Art education is getting a boost at Oregon-Davis. On Monday, the school board accepted a $300 grant for the Art Department from the Cheryl Lyn Welter Family Charitable Foundation, as well as a $350 grant from the Northern Indiana Community Foundation to help give kindergarten teachers resources for art projects, according to Superintendent Dr. Don Harman.Continue reading
The Starke County Park Board does not have a dedicated source of funding, but it still apparently has to have a budget. That was the information shared during Tuesday’s meeting.Continue reading
Three grants from the Cheryl Lyn Welter Family Charitable Foundation were presented during Tuesday’s Knox School Board meeting.Continue reading
Efforts to extend the Panhandle Pathway have finally gotten the support of the Pulaski County Commissioners. A motion to that effect was approved during last week’s meeting, on the condition that the plans meet the approval of local landowners. The first phase would extend the Panhandle Pathway north to the Tippecanoe River State Park. It would run alongside U.S. 35 for much of that length.Continue reading
A potentially life-saving piece of equipment may soon be within reach for the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff Jeff Richwine told the county commissioners Monday that he recently learned about grant opportunities from the USDA for equipment purchases. He hopes to possibly use some of that funding to get a body scanner for the jail.Continue reading
The Pulaski County Commissioners aren’t ready to give a letter of support for efforts to obtain grant funding to extend the Panhandle Pathway. Plans call for the extension of the trail south to France Park and north to the Tippecanoe River State Park. A later phase would continue the Pathway north from there, to meet the North Judson Erie Trail near Bass Station.Continue reading
The Winamac Park Board is waiting for some direction from the town council before working on an application for this year’s round of federal grant funding. During Thursday’s meeting, Park Board Member Pat Bawcum suggested writing a grant for a splash pad, if the town council decides not to move forward with a swimming pool project.Continue reading
A Starke County Community Foundation grant totaling $4,000 was recently awarded to the North Judson-Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department.Continue reading
A couple Pulaski County government officials will discuss the need for additional help with the county commissioners tonight. Building Inspector Doug Hoover is once again expected to request a full-time deputy.Continue reading
The Oregon-Davis Music Department has gotten almost $1,000 in donations. A $665 donation from the Knox Masonic Lodge and a $300 grant from the Cheryl Lyn Welter Family Charitable Foundation were accepted by the school board Monday, according to Superintendent Dr. Don Harman.Continue reading
The Pulaski County Commissioners have attempted to provide some clarification about the future of the County Courthouse. In a press release read during Tuesday’s meeting, the commissioners said they’ve been presented with a number of issues with the current building that have to be addressed.Continue reading
The Pulaski County Council and Commissioners are expected to make appointments to various boards and commissions tonight. Appointments to the board of zoning appeals, advisory plan commission, and Kankakee-Iroquois Regional Planning Commission will be discussed during tonight’s joint council and commissioners meeting.Continue reading
Some of Pulaski County’s old jail uniforms will soon be going to Starke County. The Pulaski County Commissioners agreed to let Sheriff Jeff Richwine move ahead with the sale last week. “They want them, and we would just throw them away,” Richwine said.
Marshall County will find out tomorrow whether it’s been designated a Regional Stellar Community. The announcement was originally expected today, but Culver Town Council President Ginny Bess Munroe announced last week that it’s been pushed back.
The Pulaski County Commissioners will meet tonight in the County Highway Garage. They had planned to move back to the courthouse, but an unexpected delay in the elevator project has led to a change in location.
Efforts to fight opioid abuse in Starke County have gotten a major boost. Porter-Starke Services says it’s gotten a $200,000 grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to put together a comprehensive plan to address opiate misuse.
A recent impact grant awarded by the Starke County Community Foundation is helping local emergency personnel save lives.
Starke County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) used the $14,350 they received from the SCCF to purchase a LUCAS CPR Device, and paid for one year of maintenance for the medical apparatus. The technology performs non-stop CPR, freeing the EMS responder to treat and transport the patient to the emergency room. Continue reading
Have you heard the buzz about the “The Hive?” The members of this ladies’ giving circle work together to fund local charitable projects and organizations.
Representatives say the name “The Hive” comes from a comparison between the giving circle and the way honey bees work. Continue reading