Work has begun on the construction of a new Starke County Environmental Management Office.
High school seniors interested in pursuing an education degree are running out of time to apply for the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship. Continue reading
The Culver Community Schools Corporation’s purchase of a new bus hit another procedural snag that had to be corrected by the school board Thursday. School officials have decided to replace an extra bus this year. The bus in question was originally scheduled for replacement in 2020.
Edward Blackburn has been given the maximum allowable sentence of 65 years in prison for the murder of Cord Colgrove. During Friday’s sentencing hearing, Starke Circuit Court Judge Kim Hall noted a number of aggravating factors, including a criminal history with multiple felonies and misdemeanors. Hall also pointed out that Blackburn was on probation for a felony count of wire fraud, and as part of that, was legally barred from owning a firearm, when he shot and killed Colgrove in March of 2017.
A Medaryville man who was arrested in August of 2016 for his alleged involvement with a stabbing was sentenced in Pulaski County Circuit Court after a two-day sentencing hearing. Continue reading
A couple who owns property at Bass Lake wants to take possession of unclaimed property adjacent to theirs, but it may not be an easy task.
Hundreds of veterans, students, and community members are expected to converge on Downtown Winamac this morning to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Winamac High School is teaming up with the Town of Winamac, the Pulaski County Public Library, and several other groups for the Veterans Day Celebration.
The Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center was teeming with community spirit Thursday evening during the annual Starke County Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner.
The event was attended by local leaders, state representatives, former award recipients and a plethora of caring community members. It was led by Chamber of Commerce President Jerry Gurrado and Executive Director Jessica Craig.
The man of the hour was the owner of Territorial Engineering Van Janovic, who was presented with the Henry F. Schricker Service Before Self Award. Continue reading
A few local municipalities will be receiving funding assistance to complete some needed roadwork thanks to the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program. The City of Knox received $346,138.07, the Town of Francesville received $131,854.29 and North Judson will be getting $93,010.50.
Starke County also applied for Community Crossings funds and received a total of $454,002. Continue reading
Culver Schools Superintendent Karen Shuman says Tuesday’s referendum was a “great community effort.” Voters in the school district approved the 17-cent property tax increase by a margin of 1,370 to 1,012.
The vacancy on the Eastern Pulaski School Board may be filled as soon as Monday. Five people expressed interest in the Van Buren Township seat recently vacated by Terri Johnston, according to Superintendent Dan Foster.
The Indiana State Board of Education will publicly release the 2017-2018 School Accountability Grades next week. West Central School Superintendent Don Street said that information will allow school officials to complete certain paperwork for teachers. “Once those letter grades are released, then we’re able to complete teacher’s financial contracts for this year,” he says. “All evaluations are based on the school’s letter grades.”
A contract for new body cameras for the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department was approved by the county commissioners Monday. Sheriff Jeff Richwine previously explained that the agreement with Motorola also includes cloud data storage, video editing software, and some other equipment. The sheriff’s department will pay for the equipment in yearly installments out of the county’s 911 Fund.
The Starke County EMS staff has been busy with ongoing training. EMS Director Travis Clary gave the update during Monday’s Starke County Commissioners meeting.
The North Judson-San Pierre Lady Jay Volleyball team received a tremendous amount of community support over the weekend after winning the Indiana High School Athletic Association’s State Volleyball Championship on Saturday.
When town council members met Monday night, they deliberated about some ways they can recognize these talented student-athletes for this historic accomplishment. Continue reading
North Judson-San Pierre School officials are searching for a Railroad Township resident to fill a vacancy on the school board. Continue reading
The Eastern Pulaski Community School Corporation has a new assistant treasurer. The school board officially accepted Diana Hanselman’s retirement during a special session Tuesday, according to Superintendent Dan Foster.
The Veteran’s Day program at the West Central School Corporation will be held Monday, Nov. 12.
Teacher contracts will be up for approval when the Culver School Board meets tonight. Members will vote on the ratification of the 2018-2019 collective bargaining agreement, according to the advance meeting agenda.