The Bass Lake Beach and Campground has several issues that need to be addressed, according to an independent inspection completed at the request of the Starke County Park Board. Continue reading
Knox officials are putting final touches on the performance stage in Wythogan Park ahead of the May 27th dedication. Mayor Dennis Estok is looking for volunteers to help lay sod today for the project. They will begin work at 10 a.m., and he encourages anyone who would like to lend a hand to stop by. Continue reading
Spring property tax payments are due today. The Starke County Treasurer’s Office will accept cash, check or money orders. Taxpayers are urged to bring their statements along for faster service. Continue reading
Requests for tax abatements in Pulaski County may soon get some additional scrutiny. Continue reading
The Culver Town Council and the Culver Redevelopment Commission met in a long joint meeting on Tuesday night to discuss a housing development agreement between the entities and housing developer Kevin Berger and funding for the project.
Council President Ginny Bess Munroe stated that they are at the stage of approving financing for the project. The Culver Redevelopment Commission would finance $400,000 for the project with nearly the same financial obligation from the Culver Town Council. The town hopes to use Regional City Northern Indiana money that the county won last year. A housing dollar amount of $270,000 was set aside for this venture and a presentation in order to appropriate that money is set for June. If the town is awarded the Stellar Communities designation, funding would be used toward that project.
The West Central School Corporation continues to lower its expectations for next school year’s enrollment. Continue reading
The Eastern Pulaski School Corporation will accept transfer students from other districts until March 1, 2018. That’s the cutoff date approved by the school board Monday night in accordance with state requirements. Continue reading
The Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana, Ivy Tech Community College is looking for trailblazers to join its ranks. Continue reading
An open house is scheduled for today at the new home for the WYMR-FM MAX 98.3 FM radio studio.
The Plymouth Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. to celebrate the relocation of the studio to 215 N. Michigan Street in downtown Plymouth.
Live programming will be offered all day. Listen for interviews with Senator Joe Donnelly at 7:30 a.m. and Tom Keb from the Plymouth Farmer’s Market at 9:30 a.m. along with many other guests throughout the day. Plymouth Mayor Mark Senter will be in attendance to welcome the station to the downtown district.
The Pulaski County Council has taken the first step toward replacing the courthouse elevator, while also giving their support to additional improvements. The existing elevator is considered too small to properly fit people using wheelchairs. Continue reading
The Knox City Council will get more information tonight about how to pay for improvements to the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center. The HVAC system and roof both need to be replaced. So does the carpeting. Continue reading
The Bass Lake Beach and Campground will once again be discussed by the Starke County Park Board tonight. The park board recently decided to hire an independent contractor to inspect the property, after the board was unable to get a formal report from the county building inspector. Continue reading
The Winamac Park Board will soon consider allowing vendors in the town park. Continue reading
An open house is set for Monday, May 15 at the Culver Beach Lodge as a prelude to the summer season at Lake Maxinkuckee.
Park Superintendent Anna Campbell said the event will allow residents to see what changes have occurred inside the Culver Beach Lodge over the winter months. Town Manager Jonathan Leist will present information along with members of the Culver Town Council who will be available for questions.
A recovering heroin addict shared a sobering message with 16 Starke County Jail inmates who are part of the in-house drug treatment program. Herb Stepherson says he always felt like an alien in his own skin and started smoking cigarettes when he was 15 in order to fit in with his peers. It worked, and soon afterward Stepherson discovered alcohol as another means of escape. He went from binge drinking with high school friends on the weekends to skipping school and sneaking out of the house after his parents cracked down on him. Continue reading
The Eastern Pulaski School Board approved several projects last night but decided not to proceed with building new football locker rooms. Continue reading
First graders at West Central Elementary School will no longer receive letter grades on their report cards. Continue reading
The Culver Town Council will meet in a specially-called meeting with the Culver Redevelopment Commission tonight at 5p.m. ET. The members of each government entity will discuss an agreement as part of a housing development project on Jefferson Street as outlined in the Stellar Communities application.
Clerk-Treasurer Karen Heim explained that the town wants to enter into an agreement with the housing developer that specifies responsibilities. The town will do the infrastructure work and the housing developer will be responsible for building the homes.
North Judson’s fire hydrants are about to get a lot more colorful, thanks to some local students. Clerk-Treasurer Alicia Collins says 72 fire hydrant designs created by elementary school students were presented to the town council last week. Continue reading
A new elevator for the Pulaski County Courthouse may be considered by the county council. Last week, the Pulaski County Commissioners gave their support to a plan from Keystone Architecture to replace the existing elevator with a larger, ADA-compliant one in the same spot. Now, it’s up to the county council to make the necessary funding arrangements for the project to move ahead. Continue reading