This Monday, for the first time since 1979, certain parts of the continental U.S. will experience a total solar eclipse and even though only a partial eclipse will be visible from Indiana, it is important to stay safe if you’re driving while the phenomenon occurs. AAA provides the following safety tips for people who may be operating a vehicle during the eclipse. Continue reading
North Judson-San Pierre School bus drivers will be receiving raises following a decision to approve the transportation salary schedule made by the school board during a meeting earlier this week. Superintendent Dr. Annette Zupin said bus drivers have been working hard to familiarize themselves with new transportation software and recently reduced routes. Continue reading
The Winamac Police Department will be adding former Medaryville police officer Sheri Gaillard to their force following a decision made by the Winamac Town Council earlier this week. Town Marshal Mike Buchanan brought this idea to the attention of the board last month but was asked to look into the cost before the council would act on the request. Continue reading
The Winamac Street Department recently had work done on their street sweeper. The renovations will help improve cleaning capabilities, speed up the amount of time it takes to complete street sweeping tasks and hopefully prolong the lifespan of the 17-year-old machine.
During Winamac Town Council meeting Monday evening, Street Department Superintendent Jeremy Beckner informed the council that this is the first time the sweeper has received any repair work since its purchase, explaining the $16,000 cost.
The Blue Jay Strategic Planning Group is searching for new members to join their organization that serves as a link between the school corporation and the community. The group meets once a month in order to set goals that seem pertinent to parents, residents and school faculty. Continue reading
Incoming Ancilla College students have the opportunity to settle into residence halls, explore the campus, meet faculty and learn all they need to know about the upcoming semester at a new student orientation this Friday at 12 p.m. [EST]. College placement testing will start at 9 a.m. for students who still need to get that completed. Continue reading
After working with Thermal Solutions for several months, North Judson-San Pierre Schools are permitted to purchase three new boilers at a discounted price. Though the school board already approved the boiler project during their July meeting, they were required to act on purchasing the boilers during their Tuesday night meeting. Continue reading
Improperly parked employees could be causing problems for other businesses in Winamac. A few businesses filed complaints about employees of other businesses parking in front of their buildings, making it difficult for customers to find places to park and preventing people from accessing the businesses themselves. Continue reading
Last night, the Winamac Town Council hosted a public hearing Monday evening in order to discuss the the $1.5 million water project. The project will include two new ten inch wells and well houses, two river borings, and a 7,000 foot extension of the water line in order to connect it to the water plant and the new wells. According Water Department Superintendent Jeremy Beckner, both current wells are more than 100 years old and nearing the end of their lifespan. Continue reading
The North Judson-San Pierre School Board of Trustees meets tonight at 7 p.m. [CST]. The Board is seeking approval to advertise the 2018-2020 Capital Projects & Bus Replacement Plan and to submit the proposed 2018 NJ-SP School Corporation Budget to the Starke County Council. Continue reading
At the Indiana State Fair last Friday, five local farms received the Hoosier Homestead Award, recognizing their families’ century-long commitment to Indiana agriculture.
In order to be considered for the Hoosier Homestead Award, farms must be owned by the same family for more than 100 years and consist of more than 20 acres or produce more than $1,000 of agricultural products annually. Continue reading
The Winamac Town Council is holding a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. ET in order to discuss the town water project. Last month, the council agreed to combine the $550,000 grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs with money borrowed from the town’s Electric Depreciation Fund. Community members are encouraged to attend and share their views about the planned water upgrades and facility improvements.
Two recent high-school graduates are each heading off to college with $5,000 thanks to a scholarship opportunity provided by the South Bend Cubs. The local recipients of the scholarship are Mattie Reese, a softball player from John Glenn High School and Andrew Samuelson, a baseball player from LaPorte High School.