Eastern Pulaski Elementary School has gotten nearly $20,000 for literacy programs. Superintendent Dan Foster says the grant from the Pulaski Alliance for Community Education will mainly be used to help with programs for first- and second-graders. Continue reading
It’s a tool that Culver residents have appreciated over the years and the Culver Town Council hopes to improve its overall appearance.
The town’s website will soon be getting a facelift. Town Manager Jonathan Leist and Clerk-Treasurer Karen Heim have been working to find a solution to make it more user friendly. Leist told the town council last week that only one person can input information to the website from one desktop. Ideally, it would be more efficient for all department heads to have access to the website to upload information for convenience.
The Town of Winamac is looking to make better use of space in the downtown area. Town Manager Brad Zellers is considering ways to allow restaurants like One Eyed Jacks and Tippy’s to continue to offer outdoor dining, while making sure the sidewalks are accessible to people with disabilities. Continue reading
Plans are coming together for this year’s Knox Independence Day celebration. The event will take place Saturday, July 1, starting with a parade down Main Street and ending with a fireworks display in Wythogan Park. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Highway Department is looking to pave some streets in the Star City and Pulaski areas. Continue reading
Beavers have been removed from the Starke County Forest, in an attempt to improve drainage in the area. Starke County Park Board President Debbie Mix says the removal is complete, and the board approved the bill for the work Tuesday. Continue reading
The Eastern Pulaski School Board has signed on to an agreement formalizing the school corporation’s use of Winamac’s park facilities. Continue reading
The convenience fee to pay for items through the Town of Culver has been slashed.
Clerk-Treasurer Karen Heim told the Culver Town Council members this week that she met with a representative from PayGOV to make the changes to the convenience fee. The previous agreement included a $2.50 convenience fee on a minimum charge and anything over $25 customers were charged a three percent fee.
A drunk driving accident claimed the life of a La Porte resident late Thursday afternoon.
La Porte County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a single vehicle crash in the 5100 W. block of County Road 450 North shortly after 5 p.m. CT. Investigating deputies say a silver 2008 Cadillac was traveling west on County Road 450 North when the vehicle began to fishtail and left the south side of the roadway. The vehicle violently collided with a tree.
Officers with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department were called to an accident Thursday afternoon on State Road 39 just south of the Pulaski/Starke County line.
Officials from the Pulaski County Coroner’s Office say 61-year-old Gerald Harding Hallett, Sr. of Shady Cove, Oregon died as a result of the accident. He was an employee of PAR Electric, a company installing power lines in Pulaski County.
The Starke County Park Board is finalizing arrangements for an independent inspection of the Bass Lake Beach. Continue reading
The City of Knox plans to spend at least $75,000 on street paving this year. On Tuesday, the city council approved a list of paving projects proposed by Street Superintendent Jeff Borg. Continue reading
A nonprofit organization helping people with developmental disabilities wants additional funding from Pulaski County. Peak Community Services operates group homes and day programs in Winamac and Logansport. Continue reading
The Culver Town Council discussed an issue concerning a participant with last year’s sidewalk replacement program.
Clerk-Treasurer Karen Heim explained to the council members that a resident applied for the sidewalk program last year. As the season wore on, the applicant found that the project could not be completed in 2016 and asked if the same request could be considered in the 2017 application process. Utility Superintendent Bob Porter confirmed that all of the specifications were complete for the cement to be poured, but another construction project at that location delayed the sidewalk installation.
The Eastern Pulaski School Board has approved the list of summer school courses to be offered at Winamac High School. Superintendent Dan Foster says physical education and economics classes will be offered this year. Continue reading
911 Dispatchers are the first in a line of personnel to talk to a person in distress about an emergency. These unsung heroes are being recognized this week as part of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.
Dispatchers alert police, fire and EMS when residents call in times of an emergency. They gather as much information as possible when a call comes in to relay to emergency personnel to best assist the caller with their situation.
Pulaski County communities have the chance to boost their placemaking efforts this year, thanks to the Community Foundation of Pulaski County. Continue reading
An Easter weekend event seeks to raise awareness of the positive resources available to Starke County residents. Continue reading
The Knox City Council got some more information Tuesday about how to pay for upgrades to the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center. Continue reading
The intersection of Starke and Plymouth streets in Hamlet is expected to close for repairs Monday. While it’s under construction, the Town of Hamlet has decided to make some additional improvements beyond the scope of what was originally planned. Continue reading