Knox School Corporation Looking to Partner with City to Add School Resource Officer

The Knox Community School Corporation is still looking for ways to add a school resource officer, even after the Starke County Sheriff’s Department was unable to secure funding. During Tuesday’s school board meeting, Superintendent Dr. William Reichhart said he and other school officials are now exploring whether the City of Knox could step in.  Continue reading

North Judson-San Pierre School Board Considers Metal Detector Policies

North Judson-San Pierre School officials were tasked with developing some new policies related to metal detectors.

Over the summer, a state-wide safety initiative allowed schools to apply to receive handheld metal detectors for free. Superintendent Dr. Annette Zupin said that most Hoosier schools are now faced with incorporating appropriate usage rules for the new devices. Continue reading

Pulaski County Council to Discuss Assessor’s Budget, During Tonight’s Public Budget Hearing

How to balance the Pulaski County Assessor’s budget is expected to be a topic of discussion when the county council holds its public budget hearing tonight. Assessor Holly VanDerAa has been asking council members to think about raising the reassessment tax, to help keep up with rising costs. But they had decided to wait for an analysis of the county’s finances that’s currently under consideration.

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New Entrance Nearly Ready at Culver Community Middle/High School

Culver Community Middle/High School’s new main entrance is just about done. “All glass is in,” Superintendent Karen Shuman told the school board Monday. “All rooms are created. All plumbing is into the nurse’s station. All painting is completed. All furniture has been delivered. And all carpet has been replaced that needed replaced. So at this point, we are just waiting for trim to be finalized and cleaning of the whole zone to make it shine.”

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Eastern Pulaski School Board Approves Multiple Donations

A recent fund raising event helped raise nearly $2,000 for the Eastern Pulaski Community School Corporation.

When school board members met on Monday, they accepted a donation from Jim Dobson Ford. Superintendent Dan Foster said the dealership held a “Drive-4-Ur-School” fundraiser over the summer and raised a total of $1990. Foster said that money has been earmarked for school safety.

Members also accepted a $250 donation from Gibraltar Design. Continue reading

Pulaski County Commissioners Appoint Temporary Veterans Service Officer

Pulaski County Commissioners: Mike McClure, Jerry Locke, Kenny Becker

The Pulaski County Commissioners have decided to appoint a temporary veterans service officer. Commissioner Kenny Becker suggested Monday that someone be put in place to fill in for Ed Fleury. “He’s had an operation,” Becker explained. “He’s going through some therapy. I think we need a temporary.”

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North Judson Town Council Secures Potential Domain Names for Website

Picture Source: Town of North Judson FB Page

North Judson officials took a major step forward with their website creation process this week by securing viable domain names. Officials have been brainstorming about potential names to give the Town’s website. Those options were provided to Datacrates, the company the Town is working with on this project. Continue reading

Winamac Park Board President Consults with Town Council About Recent Work Session

Winamac Park Board President Courtney Poor came before the town council during their most recent meeting to inform them about a work session held by the Park Board.

Poor said the session was attended by several representatives of the various entities that utilize the parks’ facilities. He said one of the goals of the Park Board is to encourage those individuals who utilize the park to participate in focused clean-up days. He said the people who attended the work session had some valuable input related to that initiative. Continue reading

Culver School Board Approves OCRA Sub Agreement for Cavalier Sports Park

The Culver School Board approved an agreement related to the development of the Cavalier Sports Park Monday. Superintendent Karen Shuman says the project is part of Culver’s Stellar Community Designation. “They’re putting three soccer fields, a concession stand with restrooms, and a small toddler park, and then expanding the parking,” she told board members.

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North Judson Town Council Approves Special Event Request from Max Health

Max Health in North Judson is permitted to host a 5-K run to benefit the Kid’s Closet Ministry, following a decision made by the Town Council members Tuesday evening.

Kathy Holem came before the council and informed them that she recently took over the Max Effex facility on Sheridan Avenue. She noted that it’s been renamed Max Health.

Holem explained that the organization is looking for a community service project so they decided to hold a 5-K walk and run event and donate the proceeds raised to the Kid’s Closet Ministry.  The plan is to hold it on Saturday, October 27th. Continue reading

Starke County Youth Club Joins CASA Family Day to Help Keep Kids Drug Free

Statistics indicate that nine out of ten Americans who meet the medical criteria for addiction began smoking, drinking or using other drugs before the age of 18.

Adolescence is a critical period for the initiation of drug use and the subsequent consequences. That is why the Starke County Youth Club wants to ensure that parents are forming meaningful connections with their children to encourage open dialogue throughout childhood, into the teen years and beyond. Continue reading