The North Judson Mint Festival is set to get underway this evening, in spite of an unsafe building on Lane Street. “We knew that this was a possibility and so we had a plan B and we’re working with plan B and it’s going fine,” says Mint Festival President Donna Henry.
The Town of Hamlet continues looking for ways it can keep better track of its water. The fire department has begun estimating its water usage in recent months. Now, the town’s planning to install water meters in the buildings at the Starke County Fairgrounds.
The Pulaski County Annex Building will soon have its roof repaired. Fifty holes have been found in the roof, according to County Maintenance Supervisor Jeff Johnston.
The Starke County Park Board may have missed this year’s deadline to apply for a grant from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, but plans are already in the works for next year’s grant cycle.
Drug abuse is costing Pulaski County. Circuit Judge Michael Shurn told the county council Monday that drug-related cases are a big concern. Continue reading
High school students looking for an alternative learning environment will soon have a bit farther to travel. The Crossing School of Business and Entrepreneurship is closing its Knox campus. Starting this fall, Starke County students will attend The Crossing’s Plymouth location.
The Starke County Park Board hopes to bring more visitors to the Yellow River with state grant funding. Carolla Heilstedt plans to coordinate efforts to improve the county’s Yellow River access site at Range Road.
A tradeshow products business is up and running in North Judson. Outstanding Tradeshow Exhibit Services (OTES) moved into the Thermo Products building west of town on State Road 10. The company produces exhibit booths for tradeshows, as well as banners for a variety of uses.
Police are looking for a man who led officers on a high-speed chase through two counties Friday evening. Deputies with the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office say it began around 8:15, when they spotted a speeding vehicle traveling east on U.S. 20 near State Road 39. A deputy pulled over the driver near Range Road.
The legal battle over North Judson’s short line railroad has town officials considering the line’s future. Last July, the town council decided to lease the line to Michigan-based Lake State Railway, but the Chesapeake and Indiana Railroad still hasn’t vacated it.
The Pulaski County Council and Commissioners will get an update on the replacement of the courthouse elevator when they meet for a joint session this evening. The commissioners agreed last week to move ahead with the design for a new elevator, after the council approved funding last month.
The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department is moving closer to housing federal inmates, and that may mean some extra money for local officers. Continue reading
The North Judson Town Council approved the payment of over $31,000 in lift station bills this week. The bulk of that is to replace the control panel and pumps at the 3rd Street lift station, after it was damaged by a hit-and-run driver last month.
Starke County voters may notice a new piece of technology the next time they head to the polls. County Clerk Vicki Cooley is recommending that the county purchase e-poll books. Under the new system, voters would sign their name on a digital tablet when they go to cast their ballot, rather than a traditional paper book.