An alleged burglar in LaPorte County got more than he bargained-for in the early hours, Friday morning.
Local residents can support an area not-for-profit this year during tax season.
There’s still time for high school students and their parents to learn more about how to pay for college. The Financial Aid staff from Ancilla College is offering a few more presentations on where help is available and how to apply. Continue reading
The Starke County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program is looking for more volunteers to help abused and neglected kids through the court system. They will be holding a training class for new volunteers starting next month. Continue reading
An investigation is ongoing after a bullet entered a home in LaPorte on Thursday morning.
Pulaski County Human Services is working on a plan to take over the operation of the former Medaryville library branch. On Wednesday, the Pulaski County Public Library Board approved a facilities use agreement with the nonprofit agency. Continue reading
The City of Knox is planning to move ahead with its blight elimination efforts. Knox was awarded grant funding from the state in 2014 to buy and demolish homes that were in poor condition, but since then, the project has seen little progress, due in part to trouble the city’s had with filing the required documents required by the grant program. Continue reading
Starke and Pulaski Counties will have more options for juvenile offenders thanks to an expanded state program. They are among 13 counties the state is adding to the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) this year. It seeks to improve outcomes for underage offenders while ensuring public safety. Continue reading
The unemployment rate in Starke County has seen an uptick in the percentage of unemployed residents compared to the previous month.
The Starke County Commissioners are looking for a very specific candidate to fill a recently vacated position. The death of Dr. Joseph Bartush created an opening on the health board. Membership criteria are defined in Indiana Code and include various members of the medical profession. Balance between political parties is also necessary. Continue reading
A program to help abused and neglected kids in Starke County through the court system has gotten national certification. The Starke County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program is made up of volunteers who give of their time to help these children. Continue reading
A deputy with the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a bit of community involvement to help those affected by an infrastructure disaster.
A bill designed to make legal the Sunday sales of alcohol for carry-out in Indiana has failed a committee vote.
The Public Policy Committee – which was overseeing the legislation – voted down the bill on an 8-5 vote. The language was authored by State Representative Tom Dermody of LaPorte.
A LaPorte man faces felony charges after an alleged meth lab in his apartment caught fire. The LaPorte Fire Department responded to the Country Acres apartment complex around 5 p.m. Wednesday evening, according to a sheriff’s department news release. Continue reading
The former Medaryville library branch is expected to reopen to give residents access to computers, as well as the Pulaski County Public Library’s digital services. The Library Board voted Wednesday to enter into a facilities use agreement with Pulaski County Human Services. It will now be up to them to operate the facility. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Commissioners have action planned for Monday that may lead to the naming of a new county building inspector.
The construction of a new facility for an expanding Knox business will remain on schedule after Knox Mayor Dennis Estok administratively authorized the purchase of a lift station to serve the site. City officials previously agreed to run water and sewer lines to the new Traffic Control Specialists, Inc. location west of Toll Brothers and Knox Fertilizer in the industrial park. The company broke ground on the project in November. A May 27th ribbon cutting is scheduled. Continue reading
Knox residents will have the chance to share their ideas and concerns with city officials next week. Mayor Dennis Estok will be holding a town hall meeting at 6:00 p.m. Monday at the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center. Continue reading
An extended process to revise building permit fees in the Town of Culver has been completed.
During Tuesday night’s Culver Town Council meeting, an ordinance was revisited on second reading that would update fees charged for new construction and renovation projects to an increased level.