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
The Hamlet Town Council was introduced to its newest police officer Wednesday. Council members unanimously voted to offer the full-time deputy position to Cody Rosinski. Continue reading
North Judson taxpayers may see a larger-than-usual jump in their property tax bill this year, but Clerk-Treasurer Alicia Collins says it’s not due to a big tax hike. Continue reading
Culver EMS officials sought approval from the Culver Town Council to hire a paramedic for the third full-time ALS position.
Interviews are being conducted to backfill the full-time spot as the current paramedic will be filling a part-time paid position.
Several high schools in the Kankakee Valley are ranked among the best in Indiana by “U.S. News and World Report.” The publication reviewed more than 28,000 schools nationwide for its 2017 rankings, and 136 schools in Indiana made their “Best High Schools” rankings. The publication ranks schools based on their performance on state-required tests and how well they prepare students for college. Continue reading
Knox officials continue to voice their opposition to proposed cuts to rural water funding through the USDA. Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston, along with representatives from the city’s water and wastewater departments, recently met with staff from U.S. Representative Jackie Walorski’s office. Continue reading
Spring planting season is now underway, and that means motorists will see an increase in farm equipment on local roadways. Continue reading
The Indiana State Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration are partnering to sponsor a drug take back event this Saturday.
The 13th annual prescription drug take back initiative seeks to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft through proper disposal of prescription drugs.
The North Judson-San Pierre School Board will decide between now and a June hearing on the issuance of bonds to finance capital projects how to proceed with the estimated $5.5 million in updates to the three buildings. Continue reading
Applications for the appointed Railroad Township seat on the North Judson-San Pierre School Board are now being accepted. Prospective candidates must live within the appropriate school corporation boundaries, which include Railroad Township in Starke County and part of Cass Township in Pulaski County. Continue reading
Indiana’s March unemployment rate is at its lowest point since 2001, according to state officials. They note the 3.9 percent rate is also well below the national average of 4.5 percent. The unemployment rate reflects the number of unemployed people as a percentage of the labor force. Indiana’s labor force increased by more than 6,000 over the past month, according to Indiana Department of Workforce Development Commissioners Steven J. Braun. Statewide employment saw a 12,322 increase, and a 6,229 decrease in unemployment. Continue reading
The Culver Town Council and the Stellar Communities Committee have made some focus changes to the plans for this year’s application.
Town Manager Jonathan Leist told the council members Tuesday night that the committee revisited the proposed lighter, quicker and cheaper project. The committee has decided to go with five or six-foot letters that spell C-U-L-V-E-R rather than the historic story walk as that particular project. Utility Superintendent Bob Porter is researching the cost for this project, but Leist believes it will fall within the $5,000 requirement for that part of the application.
Knox residents have a bit more time to sign up for this year’s 50/50 sidewalk replacement program. Continue reading
Volunteers with the North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Department will not be allowed to serve simultaneously on another fire department. North Judson Clerk-Treasurer Alicia Collins says fire department members voted to add the rule into their bylaws, after the question was raised during previous meetings.
Crews from the Knox Water Department will begin flushing fire hydrants throughout the city today. Work will be done during the day. Motorists are asked to avoid driving through areas where they see employees working. Continue reading
A former Michigan City Police officer has been arrested on four counts of rape. Thomas K. Jackson, 51, of Trail Creek was taken into custody at a convenience store Tuesday morning, following a month-long investigation by the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau. Continue reading
The Michigan City Police Department has released the names of the officers involved in an off-duty shooting in a hospital parking lot on Saturday. Officer Charles Henderson, a 20-year veteran of the department, reportedly shot Thomas J. Walsh III, 46, of Michigan City four times, according to Indiana State Police. Continue reading