WKVI is teaming up with former Knox Mayor Nancy Dembowski to clean up the community. Appropriately we are starting with the first thing everybody sees when the roll into town, the Train Depot visitor center across from Wythogan Park.
This week on Wednesday, join us at the depot from 4 until 6 pm equipped with your gloves, rakes, shovels and any other items that will assist with the clean up. The grounds really just need a sprucing up. Take pride in your town by showing up to help out. Visit the WKVI Facebook page for further information.
On the first Monday in September, area firefighters will gear up and take off for a great cause. Just over 9 miles, this run features firefighters in full response equipment running to raise money for Riley’s Children’s Hospital. This event is being held in conjunction with the Marshall County Blueberry Festival. Continue reading →
Thanks to the Discovering the Outdoors Field Trip Grant Program, students at 22 Indiana schools will learn about nature by visiting Indiana state parks and reservoirs this school year. The grants are open to public, private, religious and home-school educators and are administered through the Indiana Natural Resources Foundation, the supporting non-profit of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Continue reading →
Pageant season is still upon us and Starke County youngsters have a chance to compete for the titles of Little Miss, Little Mister and Miss Harvest Festival. Little Miss and Little Mister contestants must be between 3 and 5-years-old. Miss Harvest Festival contestants can be from 16 to 18-years-old. Continue reading →
Everyone knows the start of September marks the beginning of the annual Blueberry Festival in Marshall County. But did you know Ancilla College sponsors a bicycle race in conjunction with the fest? It’s called the Blueberry Bicycle Cruise and it’s open to anyone who wants to get moving this labor day weekend. Continue reading →
Though Winamac students returned to school on Wednesday, the town will notice within the next few weeks construction will still be taking place for the Safe Routes to School project. Due to incorrect ADA slopes being installed in the sidewalks, they must be replaced. Yards affected by the sidewalk construction will also be fixed. Continue reading →
According to Eastern Pulaski Community Schools’ Superintendent Dan Foster, the corporation has been having some concerns with their primary financial provider for several months now. Issues included inconsistency, unreliability and an abundance of unnecessary fees.
In order to solve the problem, a proposal was composed and sent out to several potential providers. The current institution did not even reply to the proposal. This led Superintendent Foster to address the school board Monday evening and suggest switching their primary financial institution to one of the two places that did respond. Continue reading →
Yellowstone Trail Fest begins tomorrow and will run from 9 am until 10 pm on Saturday and from 8 am until 5 pm on Sunday. The festival kicks off with a 9 am biscuits and gravy breakfast. All proceeds collected from the breakfast will go to the Knox Band Boosters. Continue reading →
The Eastern Pulaski School Corporation campus will soon have a new bench commemorating the memory of former Superintendent Harry Cords. At the school board meeting Monday evening, one item on the agenda was to approve a $750 donation from the Cords family. Thanks to unanimous approval from the board, the donation was accepted and the board discussed where exactly to place the memorial bench. Continue reading →
During their meeting Monday evening, the Eastern Pulaski School Board unanimously approved a a roofing contract with Insley Systems Inc. Gibraltar Design Inc. has been the main construction consultant for the corporation during their building renovations. Certain projects are out of Gibraltar’s wheel house so they make recommendations for special projects. They submitted a proposal to the board for Insley to tackle the roofing project. Continue reading →
The Eastern Pulaski School Board discussed back-to-school matters when they met last night. Superintendent Foster will address faculty members in the middle/high school cafeteria at noon. Students have a chance to meet their teachers tonight. Continue reading →
It’s back-to-school season and that means you’ll no longer be in control of what your child is eating for breakfast and lunch every day. Luckily, the United States Department of Agriculture oversees school lunches nationally. Back in 2010 the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act was put in place to transform the school food environment in order to promote better nutrition, combat childhood hunger and reduce the likelihood of developing obesity. Continue reading →
The West Central School Corporation 2016 budget will be advertised on August 19th and 26th. This decision was reached by the WC School board during their meeting last Thursday. It was also announced that a budget hearing will take place on September 3rd. Continue reading →
The Eastern Pulaski School Board meets this evening at 5:30 pm Eastern to receive start of school building reports from the elementary, middle and high schools. The board will also act on a request to approve Gibraltar Design, Inc for a roofing project. Continue reading →
When the West Central School Board met Thursday evening they discussed a plethora of back-to-school matters. One agenda item under personnel matters was the current need for a High School English teacher and a band director middle and senior high school.
An update about facility renovations was also provided. Over the summer custodians have been working diligently to replace carpet and install new energy saving lighting.
Superintendent Don Street said that Monday, August 10 will be the first teacher day back. The Tuesday of that week will be another teacher preparation day as well as meet the teacher night for students in grades K through 5 from 6 to 7 pm eastern. Wednesday, August 11 will be a half day for teachers and students return on Thursday August 13th.
It’s finally here! After months of preparation Spirit of Pulaski County Festival starts today. Formerly known as German Fest, the event had a name change in order to be all encompassing and include more things. Continue reading →
Since the founding of the Red Cross AmeriCorps in 1994 more than 800,000 members have contributed over 1 billion hours in service across the nation by tackling pressing problems and mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve. If you’re looking to make a real difference in your community and wish to gain new skills and experience then you should consider signing up for the Red Cross AmeriCorps. Continue reading →
The North Judson town-wide yard sale is today! More than 50 spots around town and in the outskirts will be hosting their own sales. If you’re looking to have a detailed description of where these sales are located you should pick up one of the maps that are available. Continue reading →