Area residents who need to be screened for lung cancer have access to a Designated Lung Cancer Screening Center at Starke Hospital in Knox. The American College of Radiology recently awarded that designation to the local facility after a voluntary rigorous review to ensure it meets or exceeds high standards. Continue reading
January unemployment rates were up in Starke and Pulaski counties from the previous month. Continue reading
Pulaski County’s economy is under duress. CDC Executive Director Nathan P. Origer told those in attendance at Tuesday’s economic development summit that is in spite of some very real positives, including BraunAbiltiy’s continued investment and Galbreath’s aggressive hiring. Continue reading
The Culver City Council acted upon a request to declare an area as an economic revitalization area.
The owner of LK Wood Products and Marshall County Economic Development Corporation Director Jerry Chavez gave the council members an idea about an expansion project at the facility on Mill Street. The company is seeking a tax abatement to invest millions of dollars in expanding the technology at the plant. More jobs will be created as a result of the upgrade in equipment.
Planning continues for the eventual sale of the former Pleasant View Rest Home. Continue reading
The Starke County CASA program is looking for adults with a passion for helping children to be the voice for abused and neglected youngsters who are trying to navigate the court system. Director Rhonda Adcock says volunteers come from all walks of life but share many similar traits, including a passion to love children and dedication to doing the work necessary to ensure their needs are met. Continue reading
The Winamac Volunteer Fire Department is exploring the purchase of an aerial truck. Fire Chief Brian Guzman told the town council Monday the recent downtown fire brought the need to the forefront.
“From the time you call one in, it’s you know a good 20 minutes to get here,” Guzman said. “Knox is usually our first one. Reason being, that is they know their stuff, they work with us well. We can tell them where to go, they know the hydrants, whatever. Bass Lake was the other one.” Continue reading
A lot of emergency management organizations and the emergency response teams have what it takes to respond in the event of a catastrophic event. When the event is over, what is the responsibility of those entities?
Marshall County Emergency Management Agency Director Clyde Avery attended a long term recovery seminar this week where he learned ways communities can rebound after a disaster. He says partnerships need to be developed and plans implemented now in case of an event.
Low-income residents who are delinquent in their heating bills may have their natural gas service disconnected. Between December 1 and March 15, Indiana utility companies don’t shut off natural gas service to customers taking part in the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program or LIHEAP. Continue reading
Old Man Winter isn’t done with us yet. A significant amount of lake effect snow fell overnight in the Kankakee Valley. Allow plenty of extra time to reach your destination, as roads are slippery and snow covered this morning. Continue reading
Preparations are underway for the retirement of Pulaski Superior Court Judge Patrick Blankenship. Continue reading
Public school officials around the state are keeping a close eye on the Indiana General Assembly as state lawmakers continue making tweaks to education funding proposals. Continue reading
A program that shepherds abused and neglected children through the court system needs more volunteer advocates to serve as voices for the youngsters they serve. Starke County CASA Director Rhonda Adcock says the number of children served by the program has exploded since she took over as director seven years ago. Continue reading
The Culver Town Council members will decide how to split up responsibilities concerning the duties surrounding work for the Stellar Communities application when they meet with the Culver Redevelopment Commission next week.
Assignments will also need to be divided among the panel if the town is awarded the distinction of being a Stellar Community.
Indiana smokers who want to quit can now get free help from the state. Those who enroll in the Indiana Tobacco Quitline between now and April 2 or until supplies run out, will be eligible for free medication, such as gum or patches. Continue reading
Pulaski County residents have the chance to improve their customer service skills. The Pulaski County Adult Learning Center is offering customer service training sessions. Continue reading
Pulaski County is moving ahead with accessibility upgrades to the courthouse restrooms. Continue reading
A local family is honoring the memory of their late daughter by giving back to school-age children throughout the Kankakee Valley. WKVI sports legend Harold Welter announced the establishment of the Cheryl Lyn Welter Family Charitable Foundation during a Monday appearance on “Grossman in the Morning.” He says it represents a major commitment to helping underprivileged children in our local schools. Continue reading
Volunteers are needed to help shepherd abused and neglected Starke County children through the court system. Trained Court Appointed Special Advocates, CASAs for short, are a critical part of the child’s support system. Starke County CASA Executive Director Rhonda Adcock says each relationship is unique, but there are general guidelines. Continue reading
The Eastern Pulaski School Board wants the construction company that oversaw the recent building renovation project to sharpen its pencil before taking on additional work at the schools. Continue reading