Starke County now has a responsible bidder law on the books. The county commissioners adopted the measure Monday evening following a brief public hearing. It sets clear and objective criteria contractors must meet in order to be eligible to bid on public works construction projects. Continue reading
The North Judson-San Pierre School Board has taken the first step toward a reduction in force, should one be necessary this year. Continue reading
The Oregon-Davis School Corporation is planning some energy efficiency upgrades in the coming years. Continue reading
The demolition of a Downtown North Judson building appears to be on hold. Continue reading
The Culver Town Council and Culver Redevelopment Commission met in a special joint session on Monday night to discuss the status of the Stellar Communities Program application.
Town Manager Jonathan Leist said the two groups have been meeting regularly since last year’s attempt at the recognition to make improvements to this year’s application. He said a vote was taken Monday night to take the next step in this year’s application process.
Knox Mayor Dennis Estok is hosting the city’s National Day of Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, May 4. It will take place from 7 until 8 a.m. at the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center in downtown Knox. Continue reading
Beavers in the Starke County Forest may soon be relocated, in an effort to solve drainage issues in the area. For the past several months, a neighboring landowner has been blaming beaver dams in the forest for flooding, but Forester Bruce Wakeland has disputed those claims. Continue reading
A long vacant Starke County industrial building could soon have a new occupant. Chicagoland-area-based gourmet snack food producer Gary Poppins plans to move into the Stelrema building on U.S. 35 this summer and be fully operational in that space by the end of the year. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Commissioners yesterday approved a scaled-back tourism marketing campaign. CDC Executive Director Nathan P. Origer has clashed with the county executives for several weeks over their reluctance to purchase cable television advertising in the Chicago market. He started his presentation to the commissioners with an apology for storming out of their last meeting. Continue reading
North Judson residents will soon see a bit of a tax increase. The town council voted Monday to reestablish the town’s cumulative capital development fund at 0.05 percent. Continue reading
The Starke County Park Board has finalized a five-year plan for the county’s park and recreation facilities. The document will help guide improvements at parks, such as the Bass Lake Beach and Campground, the Starke County Forest, and Yellow River access sites at Range Road and English Lake. Continue reading
The North Judson-San Pierre School Board will take the first steps in the possible reduction in force process when they meet tonight. The agenda for their 7 p.m. session includes approval of notification of reductions in force. The notice of intent to eliminate positions is required by the state before any formal action can be taken. Continue reading
The Culver Community School Board received an update on programs offered with the Culver Boys and Girls Club.
Club Director Jessye Gilley said the club started in 2007 with 35 kids a day while today there are 92 students who attend activities as an average daily membership. The total active enrollment is 219. The club welcomes Culver students and many other students in the area to attend the available after school programs.
A loud explosion heard in the North Judson area Monday was caused by lightning striking a tree. Continue reading
Rain showers this spring could be potentially heavy so now is the time to make a plan in case of flooding in the area.
Marshall County Emergency Management Agency Director Clyde Avery stresses the importance of not driving through flooded roadways, during this Flood Safety Awareness Week.
“If you see water across the road, turn around,” said Avery. “We don’t want people driving through it. You see all the time when people get out in the middle of a road that’s flooded and their car stalls. It could be worse where the current is strong enough that it can sweep away the vehicle.”
Tax filing season is heading into its final weeks, and the Internal Revenue Service says to be on the lookout for a few last-minute email scams. IRS officials say this is the time of year when tax-related scams reach their peak. Continue reading
Members of the public will have a chance to weigh in on a proposed responsible bidder ordinance for Starke County during this evening’s county commissioners meeting.
The measure is also slated for adoption tonight. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Commissioners will once again revisit tourism advertising this morning. Last month, they rejected a proposal from the Community Development Commission to run commercials on Comcast cable systems in the Chicago area, as well as buy some online advertising. Continue reading
North Judson residents will have the chance to weigh in on a proposed tax increase during tonight’s town council meeting. A public hearing is scheduled on the reestablishment of the town’s cumulative capital development fund. Continue reading
The Culver Community School Board will meet in regular session tonight with a light agenda.
The Culver Boys and Girls Club will have a presentation to the board. The board will also approve elementary, middle and high school intersession teachers. The Science and Health Textbook Adoption Committee have made their recommendations and they will be reviewed by the board.