Cross one candidate off the list in Starke County. Republican Tim Brettin has withdrawn from the treasurer’s race, according to staff in the clerk’s office. That leaves incumbent Democrat Kasey Clark unopposed in the November election. Continue reading
Pulaski County EMA may soon have a new home, if plans are able to move forward.
Knox Mayor Dennis Estok’s recent town hall meeting is the first of many. He told the city council last night the turnout exceeded his expectations. An estimated 65 people showed up for the informal gathering. Estok says he’s already gotten requests for more. No dates have been set yet. He says they will either take place every other month or quarterly. Continue reading
The Town of Winamac is moving ahead with efforts to implement a park board. The Town Council discussed the topic Monday with Town Attorney Justin Schramm. Continue reading
The Culver Town Council discussed the possibility of providing snow removal services for certain commercial areas of the town, Tuesday night.
The Eastern Pulaski School Board Monday authorized repairs to the elementary school roof in order to address drainage problems. Superintendent Dan Foster says the interior walls are stained due to water running down the side of the building into a drain trough. Continue reading
Students deciding which college to attend have the chance to learn about Ancilla College next month. The school is hosting Access Ancilla Day on March 3. Continue reading
The State of Indiana is working to help students continue their education with its Cash for College campaign. It aims to increase the number of students who file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by Indiana’s March 10 deadline. Continue reading
Pulaski County has now added more structure to the way it compensates its employees.
“Our crashes in the past two years have dropped dramatically. It was at 196 in 2012, 154 in 2013 and 128 in 2014. We believe it’s even lower than that in 2015. They should be getting those statistics out sooner this year because they have it more automated than they’ve had in the past.” Continue reading
During a busy agenda last night, the Oregon-Davis School Board tabled approval of the 2016-2017 calendar, until dates for statewide fall testing are determined. The proposed calendar follows those of Knox, North Judson-San Pierre schools and the Jesse cooperative. Continue reading
The West Central School Corporation reported a mid-year increase in enrollment. Continue reading
The iPads purchased for students in the Eastern Pulaski School Corporation four years ago are ready to be replaced. Last night the school board voted unanimously to purchase new 16 gig tablets and protective cases. Continue reading
The Culver Town Council will be working with downtown merchants this evening to discuss the possibility of sidewalk snow removal.
Scientists and health officials are working to assess the threats the Zika virus may pose to the local area. Continue reading
If you’d like to take part in the Maxinkuckee Players’ summer production this year, now’s the time to start thinking about auditioning. This July, the community theater will be staging a production of “Beauty and the Beast.” Continue reading
Friday’s candidate filing deadline brought a flurry of activity in Starke County. A total of six Democrats are seeking their party’s nomination for the Commissioner District 3 seat held by Republican Kent Danford. He is not running again. Candidates include Karen Tibbs, Anthony R. Bailey, Robert G. Manning, Tony Minix, Kenneth Arnett and Joseph Woods. The winner will face Republican Charles Chesak in November. Continue reading
Several contested primary and a few general election races have cropped up in Pulaski County. Friday was the last day for candidates for county-wide elected office to file. Incumbent District 1 Commissioner Terry Young has drawn several primary opponents. Jerome C. (Jerry) Locke and Kenneth (Ken) Dunn are both running on the Republican ticket, setting up a three-way GOP primary. The winner will face a general election challenge from Democrat Derrick Stalbaum. Continue reading
Starke County’s 2016 budget order and tax rates have received final state approval. Last month’s certification of both by the Department of Local Government Finance paves the way for on-time property tax bills. Starke County taxes are due May 10th. Continue reading
The United States Department of Agriculture is giving itself a pat on the back discussing programs available to rural residents in Indiana.