The removal of dying ash trees continues to be a concern for the Winamac Park Board, as it puts together its 2018 budget. Park Manager Dave DeLorenzo estimates about 75 ash trees remain at the town park. He told the park board Monday that about six of those will soon have to be cut down by a contractor. Many of those are in danger of falling on shelters.
Pulaski County is hoping to cut costs by reevaluating its copier lease and maintenance agreements. Auditor Laura Wheeler told the county commissioners Monday that a lot of money is being spent on copiers, and she wanted to know how much a buyout would cost.
As part of the Culver Lions Club’s participation in the 100th Anniversary of the International Lions Club Convention, the organization is collecting new white tube socks to distribute to those who are homeless.
The distribution will take place during the convention in Chicago.
The summer months of July and August have the highest rates of residential burglaries, according to the Insurance Information Institute. That’s because burglars see summer as a time to target empty homes while families are away on vacation. Continue reading
Summer has officially arrived, and Indiana American Water encourages anyone taking part in outdoor activities to stay adequately hydrated. Continue reading
Hoosiers can now view county and state birth and death data on a new interactive data website. Continue reading
A Knox man is accused of dealing heroin following a K-9 assisted traffic stop. An officer from the Knox Police Department stopped a vehicle driven by 25-year-old Kurtis Singleton of Knox at the intersection of Klockner Drive and Pacific Avenue in Knox Thursday. Continue reading
The search is on for a compliance officer for North Judson. The part-time employee would issue warnings and citations for tall grass and other code violations.
The North Judson-San Pierre School Board is moving forward with proposed renovations and updates at the three schools.
They’ve scheduled a special meeting Tuesday, June 27 to conduct a 1028 Public Hearing, as required by law, and pass an the necessary resolutions to move the project forward. Continue reading
A group of teenagers from a Catholic Church in Lowell will be in Starke County on Monday to assist a local nonprofit organization. Continue reading
Starke United Fund’s Kindergarten Countdown received a grant to expand the program to all Starke County schools. Continue reading
The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the three-year-old boy run over by a tractor Wednesday. Edward Burek-Phillips, called “Bubby” by his family, was riding his bike on his family’s farm when it happened, according to police.
Funeral arrangements are set for the two teenagers killed Monday in a multiple-vehicle crash on U.S. 30 in Kosciusko County.
Investigators there say a 2004 Mitsubishi driven by 17-year-old Kirsten Ganshorn of Walkerton was passing a 2011 Ford F150 and clipped it. The impact sent both vehicles into the median. The pickup truck driver steered back onto the roadway, but Ganshorn’s car spun out, crossed the median backwards and hit the front of a 2007 Chevrolet flatbed truck. Continue reading
The Starke County Highway Department has finalized applications for Community Crossings three-to-one matching funds for seven projects. Superintendent Rik Ritzler told the commissioners Monday three bridge replacements and one repair on the list are already complete. Continue reading
Pulaski County is moving ahead with efforts to tear down a dilapidated Medaryville home. Back in April, the county commissioners approved a purchase agreement for the house formerly owned by Don Foust.
A recovering addict from the North Judson area wants to make Narcan more widely available in Starke County, so local residents can live to have a chance at recovery. Kevin Glisic says he was an active addict for nearly 20 years. Now, he serves as the executive director of Moraine House, a recovery-based transitional house in Valparaiso.
If businesses don’t create jobs, they don’t deserve a tax abatement, according to a Pulaski County Council member, even if they’ve already been getting one for several years. Last week, the council considered several abatement renewal requests. All of them except one had met their requirements and were recommended for approval by the Community Development Commission.
Wythogan Park in Knox is the place for summer entertainment. City officials have scheduled Fort Wayne’s newest and hottest country music band for the next concert in the park, and a popular family movie for the next screening. Continue reading
Vendors may now set up shop in the Winamac Town Park. The Winamac Park Board approved a resolution Monday that allows vendors and establishes some guidelines. Anyone selling items in the park will have to provide proof of insurance to the town. Park Board President Courtney Poor also requested that vendors tell the town in advance when and where they’d like to operate.