The Culver Community Schools Corporation will now officially be able to use its referendum revenues, following action by the school board. In November, voters agreed to let the school district raise property taxes by up to 17 cents per $100 of assessed valuation for an eight-year period. The school board took a final step Monday by establishing a Referendum Fund to accept that money.Continue reading
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Saturday in many Northern Indiana counties, including Marshall, Pulaski, and Starke.
In Pulaski County, the Advisory goes into effect at 5 a.m. EST on Saturday while in Starke and Marshall Counties, it is anticipated to go into effect at 8 a.m. EST. The Winter Weather Advisory in all three counties will remain in effect until midnight.Continue reading
North Judson’s Town Marshal has been coordinating with officials at Knox City Court in order to add more teeth to the town’s procedures for dealing with loose dogs.Continue reading
A lack of heat caused a delay in construction at the new Starke County Solid Waste Building.Continue reading
Hamlet town employees are getting a three-percent pay raise for 2019. The town council finalized the salary ordinance for appointed officials Wednesday, after approving a similar raise for elected officials last month.Continue reading
The new space for the Pulaski County Coroner’s Office is almost complete. Maintenance Director Jeff Johnston told the county commissioners Monday that he was looking to move the morgue into the West Annex by the end of this week.Continue reading
Mayoral appointments were addressed during Tuesday night’s Knox City Council meeting.Continue reading
Officials with the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs recognized local communities in a ceremony in Indianapolis on Wednesday. Those entities recognized are working to grow their communities.Continue reading
The Oregon-Davis School Board welcomed two new members during its annual reorganization meeting Wednesday. Kyle Hinds and Brandie Ecker were sworn into office, along with returning member Chris Lawrence, according to Superintendent Dr. Don Harman.Continue reading
Plans for the Lake Maxinkuckee Bike and Walking Trail and other Stellar Community projects are moving ahead in the Town of Culver. Town Manager Jonathan Leist told the town council Tuesday that the first quarterly update meetings on the three INDOT-funded projects were held last week. Those include the Lake Maxinkuckee Trail, West Jefferson Gateway, and State Road 10 sidewalks.Continue reading
Officials with the Indiana Department of Correction report that an employee of the Westville Correctional Facility is facing two felony charges after allegedly attempting to traffic with an offender.Continue reading
Three Democrats filed to run for office in the City of Knox on the first day of filing Wednesday. Mayor Dennis Estok and District 3 City Council Member Jeff V. Berg both filed for reelection, according to the Starke County Clerk’s Office, while Colleen A. Hodge filed to run for clerk-treasurer. Incumbent Jeff Houston is not seeking another term.Continue reading
New Pulaski Circuit Court Judge Mary Welker has a bit of organizing to do, as she settles into her new position. She told the county commissioners Monday that Judge Michael Shurn appears to have left behind some unfinished paperwork when he left office. “There’s 300 to 400 files that are waiting on orders, and I think everybody knows that that was an issue. And as judge, I have two choices. I can just give those files to Judge Shurn and say he has to do them, or our staff can do them, make sure they get done, make sure they get signed, make sure they get filed, and I think that’s the only appropriate way to deal with it because there’s 300 or 400 of them.”Continue reading
The Starke County Commissioners reorganized during their first meeting of the year. Charlie Chesak was appointed as commission president, Kathy Norem was appointed Vice President while newly-elected Commissioner Bryan Cavendar was appointed secretary. County Attorney Marty Lucas was retained as counsel.Continue reading
Knox City Council members amended the Salary Ordinance for 2019 in order to account for a new School Resource Officer position.Continue reading
The Town of Hamlet has a new street superintendent. The town council opted not to reappoint Fred Rowe to the position Wednesday, and instead promoted Street Department employee Kevin Leinbach to the position.Continue reading
The North Judson Town Council reorganized when the met Monday evening.
Councilman John Rowe will replace Councilwoman Wendy Hoppe as the President and Councilman Josh Brown was selected to be the Vice President.Continue reading
Entities involved Starke County’s Stellar efforts are currently working to update their comprehensive plans to meet a program requirement set by the Office of Community and Rural Affairs.Continue reading
Culver-Union Township EMS will have to wait until February for a decision on its proposed rate increase. Back in October, EMS Director Kathy Hart presented proposals to raise rates by 20 or 25 percent. But up until now, no public hearing has been scheduled to move ahead with the process.Continue reading
A resident had to be airlifted to an Illinois hospital after receiving a severe injur at a North Judson home on Wednesday.
According to Town Marshal Kelly Fisher, NJPD, the North Judson-Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department and Starke County EMS all responded to a severe injury call at a residence on George Street around 4 p.m. on January 9th.Continue reading