Indiana communities are worried cell towers could start popping up without their permission, under a measure recently passed by the state legislature, unless they take action by this Sunday. Now, municipalities around the state are scrambling to meet the deadline. The North Judson Town Council will meet in special session this morning at 7:30, while the Culver Town Council met yesterday afternoon. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Commissioners are being urged to review Indiana’s Open Door Law, following a formal complaint from a former commissioner. Terry Young says the county hasn’t posted proper meeting notices since he’s been off the board. Continue reading
The City of Knox will soon have a couple of new fire hydrants. Water Superintendent Todd Gardner met recently with Knox-Center Township Fire Chief Kenny Pfost to discuss the placement of hydrants on Prettyman Street. Continue reading
Culver Park Superintendent Anna Campbell presented a quote for maintenance at the Culver Town Park.
Campbell said Sellers Maintenance will grind down areas where tree roots are causing a tripping hazard and fill divots in the grass. The workers will also fertilize the grass and apply seed in areas. Campbell said the west end of the park will be rehabilitated as it is a heavily used area and work was lacking last year.
Members of the Starke County Young Professionals group have been busy introducing themselves to community leaders recently. Representatives attended this week’s Knox City Council and Hamlet Town Council meetings. Continue reading
A new law will allow investment advisors to alert authorities of potential financial exploitation of senior citizens.
Beginning July 1, investment advisors will have the immunity to report suspicions to law enforcement. Previously they were bound by confidentiality and reporting this potential crime would opened the door for a lawsuit or legal action.
The 13th annual prescription drug take back initiative will take place at all Indiana State Police Posts today. The only location not accepting unwanted, unused, or expired prescription drugs is at the Toll Road Post.
A partnership between the Indiana State Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration is making this possible. The event expects to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft through the proper disposal of prescription drugs.
The woman charged in connection with last month’s murder of a Knox man may soon be out of jail on bond, but she will still be subject to strict restrictions. Augusta Hadden, 39, is charged with the level 5 felony offense of assisting a criminal. Court documents indicate she threw a cell phone out of a truck driven by murder suspect Edward Blackburn after he fatally shot Cord Colgrove at a rural North Judson residence on March 3rd. Continue reading
The next North Judson Town Council member was selected during a Republican Party caucus Thursday night. James Young was chosen to fill the remainder of Nathan Bradley’s term, according to Starke County Republican Party Chair Brenda Stanojevic. Continue reading
County clerks around Indiana have been busy updating their voter registration lists. Voters whose registrations were considered inactive by 2014 and have not voted since then have had their voter records canceled. Continue reading
The intersection of Starke and Plymouth streets in Hamlet may reopen by the middle of next week. Street Superintendent Fred Rowe told the town council Wednesday that the work was halfway done, with the rest of the cement scheduled to be poured yesterday. That means that depending on weather, the intersection may open next Wednesday. Continue reading
Wythogan Park’s newest attraction is nearly complete. Continue reading
Officials with the Culver-Union Township Public Library asked the Culver Town Council members to delay marking spaces for accessible parking as required by the American Disability Act. Town Manager Jonathan Leist presented the information where he explained the library board is waiting for the final design for the courtyard before designating areas for accessible parking.
The owner of a house in downtown Knox that was slated for demolition last June has the green light to proceed with renovations as long as the foundation is structurally sound. Continue reading
The North Judson-San Pierre School Board last week accepted three teacher retirements and one resignation. Continue reading
Motorcycle riders once again have the chance to get their bikes blessed before heading out on the road this year. Kersting’s Cycle Center’s annual Blessing of the Bikes takes place tomorrow. Continue reading
Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney Daniel P. Murphy has completed his review of the circumstances surrounding last month’s fatal police-involved shooting on U.S. 421 south of Francesville. Continue reading
A pair of men charged in separate Starke County murders appeared in Starke Circuit Court Wednesday for status hearings. Continue reading
A longtime North Judson business will soon be closing. Norwayne Lumber Company, Inc. President Jim Menis confirms the family has decided to shut down the business. No date for the closing has been announced. Continue reading
Starke-Pulaski Habitat for Humanity officials hope to break ground on their home site in Knox within the next month. Knox Mayor Dennis Estok wants to schedule a formal groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate the start of the project. This is the first of what he hopes will be several Habitat homes constructed in Knox. Continue reading