Knox School Corporation Looking to Partner with City to Add School Resource Officer

The Knox Community School Corporation is still looking for ways to add a school resource officer, even after the Starke County Sheriff’s Department was unable to secure funding. During Tuesday’s school board meeting, Superintendent Dr. William Reichhart said he and other school officials are now exploring whether the City of Knox could step in.  Continue reading

Pulaski County Council to Discuss Assessor’s Budget, During Tonight’s Public Budget Hearing

How to balance the Pulaski County Assessor’s budget is expected to be a topic of discussion when the county council holds its public budget hearing tonight. Assessor Holly VanDerAa has been asking council members to think about raising the reassessment tax, to help keep up with rising costs. But they had decided to wait for an analysis of the county’s finances that’s currently under consideration.

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New Entrance Nearly Ready at Culver Community Middle/High School

Culver Community Middle/High School’s new main entrance is just about done. “All glass is in,” Superintendent Karen Shuman told the school board Monday. “All rooms are created. All plumbing is into the nurse’s station. All painting is completed. All furniture has been delivered. And all carpet has been replaced that needed replaced. So at this point, we are just waiting for trim to be finalized and cleaning of the whole zone to make it shine.”

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Pulaski County Commissioners Appoint Temporary Veterans Service Officer

Pulaski County Commissioners: Mike McClure, Jerry Locke, Kenny Becker

The Pulaski County Commissioners have decided to appoint a temporary veterans service officer. Commissioner Kenny Becker suggested Monday that someone be put in place to fill in for Ed Fleury. “He’s had an operation,” Becker explained. “He’s going through some therapy. I think we need a temporary.”

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Culver School Board Approves OCRA Sub Agreement for Cavalier Sports Park

The Culver School Board approved an agreement related to the development of the Cavalier Sports Park Monday. Superintendent Karen Shuman says the project is part of Culver’s Stellar Community Designation. “They’re putting three soccer fields, a concession stand with restrooms, and a small toddler park, and then expanding the parking,” she told board members.

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Culver Council Extends Contract with Maxinkuckee Yacht Club for Sailing Lessons

Lake Maxinkuckee beach in Culver

The Maxinkuckee Yacht Club will be able to continue its kids’ sailing lessons at the Culver Beach, but further contract negotiations are expected in the coming months. The town council last week voted to extend its current agreement with the yacht club through the end of January. For the past four summers, the group has been using the beach to host Saturday morning sailing lessons, along with four-day sailing camps.

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No Major Changes Proposed for 2019 Hamlet Budget

The Hamlet Town Council reviewed its 2019 budget proposal last week. It calls for a total budget of just over $467,000. About $323,000 of that would be the town’s General Fund. The Motor Vehicle Highway Fund would be budgeted at $58,200, while the Park budget would be $11,900. Clerk-Treasurer Kristina Pitts noted that there are no major changes from the 2018 budget.

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Culver School Board to Consider Debt Collection Policy Update, Cavalier Sports Park Agreement

The Culver School Board will consider an agreement regarding the Cavalier Sports Park tonight. The project will add restrooms, a concession stand, a walking trail, and more parking to a piece of school property that’s currently used for youth soccer fields. It’s part of Culver’s Stellar Community Designation.

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Pulaski County Council, Commissioners Approve Vehicle Purchase for Prosecutor’s Office

The Pulaski County Prosecutor’s Office is getting a new investigator vehicle. Prosecutor Dan Murphy plans to get a 2019 Dodge Charger from Braun. “We’ll have about a $12,000 discount buying it through that program that the State Police use for vehicles,” Murphy told the county council Monday. Once the discount, trade-in, and the addition of a police package are taken into account, the final cost is around $26,400.

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Culver Town Council Reviews Planned Community Crossings Road Projects

The Culver Town Council is moving ahead with this year’s Community Crossings grant application. Town Manager Jonathan Leist told council members Tuesday the town is looking to finish a couple road projects that were originally planned for last year: Lake Shore Drive from Lakeview to Main, including sidewalk repairs, and Clover Street from White to Clymax.

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