The search is on for a compliance officer for North Judson. The part-time employee would issue warnings and citations for tall grass and other code violations.
The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the three-year-old boy run over by a tractor Wednesday. Edward Burek-Phillips, called “Bubby” by his family, was riding his bike on his family’s farm when it happened, according to police.
Pulaski County is moving ahead with efforts to tear down a dilapidated Medaryville home. Back in April, the county commissioners approved a purchase agreement for the house formerly owned by Don Foust.
A recovering addict from the North Judson area wants to make Narcan more widely available in Starke County, so local residents can live to have a chance at recovery. Kevin Glisic says he was an active addict for nearly 20 years. Now, he serves as the executive director of Moraine House, a recovery-based transitional house in Valparaiso.
If businesses don’t create jobs, they don’t deserve a tax abatement, according to a Pulaski County Council member, even if they’ve already been getting one for several years. Last week, the council considered several abatement renewal requests. All of them except one had met their requirements and were recommended for approval by the Community Development Commission.
Vendors may now set up shop in the Winamac Town Park. The Winamac Park Board approved a resolution Monday that allows vendors and establishes some guidelines. Anyone selling items in the park will have to provide proof of insurance to the town. Park Board President Courtney Poor also requested that vendors tell the town in advance when and where they’d like to operate.
A three-year-old boy is critically injured, after police say he was run over by a tractor in LaPorte County. At around 1:45 Wednesday afternoon, emergency responders were called to a farm on County Road 400 South, east of U.S. 35.
It’s looking unlikely that North Judson will be able to get grant funding to help demolish a downtown building believed to be in danger of collapse. Part of the structure at 205 and 207 Lane Street already collapsed in on itself on May 11, forcing North Judson to close off a portion of its downtown area.
Pulaski County officials have begun meeting with potential west side industrial park tenants. The county commissioners and a couple county council members were scheduled to meet in executive session with an interested business Tuesday.
Pulaski County will have to make several upgrades to its courthouse, following complaints about working conditions in the building. County officials have already been busy making improvements since the county was sued last December for a lack of ADA compliance. Now, the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration has gotten a complaint about seven specific issues in the courthouse.
Pulaski County Human Services will be able to proceed with the purchase of a new van, following action by the county council last week. After a couple months of discussion, the council voted last week to contribute $6,894 from the County Economic Development Income Tax Fund. Continue reading
The Oregon-Davis School Corporation is looking to improve its communication with alumni and other stakeholders. Superintendent Don Harman says the corporation plans to launch a weekly email newsletter called the “Bobcat Blast.”
The Pulaski County Coroner’s Office may have to wait a bit longer before it gets to move into a new space, so some formal arrangements are being made for temporary offices. The coroner’s office plans to move into the Winamac Municipal Utility Complex, once the town’s police department moves into its new station downtown. However, Chief Deputy Coroner Jon Frain told the Pulaski County Council and Commissioners last week the new space may not be ready until next year.
The Oregon-Davis School Corporation is cutting two-and-a-half teaching positions. The school board approved the reduction in force notices last week, according to Superintendent Don Harman.
The North Judson Town Council will get an update from Starke County Economic Development Foundation Executive Director Charlie Weaver tonight. Recently, Weaver’s been discussing plans to bring U.S. 30 up to freeway standards in the northern part of Starke County, as well as efforts to develop properties around North Judson and elsewhere.
Pulaski County wants to make sure future residents have a chance to know what life was like in 2016 and 2017. With the help of Frain Mortuary, the county’s been putting together a time capsule to commemorate last year’s Indiana Bicentennial.