An accident in LaPorte County sent several people to the hospital on Sunday.
The Starke County Council last week approved funds transfers necessary to shore up the jail operating budget through the end of the year.
During the discussion prior to the vote, Sheriff Bill Dulin was asked why the county has a separate jail warden and jail commander. Continue reading
The North Judson-San Pierre School Board will revisit plans to close the current elementary school building at a future meeting, according to Superintendent Dr. Annette Zupin. It will open as a kindergarten-6th grade facility when school starts next week following action by the board at a special-called May 9th meeting. Seventh and 8th grade classes will meet at the high school. Continue reading
New North Judson-San Pierre Elementary School students can register for classes starting today. Registration for students in Kindergarten through 6th grade runs from 9 a.m. until noon and 1 until 3 p.m. today through Friday at the school. Continue reading
Ancilla College’s new agriculture program continues to grow. Ancilla President Ken Zirkle says there are already more then 20 students signed up to take part in the two-year degree program when the fall semester starts next month. Continue reading
Starke County residents continue making progress on this year’s Moving Starke County Forward walking challenge. So far, 143 participants have logged over 6,300 miles as part of “Starke County Walks to the Moon,” according to the organization. Continue reading
The reconfigured North Judson-San Pierre Schools are almost ready for students, according to information shared with the school board Tuesday night. Director of Facilities Wilbur Collins says the original coolers in the high school cafeteria have been replaced, and a new rubber roof with a 15-year warranty is now in place over the high school office. The roof it flat, and that is a perennial problem spot. Continue reading
Patients at a local nursing home are enjoying fresh vegetables, thanks to the efforts of the staff and inmates at the Starke County Jail. Their garden is in full bloom with green peppers, zucchini and cabbage. Yesterday Sheriff Bill Dulin and Maintenance Supervisor Tony Mildice brought vegetables to Golden Living Center in Knox. Continue reading
The Starke County Commissioners this week approved the installation of fiber optic cable for high speed internet at all of the county buildings. Continue reading
Pulaski County is nearly ready to submit its application to the state for consideration under the Community Crossings grant program. Continue reading
The Town of North Judson is beginning the process of updating plans for the town’s wastewater facilities. Continue reading
The Town of Winamac has gotten two bids for street paving work. Central Paving submitted the lower one, at just over $135,000. The other bidder was E & B Paving, for a cost of just over $172,000. Continue reading
Performances are now underway for the Maxinkuckee Players’ summer production. The community theater’s production of “Beauty and the Beast” opened last night. Continue reading
High temperatures and humidity are baking much of the central United States this week, sending the thermometer to above 100 degrees in some places for the first time this year. The National Weather Service calls it a heat dome, which is a high pressure system that has pushed conditions to their hottest point this summer so far. Continue reading
The Lake Maxinkuckee Association is hosting a tour of four waterfront homes in the Culver community.
The diesel fuel that spilled into the Tippecanoe River a week ago has been cleaned up, according to officials in Pulaski County. They advise booms that were deployed across the river have been removed, and there are currently no navigational barriers. Continue reading
Cooling centers are available throughout the area to help residents beat the heat. A heat advisory remains in effect through tomorrow night. The National Weather Service cautions heat index values will top 100 degrees today and hover near that mark tomorrow. Dangerous heat and humidity may continue through Sunday. Drink plenty of water, stay in an air conditioned room, avoid the sun and check on neighbors and relatives. Continue reading
An annual health fair will be taking place Friday in Knox with the aim of getting kids ready to return to school.
This is Healthlinc’s 8th “Back to School” health and wellness fair – which will provide students with basic school supplies and backpacks, but also provide them with sports physicals and immunization opportunities.
The Oregon-Davis School Corporation has officially signed on to an updated agreement to share a speech pathologist with North Judson-San Pierre. According to the revised memorandum of understanding, Oregon-Davis will cover 30 percent of the cost, while N.J.-S.P. will pay the rest. Continue reading
An updated permit fee schedule for unincorporated areas of Starke County was approved Wednesday by the County Plan Commission. No comments on the proposed changes were offered from the public. However, Plan Commission Director Terry Stephenson had an issue with the permit fee for accessory buildings, which covers everything from pre-built sheds to garages to pole barns. Continue reading