The National Weather Service extended a flood warning for the Tippecanoe River above Winamac until late Monday night. The flood stage is at 10 feet and the water will crest near 11 feet Saturday night. At that time, extensive residential flooding occurs.
Farmers who are eager to get their crops in the ground will have to be patient following this week’s rainy weather.
Purdue Extension Educator for Agriculture and Natural Resources Eugene Matzat explained why it’s critical for farmers to sit tight for the time being.Continue reading
The winner of this year’s H.J. Halleck Community Service Award will be honored at a dinner later this month. Howard Conner has been selected as this year’s recipient by the Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce.Continue reading
As prescription drug abuse grips the nation, it’s important not to become part of the statistic.Continue reading
The City of Knox will host their annual spring clean-up ‘Dumpster Days’ this weekend to give residents a chance to clean up their yards and homes.Continue reading
The Winamac Park Board will try to figure out how to pay for the inspection of the Town Park’s “swinging bridge” tonight.Continue reading
Tobacco cessation efforts got a boost this week after Indiana received more than $136 million from tobacco product manufacturers under the Master Settlement Agreement.Continue reading
Washington Township Fire Chief Stuart Short reports a persistent fire at a residence on State Road 8 was finally extinguished around 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.
As a reminder, The Washington Township Fire Department first responded to the scene of the fire Tuesday evening.Continue reading
An incident at a residence on State Road 8 kept firefighters busy throughout the night into today.
A fire was reported at 135 E. SR 8 around 5:10 p.m. on Tuesday evening.Continue reading
As water levels continue to rise, Highway Department crews work to monitor the depth of water on roadways.Continue reading
The Pulaski County Courthouse has made Indiana Landmarks’ annual 10 Most Endangered List. Last December, county officials unveiled a preliminary plan that involved demolishing the 1895 courthouse and adding onto the Justice Center.Continue reading
Two defendants appeared before Starke Circuit Court Magistrate Jeanene Calabrese Tuesday afternoon for plea and sentencing hearings.Continue reading
During the annual Starke County Youth Club RadioThon this Friday, you’ll have a chance to hear all the ways that the organization’s afterschool, summertime and enrichment programs positively impact local kids.
Executive Director Irene Szakonyi recently visited with the Knox City Council to issue a reminder about the important role the community plays in keeping the program going.Continue reading
Work continues to address safety concerns at the Bass Lake Beach House patio. The facility’s operator, Callahan Development, LLC has made temporary repairs to the patio’s railing. Starke County Park Board Member Rik Ritzler gave an update during last week’s meeting, according to County Attorney Marty Lucas.Continue reading
Though it may not seem like it with this week’s rainy weather, golf cart season is right around the corner.
The Knox Police Department will host a registration event this weekend to make sure residents will be ready to roll when the time comes.Continue reading
Two Winamac High School graduates, who also happen to be sisters, were hired for open positions at the school Monday. The Eastern Pulaski School Board hired Cara Dulin to teach Family and Consumer Science at the middle and high schools, according to Superintendent Dan Foster.Continue reading
Pulaski County officials may soon be asking state lawmakers to help balance out the county’s tax structure. The county currently has one of the highest income tax rates in the state but relatively low property taxes. But fiscal planning consultant Jeffrey Peters told the county council and commissioners Monday that simply replacing income taxes with property taxes isn’t always possible.Continue reading
The lawsuit filed by Tom DeCola against the Starke County Council continues to move through the legal system.Continue reading
Within the last 5 years or so, accidental drug overdoses have replaced car accidents as the leading cause of death among adults in the U.S.
That means people are more likely to encounter an overdose victim who needs first aid assistance rather than someone who’s had a stroke, heart attack or been injured in a motor vehicle crash.
A group of community members gathered at the Henry F. Schricker Public Library Monday night to learn skills that could help them save a life.Continue reading