Eastern Pulaski’s new school superintendent is settling into the job. Dara Chezem told the school board Monday that her year has gotten off to a great start.Continue reading
The Eastern Pulaski School Board has decided to continue using the services of attorney Tim Murray on an as-needed basis. He was officially reappointed as board attorney Monday.Continue reading
The Eastern Pulaski School Board wants more time before finalizing a legal representation agreement for 2019. Last month, school corporation attorney Tim Murray presented a proposal calling for a flat fee of $2,000 per month, in exchange for a list of specified services.Continue reading
A five-year strategic plan will be up for approval during tonight’s Eastern Pulaski School Board meeting. The proposed plan was presented to the school board last month. It includes a mission statement, beliefs, parameters, objectives, and strategies, to help guide the school corporation through 2023.
Some Pulaski County candidates who failed to turn in pre-election campaign finance reports by October 19 will not be fined. The Democrat Central Committee, Coroner John Behny, former Circuit Court judge candidate Tim Murray, and former county council candidate Doug Roth all failed to turn in their reports by the noon deadline.
Pulaski Memorial Hospital will provide athletic training services to Eastern Pulaski Schools, in exchange for advertising opportunities at school athletic events. Under an agreement conditionally approved by the school board Monday, hospital employee Destiny Crawford will serve as the school corporation’s athletic trainer for the 2018-2019 school year.
A tight race for circuit court judge was one of the big attractions in Pulaski County’s Primary Election Tuesday. Mary Welker narrowly beat Tim Murray for the Republican Party nomination, with 50.6 percent of the vote over Murray’s 49.4 percent. That was a margin of just 22 votes.
The races are set for May’s primary elections. In Starke County, one hotly-contested office is county clerk. Current auditor Kay Chaffins is challenging incumbent Vicki Cooley for the Democratic party nomination. The winner would presumably face Republican Bernadette Welter-Manuel in November’s general election.
The Eastern Pulaski School Board has a new president. Terri Johnston was elected president for the year during Monday’s school board meeting. She replaces Joe Cunningham. Deke DeMarco was reelected vice-president, with Cunningham opposing. Beth Ruff will take over as board secretary.
The Winamac Town Council met in a special session Monday to reorganize for 2016. Kenneth McFarland was officially reappointed as council president, and Tom Murray was selected to serve as vice president. Continue reading
Daymond Hartley’s defense attorney Tim Murray and Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Blair Todd met for a first pre-trial conference in his case and another pre-trial setting has been scheduled for Aug. 5 at 8 a.m. ET in Pulaski Circuit Court.
The former Winamac Police Department officer had pleaded not guilty to a charge of Theft as a Class D felony in an earlier court hearing. He allegedly admitted to Winamac Police Chief Michael Buchanan that he took $6,352 from an evidence locker at the police department on Feb. 25, but he returned the money on April 6. Hartley reportedly told Chief Buchanan that he took the money to help pay for a dental procedure for his mother.
The money was being held in an evidence locker during an investigation into a fatal accident involving Jamie Sheets.
Hartley has since resigned from his position at the police department.
The Eastern Pulaski School Corporation met in regular session during the day Monday. This was one of two school board meetings held each year during the day so the school board members can tour a school. The meeting Monday was held in the Middle-High School Building.