To give Starke County residents a chance to peruse some potential presents from local vendors and businesses, the Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Holiday Market on the first four Saturdays in December. Continue reading
The Knox-Center Township Fire Department firefighters battled an outbuilding fire Wednesday morning.
Pulaski County Chief Deputy Coroner Jon Frain is apparently back on the job, after resigning amid a wage dispute. Coroner John Behny told the county commissioners Monday he rehired Frain, when the Coroner’s Office found itself short-staffed a couple weeks ago. “I was away for an autopsy, had to leave the county,” Behny explained. “We got another call. Fulton County assisted Mr. Frain. So we were grateful that he was there and was able to respond in a very timely manner. That helped EMS and first responders and our sheriff’s deputies.”
The Starke County Commissioners opened a public hearing concerning the application for a planning grant to get the county closer to a possible finalist status in the selection of next year’s Regional Stellar Communities Designation Program.
The West Central School Board members last week took a look at funding for the Career and Technical Education classes offered, according to Superintendent Don Street.
A Habitat for Humanity Representative submitted a request to the North Judson Town Council Monday night.
Ernie Smith spoke on behalf of the organization and said that volunteers are going to install a wheelchair ramp at a residence near the Girl Scout Cabin on Talmer Avenue. He asked the council if they’d be willing to waive the $50 permit fee to do the work. Continue reading
Winamac’s new drinking fountains have been installed. Now, the park board plans to recognize one of the donors. Two decorative drinking fountains were placed in the Town Park: an ADA-compliant fountain along the trail near the basketball courts and one to replace the fountain between the swinging bridge and the restrooms. The park board shared the cost of a third drinking fountain for Rinehart Park with the town’s Lion’s Club.
It was a big night for Starke County Republican candidates in the November General Election.
The Culver Community Schools Corporation referendum passed, according to the majority voters who cast a ballot in the four districts that make up the corporation.
Pulaski County’s General Election ended with some incumbents unseated in tight races. Democrat Linda Powers lost her District 3 County Council seat to Republican Brian Young by a margin of 56-to-44 percent. Winamac Town Council Member Dan Vanaman lost his at-large seat by just five votes, coming behind fellow Republican Alvin Parish and Democratic challenger Dave Schambers.
The communications vendor for Starke County’s fire departments is still working on issues experienced with radio communications.
Voters head to the polls today, but several Starke and Pulaski County residents have already cast their ballots. The Starke County Clerk’s Office reports that 1,795 voted early in-person. Another 232 Starke County residents voted by mail, while 35 voted by travel board.
North Judson Town Council members were required to make an amendment to the Town’s 2018 water revenue bonds ordinance when they met Monday night.
As previously reported, the Town is funding their drinking water project with money from a State Revolving Fund (SRF) loan. When members initially passed the water revenue bond ordinance, they included the anticipated interest rate which was 3.25 percent. Continue reading
Winamac Town Council members discussed the employee salary ordinance for 2019 when they met last Tuesday.
Clerk-Treasurer Melanie Berger encouraged the council to make a decision about the ordinance prior to their next meeting since at least one council member will be absent in November. Continue reading
Tree removal continues in the Winamac Town Park, but some new ones are also being planted. Practical Tree Service has completed the removal of 15 trees according to the town’s specifications, according to Park Manager Dave DeLorenzo. He told the town’s park board last week that he also plans to remove some smaller ash trees himself, and he’s already cut one down by the volleyball courts.
West Central School Corporation students will be part of a body safety presentation on Nov. 13.
Police say a fight at the Plymouth Walmart resulted in a North Judson man being taken into custody Sunday. Plymouth Police say they were called to the store just before 2:00 p.m. EST, regarding a fight between a man and a woman.
The Eastern Pulaski School Corporation’s school bus drivers will be providing training on bus safety to all students who ride the bus and the rest of the student body.
Tomorrow is Election Day! Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time tomorrow.