Pulaski County is taking another look at how some of its maintenance workers are getting paid. Continue reading
Winamac Community High School is looking to change its grade point scale. Continue reading
The Starke County Park Board can now apply for grant funding from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Park Board President Debbie Mix has received notification that the DNR has accepted the board’s five-year plan. That means Starke County is now eligible for grants from the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Continue reading
The Culver Stellar Communities Committee recently chose a lighter, quicker and cheaper project for this year’s Stellar Community application and the project is gaining support of community entities.
As a lighter, quicker and cheaper project, the committee chose the installation of recycled plastic benches and a story walk featuring Culver history along a proposed new bike trail in the Culver Town Park. It is the hope of the committee to build partnerships as part of the application process.
Two overnight robberies have La Porte Police searching for answers.
The first incident occurred at 2:25 a.m. on Monday when an armed robbery occurred at the Citgo gas station on Lincolnway in La Porte. A preliminary investigation found that two African American men entered the business, demanded money and brandished guns. Police say the clerk complied with the suspect’s request and they left with an undetermined amount of money. The only available description is that they wore a mask to cover their faces.
The Knox City Council has approved some budget reductions to compensate for the circuit breaker credit. Continue reading
Pulaski County Human Services will have to wait a bit longer before it gets more money from the county. The county council decided Monday to hold off on an additional appropriation of $15,000 until council members have a chance to review the county’s budget. Continue reading
The Eastern Pulaski School Board has decided to move ahead with some of the projects planned with money left over from the corporation’s recent renovation project. Continue reading
The Culver-Union Township Public Library will soon be getting some American Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant renovations to the exterior of the building along with other improvements.
Library Board member Bill Clevenger explained to the Culver Town Council Tuesday night that the board recently hired an architect to do an envelope study of the library. That study entails an analysis of potential facility modifications to bring codes up to standards or to improve operations.
Those driving through the Hamlet area may want to avoid the intersection of Starke and Plymouth streets next week. Road construction will be taking place there starting Monday, April 17.
Pulaski County may be looking for grant funding to help pay for future courthouse renovations. Officials with the Indiana Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology discussed potential state resources with the county council and commissioners Monday. They explained that dollar-for-dollar matching grants are available for up to $35,000 for planning purposes and up to $50,000 for actual renovation work. Continue reading
The North Judson-San Pierre School Board will discuss possible capital projects during a work session this evening in the junior/senior high school media center. Continue reading
The Knox City Council will consider a budget reduction resolution during tonight’s meeting. The resolution calls for cuts to five of the city’s funds, including a reduction of nearly $200,000 from the General Fund, to compensate for the circuit breaker credit. Continue reading
The Railroad Township Volunteer Fire Department has now been around for roughly two-and-a half months. Fire Chief Andy Tilleraas says the process of getting the department up and running has been going well. Continue reading
The Culver Town Council members will have several items up for discussion when they meet tonight.
Bill Clevenger from the Culver-Union Township Public Library will appear before the council with information. The council will receive an update on the Stellar Communities application and letter of intent. The deadline for the letter of intent is set for April 28.
The West Central School Corporation has received a couple of grants to assist with elementary school literacy skills. Continue reading
The Winamac Park Board has decided not to provide additional guidance to its advisory council. Park Board President Courtney Poor presented some proposed guidelines during last week’s meeting. Continue reading
Starke County Jail inmates continue preparing this year’s garden. Warden Phil Cherry says they were able to save the Sheriff’s Department some money this year by growing the plants from seed, rather than buying starter plants. Continue reading
Prospective preschool and kindergarten students and their families are invited to Oregon-Davis Elementary School today to get more information about education opportunities this fall. Continue reading
Pulaski County will get some advice on its courthouse renovation effort from a state-level expert. David Duvall is a historical architect with the Indiana Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. He’s scheduled to give a presentation tonight to a joint session of the Pulaski County Council and Commissioners. Continue reading