The North Judson-San Pierre School Board got a look at the corporation’s 2018 budget Monday. The proposed budget totals just under $12.5 million, including a General Fund of more than $7.8 million.
The demolition of 205 and 207 Lane Street in Downtown North Judson is complete. Crews began tearing down the partially-collapsed structure last Monday, and they were done by the end of the week, according to Clerk-Treasurer Alicia Collins.
Demolition will soon begin on a dilapidated Medaryville home. On Monday, the Pulaski County Commissioners approved an $11,800 bid from Freedom First Excavating and Demolition of Kokomo. That was the only bid the county received for the work.
Knox employees may be getting a three-percent pay raise in 2018. During the city council’s budget work session Tuesday, Mayor Dennis Estok said the city has saved money by switching health insurance providers, but that’s led to higher out-of-pocket costs for employees. Continue reading
A new confined hog feeding operation will not be coming to rural Pulaski County. The county commissioners voted Monday to deny a request to rezone a piece of property at 300 South and 700 West from General Agriculture to Intensive Agriculture. That would have allowed for the construction of four wean-to-finish pig production buildings.
The Town of Medaryville is working on plans for a new water tower. According to officials in the clerk-treasurer’s office, the plan is to build the water tower across the street from the town hall, on land currently owned by the Diocese of Lafayette. During a special session Friday, the town council voted to make an official offer to buy the two parcels for $6,000.
The Winamac Town Park’s new pickleball courts are proving to be a success. During last week’s park board meeting, board member Jon Chapman said there’s been a lot of interest. Continue reading
Two people are dead and one person was hospitalized after a series of weekend drug overdoses in southern LaPorte County.
The Winamac Park Board is scaling back its plans for upgrades to Veterans Memorial Park, at least for now. Park Board President Courtney Poor had suggested adding a decorative archway prominently displaying the name of the park. But during last week’s meeting, he said he has reconsidered, after residents complained the archway would clutter the park.
The Pulaski County Commissioners are expected to make a decision on a confined animal feeding operation tonight. Back in May, the Pulaski County Advisory Plan Commission recommended that the property at 300 South and 700 West be rezoned from General Agriculture to Intensive Agriculture. That would allow for the construction of four wean-to-finish pig production buildings.
The North Judson-San Pierre School Board will work on the corporation’s 2018 budget this evening, after wrapping up some business before the start of the school year. School administrators weren’t quite done hiring teachers before last month’s regular meeting. The school board will meet in special session today at 5:00 p.m. to take care of those personnel items.
Three people were taken to hospitals Friday, after a crash on U.S. 30 and County Road 1100 East. The Starke County Sheriff’s Office says it happened just after 11:30 Friday morning.
Four people face meth-related charges after an off-duty Starke County Sheriff’s officer reportedly witnessed a drug deal taking place in the Smith’s Farm Store parking lot in Knox. It happened around 6:30 Thursday evening, according to the sheriff’s office.
North Judson’s Town-Wide Yard Sale is one week away. Those planning on selling items need to buy a permit ahead of time at the town hall.
Whether Winamac’s swimming pool rebuilding project will get $200,000 in grant funding should be known within the next couple months.
Cycling enthusiasts have a chance to go for a ride tomorrow with the Friends of the Panhandle Pathway. The 2017 Tippecanoe and Bicycles Too starts at 7:00 a.m. EDT at the Winamac Train Depot.