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
Starke County will be able to implement plans to pave 123 miles of local roads with asphalt over the next decade without raising taxes, according to Highway Superintendent Rik Ritzler. He presented options to the county council Monday. They include using money from the Local Roads and Streets and County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT) funds to draw down a maximum three-to-one funding match from the state. Continue reading
Pulaski County is hoping to attract tourists from the Fort Wayne area. Continue reading
The Oregon-Davis School Corporation is changing the way it handles student suspensions. Continue reading
The North Judson-San Pierre School Board approved some purchases Tuesday. Board members voted to spend over $10,000 for a mower from Culver Power Equipment. Superintendent Annette Zupin said the corporation’s current mower is old and needs to be replaced. She added that money is included in this year’s Capital Projects budget for that purpose. Continue reading
Prices for lunch will increase for all schools next year at the Culver Community School Corporation.
Food Services Director Carin Clifton said the lunch price variables were put into a calculator as part of the Indiana Department of Education paid equity requirements. It was determined this year that the price will go up another 10 cents. The statistic is based on students who are not on free and reduced lunch.
All branches of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles will be closed Saturday, May 27 through Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day.
Branches will reopen with regular business hours on Tuesday, May 30. The Knox branch is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT while the Winamac and Walkerton branches are open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET. The La Porte branch is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30p.m. CT.
For online assistance, visit www.myBMV.com.
Troopers from the Indiana State Police will be taking over the investigation of a shooting incident Thursday afternoon that started in North Judson and ended in La Porte County.
According to police, at about 4:05 p.m., a North Judson police officer recognized the driver of a vehicle who was wanted on a warrant. The officer conducted a traffic stop on State Road 10 by the CVS Pharmacy where the driver allegedly gave the officer false information. Police say the driver then fled from the scene.
Starke County Sheriff Bill Dulin can replace several aging patrol cars following Monday action by the county council. They agreed to appropriate money from the Jail CEDIT and Therapeutic Community funds to cover the cost. Continue reading
Pulaski County’s court system will keep using its current software for at least the next few years. Continue reading