The Pulaski County Commissioners approved the purchase of two security cameras for the first floor of the courthouse.Continue reading
In order to strengthen inter-agency coordination during an emergency situation, the Starke County Local Emergency Planning Committee will host a table-top exercise tomorrow.Continue reading
The North Judson-San Pierre School Board took another major step toward securing a School Resource Officer by approving a Memorandum of Understanding related to the position when members met Tuesday night.Continue reading
A recent Stop Arm Violation Enforcement (SAVE) effort by the Culver Police Department and La Porte County Sheriff’s Department yielded several reports.Continue reading
Two Winamac residents were arrested on Monday following an alleged theft incident in Plymouth.
Plymouth Police were dispatched to Walmart in reference to shoplifters shortly after 9 a.m. on Monday, September 16th.Continue reading
The Pulaski County Commissioners opened a public hearing Monday morning to gather comments on a proposed grant application to help build a new fire station in Medaryville.Continue reading
The Starke County EMS Department will purchase a used ambulance to replace the current transfer unit stationed at Starke Hospital.Continue reading
The North Judson Town Council took action Monday night to take care of some needed repairs at Town Hall.Continue reading
North Judson-San Pierre School Board members considered a service agreement Tuesday night that will allow students to continue receiving additional counseling assistance.Continue reading
The Friends of the Panhandle Pathway group will be seeking grant funding through the Governor’s Next Level Trails Program. Member Fred Kasten recently came before Winamac Town Council members, asking them to sign off on a Letter of Intent.Continue reading
The Knox Community School Board members took action Monday night to approve a resolution that deals with House Enrolled Act 1001. According to Superintendent Dr. William Reichhart, that legislation requires that each school corporation should determine the impact of the reduction of the teacher retirement fund.Continue reading
Officials at the Culver Community School Corporation are making a concerted effort to emphasize Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) this school year. Continue reading
The West Central School Corporation is making some technology and facility upgrades, according to Superintendent Dan Zylstra, “including our student information system, some updates to our website, building and grounds improvements, which include a new diesel gas pump – we made some improvements to the football area for pedestrians.”Continue reading
Starke County Recorder Mandy Thomason warns residents of a possible scam concerning a letter from “Local Records Office” that gives instructions about getting a copy of a deed with a charge of about $89.Continue reading
Representatives from financial firm Baker Tilly presented bond refinancing information to the Starke County Council and Commissioners Monday night as the county has an opportunity to possibly save money on the 2013 jail bond repayment.
The county currently pays $1,070,000 annually on the $14 million bonds that financed the Starke County Justice Center construction project.
There were several cost-saving scenarios given to the county. The interest rates are lower which would free up annual cash flow. If the county decided to refund the bonds and keep the payments where they are, about $1.5 million would be generated in cash.
The current interest rate is about 3 percent and the rate would drop to 1.6 percent if the decision is made to proceed.
The bonds go through the year 2034.
The council members and commissioners took the information under advisement to take a closer look at what was presented. Council President Dave Pearman asked the Baker Tilly representatives to come up with a shorter repayment term just for another choice for the county leaders to consider to ensure they make the right, informed choice.
Pulaski County Sheriff Jeff Richwine will be assisting county officials in getting more information in order to implement a security plan for the courthouse and Pulaski County Justice Center.Continue reading
The Hamlet Town Council has officially voted not to hold a town election this year, due to a lack of contested races. The only candidates to run were the current office-holders: Clerk-Treasurer Kristina Pitts and town council members Connie Bailey, Brian Earnest, and Dave Kesvormas.Continue reading
Projections about possible population changes within the state of Indiana could impact how much additional money will be funneled into municipalities in 2020.Continue reading
The Winamac Town Council held a hearing over the 2020 Budget when members met last Monday.
No public comments were provided, however, Clerk-Treasurer Melanie Berger did highlight one adjustment that was made at the recommendation of the Town’s financial advisor Eric Walsh from Baker Tilly.Continue reading
No comments were offered during the West Central School Board’s recent budget hearing, according to Superintendent Dan Zylstra. The proposed 2020 budget amounts to more than $9.8 million. Just over $5 million of that will be the Education Fund, while almost $3.4 million is being proposed for the Operations Fund.Continue reading