The West Central School Board last week approved a pay raise for Superintendent Don Street. Continue reading
The Knox Community School Corporation will incorporate eLearning in the next school year. This will be an opportunity for students to be able to keep the stream of learning ongoing even if there is a day of school canceled due to inclement weather.
Director of Curriculum and Instruction Peggy Shidaker informed the board that the administrative team has put together plans for students to participate in an eLearning day.
She explained that the students will know what is expected of them on an eLearning day.
Learning targets will be posted online by 9 a.m. on a canceled day and by 10 a.m. on a delay day. Shidaker said students will be expected to cover content that would have been addressed if school had been in session for the day. Lessons will be a continuation of what’s been happening in the classroom.
Members of the Monterey Fire Department are teaming up with the American Red Cross to ensure members of their community stay safe in the event of a house fire. They will be doing a door-to-door canvassing campaign on Sunday, June 11 starting at 12:30 p.m. EDT. Continue reading
Indiana State Fair officials have announced the second round of free concerts during this year’s event. Continue reading
The Town of North Judson continues making preparations for the demolition of 205 and 207 Lane Street, but a few steps remain, before the building can be removed. A structural report by engineering firm DLZ found the building to be in “critical condition” and unsafe for entry.
The Winamac Park Board is looking for the public’s input on proposed upgrades to Veterans Memorial Park. Board members have been considering the addition of a decorative archway, and the VFW and American Legion have each offered to donate a bench. On top of that, the American Legion has offered to place its cannon in the park, should it decide to sell its current building.
The North Judson-San Pierre School Board will approve the creation of a deputy treasurer position when they meet this evening. Their special called meeting will start at 5 p.m. at the administration office. Continue reading
West Central School lunch prices are not going up during the next school year. Continue reading
The Knox Community School Board members approved a small increase in breakfast and lunch prices for the 2017-2018 school year.
Interim Superintendent Jim Dermody and Food Services Director Sandra Landry discussed the federal guidelines with pricing and fiscal responsibility concerning cafeteria prices.
Members of the law enforcement community paused Monday to remember the three members of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department who lost their lives in the line of duty. Continue reading
The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office is still putting the pieces together, after a series of crashes kept deputies busy over the weekend. On Sunday, police responded to County Road 950 West, after a vehicle apparently crashed into a barricade where the road dead ends at Interstate 94. A man with serious head injuries was found lying next to the car.
A single-vehicle motorcycle crash late Sunday* night in San Pierre claimed the life of a Wheatfield man and seriously injured his passenger. It happened just after 11:30 p.m. on U.S. 421. Continue reading
The resignation of Town Marshal John Ramos, utility rate hikes, and curbside recycling will all be discussed during tonight’s North Judson Town Council meeting.
The Starke County Commissioners will consider additional updates to the courthouse when they meet this evening. Their agenda includes discussion of an ADA-compliant elevator, which would be paid for with a grant from the Kankakee-Iroquois Regional Planning Commission. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Fairgrounds will soon get updated restrooms. Organizers of the Pulaski County 4-H Fair and Northern Indiana Power from the Past told the Winamac Park Board last week they plan to work together to improve accessibility at the facilities. Continue reading
Culver Police Chief Wayne Bean is looking to hire officers for the department.
He told the Culver Town Council during their last meeting that one officer resigned the previous day and he will replace that officer. He is already reviewing applications for another vacancy in the department. As he reviews the applications, Chief Bean said he may go ahead and hire two in this round. He may choose to re-advertise for officers to gather more applications.
The local chapter of an international organization wants your old shoes. Philanthropic Educational Organization, P.E.O. for short, has teamed up with an organization called Funds2Orgs.com for a shoe drive. The nonprofit international women’s sisterhood raises money to help women meet their educational goals and dreams. Local member Jacalyn Ciboch says the local chapter is very active. Continue reading
The Knox Community School Board members will have a full agenda when they meet in regular session tonight.
The board will approve the registration dates and times as well at the student and faculty handbooks for the upcoming school year. The board will also consider renewing a contract with The Crossing alternative school and they will be given an update on eLearning.
The Summer Food Service Program will assist Culver and area students at six different sites this summer.
Culver Community School Food Services Director Carin Clifton says children ages 18 and younger and people with disabilities who are still enrolled in K-12 educational programming are welcome to eat free meals this summer. She encourages students to take part in this opportunity to receive a nutritional meal. All meals must be eaten on site.