The Eastern Pulaski School Board this week approved updated iPad agreements to reflect a few changes. Continue reading
About 20 Oregon-Davis High School students will be getting some agricultural experience this summer, as part of the school’s Supervised Agricultural Experience program.
Knox officials have deemed the inaugural concert at the Wythogan Park performance stage a success and are looking forward to additional shows throughout the summer. Continue reading
As the Fourth of July approaches, so does the season for firework-related injuries, according to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security. Last year, over 70 percent of firework-related injuries occurred during the first week of July.
The Starke County Environmental Management District is looking into alternatives to the drop-off recycling bins placed at locations around the county. Last week the ones in both North Judson and Knox were pulled due to excessive dumping of trash and other non-recyclable items in and around the containers. Continue reading
The North Judson Mint Festival is set to get underway this evening, in spite of an unsafe building on Lane Street. “We knew that this was a possibility and so we had a plan B and we’re working with plan B and it’s going fine,” says Mint Festival President Donna Henry.
The Town of Hamlet continues looking for ways it can keep better track of its water. The fire department has begun estimating its water usage in recent months. Now, the town’s planning to install water meters in the buildings at the Starke County Fairgrounds.
The Culver Town Council this week reviewed a resolution for renovations to the Culver Beach Lodge.
A Community Development Block Grant of $15,000 was awarded to the town with a local match of $3,500 for the renovations. Officials with the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs have reviewed the plans and are satisfied with how the grant money will be utilized.
The Knox City Council this week denied a tax abatement request from an embattled local factory, citing their lack of compliance with the terms of the deal. Continue reading
Additional improvements are planned at the Eastern Pulaski School Corporation over the summer. Superintendent Dan Foster says the school board this week approved four of five projects under consideration. Continue reading
The staff at the Culver School Corporation and staff at locations throughout the Culver area are offering free breakfast and lunch as part of the federal Summer Food Service Program.
Culver’s efforts began on June 5 and just a few students have accepted meals at the Culver High School, 30 students for breakfast and 60 students for lunch at the Culver Elementary School, 15 students for lunch only at the Monterey Public Library, 20-25 students for lunch at the Leiters Ford Community Building, 15-20 children at the Ora Gospel Church and 15-20 kids for lunch only at the Culver-Union Township Public Library.
Plans are in the works at the state level to turn U.S. 30 into freeway within the next decade. Starke County Economic Development Foundation Executive Director Charlie Weaver says a public meeting is scheduled Wednesday, June 28 at 5 p.m. in the Oregon-Davis Junior-Senior High School Cafeteria. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Annex Building will soon have its roof repaired. Fifty holes have been found in the roof, according to County Maintenance Supervisor Jeff Johnston.
The Starke County Park Board may have missed this year’s deadline to apply for a grant from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, but plans are already in the works for next year’s grant cycle.
The three principals in the Eastern Pulaski School Corporation all received contract extensions from the school board this week, but they may not know for awhile how much extra compensation is included. Continue reading
Knox Mayor Dennis Estok wants citizen input on a proposed street resurfacing project with historical implications. The city’s application for Community Crossings grant money from the state will include an update to Water Street west from Heaton Street past Wythogan Park to Mound Street. Continue reading
The start of the summer vacation season in Culver has led to a few drunk driving arrests during the last two weeks.
Culver Police Chief Wayne Bean told the town council Tuesday night that in the past 10 days, six operating while intoxicated (OWI) arrests were executed by the Culver Police Department.