A new Pulaski County Commissioner has been selected. Mike McClure was chosen during a Republican Party caucus Tuesday. It took a couple rounds of voting to narrow down the field of nine candidates that included a mix of current and former elected officials, as well as a few self-proclaimed non-politicians.
Pulaski County may get a new early voting location next year.
Starke County is working to make one of its government buildings more accessible to people with disabilities. Last week, the county commissioners approved the construction of a sidewalk ramp in front of the Annex 2 building, which houses the health and probation departments, Starke County Community Corrections and Purdue Extension.
A new Pulaski County commissioner will be selected this evening during a Republican Party caucus. Nine candidates are in the running to fill the District 3 seat vacated by Bud Krohn Jr.
Starke County Coroner Dannie Hoffer says he’s taking steps to save the county money, but other county officials are worried that could lead to some legal troubles. Hoffer addressed several concerns during last week’s county council and county commissioners meetings.
The Pulaski County Election Board is gearing up for next year’s election cycle. Board members met Monday to adopt their 2018 budget proposal.
Visitors to the Tippecanoe River will soon see signs reminding them to observe proper etiquette while enjoying the waterway. That’s according to Pulaski County Community Development Commission Executive Director Nathan Origer.
You can now make a donation to the Starke County Park Board. While the park board oversees a few different facilities, including the Bass Lake Beach and Campground and the Starke County Forest, it does not have a dedicated funding source from the county government. However, the county council last week created a “special non-reverting park and recreation fund,” designed to let the park board accept “gifts, donations, and subsidies.”
A portion of Pulaski County Road 600 West may soon be getting a lower speed limit. Resident Karen Gourley requested the change during last week’s county commissioners meeting. Continue reading
The Monterey Days Festival returns for its 20th year this weekend. It begins Friday evening at 6:00 EDT, with craft and food booths.
The Starke County Council has set a pay rate for the county’s next Emergency Management Agency director. Former director Jacob Lippner was fired by the county commissioners back in May. They’ve since decided to make the position a part-time job going forward.
Pulaski County’s annual Household Hazardous Waste Day may not be returning next year. That’s according to Pulaski County Recycling & Transfer Station Manager Brad Bonnell. He told the county commissioners Monday that last month’s event was “somewhat successful,” but changes at the Northwest Indiana Solid Waste District may put its future in jeopardy.
The Naegeli court reporting Council is looking to make some changes to the way it operates. Most significantly, members are considering the addition of a council vice-president, according to Clerk-Treasurer Alicia Collins. She says that currently, if the council president is absent, one member is chosen to take charge just for that one meeting.
The Oregon-Davis School Corporation is changing the way the Berg Scholarship is administered. Continue reading
Pulaski County is moving ahead with its manufacturing training efforts. Fifteen students are now enrolled in West Central High School’s Advanced Manufacturing class, after completing an introductory class last year. That’s according to Community Development Commission Executive Director Nathan Origer. He told the county commissioners Monday another 12 students are starting the introductory course this fall.
Efforts to beautify North Judson’s Pioneer Cemetery continue to move ahead. Dr. Dennis Dalphond has been leading a group of volunteers in restoring the cemetery’s stone terrace.
The Oregon-Davis School Board has officially decided how Teacher Appreciation Grants will be distributed. State law now requires schools to have a formal policy in place, specifying how the grants will be split up among effective- and highly-effective-rated teachers.
Upgrades to the Starke County Courthouse elevator are a step closer to moving ahead. The county commissioners voted Monday to submit a grant application to the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, after they sent in a letter of intent last month.