Caucus Determines New Pulaski County Prosecutor

Dan Murphy and Kelly Gaumer

A Republican Party Caucus held in Pulaski County Monday evening resulted in the selection of a new Pulaski County Prosecutor.

Ten eligible voters heard from two candidates vying for the position who submitted letters of interest to Republican Party Chairman and retiring Prosecutor Dan Murphy by the advertised date of Friday, July 12.  Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Kelly Gaumer and Attorney Blair Todd both spoke of their qualifications to hold office and their commitment to the Pulaski County community and the Republican Party.

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Confusion Remains over Pulaski County Highway Department Seasonal Employees’ Pay Rate

Some Pulaski County Highway Department employees will have to wait a bit longer before finding out whether they’ll get a pay raise. Highway Superintendent Terry Ruff asked the county council last week for a final decision on the pay rate for seasonal employees. “The seasonal is the mower guys and what we’re doing, the blacktop and everything, in the summertime,” Ruff explained.

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Oregon-Davis Parents Suggest Partnering with Businesses to Save Money on Facilities Upgrades

As the Oregon-Davis School Corporation considers potential facilities upgrades, some parents are thinking outside the box, to find ways to keep costs down. During a facilities tour Wednesday, Superintendent Dr. Don Harman noted that the baseball field could use a new press box, as well as some other improvements, while the bleachers at the track need a new foundation to help with drainage issues.

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Oregon-Davis School Board to Consider Updated High School Administration Recommendation

Oregon-Davis School Board

The Oregon-Davis School Board will make another attempt at selecting high school administrators tonight. Last week, board members narrowly rejected a proposal that would have seen Superintendent Dr. Don Harman add the junior/senior high school principal’s job to his existing duties for the coming school year. Agriculture teacher Andrew Carlin would have become the assistant principal, while newly-hired math teacher Jerry Miller would have served as athletic director.

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Pulaski County Commissioners to Choose Veterans Service Officer, Discuss IT Contractor

Pulaski County Commissioners: Mike McClure, Jerry Locke, Kenny Becker

The Pulaski County Commissioners may appoint a new veterans service officer this morning. They were initially scheduled to make an appointment back in May, but the process was delayed after a district officer from the Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs pointed out that there were several requirements that weren’t in the county’s job description.

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Starke County Council, Commissioners to Meet Tonight

The Starke County Council members will meet in a joint meeting with the county commissioners tonight where they will consider a contract quote to continue radio services with J&K Communications.  Matthew Noonan from the Starke County Communications Committee presented the one-year service agreement for $42,000 to the commissioners earlier this month.  They decided to discuss it tonight in a joint meeting with the council members.

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