The Maxinkuckee Yacht Club will be able to continue its kids’ sailing lessons at the Culver Beach, but further contract negotiations are expected in the coming months. The town council last week voted to extend its current agreement with the yacht club through the end of January. For the past four summers, the group has been using the beach to host Saturday morning sailing lessons, along with four-day sailing camps.
The North Judson-San Pierre School Board will hold a hearing over the 2019 Budget, as well as the Capital Projects and Bus Replacement funds when members meet tonight at 5:30 p.m.
A number of items related to the budget will also be up for adoption tonight. Continue reading
The Town of Culver has quadrupled its contribution to a levee project near Lake Maxinkuckee. Last week, the town council agreed to chip in $100,000 over the next four years to the Lake Maxinkuckee Environmental Council for its project to upgrade the Kline levee.
The Hamlet Town Council reviewed its 2019 budget proposal last week. It calls for a total budget of just over $467,000. About $323,000 of that would be the town’s General Fund. The Motor Vehicle Highway Fund would be budgeted at $58,200, while the Park budget would be $11,900. Clerk-Treasurer Kristina Pitts noted that there are no major changes from the 2018 budget.
Winamac Town Council members considered a resolution Monday night that would take the place of one that was established a few years ago.
As previously reported, Winamac Town Council members passed a resolution back in 2016 that would authorize the use of procurement cards from the BMO Harris Bank out of Illinois.
At the time, they couldn’t acquire the cards because the Town didn’t have a recent audit. After one was completed, Clerk-Treasurer Melanie Berger reminded the council about the resolution. Continue reading
The Knox City Council approved the purchase of a John Deere Gator when they met last Tuesday.
Mayor Dennis Estok explained that the City has been considering purchasing a Gator to assist the individual who mows the lots around town. He currently pushes his mower from place to place because he doesn’t have anything to cart it around in. Estok added that it could also be utilized to supervise events down at the park.
Additionally, the Parks Department has been looking into options for a Gator with four seats to replace the one they have which only has two. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Commissioners will discuss a WorkOne/INDOT contract with Highway Superintendent Terry Ruff during this morning’s meeting. They’ll also discuss insurance policies with Gene Timm. EMS Director Bryan Corn and Sheriff Jeff Richwine will give their regular updates.
The Culver School Board will consider an agreement regarding the Cavalier Sports Park tonight. The project will add restrooms, a concession stand, a walking trail, and more parking to a piece of school property that’s currently used for youth soccer fields. It’s part of Culver’s Stellar Community Designation.
The Starke County Council members will hold several public hearings on budgets tonight. Those public hearings will include the budgets for Starke County, North Judson-San Pierre School Corporation, Starke County Airport, Solid Waste Department, and the Koontz Lake Conservancy District. A public hearing is also set for the Cumulative Capital Development Fund Additional Appropriation.
According to the Indiana Gateway for Governmental Units, a budget hearing is scheduled for tonight’s North Judson Town Council meeting. Continue reading
A 1970 American LaFrance Aero Chief Fire Truck that made its way from Stark County, Ohio to Starke County, Indiana has a new home at the Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department thanks to a local donor.
The truck has a boom that extends up to 90 feet and is fully functional. Assistant Fire Chief Dave Pearman said department officials are extremely grateful to Melba Shilling for providing this donation. Continue reading
At this week’s Knox City Council meeting, Mayor Dennis Estok urged residents to take advantage of an opportunity to rid their homes and yards of hazardous waste and clutter during the annual Starke County Environmental Day.
According to information provided in a promotional flier, all Starke County residential property owners are welcome to swing by the County Highway Garage from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. today to properly dispose of various unwanted items and household hazardous waste in a safe, drive-thru environment. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Prosecutor’s Office is getting a new investigator vehicle. Prosecutor Dan Murphy plans to get a 2019 Dodge Charger from Braun. “We’ll have about a $12,000 discount buying it through that program that the State Police use for vehicles,” Murphy told the county council Monday. Once the discount, trade-in, and the addition of a police package are taken into account, the final cost is around $26,400.
The Starke County Park Board may consider applying for grant funding to help prevent erosion at the Bass Lake shoreline. Board member Debbie Mix and a small group of local residents recently met with representatives from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources to get some ideas.
A Winamac Police Officer was commended during Monday night’s town council meeting.
During Town Marshal Mark Hoffman’s report, he noted that since school is back in session, they’ve increased patrols around there, specifically when students are getting on and off the busses. Councilwoman Judy Heater commented on the performance of Officer Brian Gaillard. Continue reading
The Culver Town Council is moving ahead with this year’s Community Crossings grant application. Town Manager Jonathan Leist told council members Tuesday the town is looking to finish a couple road projects that were originally planned for last year: Lake Shore Drive from Lakeview to Main, including sidewalk repairs, and Clover Street from White to Clymax.
Community members have a chance to see a free screening of a new documentary entitled “Lake Maxinkuckee: A History” at 10 a.m. today.
The Antiquarian and Historical Society (AHS) of Culver will present the film at the train station-depot in the town park on Lake Shore Drive. It is about 30 minutes long and will feature original footage shot in the area as well as historical photos and videos. Continue reading
The Culver-Union Township Public Library Board is looking for a new member. The Marshall County Council accepted Bill Cleavenger’s resignation Monday. Bill Githens abstained from voting, since he’s also a member of the library board.
The Town of Francesville has been celebrating their “small town with a big heart” for more than 5 decades with the annual Fall Festival.
The event kicks off today at 4:30 p.m. EST with the Firemen’s Fish and Tenderloin Fry which will wrap up around 8 p.m. ‘Chicken Bingo’ will be going on uptown throughout the weekend-long event. Continue reading