The technology at the Pulaski County Justice Center is showing its age. Currently, the sheriff’s department is in the process of upgrading the computer system that controls the doors, after it had a number of glitches in recent weeks. Now, the building’s fire alarm is having similar problems.
The Winamac Park Board will get an update tonight on grant funding for its swimming pool rebuilding project. The town is applying for $200,000 in matching money from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund. The total cost of rebuilding the pool is expected to be between $500,000 and $600,000.
Pulaski County’s new District 3 commissioner was officially sworn in Tuesday. Mike McClure took the oath of office during the commissioners’ regular meeting.
As upgrades to the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center get underway, the Knox Community Center Building Corporation has taken steps to simplify the process of paying the bills for the work. The building corporation recently extended the community center’s loan by five years, to pay for a new roof and upgrades to the heating and cooling system, among other improvements.
A local family is borrowing a trailer and heading to Texas Sunday, to deliver relief items to victims of Hurricane Harvey. Adam Gray says his family had been planning a vacation in North Carolina, but they decided they would rather “go to Texas and help those who have lost everything.”
Two Knox residents were arrested Monday, after a battery report allegedly led to the discovery of methamphetamine. Starke County Police say that around 2:45 Monday afternoon, they got a 911 call from a woman who said she’d been battered by her boyfriend while they were driving on Toto Road.
Gourmet snack food producer Gary Poppins could be moving into the former Stelrema building north of Knox by the end of this year, but there are still a few issues that need to be resolved first. The sale is in the “final stages of due diligence,” according to Starke County Economic Development Foundation Executive Director Charlie Weaver.
The Pulaski County Commissioners will meet tonight for the first time since Mike McClure was added to the board. He was chosen during a Republican Party caucus last week to fill the remainder of Bud Krohn Jr.’s term.
Health care for jail inmates has led to some budgetary concerns for the Starke County Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff Bill Dulin told the county commissioners last week that what inmates pay for medical services isn’t covering the cost of providing them. Continue reading
Nearly one in three Hoosiers are now considered obese, giving the state the 10th highest adult obesity rate in the country. That’s according to the most recent State of Obesity report, issued this week by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
North Judson residents have the chance to catch one last movie in the park this weekend. The Starke County Community Action Network will wrap up the town’s summer movie series tomorrow night with “A Dog’s Purpose.” Continue reading
Indiana’s public access counselor has been asked to weigh in on a dispute over public documents in Railroad Township. According to an advisory opinion issued by Public Access Counselor Luke H. Britt, Megan Korous filed a complaint with his office back in June, alleging that Township Trustee Mandy Thomason violated the Access to Public Records Act.
Manufacturing Day is just over a month away, and economic development officials are getting ready. Seventh graders from around Starke County will once again have the chance to meet with representatives from local industries, during an event hosted by the Starke County Economic Development Foundation.
Two local waterways will be getting some upgrades, thanks to grant funding from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. The latest round of Lake and River Enhancement program grants includes funds for projects benefiting Lake Maxinkuckee and the Tippecanoe River.
A few Knox streets are closed for railroad crossing maintenance. City officials say the crossings at Shield Street, Bower Street, Portland Street, and 300 East should reopen by the end of the week.