Pulaski Commissioners Approve Updated Fair Housing Ordinance, Make Health Board Appointment

Pulaski County Commissioners: Mike McClure, Jerry Locke, Kenny Becker

A grant application for a new Medaryville fire station has prompted Pulaski County to update its fair housing policies. The Medaryville-White Post Township Fire Department wants to get a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant to build a new fire station north of the town hall. Since the fire department can’t actually apply for the grant, the application is going through the Pulaski County.

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Oregon-Davis School Board Adopts 2020 Budget

The Oregon-Davis School Corporation’s 2020 budget was adopted by the school board Monday, according to Superintendent Dr. Don Harman. The total proposed budget adds up to more than $8.7 million. Just over $3.6 million of that will be the Education Fund, while almost $3 million will be the Operations Fund. School officials are also budgeting just over $879,000 out of the corporation’s property tax referendum revenues.

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LaPorte Woman Accused of Trying to Traffic Synthetic Marijuana into Westville Correctional Facility

A LaPorte woman was arrested Monday, after she allegedly tried to bring suspected synthetic marijuana into the Westville Correctional Facility during visitation. The Indiana Department of Correction says Ashlee Bowman, 27, was taken to the LaPorte County Jail, pending a Level 5 felony charge of trafficking with an offender.

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Microfilm Department, CDC Project Coordinator Remain Out of 2020 Pulaski County Budget

Pulaski County Council: back row: Mike Tiede, Kathi Thompson, Brian Young; front row: Scott Hinkle, Rudy DeSabatine, Jay Sullivan (not pictured: Ken Boswell)

Two Pulaski County employees are set to lose their jobs, under the 2020 budget narrowly approved by the county council Monday. A motion to reinstate the Community Development Commission’s project coordinator position failed by a vote of four-to-three, despite CDC Executive Director Nathan Origer’s efforts to persuade council members and the apparent support of much of the audience.

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Swayze Camp Lane May Have to Be Rebuilt After All, after Landowner Declines to Sign Agreement

An agreement to leave Swayze Camp Lane as it currently is but make it an official Pulaski County Road has apparently fallen through. The gravel access lane runs from County Road 400 South to the Swayze Camp subdivision along the Tippecanoe River south of Winamac. However, it apparently drifted out of its easement and onto a neighboring property, leading the landowner to close it off entirely.

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