Winamac’s parks are a step closer to getting some new drinking fountains. Park board members previously agreed to accept the donation of two decorative drinking fountains for the Town Park. An ADA-compliant drinking fountain is set to be placed along the trail, in the area of the basketball courts. The other fountain would replace the one that currently stands between the swinging bridge and the restrooms. Board members had also agreed to share the cost of a drinking fountain to be placed in Rinehart Park.
School officials will have a chance to contest their A-F accountability grades this year, following a decision made by the Indiana State Board of Education. When board members met this month, they approved procedures that will allow Indiana schools to appeal their upcoming A-F grade. Continue reading
North Judson Town Council members received an update about the potential expansion at Highland Cemetery when they met Tuesday night. Continue reading
The Starke County Commissioners are considering the construction of a new building to house the Starke County Environmental Management Agency.
The Pulaski County Commissioners have agreed to a funding arrangement for the relocation of the Emergency Management Agency’s radio equipment. The EMA is moving from the courthouse to the former Winamac Masonic Lodge. Moving the radio antennas is expected to cost $10,000.
The Winamac Park Board is looking to add some more maintenance help. Based on a recent work session on the upkeep of the town’s parks, Park Board President Courtney Poor says he’s come to the conclusion that Park Manager Dave DeLorenzo needs more help.
If you’re interested in preparing yourself to provide assistance in the event of an emergency, you should consider attending the free Red Cross volunteer training session scheduled for Sunday, September 23rd.
This training course is being held in conjunction with the Starke County COAD’s efforts to form a local Disaster Action Team. The course will be held at the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Knox. Prospective volunteers should show up around noon CST. Continue reading
The Culver Town Council approved a request from the Marshall County Health Department to host a closed POD for medication disbursement in the town.
If you owe Pulaski County money, the county will soon be able to garnish your state income tax refunds. The county commissioners Tuesday agreed to take part in the Tax Refund and Exchange Compliance System.
Some fire departments are still reporting radio issues in Starke County.
North Judson Town Council members took a major step toward getting an official town website created when they met this week.
Clerk-Treasurer Andrew Rowe told council members on Tuesday that he’s been having conversations with Brian Pinson from SpiderByte IT about the costs associated with such a project. Continue reading
The Annual Starke County Economic Development Foundation Manufacturers Day is about a month away.
For the last six years, the SCEDF has partnered with the Oregon-Davis, North Judson-San Pierre, Knox and Culver School Corporations to provide this opportunity to middle school students in Starke County. Continue reading
Groups using Knox school facilities would officially be banned from holding events with alcohol or betting, under a policy proposal presented to the school board last month. Superintendent Dr. William Reichhart said that would mean that outside organizations wouldn’t be allowed to hold bingo events at school facilities, but raffles held by school groups could continue, since they wouldn’t fall under this policy. It’s one of several policy updates recommended by policy consultant NEOLA.
Culver Park Superintendent Amber Cowell presented a rough draft of a revised facility rental fee guide to the Culver Town Council members last week to include the newly built Damore Amphitheater in the Culver-Union Township Park.
There is an open seat on the Knox Planning Commission.
Planning Commission members intended to approve an appointment during their meeting Tuesday night but since the individual who was up for approval also serves on the Hospital Board they were unable to fill the open position. Continue reading
The Winamac Park Board will get an update on drinking fountains when it meets tonight. Board members previously agreed to accept the donation of two decorative drinking fountains for the Town Park and to share the cost of another drinking fountain to be placed in Rinehart Park.
Culver parents are encouraged to attend tonight’s Meet, Greet and Craft event with the Culver PTO at Main Street Studio.
The event will kick-off at 5:30 p.m. and wrap up around 7:30 p.m. EDT. Children are welcome and will be able to hang out in the ‘Mini Main Street’ play area while adults mingle. Continue reading
The Starke County Commissioners discussed a request put forth by Sheriff Bill Dulin Tuesday night concerning additional staff at the Sheriff’s Department.
A Pulaski County Sheriff’s deputy is being credited with saving the life of a Bass Lake man over the Labor Day weekend. Deputy Branson Eber was eating dinner at Poblanos in Winamac when it happened, according to Sheriff Jeff Richwine. “Some person in there starts choking, falls over, and he does the Heimlich maneuver and gets him recovered,” Richwine told the county commissioners Tuesday. “And so when I get to work this morning, I’ve got a message from a lady from Bass Lake saying, ‘Hey, I wanted to thank you for having such a good deputy. He just saved my husband’s life at Pablanos, and we’re forever grateful.’”
Knox High School’s pit area may be gone, but it continues to be a topic of discussion during school board meetings. Principal Dr. Elizabeth Ratliff told board members last month that the area where the pit used to be has gotten some new furniture. “The nice part is the kids love it,” she said. “So we’re seeing anywhere from 25 to 30 kids sitting in there every day. By being able to spread out the chairs, they’re really enjoying it, taking good care of it. So that’s been a very positive addition, also.”