Coldiron was arrested in 2011 when officers from the Starke and Pulaski County Sheriff’s Departments and the Knox City Police Department and North Judson Police Department served an arrest warrant at 1860 W. Dawn Drive.
A few members of the District 2 Task Force were in the Winamac Town Park Wednesday morning to do some testing of HVAC equipment. Sherry Fagner from the Pulaski County Health Department explains that they were trying to remedy the air system.
“We are testing some new HVAC systems and some duct work with the systems we currently have. We try to be prepared when something happens and this is part of our plans to get them to where we want them in the field. Can we go right now? Absolutely. But, we want to make sure the systems we have are the best they can be,” explained Fagner.
The Knox Board of Public Works opened street paving bids Wednesday morning for five streets and a small section of pavement at the Waste Water Treatment Plant.
E&B Paving out of Rochester was the low bidder with a total bid of $76,680. In their bid, they noted that they would be using 1,149.44 tons of asphalt at $66.71 per ton. The Board of Works accepted E&B Paving as the lowest conforming bidder and the paperwork and specifications will be reviewed by Street Superintendent Jeff Borg and City Attorney David Matsey.
The plan commission previously approved the Deer Trace Road to be accepted and needs the commissioners’ final approval.
Community Services of Starke County held its volunteer luncheon yesterday afternoon, recognizing more than 100 volunteers and 50 agencies for their many hours of hard work and their overwhelming contributions to the agency.
One organization in particular was recognized for going above and beyond with their assistance to Community Services. Ober Arbor Gleaners Club received the Volunteer of the Year award, having donated to the food pantry, helped pay for the air conditioner at Community Services, assisted at Golden Living Nursing Home and the Humane Society, Love INC, and countless individuals.
He helps second, third and fourth grade students who struggle with reading and reading comprehension, sounds and word structure. The program helps students who have difficulty in reading fluency, spelling and students who have not shown growth in NWEA and ISTEP testing.
Bonnie Guse was honored for her 40 years of service to the Oregon-Davis Corporation. She was a 1969 graduate of Oregon-Davis and later graduated from Indiana Central in 1973. From there, she began her teaching career at O-D.
The USDA Summer Food Service Program will also offer free meals to any adult enrolled in a state approved educational program for the mentally or physically disabled. All meals will be the same and there will be no discrimination during the course of the meal service.
If you feel compelled to donate to the victims of the deadly Oklahoma tornadoes, make sure you know where your money is going. That advice comes from the Indiana State Police, who warn that scammers will inevitably try to take advantage of people’s generosity for personal gain. Citizens are cautioned to be skeptical of those going from door-to-door or making telephone calls to residents claiming to be be collecting funds for tornado relief.
First, avoid carrying large amounts of cash; carry only enough to pay for cabs, shuttle services, and other necessities. Credit and debit cards should not be left lying out where someone can see the number, and keep a copy of the credit card company’s number in a separate place so you can report the card stolen if it goes missing.
This week is National Safe Boating Week, and throughout the boating season, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and the National Safe Boating Council remind boaters to strap on those life jackets and be alert and ware while out on the water. Approximately 700 people drown in the United States each year from recreational boating accidents, the vast majority of which could have been spared their fate by simply wearing a life jacket.