North The North Judson-San Pierre School Board is finalizing the superintendent search process. A public hearing is scheduled Monday, May 9 at 6 p.m. at the administration building to review the proposed contract for Lynn Johnson’s permanent replacement. She stepped down at the end of December. Dr. Robert Boyd has been serving in an interim capacity since January, with that appointment set to run out on June 30th. Continue reading
The Starke County Economic Development Foundation is a big step closer to ordering equipment for the SCILL Center’s new robotics and automation program. The county commissioners Monday opened a lone bid for everything needed for the startup. Continue reading
Pulaski County is making a more concerted effort to put publicly available documents online.
Starke-Pulaski Habitat for Humanity officials would like to work with the City of Knox to get some properties back on the tax rolls. Executive Director Steve Morrison told the board of works last week the goal is to help families with young children have a decent place to live by providing them an interest-free mortgage on a decent home in exchange for “sweat equity.” Continue reading
Ash trees will soon be removed from the Winamac Town Park. The town council last week voted to award the quote for their removal to TD’s Tree Service of Knox. Continue reading
The Culver School Board Monday approved plans for this year’s summer school classes. Students in sixth through eighth grades who need extra help in Math or English/Language Arts will be able to attend classes for four hours each morning from June 7 until June 17. Continue reading
The Starke County Youth Club has been teaching life skills to local youngsters for the past 15 years, according to Executive Director Irene Szakonyi.
“Kids today deserve our respect and our time, but they have to be given the opportunity to learn the right choice for them and to learn the consequences if they don’t make the right choice. Having that network and that structure gives kids practice at being good people. Continue reading
Pulaski County Public Library cardholders can now access movies, music, eBooks, audio books, and comics, thanks to a new digital service. Hoopla allows library users to stream or download up to five items per month. Continue reading
Treat Mom to a unique celebration this Mother’s Day weekend with a train excursion trip at the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum in North Judson. Saturday fares for mothers are half price, and all ladies will get a free carnation. Continue reading
Pulaski County has a few decisions to make about the future of K-9 Gil.
The handling officer for the animal has decided to accept a job in White County. The dog originally cost Pulaski County about $8-thousand with another $8-thousand for training. What to do with the K-9 Unit is now up to the discretion of the Pulaski County Commissioners.
The after-school programs offered by the Starke County Youth Club at sites around the county provide homework help, hands-on learning and more to participants. Program director Melissa Smith says it keeps youngsters who would otherwise be home alone until a parent or other caregiver arrives a structured setting in which they can avoid getting into mischief. Continue reading
The Culver Community Schools Corporation may be keeping its school administration building for the foreseeable future. Treasurer Casey Howard told the school board Monday that the corporation would save about $17,900 by moving its administrative offices out of their current stand-alone building and into the Middle/High School. Continue reading
Presidential candidate Ted Cruz appeared in Winamac this weekend, but the safety of his visit was assisted by local law enforcement.
Last week’s Prescription Drug Take Back Event resulted in nearly 1,400 pounds of unwanted drugs being collected by Indiana State Police. That’s not counting those collected by 36 other law enforcement agencies around the state who took part in the event, including the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department and the Bremen Police Department. Continue reading
A six-way race to choose the Democratic nominee for the Starke County Commissioner District 3 seat ends with Karen Tibbs being chosen to face Republican Charles Chesak in November. They’re hoping to replace Kent Danford, who is not seeking reelection. Tibbs received nearly 28 percent of the vote, while the second-place Democratic candidate, Joseph Woods only got 19 percent. Continue reading
It was a night of new contenders as the ballots were totaled on Tuesday in Pulaski County.
A mock traffic accident will be staged at 1:30 this afternoon at Oregon-Davis High School. School resource officer John Kohles says multiple squad cars and possibly a Med-Flight helicopter will be taking part in the demonstration. It aims to remind students of the dangers of impaired driving, during the week leading up to prom.
A house fire last week in Knox appears to have been set deliberately. That’s according to an investigation by the State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Starke County Sheriff’s Department. Continue reading
Preliminary autopsy results indicate the North Judson man whose body was pulled from a ditch on Kankakee Fish and Wildlife Area property Monday afternoon may have drowned. DNR Law Enforcement spokesman Shawn D. Brown says 22-year-old Stephen Argady had water in his lungs, and alcohol was detected in his system. Continue reading
The DNR Division of Law Enforcement is investigating the apparent drowning death of a North Judson man yesterday near the Starke-LaPorte County line. Continue reading