The new chief nursing officer at Starke and LaPorte Hospitals will start her job next week. Continue reading
North Judson water and sewer customers will soon have the chance to weigh in on proposed rate hikes. Updated water and sewer rate ordinances were introduced on first reading during last week’s town council meeting. The council’s next step will be to hold a public hearing, before making a final decision. Continue reading
Pulaski County officials are weighing their options for some upgrades for the EMS department. A quote from FBi Buildings to add on to the department’s existing building was presented to the county commissioners last week. Director Nikki Lowry said the $109,000 quote was comparable to others the county’s received. Continue reading
Oregon-Davis students will be paying more for lunch next school year. Continue reading
The Culver Redevelopment Commission will meet tonight where the members are expected to discuss the Sand Hill Farms workforce housing project on Jefferson Street. Public comment is welcome during this meeting, but the Culver Town Council members encourage public input concerning this project during their meeting tomorrow night at 6:30 p.m. at the Culver Town Hall.
The Culver Community School Board discussed the summer school schedule to accommodate those students who will be taking courses.
Elementary Principal Erin Proskey explained that sixth graders will participate in summer school from June 5 to June 16 from 8 a.m. to noon each day. One week will be Math remediation and the other half will be for English/Language Arts. IREAD 3 remediation will be from June 5 to June 9 from 8 a.m. to noon with the test on the last day of summer school.
The Hamlet branch of the Starke County Public Library will be closed a few extra days this week to accommodate some updates. Continue reading
Saturday’s rain did not dampen the spirits of the Knox officials and Starke-Pulaski Habitat for Humanity volunteers who broke ground on their next project. Hope McIntire and her 5-year-old daughter Raelynn will occupy the new home at the corner of Prettyman and Delaware Streets once it’s built. Continue reading
A bill sponsored by Indiana’s two Senators aims to improve the quality of life for police officers. The Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act passed the United States Senate unanimously last week. It was spearheaded by Sens. Todd Young and Joe Donnelly. Continue reading
Starke County Coroner Dannie Hoffer is looking for ways to save the county money and make his office more efficient. He told the county commissioners Monday his colleague in LaPorte County has an agreement with the hospital there to do a quick blood analysis on suspected overdose victims. He says if drugs are found in the bloodstream, a full autopsy is not needed to determine the cause of death. Continue reading
The Panhandle Pathway is in the process of being extended to the Tippecanoe River State Park. The Pulaski County Commissioners got an update on that effort Monday from Fred Kasten with the Friends of the Panhandle Pathway. Continue reading
U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly is the co-sponsor of a bipartisan suicide prevention bill. It looks especially at veterans and young people. Continue reading
Students at North Judson-San Pierre Elementary School have been learning self-confidence through running. Girls on the Run is a 10-week program for girls in grades three through five. Continue reading
A new club at Oregon-Davis Junior/Senior High School will mean more community service opportunities for students. Superintendent Don Harman says the school board this week approved the addition of a Leo Club. Continue reading
The Town of North Judson will be flushing fire hydrants tomorrow night and Monday night. Town officials say the work will begin at 8:00 p.m. and continue until about 4:00 a.m. Continue reading
Hoosiers are urged to protect themselves against ticks when taking part in outdoor activities. The small, insect-like creatures are found in grassy, wooded areas throughout the state. Ticks tend to be most active during the late spring and early summer.
State health officials warn they can transmit a variety of diseases, including Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Last year more than 200 cases of tick-borne illness were reported in Indiana. Continue reading
The City of Knox has seen a spike in arson cases in the past month. “We’ve had three set fires in the City of Knox in a matter of a two-week period, ranging from, I believe, April 27 to May 10,” says Fire Chief Kenny Pfost. Continue reading
Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly is pleased with the Justice Department’s appointment of a special counsel to investigate alleged ties between President Trump’s campaign and the Russians. During an interview on WKVI’s “Grossman in the Morning” Thursday, Donnelly said it’s important to find out what the facts are. Continue reading
Starke-Pulaski Habitat for Humanity officials will break ground on their next project tomorrow at 11 a.m. The home in Knox will be located at the intersection of Prettyman and Delaware Streets. Continue reading
North Judson residents will have the chance to weigh in on the firing of Town Marshal John Ramos next week. The town council has scheduled a public hearing for Thursday, June 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the North Judson-San Pierre High School Auditorium. Continue reading