Park employees as well as residents and organization representatives in the Town of North Judson have been busy decorating Norwayne Field for the Town’s annual Christmas festivities. It all kicks off at 5:45 p.m. tonight with the parade that will bring Santa Clause into town.
That will be followed by the tree lighting at 6 p.m. Once
that wraps up, community members are invited to the United Methodist Church
Fellowship Hall to meet with Santa and enjoy cookies and cocoa.
Following the Santa visit, there will be a screening of
Polar Express at the Heartland
Last month, the Starke County Sheriff’s Department held a fundraiser in conjunction with national ‘No Shave November’ campaign. They gathered a total of $3,700 and donated it to local schools to pay off negative lunch account balances.
Pulaski County employees will get 14 holidays in 2020. The county commissioners approved the 2020 holiday schedule Monday. Employees will once again get the May and November election days off. Independence Day will be observed on July 3, since July 4 falls on a Saturday.
Well rehabilitation is currently underway in the City of Knox. Back in September,
the board of works agreed to let well two be cleaned and refurbished. At the
time, Water Superintendent Tim Lindewald said it was running about 150 to 200
gallons per minute under par, causing more wear and tear.
While the Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Grant process in the City of Knox was expected to move into the next phase by securing potential contractors, things hit a slight snag when no one attended the pre-bid meeting.
Repairing a broken sewer line is estimated to cost the City of Knox about $16,000.
Wastewater Superintendent Kelly Clemons told the board of works last week that a break happened in a 10-inch line about 14 feet deep, in the area between Delaware and New York streets, east of Heaton Street.
A Hawk Lake homeowner says sewage issues have left her property uninhabitable, but finding a cost-effective solution may take a few years. Val Cultice told the Culver Town Council last week that she and her sister inherited a property in the area, but it’s been over three years since they’ve been able to use it.
The man accused of killing 75-year-old Randall Bailey before leading police on a pursuit on Thanksgiving Day made his initial court appearance Wednesday. James Lee Campbell, 52, is charged with murder and resisting law enforcement, along with a firearm sentencing enhancement for the murder charge.