They agreed to bump the salary for that position from $35,374 to $38,000 and revisit it while crafting the county’s budget for next year. The current salary is $500 per more than a full-time jailer makes. Dulin had requested an increase to between $40,000 and $42,000 to take into consideration the extra responsibilities of running the new jail and attract a qualified candidate for the position. Councilman and former sheriff Bob Sims noted the jail commander has an important job with a lot of responsibility. Dulin is currently looking for a jail commander, as the previous one resigned for medical reasons.
Written by Mary Perren
WKVI News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting in February of 2013. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA. When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.