North Judson Resident Air Lifted to Illinois Hospital Following Home Injury

A resident had to be airlifted to an Illinois hospital after receiving a severe injur at a North Judson home on Wednesday.

According to Town Marshal Kelly Fisher, NJPD, the North Judson-Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department and Starke County EMS all responded to a severe injury call at a residence on George Street around 4 p.m. on January 9th.

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Driver Reportedly Airlifted Following Sunday Afternoon Crash

Around 12:20 p.m. on Sunday, December 30th, the Starke County Dispatch Center alerted emergency officials of an accident near 1740 S on State Road 39.

Dispatch reports that Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS, the North Judson Police Department and the North Judson-Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene.

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North Judson Town Council Meets Tonight

The winners of the Light Up North Judson decoration contest will be announced during tonight’s Town Council meeting at 6:30 p.m. Members are also expected to go over the 2019 salary ordinance and discuss the Rich Grove Township Fire Service Contract during tonight’s meeting.

Currently, other townships, such as Jackson and Wayne, are on fixed contracts with the North Judson-Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department, where a flat fee of $10,000 is paid annually. On the other hand, Rich Grove Township has a pay-by-call contract where $660 is paid per call. Continue reading

Local Fire Departments Organize Temporary Coverage for Railroad Township

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.

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One Dead, Following House Fire near Medaryville

A house fire in rural Medaryville has claimed a life. The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office says it happened Monday afternoon around 2:30, in the 9000 block of County Road 300 North. When Medaryville firefighters arrived, they reportedly found a deceased victim inside the home. The victim’s name has not yet been released. The Sheriff’s Office is helping with the investigation.

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Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum Contributes to North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Department Fundraiser

HVRM President Cory Bennett and Assistant Fire Chief Mike Scutchfield

The Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum provided a donation to the North Judson-Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department earlier this month.

HVRM President Cory Bennett presented Assistant Fire Chief Mike Scutchfield with a $300 check, just before the annual Fish Fry Fundraiser that was held on June 9th. Continue reading

Washington Township Fire Results in Countywide Cooperative Effort

The Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department responded to a call about a structure fire in the 8,000 block of 50 South shortly after 11 a.m. on Friday.

Washington Township Fire Chief Dave Pearman reported that all seven of the county’s volunteer departments assisted with the incident. Knox-Center Township, Hamlet, Bass Lake and Koontz Lake departments helped on the scene while North Judson Wayne-Township and Rail-Road Township departments helped cover neighboring districts to ensure that no areas were without assistance.

Chief Pearman said that crews utilized positive pressure ventilation to blow smoke out of the house and reported it took approximately one hour to take control of the fire. Continue reading