Culver Town Council to Review Stellar Communities Application

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The Culver Town Council members will review the town’s Stellar Communities application when they meet tonight.

The council appealed to residents last month to complete a survey. The survey asked participants to see which projects would be important in making significant changes to the community, what can be done to entice people to come to Culver, and tools to help boost the local economy. The survey results were due March 1.

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Mobile Health Unit to Visit Starke County for Colon Cancer, Sleep Apnea Awareness

Colon cancer prevention will bring LaPorte Hospital’s Mobile Health Unit to local communities this month. March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and LaPorte Hospital officials will be traveling around Starke and LaPorte counties to hand out take-home test kits. They’re designed to screen for blood in the stool, which could be a symptom of cancer. Continue reading

Starke Hospital Invests in New Patient Beds

Starke Hospital nurses Brigitte Tholl and Carrie Starke orient themselves to the new patient beds, with side rails that make it easier for patients to get in and out of bed.

Patients who are admitted to Starke Hospital can recover in new beds. The hospital recently spent $96,000 on 12 new beds and mattresses for the second floor medical/surgical unit. Continue reading

IRS Officials Offer Security Tips for Personal Information

The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers to protect their personal, financial and tax information.

They say personal information should be treated like cash and should not be handed out to just anyone. This includes Social Security, credit card, bank and utility account numbers, all of which can be used to steal money or open new accounts. Taxpayers are urged to think about whether requests for personal information are truly necessary, as scammers will do anything possible to appear both trustworthy and legitimate. Continue reading

Lake Maxinkuckee Film Festival to Accept Short Film Entries

Lake Maxinkuckee beach in Culver

High school and college undergraduate student film makers are encouraged to submit short films for the upcoming 10th Annual Lake Maxinkuckee Film Festival.

The theme is “The Gift of Warmth”. Entrants will be separated in two categories: high school students up to age 18 and college undergraduate students up to age 24. Cash awards will be given during the Labor Day Film Festival weekend. Continue reading

Pulaski County Sheriff Warns of Telephone Scam


Pulaski County Sheriff Jeff Richwine encourages residents to hang up on telephone scam artists. His department has received several recent reports of people receiving calls from an apparent local number. The woman on the phone states she is having headset problems after the potential victim answers. She then proceeds to claim the person she is calling has won different types of lavish vacations. Continue reading