County Officials Find Solution to Perennial Flooding Problem


The Starke County Highway Department and Surveyor Bill Crase are working with a property owner to resolve an ongoing drainage problem near the Starke-Pulaski County line.

Highway Superintendent Rik Ritzler says a drainage tile that crosses 800 South from the south, just west of 300 West is responsible for the frequent flooding that occurs in that area. It will be replaced, and an additional pipe will be installed on 300 West, south of 800 South.

Ritzler says the roadway will be repaved when the project is finished.