The Winamac Park Board is looking for ways to improve safety and slow down traffic near the west entrance of the Town Park. Continue reading
The awning that blankets the front entryway of the Culver Middle/High School is crumbling and it will be removed.
Culver Middle/High School Principal Brett Berndt told the school board Monday night that the bottom of the structure is rusted and dried out. He said it could be repaired at a great cost, so the decision was made to simply tear down the awning.
Pulaski County residents still have time to register for next week’s Economic Development Summit. Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs Jeff Cummins will be the keynote speaker. The summit is Tuesday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m. EDT at the Medaryville Christian Church annex. Continue reading
The suspect in a LaPorte County burglary and battery case has been taken into custody, thanks to the help of a Porter County Sheriff’s K-9. David Lane, 46, was found hiding in a wooded area in the 4500 block of East Scholl Road and taken into custody around 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, according to the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office. Continue reading
The cause of Saturday’s fire that destroyed a downtown Winamac building and heavily damaged two other structures is officially undetermined. Fire Chief Brian Guzman contacted investigator from the Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office to look into the cause and origin of the blaze. Continue reading
A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date for the Knox man who was murdered Friday night at a rural North Judson residence. O’Donnell Funeral Home in North Judson is in charge of arrangements for 35-year-old Cord Colgrove. Continue reading
The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a man considered to be armed and dangerous. They say 46-year-old David Lane forced his way into his estranged wife’s residence in the 4800 East block of County Road 200 North Monday night, threatened her with a firearm, battered her and threatened to harm himself and to commit “suicide by cop.” Continue reading
Starke County had no snow events in February. Highway Superintendent Rik Ritzler says the little bit of snow that fell recently didn’t linger long enough to send plows out. He told the commissioners Monday that translates into big savings for the fuel budget. The Starke County Highway Department used about 6,000 gallons of diesel fuel last month, compared to 12,000 in February of 2016 and 14,000 the previous year. Continue reading
The replica log cabin in Winamac will soon have a new owner. Northern Indiana Power from the Past plans to buy the building for a dollar from the Pulaski County Historical Society, which has been looking to divest itself of a few of its underutilized properties. Continue reading
The Culver School Board discussed the hire of several teachers during the upcoming intersession and summer school.
Interim Superintendent Chuck Kitchell said two elementary teachers will need to be approved for hire during the intersession which will include four days of instruction. The intersession will be from April 3 to April 6 from 8 a.m. to
Students will be offered breakfast and lunch during their time of instruction.
Ancilla College students who complete a two-year business degree have an opportunity to continue their education in a nationally recognized program. Continue reading
Low income wage earners in Pulaski County can make appointments for free income tax filing. Continue reading
The Winamac Pool Committee is moving ahead with its fundraising efforts. A Hap’s Chicken Bash will be held this evening from 4:30 to 7:00 EST at the Church of the Heartland on State Road 14, with proceeds going to the pool rebuilding project. Continue reading
The Arkansas man accused of fatally shooting a Knox man Friday night at a rural North Judson home remains jailed without bond. Edward Blackburn entered a plea of not guilty during his initial hearing this morning in Starke Circuit Court in connection with Cord Colgrove’s death. He advised Judge Kim Hall his family intends to hire an attorney to represent him. Continue reading
Tourism advertising has been tabled for a third time by the Pulaski County Commissioners. The issue appeared to be put to rest at their last meeting, when they opted not to act on the Community Development Commission’s proposal to run advertising on Comcast cable systems in the Chicago area. However, the topic was brought back to the commissioners Monday by CDC Executive Director Nathan Origer, only to have it tabled once again. Continue reading
The number of structurally deficient bridges in Starke County is dwindling. Highway Superintendent Rik Ritzler told the county commissioners last night five of the seven bridges are scheduled for repair and completion this year. Continue reading
Time is running out for prospective college students to fill out their financial aid forms if they hope to qualify for aid from the state. Continue reading
The West Central School Board has approved some new policies for what happens if students fall behind in their lunch payments. Continue reading
The Culver School Board received an update on the status of ISTEP testing during their meeting Monday Night. Middle/High School Assistant Principal and Curriculum Director Julie Berndt takes on the role of testing coordinator when it comes to this mandatory state testing. She explained to the board that students in grades 3 through 8 participate in English/Language Arts and Math in addition to Social Studies and Science testing during a period of two weeks. Each grade is tested individually and teachers monitor the work in a locked classroom. Tenth grade students also participate in testing.
The Town of Winamac is putting together some plans for the future renovation of the Town Park’s restroom facilities. The park board has been discussing the idea of expanding the main restrooms in the front of the park with more toilets and additional room for wheelchairs. Continue reading