A section of State Road 49 in Porter County will be closed to through traffic for the next two weeks. Starting today, the road will be closed between U.S. 20 and U.S. 12 so crews can dig up and replace a section of roadway. Continue reading →
The staff at the Culver Parks Department is hosting an open house at the Culver Beach Lodge as a prelude to the summer season at Lake Maxinkuckee.
Park Superintendent Anna Campbell said members of the public are welcome to visit the beach lodge and see the many improvements made to the building as well as the grounds over the winter months. Town Manager Jonathan Leist will present information along with members of the Culver Town Council who will be available for questions.
Americans are encouraged to “Age Out Loud” this month. May is Older Americans Month, a designation that seeks to recognize and support senior citizens. According to Community Services of Pulaski County, older adults are redefining aging and living with boldness, confidence, and passion. Continue reading →
A Chicago man is in custody after leading two La Porte County Sheriff’s Department deputies on a foot pursuit on Saturday.
Deputy Jon Samuelson conducted a traffic stop for a speeding violation in the area of U.S. 20 east of State Road 39. Deputy Samuelson reportedly observed a large amount of credit cards partially concealed near the center console of the vehicle and he also smelled a strong odor of marijuana.
A block of the North Judson business district is closed until at least Monday morning after part of a building previously declared unsafe by the town council fell in. Town attorney Justin Schramm says an emergency hearing on the fate of the structure at 205 and 207 Lane Street will take place Monday morning at 8 a.m. EDT in Winamac. Special Judge Michael Shurn of Pulaski County will hear the case. Starke Circuit Judge Kim Hall recused himself due to a conflict of interest. Continue reading →
The Starke County Park Board may consider taking over the operation of the North Judson Erie Trail. The facility is owned by the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum. Starke County’s five-year park plan suggests that the county lease it. Continue reading →
The volunteer group that promotes and maintains the North Judson Erie Trail is planning a colorful fundraiser next month. The Prairie Trails Club is hosting a 5K color run/walk on Saturday, June 3. Continue reading →
Nominations are now open for the 2017 Golden Hoosier Award. It honors senior citizens for their lifetime of service and commitment to their communities and is considered one of highest honors the state gives. Continue reading →
As the Starke County Forest’s drainage issues are being resolved, Forester Bruce Wakeland is turning his attention to improving access throughout the property. He told the Starke County Park Board Tuesday that he’s been taking with Surveyor Bill Crase about building up the access lane to prevent it from washing out. Wakeland said Crase has sand available, but funding is needed to transport it to the forest. Continue reading →