The Winamac Park Board’s application for grant funding for Town Park upgrades appears to have gotten state approval. The town hasn’t officially received an award letter, but DNR officials told Park Board Secretary Kim Burke that the application is on the state-approved list.
Winamac Town Council members held a bid opening for the Town’s wastewater project when they met in a special session on Tuesday.
Only one bid was received for the project and it was from Crosby Construction. They provided a total base bid of $1,475,000 and listed an alternate amount of $55,000. Continue reading
Knox Middle School is reporting success with its new after-school tutoring program. Principal Jake Skelly told the school board last week that between Math and English/Language Arts, about 44 students have been taking part.
In an effort to provide some assistance to the families impacted by Tuesday’s bus stop accident in Rochester, all Good to Go Convenience Stores will be accepting donations now until Sunday, November 11th.
Some nearby locations include Culver, Medaryville, North Judson and Winamac. Continue reading
The man found guilty of killing a Starke County resident will be sentenced next week.
A man accused of killing his father and his father’s girlfriend at a home in Winamac in March will appear for a final Pre-Trial hearing in Pulaski Circuit Court on Tuesday, Jan. 29.
Pulaski County Election Board members were required to approve a few legal notices when they met Monday afternoon.
Both notices appeared in the paper by the required deadline. One of the notices provided the voting location and the other was an example of the full ballot that voters will see on Election Day. With a unanimous vote, members approved the notices.
Additionally, election board members decided what to feed courthouse workers on the day of the election. Continue reading
Get ready to “fall back” this weekend. Daylight Saving Time officially ends Sunday at 2:00 a.m. That means clocks should be moved back one hour before going to bed on Saturday.
Blessed Katharina Kasper was canonized on Oct. 14 by Pope Francis in Rome. She is now known as Saint Katharina Kasper. She founded the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ in 1851.
Starting today, qualifying residents can get help with their heating and electric bills. The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has begun for the winter. The federally-funded program runs from now until the middle of May, and residents can apply at any time.
If you’re interested in being one of “Santa’s little helpers” during this year’s Peppermint Parade in Knox, be sure to attend the planning meeting scheduled for later this month.
When the city council met last Tuesday, Mayor Dennis Estok announced that a meeting to coordinate volunteer efforts event will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7th in the Nancy J. Dembowski Center.
Estok noted that the Peppermint Parade will take place on Saturday, December 1st. He added, “That’s when Santa Claus comes to town and then we go to the park to the Santa Claus house and he greets the kids. We give out hot chocolate and s’mores.” Continue reading
The members of the Psi Iota Xi Sorority in Knox invite you to the Winter Wonderful craft and vendor show on Saturday, Nov. 3
The Winamac Park Board is expected to get an update tonight on its application for grant funds for Town Park upgrades. The park board has applied for a Land and Water Conservation Fund matching grant to help pay for the replacement of the park’s main restrooms and get new equipment for the toddler playground. The application also contained various smaller items, including a permanent cornhole court, frisbee golf equipment, new basketball backboards, and a new bench.
The Starke County Dispatch Center received a call on Wednesday in reference to an individual who was activating blue emergency lights in their vehicle, attempting to pull people over, without the proper authority. Continue reading
A court date has been set for the Rochester woman who faces multiple charges related to Tuesday morning’s bus stop accident in Fulton County.
According to a staff member at the Fulton County Jail, Alyssa Shepherd’s initial hearing date is set for Tuesday, November 13th at 8:30 a.m.
She faces three felony charges of reckless homicide and one misdemeanor charge of passing a school bus, when the arm signal device is extended, causing an injury. Continue reading
A Rochester woman was arrested shortly after 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday for her alleged involvement with a fatal accident at a Fulton County bus stop.
An investigation by Indiana State Police officers resulted in the arrest of 24-year-old Alyssa L. Shepherd. According to an ISP news release, Shepherd was taken into custody while at her place of employment when officers served her with a Fulton Superior Court arrest warrant.
The warrant alleged three felony charges for reckless homicide and a misdemeanor count for passing a school bus, with the stop arm extended, causing an injury. Continue reading
A Walkerton woman was sentenced in Starke Circuit Court on Tuesday morning on a Level 5 Felony charge of attempted trafficking with an inmate.
Pulaski County officials are hopeful that the courthouse’s new elevator will be ready in time for Monday’s county commissioners meeting, in spite of a last-minute hiccup. Maintenance Director Jeff Johnston says a fire alarm issue means the elevator probably won’t be in service by tomorrow, as previously announced. But the contractor says it should still be ready for Monday, according to Johnston. He adds that crews are working diligently to get it done.