A carbon monoxide leak at the Knox Post Office delayed the opening of the facility Friday morning.Continue reading
Support continues to grow for a centennial project for the Winamac Town Park’s Memorial Bridge. Residents are raising funds to install a decorative lighting feature in time for the hundredth anniversary of the bridge’s dedication on July 4, 2023.Continue reading
The Culver Community Schools Corporation has gotten a sizable rebate, thanks to its recent LED lighting project. An energy efficiency rebate check was presented during Monday’s school board meeting, according to Superintendent Karen Shuman. “NIPSCO, Lockheed, and Trane were here to present us a check for $43,403.35,” she says.Continue reading
Pulaski County is gearing up for potential solar farm development. Building Inspector Doug Hoover told the county commissioners Monday that he’s heard from multiple companies who want to put solar panels in Pulaski County.Continue reading
As the Oregon-Davis School Corporation considers potential facilities upgrades, some parents are thinking outside the box, to find ways to keep costs down. During a facilities tour Wednesday, Superintendent Dr. Don Harman noted that the baseball field could use a new press box, as well as some other improvements, while the bleachers at the track need a new foundation to help with drainage issues.Continue reading
North Judson officials are planning ahead to make sure they’ll be able to line Highway 10 with lighted decorations when the holiday season rolls around.Continue reading
A lack of heat caused a delay in construction at the new Starke County Solid Waste Building.Continue reading
The North Judson-San Pierre School Corporation is reaping the financial benefits of some energy-saving projects that were completed in 2017 and 2018.
Kirby Dipert from Lockheed Martin Energy, the company that administers NIPSCO’s energy efficiency programs, presented school officials with a check for $129,943.37 when they met Tuesday night. Continue reading
The new Railroad Township representative for the North Judson-San Pierre School Board, Sandy Kersting Rudd, will be sworn in when members meet tonight. Continue reading
Pulaski County officials had to resolve some confusion over the county’s NIPSCO billing. Coroner John Behny told the county commissioners last week that he recently got a call from a NIPSCO representative with an order to disconnect gas service to the former Winamac Masonic Lodge, now called the West Annex.
The Knox School Board got a financial update on the school corporation’s facility improvements last week. “We have about $60,000 left in our $5 million bond project that is not encumbered as of yet,” Superintendent Dr. William Reichhart explained. “We still have projects left to do.”
Those involved in Starke County’s mint industry got together earlier this month to exchange ideas. Ron Gifford with the Starke County Economic Development Foundation discussed the event with the Hamlet Town Council last week.
The new 100-mile Reynolds-Topeka electric transmission line is now complete.
The Knox School Board has approved the list of contractors working on the school corporation’s facility improvement project. During Tuesday’s meeting, Superintendent Dr. William Reichhart presented a list of projects totaling about $4.5 million.
North Judson Building Inspector Jeff Abrams appeared before the town council requesting to establish a permit for gas line inspections when members met Monday.
“When there is a house vacated and the gas has been shut off, Nipsco wants an inspection done so I think that we should be able to charge for that because I have to go out and look at it.” He explained, “They have to do a pressure test it and it has to hold pressure for a day.” Continue reading
According to Starke County Surveyor Bill Crase, four breached levees in the Starke County and La Porte County areas have recently been fixed, while work on one site is being postponed due to the current levels of the Kankakee River.
Surveyor Crase explained that while working on the final section of a levee, workers realized that the river wasn’t dropping. He said if they sealed it up, the pressure would have caused the water to burst out elsewhere so they weren’t able to fix it just yet. While they have slowed the breach down a bit, Crase said crews continue to monitor the spot and are waiting for the river to drop before patching it up any further. Continue reading