A Winamac woman faces a charge of battery on a law enforcement officer. Donna Fay Campbell, 36, is accused of hitting, kicking and throwing a can of Pepsi at Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputy Michelle Jackson when she responded to a home in the 4400 block of County Road 600 West Wednesday afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »
A Winamac Eagle Scout candidate is taking community service to the extreme. The 18-year-old Eastern Pulaski School Senior said he was inspired to build a skate park for the community as his Eagle Scout project.
Clark Gudas of Boy Scout Troop 229 said the idea first developed a few years back.
He explained that his rate is $150 an hour and is paid a quarterly retainer of $1,500. He said the legal issues of the county are not easy to undertake and requires time to devote to make sure the law is followed. He also acts as a human resources director to some department heads who need employee-based questions answered.
The Pulaski County Commissioners heard from Highway Superintendent Mark Fox on how projects are coming along this summer.
Fox explained that crews are done mowing and and grading is now being completed. Road work, including paving, is about two-thirds finished. He’s searching for a new engine for one of the dump trucks as the original motor recently expired.
The issues that the council members discussed during their meeting last week was if Airport Manager Bud Wagner’s position with the county needs to be full time and about the revenue coming into the airport.
A fire-damaged ambulance that has been rebuilt and brought back is still not an active part of the EMS fleet in Pulaski County.
Jason Bunger from Novotny Insurance and EMS Director Nikki Lowry told the commissioners that the state is holding up the process.
When the Pulaski County council members met last week, several questions were brought up concerning a part-time or full-time position for the airport manager and other issues such as fuel.
Are your children up to date on their immunizations? Before school starts, you must be sure they are. Read the rest of this entry »
Students can register for classes on Monday, Aug. 4 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. or Tuesday, Aug. 5 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET. Textbook rental fees will be due. A $15 technology fee will be added for students receiving a technical device. The rental fee for sixth through twelfth grade will be based on courses taken and will be calculated at the time of registration.
The unemployment rate for Starke County stands at 6.6 percent which ranks the county 27th in the state.
Pulaski County rose .3 percent in June to 5.0, Marshall County was up .2 percent to 5.7 percent with LaPorte County up to 7.5 percent with a .1 percent increase.
The North Judson-San Pierre School Board has revised its budget adoption calendar. The corporation was selected as part of a state pilot program and as a result cannot adopt a budget until Oct. 15. The Starke County Council will conduct a public hearing on Monday, Aug. 18 on the school corporation’s general, debt, pension and transportation funds. The next day the school board will meet in special session to adopt the 2015 Capital Projects Fund and Bus Replacement Plan. Read the rest of this entry »
Are you looking to save money and to shop local? The Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Winamac town-wide yard sale today.
Shop to your heart’s delight from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET. Twenty-six addresses are listed on the map that is available at the Pulaski County Chamber office at 102 N. Monticello Street in Winamac.
Superintendent Don Street said the new employee is returning to the corporation as a former student.
Celebrate Pulaski County’s 175th birthday during this weekend’s Northern Indiana Power from the Past show at the Winamac Town Park. Birthday clown Megan Lee Shurn, who was among the 15 children chosen in 1989 to be in charge of the county’s bicentennial celebration in 2039 will be cutting and serving birthday cake at the entertainment stage at noon EDT on Sunday, July 21. The county was named for County Cashmir Pulaski, who was killed during the Revolutionary War during the attack on Savannah in 1779.
Are you ready to ride? Kersting’s Cycle Center offers a four hour, Saturday class which goes over the basics of motorcycle riding that can help you get ready. ‘Learn to Ride” is a pre-training program for people to get acquainted with motorcycle riding before heading out on the road. Read the rest of this entry »
If you hear music in the air, it could be coming from the Choralaires. The Starke County Choralaires are a chorus group that is a part of Melody Makers of Indiana. The Melody Makers of Indiana is the only chorus of it’s kind in the United States.
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Local governments are preparing for the budget preparation season. Marshall County Auditor Penny Lukenbill warned the council members that with a 25 percent proposed increase in insurance in 2015, money could get a little tight. The budget meetings for the council members and department heads will begin Aug. 19.
The Pulaski County Council heard from Laura Bailey, the vice chairperson of the Pulaski County Election Board, about changes that will be made to put municipal elections more in line with the law.
Bailey explained that paperwork for a financial agreement pertaining to municipal elections has not been signed.
At the board meeting Monday evening the Eastern Pulaski Community School board received a donation from the North Central Quail Forever Chapter that completed the funding needed to begin the archery program at the schools. Superintendent Dan Foster is excited to see how the program progresses.