North Judson’s animal ordinance will continue to be discussed during tonight’s town council meeting. Council members recently decided to enforce the ordinance more strictly, following complaints about chickens and other animals.
The Winamac Town Council is taking steps to formalize how the town’s park manager gets paid. While Park Manager Dave DeLorenzo’s salary is part of the park board’s budget, he’s still technically paid by the town council, according to Town Attorney Justin Schramm.
The Oregon-Davis School Corporation is holding registration for the upcoming school year on Tuesday, August 1 and Thursday, August 3. Registration for all grade levels will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Junior/Senior High School Gymnasium.
The Town of Winamac hopes to make some sidewalk and drainage improvements, as part of this year’s Community Crossings projects. The state program covers up to 75 percent of the cost for local road work.
The Winamac Police Department has been offered some free help, but a new state law may prevent the town from accepting it. Former Medaryville police officer Sheri Gaillard has volunteered to serve as an unpaid reserve officer in Winamac, according to Town Marshal Mike Buchanan. He told the town council Monday that he liked the idea, for when the department needs an extra person every once in a while.
The Starke County Forest is about ready for a timber sale. Forester Bruce Wakeland told the County Park Board Tuesday that a 13-acre portion has exceeded what he considers to be the best density level, and up to 20 percent of the trees should be cut down.
The Eastern Pulaski School Board weighed in on a few proposed policy changes Monday. Superintendent Dan Foster said a change in state law gives the corporation a few options when it comes to criminal history checks for employees. Continue reading
Knox Mayor Dennis Estok says this year’s Fun Day in the Park was a success. Continue reading
A partially collapsed downtown North Judson building may finally be demolished in the next couple weeks. The town council Monday chose Dirt Works Excavating of Knox to tear down the building at 205 and 207 Lane Street, according to Clerk-Treasurer Alicia Collins.
Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies have been busy recently, and that’s led to budget shortfalls for a few county departments. Sheriff Jeff Richwine has had to transfer money from various line items to cover deputy overtime payments. It was one of a few transfer requests approved by the county council Monday.
Upgrades to the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center will now include window repairs. Knox Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston told the city council Tuesday that seal plates will have to be replaced on four to six windows. Continue reading
The Starke County Park Board is moving ahead with a couple grant applications for a Yellow River access site at Range Road. The project involves the construction of a gravel lane and parking area, as well as an EZ dock kayak launch, for a cost of just over $53,000.
A Winamac High School teacher has been chosen to help set up a physics teaching collaborative in Mexico City. Jeremy Wegner will travel there as part of a group from Notre Dame.
The Eastern Pulaski School Corporation is making some progress on its summer projects.
The North Judson-San Pierre School Board welcomed two new members and elected a new president Tuesday. Jackson Township Representative Gerald Bacon and Railroad Township Representative Susan McCormack were both sworn in, according to Superintendent Annette Zupin.
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.