Two teenagers were seriously injured in a Thursday morning crash in LaPorte County.
New pumps have been ordered to replace the two that failed earlier this month at the east Highway 8 lift station. Knox Wastewater Superintendent Kelly Clemons blames commissary trash from the jail that inmates flush down the toilets for the problems they’ve been having since the facility opened last summer. Continue reading
The City of Knox is not pursuing a matching grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs to pay for wastewater treatment plant upgrades. Mayor Dennis Estok told the city council Tuesday night he made that executive decision prior to last week’s deadline. Continue reading
The Winamac Park Board now has a fifth member. The Pulaski County Public Library Board appointed Sandy Lucas to the park board Wednesday. Continue reading
Hamlet residents got a look Wednesday at the town’s 2017 budget. Clerk-Treasurer Kristina Pitts presented the proposed budget to town council members as well as residents during a public hearing. Continue reading
The Culver Town Council has taken steps to adopt an ordinance to establish park facility rental rates.
According to the ordinance language, the fees are designed to allow the public to reserve the Town Park’s facilities for use. Locations include the West Pavilion, the East Pavilion, the Gazebo and the second floor of the park Lodge.
The Oregon-Davis School Corporation has approved the master teacher agreement for the 2016/17 school year.
Pulaski County’s Hometown Collaboration Initiative capstone project will incorporate part of Starke County as well. Economic Development Director Nathan P. Origer says the county-wide quality of place initiative’s goal is to create a network of bicycle trails. Continue reading
The Indiana State Police Alliance political action committee has announced their endorsements heading into the 2016 general election.
A group working to increase the safety of motorcyclists has once again scheduled an event that aims to give local residents a fun way to help support its cause. Continue reading
The Indiana State Fire Marshal’s office has concluded its investigation into a Monday grain elevator explosion in Francesville.
The City of Knox ordinance with regard to downtown tattoo parlors will not be amended at this time. Instead the city council, at the recommendation of Mayor Dennis Estok, has opted to refer the matter to the plan commission. He says they can develop a special use permit to allow tattoo parlors, which are essentially prohibited by the restrictive ordinance language currently on the books. Continue reading
Two towns in Pulaski County have been added to the list of Indiana Main Street Communities. Continue reading
Safety upgrades are under way at North Judson-San Pierre Junior/Senior High School. Superintendent Dr. Annette Zupin told the school board last week one is the installation of a new key scan operating system. Continue reading
Oregon-Davis High School has seen an increase in student participation in school lunches so far this year.
The Culver Town Council is moving forward with certain updates to its zoning ordinance, but is leaving the Plan Commission with a few questions still to answer.
1st Source Bank has issued a response after skimming devices were found on some of its ATMs. They’re designed to look like a regular card slot, but allow thieves to capture credit or bank card information. Earlier this month, Plymouth Police said they located a skimmer on a 1st Source ATM in the city. Continue reading
The Internal Revenue Service will be turning over the collection of certain overdue federal tax debts to private collection agencies. Starting this spring, the IRS will be assigning some accounts that it’s no longer working on itself to four private contractors: CBE Group of Cedar Falls, Iowa; Conserve of Fairport, New York; Performant of Livermore, California; and Pioneer of Horseheads, New York. Continue reading
A single-vehicle crash in Pulaski County claimed the life of a Hamlet man and injured another. It happened Sunday afternoon at 3:22 p.m. on State Road 39 at County Road 100 South. Continue reading
Investigators from the State Fire Marshal’s Office are in Francesville this morning, where a grain elevator explosion yesterday severely injured two people. It happened around 2 p.m. yesterday at the Tate & Lyle facility on Bill Street. Firefighters were not able to go inside due to concerns about air quality and structural stability, and wind prohibited the use of a drone camera to assess the condition of the interior. Continue reading