A longtime instructional assistant in the Eastern Pulaski School Corporation is retiring at the end of the school year. Continue reading
The West Central School Board reviewed plans last week for the corporation’s summer school offerings. Continue reading
The volunteer group that promotes and maintains the North Judson Erie Trail is planning a colorful fundraiser next month. The Prairie Trails Club is hosting a 5K color run/walk on Saturday, June 3. Continue reading
Nominations are now open for the 2017 Golden Hoosier Award. It honors senior citizens for their lifetime of service and commitment to their communities and is considered one of highest honors the state gives. Continue reading
The Winamac Plan Commission will soon consider a zoning request to accommodate a new assisted living facility. Continue reading
Parks in the city of Knox will open earlier following action Tuesday by the city council. Continue reading
State officials from several agencies are warning of an extremely potent and potentially deadly mix of heroin that has made its way into Indiana.
It’s known as Gray Death and is a mixture of heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil and other synthetic opioids. At least one person has overdosed in central Indiana this week. Continue reading
A bunch of innocent people will be taken to “jail” today, to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Continue reading
The West Central School Corporation continues to pursue grant funding for its counseling services. Continue reading
The Eastern Pulaski School Board this week approved classes and contracts for summer school. Continue reading
As the Starke County Forest’s drainage issues are being resolved, Forester Bruce Wakeland is turning his attention to improving access throughout the property. He told the Starke County Park Board Tuesday that he’s been taking with Surveyor Bill Crase about building up the access lane to prevent it from washing out. Wakeland said Crase has sand available, but funding is needed to transport it to the forest. Continue reading
Residents in the town of Culver will be able to rid properties of unwanted items during Saturday’s town-wide clean up day.
Items will be taken for disposal at the lot by the water tower on Lake Shore Drive. Dumpsters will be provided for the many items that will be accepted for the clean up day. Hazardous material and tires will NOT be accepted.
Many tax-exempt organizations need to file annual reports with the IRS by Monday or risk losing their status.
Form 990-series information returns are due on the 15th day of the fifth month after an organization’s tax year ends. That means organizations that use the calendar year as their tax year need to file for 2016. Continue reading
A downtown North Judson building is on the verge of collapsing. That’s what Town Attorney Justin Schramm told the town council Thursday. Council members met for an emergency session, after neighbors reported that a portion of the building at 205 and 207 Lane Street had collapsed in on itself earlier in the day. Continue reading
Starke and LaPorte Hospitals have a new chief financial officer. Continue reading
The Bass Lake Beach and Campground’s operator won’t have to pay rent to Starke County in 2017, and it’s 2018 payment will be nearly cut in half. The Starke County Park Board decided Tuesday that upgrades to the facility’s well system made by Callahan Development, LLC were capital improvements, meaning the cost could be subtracted from the company’s rent payment. Continue reading
The City of Knox should have money in hand by early June to replace the roof and HVAC system at the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center. Continue reading
Culver Town Manager Jonathan Leist updated the town council on the Stellar Communities application when they met Tuesday night.
The letter of intent and supporting documents were turned in by the April 28 deadline. The town council members will learn if the town is a finalist on May 24.
The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department’s two new vehicles are ready, but additional action was required by the county council this week before the department could take possession of them. Sheriff Jeff Richwine said the council voted back in January to let him take out a loan to buy the vehicles and use the department’s commissary funds to make the loan payments. Continue reading
State officials want to hear from homeowners, renters, businesses and private nonprofit organizations that sustained uninsured damage from the recent severe storms and flooding. Continue reading