The highlight of Tuesday night’s Culver Town Council meeting was a public hearing that was held to review a Planned Unit Development application for Culver Meadows.
Town Manager Jonathan Leist explained that this week’s hearing consisted of a review of the primary plan and rezoning request. According to Leist, the town has a zoning district that is strictly for PUDs, which allows for the development to have both commercial and residential structures. Continue reading →
The North Judson Fire Department plans to commemorate their old firehouse with a monument in front of the new building. At Monday night’s North Judson Town Council meeting, Fire Chief Joe Leszek explained that some material from the old firehouse was retrieved during the demolition process.
Leszek told members, “When the old firehouse was torn down, some of our members went over there and we salvaged some of the limestone and it was always our plan to build a small little memorial wall.” Continue reading →
A 30-year-old oversight is one step closer to being rectified after North Judson Town Council members held the first reading of an ordinance Monday night.
The ordinance that members considered addresses a request that was initially submitted in 1986 that asks for the town to vacate an unused alley that is located south of Dahlke Street and north of Lyle Street. Continue reading →
Several area firefighters responded to a structure fire on 800 E north of SR 8 on Tuesday evening.
Knox-Center Township Fire Chief Kenny Pfost reported that his department, the Washington Township, and the Hamlet fire departments were on the scene where a pole barn had caught fire. He noted that the Washington Township Fire Department was the primary on the case. Continue reading →
The approval of two resolutions by North Judson Town Council members Monday night will allow the town to be reimbursed for expenditures made toward the water and sewer projects prior to the completion of the bonding process. Continue reading →
Sand Hill Farm Developer Kevin Berger recently reached out to community members to remind them about an exciting opportunity through the Habitat for Humanity of Marshall County.
The Sand Hill Farm development will be providing a site for a Habitat for Humanity home and the organization is still looking for a local family to fill it.
Officials are anticipating that the site will be made available later this year and construction will most likely begin in 2019. Interested parties are encouraged to apply now as they need to assess whether or not they fulfill certain eligibility requirements. Continue reading →
If you’re looking for a unique way to celebrate Mother’s Day, the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum has a few opportunities that may interest you.
The Guest Engineer Program will give adventurous moms a chance to operate a diesel locomotive. Guest Engineers are supervised and have the option to drive the train for 30 minutes or 1 hour for a nominal fee. Continue reading →
As the Knox Planning Commission continued their discussion over amending the accessory building ordinance, members also considered what to do about residents who are currently in violation.
During their meeting Tuesday night, President Greg Matt mentioned there are a few residences that have structures that are violating existing rules, such as one that prohibits breaking the plane of the front of the house and another that deals with proximity to sidewalks. Continue reading →
Volunteers with Culver’s Blessings in a Backpack program realize that hunger doesn’t halt just because school is no longer in session.
Thanks to the generous donations of committed community members, Blessings in a Backpack was able to expand their winter school program into the summertime last year.
This year, they will continue the summer program and will be working in conjunction with the USDA Summer Food Service Program to provide weekend meals to students who require additional assistance. Continue reading →
Dr. Ken Zirkle, who has served as the president of Ancilla College for the past four years, has announced his retirement, effective Monday, May 14th.
During his time an Ancilla, the college saw a lot of growth. Two new residence halls and a student life center were built on campus and a few new programs were added including the Autism Program at Ancilla and the culinary arts and agriculture programs. Continue reading →
Knox Planning Commission members were informed about an upcoming Board of Zoning Appeals meeting when they met Tuesday night.
Planning Administrator Kenny Pfost stated that a notice of the meeting has been published and neighboring property owners have been notified.
The meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 14th at 7 p.m. in Knox City Hall. Property owner Tim Miller will be submitting a request for a variance on the rear-yard setback requirement since his site plan currently doesn’t meet the 40-foot requirement for commercial properties. Continue reading →
The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) will be holding extended hours of operation next week in order to issue ID cards and driver’s licenses which will be required at polling places on Primary Election Day. Offices will be open 8:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday, May 7th and from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8th. Continue reading →
May is recognized as Stroke Awareness Month and the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association have provided a useful acronym to keep in mind to help people act FAST when a stroke is suspected. Remembering the acronym ‘F.A.S.T’ can help people recognize the signs of a stroke. Continue reading →
A site plan from Traffic Control Specialists (TCS) was reviewed by the Knox Planning Commission when members met Tuesday night.
Engineer Lee Nagai served as a representative for TCS and went over the company’s plans to expand on their property. When asked what the company does, he informed members that they manufacture and perform maintenance on signs for multiple cities.
When discussing the site plan, he reiterated what was already presented to Knox Board of Works members last week; that officials are planning to build a 90×120 foot structure that will be placed behind their existing building on Pacific Avenue. Continue reading →