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.
The Pulaski County Fair Parade will be held July 3rd at 6 p.m. EDT in the town of Winamac. Continue reading
State officials have confirmed the first cases of the West Nile Virus in Indiana. As the mosquito season progresses, the state is urging citizens to take preventive action against the virus. Continue reading
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security and the National Weather Service have partnered to celebrate Lightning Safety Awareness Week in the state, June 18-24. The week is designed to have Hoosiers have a better understanding of the dangers of lightning. Continue reading
A three-year-old boy is critically injured, after police say he was run over by a tractor in LaPorte County. At around 1:45 Wednesday afternoon, emergency responders were called to a farm on County Road 400 South, east of U.S. 35.
The Railroad Township Advisory Board chose a North Judson-San Pierre school board member last night, but there are questions about how the process was handled. Continue reading
It’s looking unlikely that North Judson will be able to get grant funding to help demolish a downtown building believed to be in danger of collapse. Part of the structure at 205 and 207 Lane Street already collapsed in on itself on May 11, forcing North Judson to close off a portion of its downtown area.
Starke County government officials want to wait on an upgrade to a road in the North Judson Industrial Park proposed by the Starke County Economic Development Foundation. Continue reading
Pulaski County officials have begun meeting with potential west side industrial park tenants. The county commissioners and a couple county council members were scheduled to meet in executive session with an interested business Tuesday.
Starke County continues to enjoy historically low unemployment. Continue reading
A German-owned manufacturing company is expanding its operations in LaPorte County. American RENOLIT makes high-quality plastic films and will add up to 30 new jobs by 2019. Continue reading
Culver Middle and High School Principal Brett Berndt outlined a few changes in the student handbook for the 2017-2018 school year to the Culver Community School Board this week.
According to Berndt, he modified the number of days a student can miss before a consequence is issued. Continue reading
The Starke County Commissioners are a step closer to formally seeking a grant to replace the courthouse elevator. They conducted a public hearing as part of that process during their meeting last night. Continue reading
Pulaski County will have to make several upgrades to its courthouse, following complaints about working conditions in the building. County officials have already been busy making improvements since the county was sued last December for a lack of ADA compliance. Now, the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration has gotten a complaint about seven specific issues in the courthouse.