you see. There were weekend excursions from Chicago to Bass Lake. People dressed up to go on the train then ...the city girls had newer clothes than we country girls did - it was really quite a fashion show on the train.

The Erie ran down to Bass Station and then there was a spur that extended along where the highway now is - all the way from Bass Station to the very edge of Bass Lake. There was a huge pier at the end of the railroad spur and one of those big express wagons was there, and the festive crowd got off the train, and their trunks were unloaded. You needed a trunk even for a weekend in those days, and a lot of people wanted to stay. So, the baggage was put on the old express wagon and trundled down to the pier where the steam boat was waiting. Sometimes a band would be playing on the boat. "All Aboard" on the boat and away we went around the lake.

It usually went to the west side first and there was the elegant Brabrook Hotel with its beautiful two-story porch all the way around, and the Taggert  Hotel and on around to what is now the Shore Club, that was the Bestview Hotel. Oh, and before we got to that was the Chiddick Hotel - it was considered quite aristocratic. And, all around until we got to the Odessa Nook, which was the hotel on the bank back of where my father's studio was. That was where we disembarked from the steamboat, and on the pier Daddy would greet us. We spent the night and Sunday, usually finding some children to go swimming with on Sunday.

Monday morning old Mr. Scott, the driver of the hack, would come around (it was a surrey with a fringe on top but the fringe had worn off). We would get aboard and had our ride back to Knox on Monday morning and that was our typical weekend at Bass Lake in 1904".
               
     


Jim Shilling
Starke County Historical Society

http://www.starkehistory.com
http://www.scpl.lib.in.us/historical/

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

1/27/2014 HealthLinc Coffee Talks on the Affordable Care Act & Enrollment Sessions

The HealthLinc Coffee Talks provide an opportunity for individuals to learn about the Affordable Care Act and how the law affects them and their loved ones.  Certified application counselors will be on hand to help people enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace and help them find out if they qualify for subsidies that offset the cost of insurance coverage. 

There will be two HealthLinc Coffee Talks at the North Judson-Wayne Township Library on Monday, January 27th; a morning session from 10 a.m to 12:30 p.m. and an afternoon session from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Individuals and families interested in enrolling should bring the following documentation:
  • Social Security Number or document numbers for legal immigrants
  • Employer, tax and income information for every member of your household who needs coverage, i.e. pay stubs, W-2 forms
  • Policy numbers for any current health insurance plans covering members of your household (if applicable)
  • A completed Employer Coverage Tool form available at https://www.healthcare.gov/downloads/ECT_Application_508_130615.pdf for every job-based plan you or someone in your household is eligible for.  This includes coverage you are eligible for, but do not enroll in.
If you have any questions, call 1-888-580-1060.  This event is free and open to the public.

Friday, January 10, 2014

3 Cheers For Small Town Heroes!

The following was posted on the Town of North Judson Facebook page,  we agree 100 percent.


Wednesday, January 8, 2014

1/8/2014 Notes From Nubi: Glad Things Are Getting Back To Normal

Well, the library is back to normal hours as of today. Matter of fact I just checked the weather report and temps are supposed to be up to 39 by Friday - the only drawback to that is they are predicting a 40% chance of rain - and 40 with sunshine for Sunday. 

This is one of the reasons Mom doesn't like winter - all that time, energy, and gas that people spend cleaning up after the storm and then rain and sunshine will remove it naturally. I'm just glad she cleaned off the back stairs so I could get outside. A drift totally covered them, that plus the bone chilling cold kept me inside the past two days, but now I have clean steps and a small shoved area so I'm ready to go back outside.

Hope no one suffered too much from cabin fever, but if you did take advantage of the warm up this weekend. 

Love, Anubis

Purdue Extension of Pulaski County Learning Center Opens for 2014!

Purdue Extension of Pulaski County has the following classes to offer in their Learning Center.  Cost is $30 and offered from 1-3 PM or 6-8 PM unless otherwise stated.
  • Getting Started With Computers - Feb. 3, 6 and 10
  • Basic Excel - Jan. 14 and 16
  • Cellphone Apps - FREE CLASS - Feb. 4, 6-8 PM
  • eBay - FREE CLASS - Feb. 20, 6-8 PM
  • Facebook/Twitter - FREE CLASS - March 4, 6-8 PM
  • Intermediate Excel - Jan. 28 and 30
  • Publisher - Feb. 11 and 13
  • Basic Word - Jan 21 and 23
  • Youth Spanish - Feb. 13, 20 and 27th, - Cost $30
  • Adult Beginner Spanish - March 11, 13, 18 and 20 - Cost $40
  • Keyboarding - March 6 or April 3, 6-8 PM - Cost $15
Also available: Power Point, Keyboarding, Resume Writing

Call 574-946-3412 to register/questions

Monday, January 6, 2014

Library Closed


The North Judson-Wayne Township Library will be closed January 7th because of the weather, however we will be open as usual on January 8th.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Closed

The North Judson-Wayne Township Library will be closed January 6th because of the weather.