Pulaski County Commissioners Deny CAFO Rezoning Request

Livestock Engineering Solutions President Michael Veenhuizen discusses plans for confined hog feeding operation.

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.

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Medaryville Moving Ahead with Plans for New Water Tower

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.

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Winamac Park Board to Continue Exploring Veterans Memorial Park Options

Winamac artist Greg Hildebrandt drew this rendering of the proposed bench and sign placement for the park board.

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.

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CAFO Rezoning Request to be Considered by Pulaski County Commissioners Tonight

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.

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North Judson-San Pierre School Board to Discuss 2018 Budget Tonight, Following Special Meeting

 

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.

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