The Knox City Council has a light agenda for tonight’s meeting. No specific action items or presentations are listed on the advance agenda. Mayor Dennis Estok and Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston will present their reports during the 7 p.m. session at city hall. Continue reading
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.
Motorists will see a bit of a break in gas prices over the coming days. Continue reading
Good communication can lead to better health care. It’s National Patient Safety Awareness Week, and local health professionals are offering some tips for how you can help improve the medical services you receive. Continue reading
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
The Maxinkuckee Players are inviting interested residents to audition for this year’s stage production of the ever-popular Disney musical “Mary Poppins.”
Those auditioning are asked to sing a song of their choice as well as read from a script provided on site. A pianist and CD player will be available for accompaniment needs.
The Pulaski County Council will consider funding arrangements for courthouse restroom upgrades. During tonight’s meeting, Maintenance Supervisor Jeff Johnston is expected to request an additional appropriation to make the basement restrooms more accessible to people using wheelchairs. Continue reading
Starke County is in need of more volunteers to serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates. Executive Director Rhonda Adcock says a passion for helping children is a must. Continue reading
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
The Eastern Pulaski School Board could decide tonight which projects to fund with money left over from the recent building renovation project. Members met in special session last month to discuss priorities. They’ve got about $1.6 million to spend. Continue reading
Starke County children ages birth through kindergarten have the chance to have some fun while learning valuable skills this week. Knox Elementary School is hosting its third annual Block Party Thursday evening. Continue reading
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
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
Winter isn’t quite over as more snow is on the way.
The National Weather Service in Northern Indiana warns that three to five inches of snow could blanket the area throughout the day Monday. This has prompted a winter weather advisory which is in effect Monday until 1 a.m. CT on Tuesday. Higher amounts of snow could fall north of U.S. 30.
Daylight Saving Time starts tomorrow at 2 a.m. Set your clocks forward an hour before you go to bed to ensure you’re not late for any Sunday morning commitments. Continue reading
Residents of Pulaski County Road 700 South say they’re tired of living on a gravel road. Continue reading
Starke County EMS is now able to electronically submit claims to one of their major insurance carriers. Continue reading
Plans are moving ahead for the demolition of a Downtown North Judson building. Continue reading
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
The Town of Winamac is looking for some help from residents in cleaning up the Town Park. Continue reading