The demolition of Winamac’s Long Branch Hotel required a bit of a change in plans from the town. Pulaski County had planned to provide trucks to haul away debris, while the town agreed to take care of the actual demolition work. Continue reading
The Hamlet Town Board, Wednesday evening, focused on the Chicago, Fort Wayne & Eastern Railroad crossing on the north side of town. Vehicles have found the Starke Street crossing to be extremely rough for the past two years. The railroad is reported to have ignored requests to make repairs for those same two years. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Council is hoping to bring economic development efforts into the mix to help the Medaryville branch of the Pulaski County Public Library.
Officials with Kankakee Valley REMC are pleased with Tuesday’s Supreme Court stay of proposed coal industry regulations. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan sought to limit greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. Continue reading
Moving Starke County Forward is seeking volunteers from across the county to help with the fourth annual Get Moving Challenge. Continue reading
The Town of Culver is hoping to restart a project that Town officials think can improve the community’s quality of place.
Cities and towns throughout Indiana are urged to apply for Place Based Investment Funds. The grants from the state Office of Community and Rural Affairs and Indiana Office of Tourism Development support projects focused on furthering quality of place initiatives. Continue reading
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 Republican Tim Brettin has withdrawn from the treasurer’s race, according to staff in the clerk’s office.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