The Eastern Pulaski School Board will meet tonight as they continue to search for a new superintendent.Continue reading
Over the weekend, Knox Mayor Dennis Estok announced that work has begun on the tennis courts meaning that residents will soon be able to play “Pickle Ball” in Wythogan Park.Continue reading
A small airplane crash in Starke County Sunday evening left one person injured. The Starke County Sheriff’s Office says it happened just before 7:30 p.m. near U.S. 35 and County Road 800 South. When emergency crews arrived, they reportedly found a crop dusting plane in a field.Continue reading
A house explosion occurred at a Kewanna home today.
The Pulaski County Coroner’s Office confirmed that one death occurred at 5806 E. 250 S. in Kewanna. The identity of the decedent, along with the manner and cause of death, are pending. The incident remains under investigation. More information will be released as it becomes available.
An autopsy is scheduled for Monday, but it may take several weeks before any information is revealed.
Indiana Department of Homeland Security responded to the scene, along with the Indiana State Police, Indiana State Fire Marshal, Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department, Pulaski County Coroner’s Office, Kewanna Police Department, Winamac Police Department, Kewanna Fire Department, Winamac Fire Department, Star City Fire Department, Pulaski County EMS, Parkview Samaritan, and Lutheran EMS.
Thanks to a grant award of nearly $100,000, the LaCrosse Volunteer Fire Department will be able to secure some new equipment that will help improve efficiency and safety.Continue reading
Upgraded heating and cooling systems, a new secure entrance, and some athletic facility improvements are some of the needs that the Oregon-Davis School Corporation will have to address in the coming years. Superintendent Dr. Don Harman and Head of Maintenance Scott Taylor led the school board on a facilities tour Wednesday.Continue reading
The West Central School Board members approved a proposed realignment in the secondary administrative staff on Thursday night.Continue reading
Pulaski County could get another $40,000 in highway funding by having a highway engineer. County Council Member Kathi Thompson raised the possibility with the county commissioners last week.Continue reading
With the operator of Chicago, Fort Wayne, and Eastern Railroad about to seek regulatory approval for a planned acquisition, some Hamlet officials are making their opinions known to the federal government. Genesee & Wyoming has announced that it’s set to be acquired by Brookfield Infrastructure and investment firm GIC for about $8.4 billion.Continue reading
Pulaski County sheriff’s deputies have been busy recently, and that’s led to a significant shortfall in the department’s overtime budget. The county council voted Monday to transfer a total of $27,000 out of the deputy salary and part-time dispatcher salary line items, to fill the gap.Continue reading
The Oregon-Davis School Board took action on their transfer student policy when members met Monday evening.
Superintendent Dr. Don Harman stated that the recommended policy will reflect the corporation’s desire to grow in the coming school year.Continue reading
North Judson Town Council members discussed the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum and a proposed railroad tie replacement project when members met for their first meeting of the month.Continue reading
Culver Town Council members are still awaiting the release of funds so the Cavalier Sports Park project can continue forward.Continue reading
Knox officials held a discussion over this year’s Family Fun Day and Fireworks Display during Tuesday night’s city council meeting.
Mayor Estok took time during his report to recognize the individuals who helped make the day possible.Continue reading
Due to losses caused by flooding and excessive rain this planting season, Governor Eric Holcomb is requesting that a U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretarial disaster designation be put in place for 88 Hoosier counties, including Starke, Marshall and Pulaski.Continue reading
Firefighters from the North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Department battled a house fire in the 5,000 South block of Holiday Street on Thursday night.Continue reading
The Hamlet Park Board’s wish list of projects could become a reality, if the Constellation of Starke region is designated a Stellar Community. During an update to the town council Tuesday, Ron Gifford with the Starke County Economic Development Foundation said that communities around the county are working with planning consultant DLZ to come up with projects that might be eligible for Stellar funding.Continue reading
Oregon-Davis School Board members took action Monday night to continue a partnership with the Town of Hamlet.
Superintendent Dr. Don Harman spoke a bit about a memorandum of understanding that was up for board approval, noting that it was related to extending the employment of the current Student Resource Officer.Continue reading
A question about whether a school bus may use the easement alongside a roadway to pick up students has generated a response from the Pulaski County attorney but no formal action from the commissioners. Back in June, Culver Community Schools Superintendent Karen Shuman asked for a decision, after a Monterey-area family expressed concern with the pickup location.Continue reading
As the Pulaski County Maintenance Department prepares to take over lawn care at county properties, the county council has approved a funding measure that would allow the department to keep its new part-time employee.Continue reading