Plans are moving ahead for a light manufacturing business to move into the old Anvil & Saw property on Pulaski County Road 200 South. But Community Development Commission Executive Director Nathan Origer told the county council Monday that the business isn’t ready to formally request a tax abatement just yet.
A Winamac resident came before the town council this week to discuss the state of the town cemetery. At Monday’s Town Council meeting, long-time resident Al Breyfogle shared a story about his son’s cemetery plot.
He explained that his son passed away in October last year and was buried in the Winamac Cemetery. Breyfogle explained that he was notified when the headstone came in and when he went to take a look at it, he was dismayed to find that the cemetery was not mowed. Continue reading
The Hamlet Town Council approved funding arrangements Wednesday for some upcoming street repairs. Council member Brian Earnest said the town’s identified four sections of road in need of work, with the repairs to be done by the Starke County Highway Department. “The roads that they found were Maple Street from Plymouth Street to Oak Street, Madison Street from Hamlet to Main, Davis Street from Division to Lincoln, and Main Street from Terry to Madison. Those were the four roads,” he said. Continue reading
Knox Mayor Dennis Estok issued a reminder about an upcoming event at this week’s city council meeting.
During his report, Mayor Estok announced, “This Saturday is our last concert event of the year. We’ve got a great band coming. The band starts at 6 and the craft brewers will open up at 4.” Continue reading
Jan Dollahan Jr. was sentenced Thursday in Starke Circuit Court. Back in April, a jury found him guilty of criminal recklessness and invasion of privacy, after neighbors said he shot multiple rounds at their property, in an incident in May of 2016. Judge Kim Hall accepted those verdicts Thursday, according to court officials.
A railroad relic will be making its way through the Knox area via the Norfolk Southern Railway.
Starke County citizens have a chance to catch a glimpse of a steam engine train today. Dr. Walter Fritz contacted WKVI News to share some information about this opportunity. He noted that it will be coming through the Knox area around 11:15 a.m. Continue reading
Starke County is getting $50,000 to develop ways to expand broadband access. Starke and Marshall counties were among five rural Indiana communities awarded a Broadband Readiness Planning Grant.
The Monterey-Tippecanoe Township Public Library will be able to issue bonds for building improvements, following the approval of the Pulaski County Council Monday. Ryan Fetters with accounting firm Umbaugh and Associates said the bond issue won’t raise property taxes beyond their 2017 levels, although there will be a slight increase from the current rate.
Starke County officials will soon have a chance to show off the recent improvements to the County Forest. The County Highway Department recently upgraded the old access trail into a gravel road with a 10-to-12-car parking lot.
Winamac Town Council members held a brief public hearing over the proposed budget for 2019 when they met Monday night.
According to Indiana Gateway for Governmental Units, the Town of Winamac has a total budget estimate of $1,625,712 for next year. Within the budget, officials have placed $1,088,702 in the general fund and $25,000 in the rainy day fund. Continue reading
Culver residents will soon have the chance to weigh in on how candidates are nominated for elected town offices. The town council Tuesday continued discussing the possibility of letting voters choose candidates for council seats and the clerk-treasurer’s position during the May primary, according to Clerk-Treasurer Karen Heim. Under the current system, parties choose their candidates during a town convention.
When Knox City Council members met this week, Mayor Dennis Estok informed them about a proclamation he signed on Tuesday.
He told members, “I signed a proclamation proclaiming the week of September 29th as the Society of Saint Vincent DePaul Week.” Continue reading
A crash on U.S. 35 in rural LaPorte County Wednesday morning sent one person to the hospital. The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office says it happened around 7:20 just south of Schultz Road. Officers believe Rachel Tibbs, 67, of LaPorte, was driving south on U.S. 35 in a 2014 Ford SUV, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle left the roadway, traveled into a ditch, and overturned, coming to a rest on its roof.
The deterioration of the Bass Lake Beach House patio may be worse than originally thought. Now, the Starke County Park Board is demanding action from the facility’s operator, Callahan Development, LLC. Officials with the Starke County Highway Department recently took a look at the site to see what may need to be done, but they’ve determined that the project is too large for them to do themselves.
Some members of Pulaski County’s EMS staff are getting significant pay raises, following a salary matrix update approved by the county council Monday. That was in spite of some harsh criticism from EMS Director Bryan Corn. “Before you vote, I just want to ask you guys, each and every one of you, do you guys fully understand and are you guys fully okay with what’s going to happen when you do this?” he asked council members.
Following some internal renovations and the addition of new technology, the McDonald’s in Knox is holding a grand re-opening celebration at 11 a.m. tomorrow.
In addition to unveiling a more modernized look featuring self-service kiosks, the restaurant will be launching the MAC Grants program. Continue reading
The Winamac Town Park will soon be getting some new athletic equipment. Last week, the park board voted to let Park Manager Dave DeLorenzo buy a pair of portable full-size soccer goals.