As the Town of Hamlet looks to attract housing development, town officials are learning about some of the challenges they’re likely to face. During this week’s town council meeting, Ron Gifford with the Starke County Economic Development Foundation discussed a report from Purdue University.
Winamac Community High School Senior Peyton Newman has been named the Community Foundation of Pulaski County 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar.
Peyton is the daughter of Arthur and Melissa Newman. She has been involved in a plethora of school activities including student council, FFA, Sunshine Society, SADD, Key Club and drama. She is also active in golf and cheerleading.
Outside of school, Peyton has been a member of 4-H for 9 years. She is also a 5-year Junior Leader member and has volunteered as a camp counselor, a fair board representative and council representative. Continue reading
The Indiana Department of Transportation is offering a scholarship program to civil engineering students that also includes summer and post-graduation employment opportunities.
The INDOT Scholarship program utilizes federal funds to offer up to $3,125 per semester or $2,083 per trimester for up to five years of post-secondary civil engineering education. The scholarship funds can be applied to educational expenses, fees and books. In return, recipients would work for INDOT in full-time, paid positions during summer breaks and upon graduation. Continue reading
Organizations working to help train teachers in the science, technology, engineering, and math fields can apply for a share of nearly $10 million from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. The goal of the state’s STEM Teacher Recruitment Fund is to prepare and retain educators in Indiana public schools where there are shortages of STEM teachers. Continue reading
A group of Winamac Middle School students will be showing off their new “exergame” later this week. Continue reading
A new exhibit at the Pulaski County Public Library will give residents the chance to learn more about the Tippecanoe River and some of its wildlife. The “Heart of the Tippy” exhibit created by Purdue University scientists focuses on the freshwater mussel species that live in the river. Continue reading
Scientists and health officials are working to assess the threats the Zika virus may pose to the local area. Continue reading
Ancilla College officials are finalizing plans to add an agriculture degree program. Vice President of Development Todd Zeltwanger says all of the credits from the associate degree offering would be fully transferable to Purdue. He says school officials are putting finishing touches on the offering now in anticipation of a fall launch. Continue reading
The Starke County Commissioners have authorized the addition of a four-way stop at a county intersection based on traffic surveys conducted by Purdue University. Signs will be added at the intersection of 350 East and 250 North due to the lack of sight distance that cannot be remedied by trimming trees and other growth. The report indicates one accident has occurred there and numerous complaints have been lodged. Continue reading
Pulaski County is one of Indiana’s inaugural Hometown Collaboration Initiative communities. The program seeks to help small communities expand their pipeline of local leaders, strengthen and expand jobs by building on existing economic assets and improve attractiveness and quality of life of their hometowns. Lt. Gov. Sue Ellsperman offered her congratulations via YouTube video announcement, saying she’s a strong proponent of growing rural Indiana. Continue reading
The man convicted of killing a Purdue University student in January at the West Lafayette campus was found dead in his cell at the state prison in Michigan City last night, according to Indiana State Prison officials. An autopsy is scheduled for Cody Cousins, 24. Continue reading
Purdue University officials have announced they are moving forward with a plan to unify the administration of the university’s two northwest Indiana campuses. The two campuses, just 35 miles apart, will be preserved, but the plan includes the consolidation of the oversight of both administrative and academic functions into one central office.
Officials say the merger would lead eventually to one chancellor, and likely to one university name, but Purdue Calumet Chancellor Thomas Keon says nothing will be enacted right away.
One person was taken into custody this afternoon after a shooting in the Electrical Engineering building on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette.
Police responded to the campus shortly after noon Eastern Time after a gunman shot and killed a person he was reportedly targeting. The identity of the shooter or the victim has not been released. There is no further threat on the campus.
The corn crop should have better yields this year, according to Purdue University Ag and Natural Resources Educator Chad Rushing.
“We’ve had favorable conditions through pollination and the cool temperatures have helped the corn kind of realize close to their maximum potential this year,” commented Rushing.
Dr. Tom Turpin, an Entomology professor at Purdue University, provided the program this week at the Purdue Ag. Alumni Annual Meeting held at the Toto Cafe.
“Many of them are pests, of course,” said Dr. Turpin. “We have many disease carrying insects like mosquitoes and then we have those that feed on our crops and those who feed on our possessions like termites in our homes. The pest status of some of them makes us concerned about them but that’s a very small percentage. Less than three percent of all the species are actually problem insects.”