A LaPorte man was taken into custody without incident Thursday night and is in the LaPorte County Jail on a charge of dealing in cocaine/narcotic drugs, a Level 5 felony.
According to LaPorte City Police, a vehicle Reginald Spraggins, 42, was traveling in was pulled over Thursday night as a result of a traffic stop initiated by the LaPorte Police Crime and Drug Reduction Strike. The incident occurred in the 500 block of Tipton Street.
The awning that blankets the front entryway of the Culver Middle/High School is crumbling and it will be removed.
Culver Middle/High School Principal Brett Berndt told the school board Monday night that the bottom of the structure is rusted and dried out. He said it could be repaired at a great cost, so the decision was made to simply tear down the awning.
The Culver School Board discussed the hire of several teachers during the upcoming intersession and summer school.
Interim Superintendent Chuck Kitchell said two elementary teachers will need to be approved for hire during the intersession which will include four days of instruction. The intersession will be from April 3 to April 6 from 8 a.m. to
Students will be offered breakfast and lunch during their time of instruction.
The Culver School Board received an update on the status of ISTEP testing during their meeting Monday Night. Middle/High School Assistant Principal and Curriculum Director Julie Berndt takes on the role of testing coordinator when it comes to this mandatory state testing. She explained to the board that students in grades 3 through 8 participate in English/Language Arts and Math in addition to Social Studies and Science testing during a period of two weeks. Each grade is tested individually and teachers monitor the work in a locked classroom. Tenth grade students also participate in testing.
Commuters will need to find a different way around a busy road in Knox today. The Knox Band Boosters are hosting an Indoor Winter Drum Line competition and will be utilizing Culver Road between Main Street and the library for pedestrian traffic during competition hours. Continue reading →
The Starke County Justice Center’s community garden received The People’s Choice Heartland Award from the Indiana Department of Correction. The award was chosen by residents of Indiana for their successful 2016 harvest. To win the award, the program had to attain the most votes on Facebook and Starke County won by a landslide. Continue reading →
The Culver Town Council met on Tuesday to reorganize for the year of 2017. Council President Ginny Bess Munroe and Vice President Sally Ricciardi were reappointed to their positions. Continue reading →
The Oregon-Davis School Board elected new officials for 2017 Monday. The president elected is Chris Lawrence. The vice president elected is Andrea Macintosh, and elected as secretary is Kurt Hayes.Continue reading →