Local school officials are preparing for possible changes in bus safety laws. Culver Community Schools Superintendent Karen Shuman says Senate Bill 2 would have an impact on her school corporation.Continue reading
As Pulaski County officials consider the future of the county courthouse, residents have a chance to learn more about the topic of historic preservation tonight.Continue reading
The Pulaski County Commissioners are reconsidering the outsourcing of lawn care and snow removal at certain county properties. On Monday, they voted to turn the snow removal back over to the County Maintenance Department.Continue reading
Oregon-Davis teachers are now a bit more prepared for emergencies. Superintendent Dr. Don Harman says the school corporation was recently able to purchase “go bags,” with grant funding from the Small, Rural School Achievement program. “They are emergency bags that were placed in every classroom on campus,” Harman explains.Continue reading
Inspiring elementary school students to stay active is the goal of the Winamac High School Athletic Leadership Council’s annual Junior Warrior Day. The Eastern Pulaski School Board had a chance to learn more about the effort from Athletic Leadership Council President Jillian Brumm and Vice President Blake Bailey, ahead of last week’s event.Continue reading
Starke County Democrats will be choosing a couple new officials during a caucus next week. County Treasurer Kasey Clark recently resigned to take over as treasurer for the Knox Community School Corporation. Additionally, Kenny Wallace says he’s stepping down from his position of Starke County Democratic Party chair.Continue reading
Knox school officials hope action from state lawmakers will allow them to resume offering preschool transportation.Continue reading
The Oregon-Davis School Board approved a list of summer school offerings Monday. High school students will once again have the chance to take part in a “supervised agricultural experience,” according to Superintendent Dr. Don Harman.Continue reading
A dispute over whether the nonprofit Pulaski Health Foundation has to pay property taxes on its Riverwood Commons apartment building appears to have been resolved. Sharon McKinley, the foundation’s executive director, told the Pulaski County Commissioners Monday that the housing development is designed for residents over the age of 55 with low-to-moderate incomes.Continue reading
eLearning may finally be coming to Eastern Pulaski Schools next school year.Continue reading
Input from a community task force has led to some tweaks to Knox Community Schools’ facilities proposals. Tom Neff with architectural firm Schmidt Associates reviewed some of the task force’s suggestions with the school board during a work session Monday.Continue reading
The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department is asking for permission to spend almost another $42,000 beyond what was budgeted for this year. Almost $13,000 of that has to do with medical bills, according to Sheriff Jeff Richwine.Continue reading
The breakup of a special education cooperative will mean changes at the Eastern Pulaski Community School Corporation. Superintendent Dan Foster reviewed the dissolution of the Logansport Area Joint Special Services Cooperative during last week’s school board meeting.Continue reading
Pulaski County may chip in funding toward the cost of a new van for Pulaski County Human Services.Continue reading
Now that Pulaski County Chief Deputy Coroner Jon Frain has finally gotten his pay raise, county officials now have to figure out where the money is going to come from. Last month, the county council voted to pay the chief deputy 82 percent of the coroner’s salary, which more than quadrupled Frain’s pay rate to almost $8,100 a year. While the Coroner’s Office had about $8,000 budgeted for that purpose in previous years, that figure had been cut to match Frain’s previous pay rate.Continue reading
The Eastern Pulaski Community School Corporation is getting a few accessories to go along with the newly-purchased Chromebooks. Last week, the school board approved the purchase of 1,000 Chromebook bags from CDW-G, at a total cost of more than $29,000.Continue reading
Pulaski County’s voting machine security procedures were officially put in writing by the election board last week. Board members approved a resolution officially outlining the security protocol.Continue reading
The Pulaski County Commissioners will consider bids for a number of different items this morning. They’re expected to choose a bank to handle the county’s cash management services. The county received bids from four local banks last month.
Maintenance Director Mia Salyers will discuss contracts for lawn care and snow removal at various county properties, along with bids for the removal of an ash tree near the Annex Building. Fuel bids will also be discussed, and the commissioners are expected to finalize a contract with Golden Tech for a new email system.
Additionally, the possibility of the county once again helping with the cost of a new van for Pulaski County Human Services will be discussed by the organization’s executive director, Jacki Frain. Meanwhile, a $25,000 expense with a Chicago media outlet will be presented for the commissioners’ approval by Community Development Commission Executive Director Nathan Origer. The CDC has tried a few different advertising packages in recent years, in an effort to attract tourists to Pulaski County.
Highway Superintendent Terry Ruff, Sheriff Jeff Richwine, and Assessor Holly VanDerAa are also scheduled to make appearances at this morning’s Pulaski County Commissioners meeting. It starts at 8:30 a.m. EDT at the Pulaski County Courthouse.
The Knox School Board will continue to discuss potential facility upgrades during a work session tonight. Representatives from architectural firm Schmidt Associates will share the results of the findings of a community task force. The group met five times between December and March to review the existing facilities and determine some goals for the future.Continue reading
As the Starke County Park Board monitors improvements at the Bass Lake Beach and Campground, what qualifies as a capital improvement and what should be considered normal maintenance continues to be discussed.Continue reading