Even though the Sand Hill Farms project is moving forward, the Town of Culver and the Culver Redevelopment Commission (CRC) are keeping housing options open.
The Sand Hill Farms project is a workforce housing development project that will include a proposed 24-unit apartment building on Jefferson Street. The town council and the CRC are funding the infrastructure to the property. If the town wins the Stellar Communities designation, more funding could be available for a low-income based housing development.
An opportunity to taste Culver’s finest cuisine will be offered in an elite setting on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET.
Over 10 restaurants will present their best in what the Culver Chamber of Commerce calls a “festival atmosphere” tomorrow afternoon. In addition to the many varieties of food, enjoy live music from a local musician and a wide range of spirits and other refreshments.
A confined animal feeding operation planned for rural Pulaski County is drawing complaints from local residents. Under the proposal, four wean-to-finish pig production buildings could be constructed near county roads 300 South and 700 West.
Starke County will soon be looking for a new department head as a result of the state-mandated nepotism policy. It prohibits spouses from working in a supervisory role over one another. Continue reading →
North Judson has officially parted ways with former town marshal John Ramos. The town council voted Monday to accept his resignation. It came as part of a settlement agreement, which the council also approved.
Preschool children attending Knox schools will have a safer bus ride.
The Knox Community School Board approved the purchase of two mini buses that have seats with lap belts and shoulder harnesses. The state will require this proper safety equipment in buses transporting preschool children beginning in January 2018, according to Transportation Director Mark Jensen.
Starke County residents can dispose of their household hazardous waste Friday and Saturday at the county highway garage north of Knox.
Friday’s collection event will take place from 3 until 5 p.m. Residents can dispose of up to four tires for free over the course of the two-day event. Any tire that’s 54 inches or larger must be quartered, or a $75 fee per tire will be charged. Continue reading →
A two-vehicle collision in Porter County last night claimed the lives of three North Judson residents and sent a fourth to a Chicago hospital.
It happened on State Road 8 in Boone Township, according to information from the Porter County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators say eastbound traffic was stopped in front of a driveway at 319 West State Road 8 waiting for a vehicle to turn left into a driveway. Continue reading →
Water and sewer rate hikes were approved by the North Judson Town Council Monday. The average sewer bill will go up 25 percent or just over nine dollars, according to accounting firm Umbaugh and Associates. Water bills will increase by 30 percent or $4.60, on average. The last time North Judson increased its rates was in 2008. Continue reading →
A longtime law enforcement officer will soon be in charge of code enforcement for the City of Knox. Kenny Pfost has been appointed as the city’s director of building and code compliance by Mayor Dennis Estok. Pfost will also serve as planning administrator, following action by the Knox Plan Commission Tuesday.
The former Pleasant View Rest Home has been sold to an out-of-county resident. Tristan Clark bought the property at auction Saturday for $26,000. The Pulaski County Commissioners voted Monday to finalize the sale and sign the contracts.
The Town of Winamac continues to try to keep up with dying ash trees in the Town Park. Several have been cut down in the past year or so, but Park Manager Dave DeLorenzo estimates that about 75 remain.
The North Judson-San Pierre School Board last night hired a new boy’s basketball coach. Superintendent Dr. Annette Zupin says the position was posted twice. The second time five candidates applied, but none were licensed in the teaching areas currently open within the corporation. Continue reading →