The Pulaski County Council will reorganize for 2020 when members meet tonight. In addition to choosing a president and vice-president, council members will also appoint a representative to the Kankakee-Iroquois Regional Planning Commission.Continue reading
The Winamac Town Council is expected to organize for the New Year and address council appointments when members meet tonight.Continue reading
The Eastern Pulaski School Board will hold its first meeting of the year tonight. It will be the board’s first meeting since Dara Chezem officially took over as superintendent on January 1.Continue reading
River levels are starting to rise in the local area. As of Saturday afternoon, the Kankakee River at Davis was approaching the “action stage” of nine feet, according to the National Weather Service. It’s forecast to reach moderate flood stage tomorrow, cresting at 12.5 feet.Continue reading
A student-led effort to make sure classmates have access to toiletries, clothing, and other necessities is off to a good start. Knox Middle School Principal Jake Skelly told the school board Tuesday that the Redskins Closet is going extremely well.Continue reading
The next round of applications for the Community Crossings Matching Grant opened on Monday and the Starke County Highway Department intends to apply for a few different projects.Continue reading
The Comfort Closet initiated at the West Central High School in the fall is a success.Continue reading
North Judson Town Marshal Kelly Fisher provided council members with an update about the newest addition to the full-time force when they met Monday Night.Continue reading
Upgrades to Pulaski County’s 911 Center may be finished by this spring. Sheriff Jeff Richwine told the county commissioners that Motorola delivered the new CallWorks dispatch system on Monday.Continue reading
The list of officials for the Town of Hamlet will largely stay the same in 2020. During the town council’s first meeting of the year Wednesday, Town Marshal Clint Norem, Street Superintendent Kevin Leinbach, and Town Attorney Martin Bedrock were all reappointed. So were Water Operator Jason Cox and Wastewater Operator Jason Clemons.Continue reading
The National Weather Service has scaled back the threat of flooding in this latest weather event.Continue reading
When the Starke County Commissioners met Monday night, they organized for the New Year.Continue reading
Pulaski County’s new coroner is settling into the job. Jon Frain took over the position January 1, following the retirement of John Behny.Continue reading
The Knox Community School Corporation is reporting financial stability, despite a few challenges.Continue reading
Norwayne Field in North Judson was all decked out for the holidays but now it’s time to take those decorations down.Continue reading
The West Central School Board members considered the purchase of new doors at the elementary school.
Superintendent Dan Zylstra said the purchase is over $200,000, but a Secured School Safety grant award in the amount of $100,000 will be used toward the claim.
He stated in a previous meeting that the classroom doors are original to the building. Some doors will be keyed differently to secure different parts of the building and the grant funds will also help with that cost.
The school board unanimously approved the requisition as presented.
The board also unanimously approved the renewal of computer licenses as listed in the requisitions list.
The Culver School Board took action Monday to make sure the Operations Fund has enough money in 2020. Superintendent Karen Shuman says $200,000 was transferred from the Education Fund.Continue reading
The Town of Hamlet continues to pursue sidewalk upgrades. On Wednesday, the town council agreed to take applications for the next round of the 50/50 sidewalk replacement program. Under the program, the town splits the cost of sidewalk upgrades with interested property owners.Continue reading
A couple LaPorte County school districts have been awarded funding through the Indiana Department of Education’s STEM Acceleration Grants. The department says it opened a second round of grants for this school year, since additional funding was available.Continue reading
Emergency Management Agency Directors in Marshall County and Starke County warn residents of weather hazards with the amount of rainfall predicted in the next few days.Continue reading