The Oregon-Davis School Board formally adopted the corporation’s 2018 budget Monday. It calls for a General Fund of just under $4.6 million and a Capital Projects Fund of over $1.1 million, with a total budget of nearly $8.4 million.
A Medaryville blight elimination project has been delayed yet again. The house formerly owned by Don Foust was set to be demolished last month with grant funding from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority. But Pulaski County Building Inspector Doug Hoover told the county commissioners Monday the house still hasn’t been torn down.
Those planning on attending college next fall can get an early start on the financial aid process. On Sunday, November 5, students and their parents can get some free help filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. As part of College Goal Sunday, volunteers around Indiana will be holding FAFSA workshops.
Winamac golf cart users will soon have to register their vehicles more frequently. The town council voted Monday to switch to a yearly registration system, rather than every two years.
Before Oregon-Davis students officially begin their fall break, they’ll be taking part in an eLearning day tomorrow. Continue reading
If you bought a lottery ticket in Valparaiso recently, you may be several million dollars richer. A Hoosier Lottery ticket worth $25.5 million was sold at the BP gas station at 1501 North Calumet Avenue.
Winamac’s water rates will soon be going up. As part of the financial arrangements for the town’s $1.5 million water project, the town council Monday approved a nine-percent increase, or a hike of $3.71 for an average residential customer.
Overtime costs continue to add up for the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department. Last week, the county council approved the transfer of $11,200 into the Chief Sergeant and Deputy Overtime budget from various line items, at the request of Sheriff Jeff Richwine. Continue reading
A Winamac restaurant is scaling back its request for financing through Pulaski County’s revolving loan program, amid concerns from the county’s attorney. Tippy’s had asked for a $40,000 loan to help cover the cost of buying a building at 123 North Market Street and moving the business there.
Charges have been announced against a man who reportedly led police on an hours-long manhunt in rural LaPorte County Friday. Sheriff’s deputies say Charles Appleberry, 26, was captured Friday morning, after a resident reported seeing him in a field on County Road 800 West. That was nearly nine hours after a homeowner confronted Appleberry during what police are calling the burglary of a pole barn.
Pulaski County’s court system remains busy, and that means costs continue to add up. To deal with a backlog in cases, Pulaski Circuit Court is now open from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., instead of its usual hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Next year’s Yellowstone Trail Fest may include a beer garden. Festival President Larry Jernas discussed the idea with the Hamlet Town Council last week. He said a beer garden would not be allowed at the Starke County Fairgrounds, where most Yellowstone Trail Fest activities take place, so organizers are looking for another site nearby.
Winamac’s 2018 budget will be up for consideration during tonight’s town council meeting. It calls for a General Fund of over $1 million and a Park Fund of over $137,000, with a total budget of just under $1.6 million. One challenge the town has to deal with was an unanticipated drop in county income tax revenues.
Some Pulaski County government offices are finding themselves short-staffed, and that’s putting a strain on their budgets for part-time help. This week, the county council approved budget transfer requests from both the Assessor’s Office and the EMS Department.
The Hamlet Town Council has formally adopted the town’s 2018 budget. It calls for a General Fund of more than $321,000 and a Motor Vehicle Highway Fund of just under $60,000, with a total budget of just over $468,000.