Pulaski County Commissioners to Revisit EMA Radio Equipment Move, Justice Center Fire Alarm

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

The Pulaski County Commissioners will continue discussing plans to move the Emergency Management Agency’s radio equipment to the former Winamac Masonic Lodge. Last month, Maintenance Supervisor Jeff Johnston suggested looking into whether the county’s DRMO funds could be used. That money comes from the sale of former military equipment owned by the county.

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Year-End Tax Tips from the Internal Revenue Service

For most tax payers, December 31st is the last day to take actions that will impact 2017 tax returns, according to the IRS.

For instance, charitable contributions are deductible in the year made. This means donations charged to a credit card before the end of the year count for the 2017 tax even if the bill isn’t paid until 2018 and checks made to a charity count for 2017 as long as they’re mailed by the last day of the year.

Taxpayers are urged to refrain from preparing their tax returns until all necessary forms and documents are received. Needed documentation includes W-2 forms from employers and 1099 forms from banks and other payers. Continue reading

Real Estate Taxes Due Today

This is a quick reminder to Starke County residents that real estate taxes are due today.

Tax payment drop off locations include 1st Farmers Bank, Demotte St Bank and 1st Source Bank in Knox, 1st Famers Bank and Bank of Monterey in North Judson or Bank of Monterey in Monterey.

There is also a drop box outside of the Starke County Treasurer’s Office in Knox. Payments can be dropped off with a self-addressed stamped envelope so a receipt can be sent. Individuals are advised to bring their statements with them for faster service.

Direct any further questions to the Treasurer’s Office at 772-9111 extension 3.

IRS Scam Targets LaPorte Man


A LaPorte man is being described as the victim of an Internal Revenue Service scam according to police.

The 53-year-old says he received a phone call from a man claiming to be an IRS agent, and that he needed to pay nearly $1-thousand or be subject to arrest. Following the suspect’s advice, the victim sent pre-paid credit cards through Western Union.
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