Updates to the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center’s heating and cooling system will be carried out by McGrath Refrigeration. The company was chosen by the Knox Board of Works Monday, after it submitted the lowest of three quotes, at $120,000.
The Eastern Pulaski School Corporation now has a policy in place for homeschool students who want to take part in sports or other extracurricular activities. The school board approved the homeschool participation policy Monday, in spite of opposition from members Mike Tetzloff and Deke DeMarco.
The North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Department is no closer to figuring out whether it can legally administer the opioid antidote Narcan. While the fire department is getting more and more drug overdose calls, firefighters have stopped carrying Narcan, since the department is not technically licensed to carry medication.
The Knox City Council has a light agenda for tonight’s meeting. No specific discussion or action items are listed, other than the usual reports from Mayor Dennis Estok and Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston.
The Pulaski County Community Development Commission has come up with another way to fund a proposed West Side Industrial Park. CDC Executive Director Nathan Origer says the county could free up some cash by using less of its County Economic Development Income Tax Fund on jail bond payments.
The North Judson Town Council has chosen a paving contractor, but the work won’t actually be done until next year. Last week, the town council accepted a quote from Boyd Asphalt of Valparaiso for just under $167,000. That’s about $16,000 cheaper than the other quote, submitted by Town & Country Paving.
Rides, music, food, and plenty of 4-H activities will be featured, as the Starke County Fair continues through Saturday. Today’s highlights include the 4-H Club Parade at 6:00 p.m., followed by the Opening Ceremonies at 6:15. Classic Vinyl will take the stage at 8:00 p.m. with music from the ’50s and ’60s.
The Eastern Pulaski School Board is discussing whether homeschool students should be allowed to take part in high school sports and other extracurricular activities through the school corporation.
The Winamac Park Board continues gathering ideas for new restrooms in the town park. Board member Jon Chapman visited Logansport this week, to take a look at restrooms the city has built in recent years.
Eleven teenagers were taken to hospitals, after apparently eating gummy bears containing the narcotic drug THC. LaPorte County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the 5200 block of North County Road 325 West late Thursday night.
The Town of North Judson will make a third attempt at hiring someone to tear down a partially collapsed downtown building. Demolition bids for 205 and 207 Lane Street are due by 3:30 this afternoon. They will be opened during a special meeting of the town council Monday morning at 7:00.
Winamac residents will finally be able to play pickleball in the town park. Pickleball is a racket sport, with smaller dimensions and equipment than tennis.
Even though tax filing season is over, the Internal Revenue Service still urges taxpayers to beware of tax-related scams over the summer months. IRS officials say there are many variations, but most scams demand that taxpayers make an immediate payment to avoid being arrested.
A new business is hoping to bring new life to a historic building in Downtown Winamac. Opera House Floral and Gifts has recently set up shop in the Vurpillat Opera House.