A rural LaPorte County man is in serious condition after allegedly crashing a pickup truck into the side of a moving train while over three times the legal limit for alcohol. Police say it happened just after 8:00 a.m. Sunday about five miles south of Michigan City.
North Judson may soon revisit its golf cart ordinance. Police Officer Frank Thomas told the town council Monday that residents are buying vehicles expecting to be able to register them as golf carts. But he said they’re clearly not what the ordinance envisioned. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Council continues working on the county’s salary matrix. Recently, a question has come up about whether pay raises based on longevity should take effect in January or on the actual anniversary date of when that employee was hired.
On June 27th The organization, Wander our Winamac is hosting a business start-up work shop. This conference is aimed to help entrepreneurs evaluate their business ideas. Continue reading
Starke County Clerk Vicki Cooley wants to modernize the election process and make absentee voting at the courthouse more accessible. She spoke to the commissioners Monday about the addition of e-poll books to replace the paper voter lists used at polling sites around the county. Continue reading
The removal of dying ash trees continues to be a concern for the Winamac Park Board, as it puts together its 2018 budget. Park Manager Dave DeLorenzo estimates about 75 ash trees remain at the town park. He told the park board Monday that about six of those will soon have to be cut down by a contractor. Many of those are in danger of falling on shelters.
Pulaski County is hoping to cut costs by reevaluating its copier lease and maintenance agreements. Auditor Laura Wheeler told the county commissioners Monday that a lot of money is being spent on copiers, and she wanted to know how much a buyout would cost.
As part of the Culver Lions Club’s participation in the 100th Anniversary of the International Lions Club Convention, the organization is collecting new white tube socks to distribute to those who are homeless.
The distribution will take place during the convention in Chicago.
The summer months of July and August have the highest rates of residential burglaries, according to the Insurance Information Institute. That’s because burglars see summer as a time to target empty homes while families are away on vacation. Continue reading
Summer has officially arrived, and Indiana American Water encourages anyone taking part in outdoor activities to stay adequately hydrated. Continue reading
A Knox man is accused of dealing heroin following a K-9 assisted traffic stop. An officer from the Knox Police Department stopped a vehicle driven by 25-year-old Kurtis Singleton of Knox at the intersection of Klockner Drive and Pacific Avenue in Knox Thursday. Continue reading
The search is on for a compliance officer for North Judson. The part-time employee would issue warnings and citations for tall grass and other code violations.
The North Judson-San Pierre School Board is moving forward with proposed renovations and updates at the three schools.
They’ve scheduled a special meeting Tuesday, June 27 to conduct a 1028 Public Hearing, as required by law, and pass an the necessary resolutions to move the project forward. Continue reading
A group of teenagers from a Catholic Church in Lowell will be in Starke County on Monday to assist a local nonprofit organization. Continue reading
Starke United Fund’s Kindergarten Countdown received a grant to expand the program to all Starke County schools. Continue reading
The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the three-year-old boy run over by a tractor Wednesday. Edward Burek-Phillips, called “Bubby” by his family, was riding his bike on his family’s farm when it happened, according to police.
Funeral arrangements are set for the two teenagers killed Monday in a multiple-vehicle crash on U.S. 30 in Kosciusko County.
Investigators there say a 2004 Mitsubishi driven by 17-year-old Kirsten Ganshorn of Walkerton was passing a 2011 Ford F150 and clipped it. The impact sent both vehicles into the median. The pickup truck driver steered back onto the roadway, but Ganshorn’s car spun out, crossed the median backwards and hit the front of a 2007 Chevrolet flatbed truck. Continue reading
The Starke County Highway Department has finalized applications for Community Crossings three-to-one matching funds for seven projects. Superintendent Rik Ritzler told the commissioners Monday three bridge replacements and one repair on the list are already complete. Continue reading
Pulaski County is moving ahead with efforts to tear down a dilapidated Medaryville home. Back in April, the county commissioners approved a purchase agreement for the house formerly owned by Don Foust.