We’re more than a third of the way through 2019, but some Pulaski County officials are still trying to pay bills out of the 2018 budget. More than $10,000 in encumbrances were presented to the county council for approval Monday.Continue reading
The manager of the Bass Lake Beach is gearing up for the start of the summer season. “We’ll be ready to open, I’m hoping, on Monday,” Larry Clarich told the Starke County Park Board this week. “I’ll open the beach on Monday, as long as I have the restrooms and stuff cleaned up and everything’s operational. So we should be good to go, there.”Continue reading
An ordinance related to the use of the Winamac Utilities Complex came before council members at their meeting this week.
Clerk-Treasurer Melanie Berger explained that the ordinance was first enacted in January of 1996 and noted that a lot has changed since then.Continue reading
Art education is getting a boost at Oregon-Davis. On Monday, the school board accepted a $300 grant for the Art Department from the Cheryl Lyn Welter Family Charitable Foundation, as well as a $350 grant from the Northern Indiana Community Foundation to help give kindergarten teachers resources for art projects, according to Superintendent Dr. Don Harman.Continue reading
New paramedics joined the Culver-Union Township EMS staff.
EMS Director Kathy Hart notified the Culver Town Council members on Tuesday night that she was able to hire three new paramedics to join the department.
The struggle to find paramedics has been a region-wide issue for several years. Hart previously shared that surrounding departments utilize paramedics for overtime so sometimes they’re not available to work at the Culver department.
The Culver Town Council members approved an ordinance amendment in 2017 that increases the hourly wage for a new advanced paramedic to a range from $10.00 to $15.50 an hour. With wage increases since then, it is higher now.
The Eastern Pulaski School Board took time Monday to recognize this year’s valedictorian and salutatorian.Continue reading
The Knox Parks Department plans to kick off the Movies in the Park series before the month is up.Continue reading
Pulaski County officials say they’ve figured out a way to cover inmate housing fees using money that’s already in the budget.Continue reading
More administrative changes are coming to Winamac High School. The Eastern Pulaski School Board accepted the resignation of Assistant Principal Dr. Gene Sweeney Monday, according to Superintendent Dan Foster.Continue reading
While there is still more that needs to be done before it’s official, Knox City Council members took action this week to extend two of the city’s Tax Increment Financing (TIF) areas.Continue reading
Efforts are underway to reinstate eLearning at Oregon-Davis Schools. Superintendent Dr. Don Harman says he discussed the idea of adding some eLearning language to the 2019-2020 school calendar with the school board Monday.Continue reading
A couple of hazards in and around the Bass Lake Beach were discussed during Tuesday’s Starke County Park Board meeting. Facility Manager Larry Clarich asked board members if something could be done about a structure, believed to be an old lifeguard tower, that’s now submerged in the lake.Continue reading
A request from Mediacom has prompted North Judson Town Attorney Justin Schramm to create a right-of-way form for the town.Continue reading
Since the Town of Winamac’s financial advisor recently went through a merger, an existing contract required an update.Continue reading
The Culver Police Department is available to register golf carts for the upcoming season.Continue reading
A local officer will serve as a member of the Caliber Client Advisory Board.Continue reading
Some Pulaski County officials are asking for the county council’s help when it comes to retaining employees. Highway Superintendent Terry Ruff told council members Monday that he wants more money for his staff in next year’s budget.Continue reading
Oregon-Davis students’ school day may start a little later next school year. Superintendent Dr. Don Harman says he’s been working on a plan to move the start time from 7:20 to 7:45 a.m.Continue reading
The Starke County Park Board does not have a dedicated source of funding, but it still apparently has to have a budget. That was the information shared during Tuesday’s meeting.Continue reading