The Eastern Pulaski School Board will continue the discussion of additional school improvement projects when they meet this evening. Continue reading
West Central FFA students may soon be getting a greenhouse. Continue reading
Starke County EMS Director Keith Emigh is still looking to hire part-time EMTs and paramedics. He told the county commissioners last week he only received one application for part-time work last month. Continue reading
The Winamac Park Board continues to discuss upgrades to Veterans Memorial Park. Continue reading
The North Judson Town Council plans to apply for a state grant to help offset the cost of removing a downtown building. During a special-called meeting last Thursday council members voted to proceed with the blight elimination grant application from the state Office of Community and Rural Affairs. Continue reading
City, town and county officials are invited to a meeting later this month at the INDOT LaPorte District office to learn more about available sources of road funding.
House Enrolled Act 1002 invests hundreds of millions of dollars of new funding annually in state and local road and bridge projects across Indiana. Gov. Eric Holcomb signed the bill last month. Continue reading
An open house to celebrate the relocation of the WYMR-FM MAX 98.3 studio is planned for Wednesday, May 10. The Plymouth Chamber of Commerce will help welcome guests with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. at the radio station’s new home at 215 N. Michigan St. in Plymouth.
Listeners are welcome to stop by for tours of the facility from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visitors will have a chance to meet the staff while several of the Kankakee Valley Broadcasting, Inc. board members will be in attendance to answer questions. The event will be broadcast live with live programming all day.
An inmate at the Westville Correctional Facility who went missing Friday has been found inside the facility. Prison staff say Orville Morris, 35, apparently crawled up into some of the mechanical systems in the ceiling of the pallet shop where he worked. Continue reading
Upgrades to the entrance of West Central Middle School have been put on hold. Continue reading
The first Starke County movie in the park event will take place tonight in North Judson. The Starke County Young Professionals Group will host a free screening of “The Jungle Book” at 8:00 p.m. at Norwayne Field. It’s planned to be the first of a series of movies that will be shown the first Saturday of every month through September. Continue reading
The Starke County Chamber of Commerce is celebrating a pair of local businesses with ribbon cutting ceremonies today. Continue reading
Winamac’s park department is getting a boost from some local volunteers. Last month’s Town Park cleanup day organized by the park board’s advisory council attracted more than 55 people who put in a combined 214 hours of work, according to organizers. Continue reading
The Starke County Highway Department hopes to replace close to 60 culverts this year. That’s almost double the goal of 30 set by Superintendent Rik Ritzler for the year. He says the department has a good crew that is able to do the work quickly, and he’s looking to train more. Continue reading
It’s time to audition for the Maxinkuckee Players’ stage production of the Disney musical “Mary Poppins”.
The musical tells the tale of a nanny with extraordinary powers to help two neglected children become closer to their father who gains perspective on what is really important in life.
The Knox School Board has approved the list of summer school bus drivers. Continue reading
The Culver Farmer’s Market will open for the summer season on Saturday, May 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The summer operation hours will include Tuesday evenings beginning May 30 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET.
Fresh, local foods will be featured along with crafts, baked goods, artisan jewelry, honey, plants, popcorn, eggs, jellies and jams, and homemade ice cream.
While it may be tempting to help a baby animal who appears abandoned, wildlife officials ask that you leave the animals alone.
Wildlife Information Specialist with the DNR Division of Fish and Wildlife Michelle Cain says many animals leave their young in search for food and come back to them later in the day. It is best to leave them in their habitat rather than care for them.
A flood warning continues for the Kankakee River at Davis near U.S. 30. The National Weather Service says as of 2:00 p.m. Friday, the river’s stage was 10.3 feet, surpassing the 10-foot flood stage. That means minor flooding is expected over the coming days. Continue reading
A man was arrested Friday morning after allegedly crashing a Chevrolet Trailblazer into a LaPorte County home. Officers with the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office were called to the 4000 block of North U.S. 35, north of LaPorte, shortly after 6:00 a.m. Continue reading
The Knox Community School Corporation has a new leader. Jim Dermody took over as interim superintendent on April 26. Continue reading