Starke County Highway Department Keeping Busy Despite Lack of Snow Removal

It’s unusual for the Starke County Highway Department to have nearly all of the materials hauled in for spring and summer operations in January, but Highway Superintendent Rik Ritzler informed the commissioners Monday night that they’re doing just that.  With the lack of snow removal efforts this winter, crews have been busy with several other projects to prepare for the summer paving season and completing some minor bridge maintenance work during the down time.

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Oregon-Davis School Board Approves Snow Removal Agreement

Now that winter weather’s here, the Oregon-Davis School Board has approved an agreement for snow removal in the schools’ parking lots. “Through taking bids and interest and talking to some of our school board members, Green Grass, which is based out of Mishawaka and also Walkerton, we do have an agreement with them to plow our snow,” Superintendent Dr. Don Harman told board members last week. Continue reading

Pulaski County Commissioners to Open Bids for Paving, Lawn Care, Snow Removal, Dump Truck

Pulaski County Commissioners: Mike McClure, Jerry Locke, Kenny Becker

The Pulaski County Commissioners will open bids for various projects this evening. One of those involves several miles of paving work on County Roads 200 South and 400 East. The commissioners had approved a contract with Central Paving of Logansport for nearly $1.2 million, but they later repealed that decision to allow the project to be bid out formally. Continue reading

Knox City Council Approves Money Transfer for the Cost of Snow Removal

Knox City Council
Knox City Council

The Knox City Council members approved a transfer to help cover the cost of snow removal.

Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston told the city council that the street department did what they could, but they have gone over budget in the snow removal line item. The contractor that removes snow in the downtown area also worked harder this season and charged a little more.

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North Judson Town Board Receives 2011 Budget Order

North Judson Town Board
North Judson Town Board: (L to R) Dan Anderson, Jane Ellen Felchuk, Wendy Hoppe, Connie Miller (Clerk-Treasurer)

The North Judson Town Board received its 2011 budget order from the State. The Board had to cut $5,242 out of the Town’s Cumulative Capital Improvement Fund. The Town requested $9,000 and the State approved $3,758. The Fund is used for street repair and maintenance. The Town’s approved budget total is $767,964 for 2011.

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