A Demotte man is facing multiple charges after reportedly attempting to evade Knox City Police officers Saturday evening.Continue reading
The Pulaski County Council may be looking to crack down on additional appropriations in 2020. That’s when the council lets a department spend a certain amount of money beyond what’s in the budget.Continue reading
Starke County poll workers may be getting a bigger raise than previously proposed, but not all election board members are on board with the proposed changes. Clerk Bernadette Welter-Manuel presented the rest of the board with some options, when it comes to poll worker pay.Continue reading
Knox officials were able to save several hundred dollars by personally preparing paperwork related to the sale of surplus property.Continue reading
The Culver Town Council members were updated on the process of implementing an East Shore Conservancy District.
Work toward the establishment of the East Shore Conservancy District began in August when the East Shore Corporation’s wetland disbursement system failed north of 18th Road. The East Shore Corporation is currently pumping and hauling waste, at their own expense, that is being treated in the town’s wastewater system.
The petition to establish the Conservancy District will be before the Department of Natural Resources on Dec. 10.
Town Attorney Jim Clevenger said a Memorandum of Understanding between the town and the East Shore Corporation is still pending concerning the idea of running a force main and connecting to the town’s wastewater system. It would also show that there is an agreement that the town would treat the sewage coming into the plant.
Clevenger added that once that MOU is presented, then the town could present a position concerning the petition to show that the town would be willing to enter into a contract.
The council members approved a motion indicating that they’d wait to determine if they would present a position until the next meeting. Councilman Bill Cleavenger opposed the motion stating later that he wants the process to move forward at a quicker pace and not delay it.
In the meantime, a committee has hired Jeff Rowe from Baker Tilly to work on preliminary figures on project costs.
The Oregon-Davis School Corporation will continue to get some help when it comes to seeking Medicaid reimbursements. Last week, the school board voted to renew the corporation’s agreement with Go Solutions Group for 2020, according to Superintendent Dr. Don Harman. He says there won’t be any major changes to the cost next year.Continue reading
With Pulaski County’s IT contractor planning to quit in January, the county commissioners this morning will hear about a couple of options for how to move forward. A representative from the Roeing Corporation is scheduled to present IT outsource information, while Mark Harvey will discuss a request to complete an IT assessment.Continue reading
The Starke County Election Board members plan to present a draft Vote Center plan to the Starke County Council and Commissioners in a joint meeting this afternoon.Continue reading
The North Judson Town Council is expected to reach a decision about health insurance for Town employees when members meet tonight.Continue reading
A program that allows volunteer first responders to obtain college classes free of charge was highlighted when the Starke County Local Emergency Planning Committee met last week.Continue reading
Pulaski County is getting $60,000 to make it easier for people going through the court system to get the treatment they need. Superior Court Judge Crystal Brucker Kocher discussed the funding with the county council Monday.Continue reading
Two provisional ballots from last week’s North Judson election were reviewed by the Starke County Election Board Thursday. But Clerk Bernadette Welter-Manuel told board members that neither could be accepted.Continue reading
When the North Judson Town Council approved their budget for 2020 about $30,000 was dedicated to purchasing a new squad car.
During the first Town Council meeting of the month, Town Marshal Kelly Fisher asked for permission to put the order in for vehicle.Continue reading
Purdue Extension will continue to serve Pulaski County, at least for another year. The county commissioners approved the Extension Contractual Services Agreement last week. The county agrees to pay Purdue almost $62,000. County Attorney Kevin Tankersley said the agreement is the same as it’s been every year.Continue reading
Area residents are encouraged to assist the Pulaski County Human Services Food Pantry by participating in the annual WKVI Food Drive at Sanders Foods in Winamac today.Continue reading
The Oregon-Davis School Board will soon be meeting with State Representative Jim Pressel and Starke County Economic Development Foundation Executive Director Larry Wickert.Continue reading
The Eastern Pulaski School Board accepted the retirement of a longtime school employee Monday. Anita Mitchell plans to step down from her position of media assistant/lunch money assistant on January 1.Continue reading
Less than fifteen participants have turned in an application to be a part of the Knox Peppermint Parade this year so Mayor Dennis Estok in encouraging people to sign-up before it’s too late.Continue reading
The Culver Town Council members approved an annual permit request for the annual holiday event in December.Continue reading
It’s the time of year when drivers need to watch for deer while out on the roadways.Continue reading