Starke Hospital Invests in New Patient Beds

Starke Hospital nurses Brigitte Tholl and Carrie Starke orient themselves to the new patient beds, with side rails that make it easier for patients to get in and out of bed.

Patients who are admitted to Starke Hospital can recover in new beds. The hospital recently spent $96,000 on 12 new beds and mattresses for the second floor medical/surgical unit. Continue reading

IRS Officials Offer Security Tips for Personal Information

The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers to protect their personal, financial and tax information.

They say personal information should be treated like cash and should not be handed out to just anyone. This includes Social Security, credit card, bank and utility account numbers, all of which can be used to steal money or open new accounts. Taxpayers are urged to think about whether requests for personal information are truly necessary, as scammers will do anything possible to appear both trustworthy and legitimate. Continue reading

Pulaski County Sheriff Warns of Telephone Scam


Pulaski County Sheriff Jeff Richwine encourages residents to hang up on telephone scam artists. His department has received several recent reports of people receiving calls from an apparent local number. The woman on the phone states she is having headset problems after the potential victim answers. She then proceeds to claim the person she is calling has won different types of lavish vacations. Continue reading

Donnelly Raises Concerns Over GOP Health Care Plan

U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly

U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly says he can’t support the Republican alternative to the Affordable Care Act in its current form. He’s not opposed to improvements aimed at making health insurance more affordable but says he’s not going to vote for anything that takes healthcare away from those struggling with conditions like diabetes or heart disease who have finally gotten coverage. Continue reading