Town of Culver Working to Update Website

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.

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Town Action Lowers Credit Card Convenience Fee

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.

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La Porte Resident Dies in Crash

Photo provided by the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office

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.

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Pulaski County Police Investigating Fatality Crash


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.

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Culver Town Council Discusses Sidewalk Reimbursement Request


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.

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National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week Recognizes Efforts of 911 Dispatchers

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.

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