Monterey Days Festival Continues Through Monday

Monterey Days FestivalDon’t miss the 18th annual Monterey Days Festival this weekend. Today’s highlights include karaoke contests for children and adults, a pedal tractor pull, mini excavating rodeo and a K9 demonstration by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department.

The parade through downtown Monterey starts at 5 p.m. EDT. The Monterey-Tippecanoe Township Public Library is this year’s grand marshal. Look for the WKVI and MAX 98.3 FM station vehicle in the lineup. Continue reading

Eastern Pulaski School Board Votes to Change Banks


According to Eastern Pulaski Community Schools’ Superintendent Dan Foster, the corporation has been having some concerns with their primary financial provider for several months now. Issues included inconsistency, unreliability and an abundance of unnecessary fees.

In order to solve the problem, a proposal was composed and sent out to several potential providers. The current institution did not even reply to the proposal. This led Superintendent Foster to address the school board Monday evening and suggest switching their primary financial institution to one of the two places that did respond. Continue reading

Memorial Bench Approved for former Eastern Pulaski Superintendent

harrycordsThe Eastern Pulaski School Corporation campus will soon have a new bench commemorating the memory of former Superintendent Harry Cords. At the school board meeting Monday evening, one item on the agenda was to approve a $750 donation from the Cords family. Thanks to unanimous approval from the board, the donation was accepted and the board discussed where exactly to place the memorial bench. Continue reading

New Charges Filed Against Convicted Murderer, Child Molester

Deputies from the Marion County Sheriff's Office lead Richard Dobeski, 67, out of an Indianapolis library. Photo provided by the LaPorte County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office lead Richard Dobeski, 67, out of an Indianapolis library. Photo provided by the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office.

A convicted murderer and child molester is back in jail after his arrest yesterday at a public library in Indianapolis. Richard Dobeski, 67, was picked up on a LaPorte County warrant for four counts of failure to register as a sex offender. All are Level 6 felonies, which carry a penalty of between 6 months and 2.5 years in prison. A failure to register charge will also be filed in Marion County, according to officials with the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department. Dobeski was released last week from the Indiana Department of Correction New Carlisle facility. Continue reading

Pulaski County Gauging Business Interest in Former Sportsman’s Site

sportsmans chain link fenceThe rubble at the site of the former Sportsman’s Bar and Grill remains according to officials with Pulaski County.

The building, owned by Courtney Hardin, collapsed earlier this year, prompting health and safety concerns in Monterey. The building is owned by an individual in Culver, but according to Pulaski County Commissioners, few are taking responsibility to clean-up the site. Continue reading

New Purdue Extension Educator Will Work With More than One Local County

Purdue Extension LogoOn the first of July Purdue Extension officially welcomed a new member to their staff. Recent Purdue West Lafayette graduate Mandy Medbourn is the new health and human sciences extension educator for Starke and Pulaski County. Medbourn had the chance to really immerse her self within the communities during her first full week as a Purdue Extension Educator. Continue reading