The Oregon-Davis School Corporation is hiring some outside help with social media. The school board Monday approved an agreement with a company called #SocialSchool4EDU for the 2019-2020 school year, according to Superintendent Dr. Don Harman.Continue reading
An update on a possible Pulaski County Courthouse or Justice Center project will be given to the public in a couple of weeks. The presentation will take place Tuesday, August 13 at 6:00 p.m. EDT at the courthouse in the circuit courtroom. Residents are expected to hear from Rowland Design, Indiana Landmarks, and the courthouse taskforce.Continue reading
You can learn some lifesaving skills during a free CPR training session next week.
Starke County Emergency Medical Services is hosting a community CPR course Tuesday evening from 5:30 to 7:30 CDT.Continue reading
Pulaski County will soon have a new prosecutor. Dan Murphy has announced that he’ll resign from the position effective August 3, according to a post on the Pulaski County Government’s Facebook page Tuesday.Continue reading
Pulaski County’s state representative is confident that the County Courthouse has a bright future. “It’s a historical building,” says Representative Doug Gutwein. “I mean, my goodness. We can’t just tear it down and build something new. We need to fix it. We need to take care of it.”Continue reading
The Pulaski County Commissioners decided Monday to move ahead with some office relocations, but not without a heated discussion about the county’s facilities. The commissioners voted to temporarily move the Assessor’s Office from the basement of the courthouse upstairs to the commissioners’ current meeting room.Continue reading
Hamlet’s comprehensive planning process is getting underway. On Wednesday, town officials met with representatives from HWC Engineering to discuss the process, according to Town Council Member Brian Earnest.Continue reading
Pulaski County is its own worst enemy. That was the theme of the State of the County Economy Address delivered by Community Development Commission Executive Director Nathan Origer Tuesday. “This speech is supposed to be about the state of the Pulaski County economy, but ultimately, our problems are not economic,” he said. “They’re not even just about our fiscal health. It is time to admit what I have long been loath to acknowledge. The underlying problem hurting Pulaski County is cultural.”Continue reading
Supporting rural entrepreneurship will be the focus of next month’s Pulaski County Economic Development Summit. This year’s event, which will be held on April 9 will feature a “Powering Rural” panel discussion.Continue reading
LaPorte County Police are investigating a fatal crash on State Road 39. The crash investigation had the road closed between county roads 650 North and 800 North Thursday afternoon, according to a Facebook post from the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office. It finally reopened around 6:50 p.m. Officers say more information will be released Friday.
The Pulaski County Commissioners will hear from a representative of the Save the Courthouse group tonight. The group formed after county officials unveiled a proposal last month to demolish the county’s 123-year-old courthouse and replace it with an addition to the Justice Center. At the time, Maintenance Director Jeff Johnston said the plan would address security and accessibility concerns, as well as a number of other issues, at about a third of the cost of renovating and expanding the existing courthouse.Continue reading
Three local fire departments are teaming up to provide temporary coverage to Railroad Township. The North Judson-Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department announced on Facebook Thursday that Chief Joe Leszek, along with the chiefs of the LaCrosse and Medaryville-White Post Township volunteer fire departments, have agreed to cover Railroad Township on a non-contracted basis.
Don’t forget to turn your clocks back one hour tonight. Daylight Saving Time officially ends at 2:00 a.m. Sunday. It’s also a good time to test your smoke alarms and change their batteries, according to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.
Knox Elementary School is rolling out a new student pickup procedure. Principal Michelle Tarnow recently told the school board that the goal is to make the process more efficient and convenient, but above all, safer.
A 92-year-old Knox man was reunited Monday with the nurse who saved his life. It was Memorial Day when Leroy Gudeman, his wife, and two friends were having dinner at Applebee’s in Valparaiso, and he began choking on a piece of steak. He was able to indicate that he was not okay, and a member of the group began the Heimlich maneuver. Gudeman says that’s about all he remembers until he woke up in the hospital two days later.
Local school officials continue reevaluating their safety procedures, following last month’s school shooting in Florida. The Eastern Pulaski School Board got an update Monday from the corporation’s school safety specialists, Middle School Principal Ryan Dickinson and High School Principal Rick DeFries, along with Chris Schramm from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office.
Pulaski County residents can now keep up with county government on Facebook. Last week, the county commissioners agreed to let Community Development Commission Executive Director Nathan Origer set up a Pulaski County Government Facebook page. “That way, agendas, everything can be shared as soon as they go live on the website, that sort of thing,” Origer explained. “It’s just another way, for no cost other than the two minutes it might take to post something on there, to be more transparent and to communicate with the public better.”
The Pulaski County Commissioners may be willing to consider a return to television advertising, as a way to promote tourism. The county ran tourism ads in the Chicago market back in 2016, but decided against doing it again last year. Instead, they opted to go with a cheaper online-only advertising package.
Spring means storms, floods and other unpredictable weather are imminent. Starke County Emergency Management Agency Director Jacob Lippner is harnessing social media and technology to share information about preparedness with residents. Continue reading