The North Judson Town Council is scheduled to meet tonight at 6:30 p.m.Continue reading
The Knox School Board will continue to discuss potential facility upgrades during a work session tonight. Representatives from architectural firm Schmidt Associates will share the results of the findings of a community task force. The group met five times between December and March to review the existing facilities and determine some goals for the future.Continue reading
As the Starke County Park Board monitors improvements at the Bass Lake Beach and Campground, what qualifies as a capital improvement and what should be considered normal maintenance continues to be discussed.Continue reading
Pulaski County officials may be looking to restructure their meetings, as some county council members call for more discussion about the courthouse. During Monday’s meeting, Council Member Kathi Thompson again raised the issues of the building’s current needs, as well as future renovation or replacement plans.Continue reading
The Winamac Park Board was authorized to start researching options for a splash pad after Town Council members voted 3-1 to eliminate the pool project from future consideration Monday night.Continue reading
Eastern Pulaski school officials continue looking for answers, after cracks began forming in the newly-repaved parking lots.Continue reading
A recent gas spill at the BP gas station in Knox was a topic of discussion when members of the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) met this week.
The LEPC is a group of officials that represent local agencies which respond to emergencies in various capacities.Continue reading
The Knox SCILL Center and Kersting’s Cycle Center teamed up together to build a custom motorcycle for Harley-Davidson’s “Battle of the Kings” event.Continue reading
Knox City Council members were alerted that more $8,900 was collected for various sewer and mowing liens during the Clerk-Treasurer’s report at Tuesday night’s meeting.Continue reading
The Culver Town Council members are moving ahead to join HGAC to get the best prices on equipment.
The council members voted in favor of a motion to allow Council President Ginny Bess Munroe to sign the papers with the purchasing consortium. The Culver-Union Township Fire Department is interested in a bid through Rosenbauer, a Minnesota company, for an aerial fire truck.
HGAC gathers bids from all over the country and then all state and municipal governments can agree to be a part of the consortium to get a state bid on equipment.
A bid for an aerial fire truck has not been approved at this point. Fire Chief Terry Wakefield said donations for the truck are still coming in which are appreciated. The Historical Society will be doing a program on the fire department this summer and it could be an opportunity to help gather funds for the new fire truck.
Culver Elementary School is getting a new outdoor classroom, and volunteers are being sought to help with the installation. The school recently got a $5,000 grant from the Lowe’s Toolbox for Education, according to a school press release. That money will be used to install an outdoor classroom, which will include covered seating, an art area, space for gardening and science projects, and bird watching tools.Continue reading
After a couple months of discussion, the Pulaski County Council has approve a salary change for a staff member in the Prosecutor’s Office. The county council voted five-to-two Monday to tie the victim’s assistance coordinator’s pay rate to the level specified by the grant that funds the position, as requested by Prosecutor Dan Murphy back in January.Continue reading
Pulaski County will not be holding a primary election this May, due to a lack of contested races. The county election board made it official Thursday, by formally approving a motion not to have a primary this year. Clerk JoLynn Behny explained, “The only two municipalities that are having elections are the Town of Medaryville – and they have no contested seats, and nobody is running for Medaryville town clerk – and the Town of Monterey has chosen to have a convention.”Continue reading
After a six month break between meetings, the Starke County Park Board has picked up its discussion on the Bass Lake Beach House patio. On Tuesday, board members directed the facility’s manager, Larry Clarich, to get quotes for what it would cost to have an engineer visit the site, while making short-term repairs in the meantime.Continue reading
A potential recycling service collaboration between Pulaski County and the Town of Winamac was covered at Monday night’s town council meeting.Continue reading
Eastern Pulaski school officials hope to select a new high school principal within the next couple months. Rick DeFries is stepping down at the end of the school year to take over as principal at Covenant Christian High School in DeMotte.Continue reading
Starke County Economic Development Foundation Executive Director Larry Wickert responded to recent comments published about what the organization is doing to attract business and industry to the county.Continue reading
Pulaski County Human Services is once again asking the county to help with the cost of a new van.Continue reading
A unique opportunity for local business owners was highlighted during Tuesday night’s Knox City Council meeting.
Mayor Dennis Estok reminded council members and meeting attendees about this Saturday’s Pop-Up Store ribbon cutting.
Officials will be unveiling the new establishment at 10 S. Main Street tomorrow at 12 p.m.Continue reading