Following cuts to their 2016 budget, Pulaski County has made a couple of decisions regarding employee compensation.
A joint session of the Pulaski County Commissioners and County Council took place Wednesday night. The goal was to review a matrix defining salaries for the County’s employees. Pulaski County has previously stated its goal of bringing compensation to a level that supports longevity. Continue reading →
The wind turbine on the West Central Schools campus has proven to be a sound investment for the corporation. Superintendent Don Street says it conserves energy and helps keep electric bills in check. He says June, July and August are traditionally slow months in terms of wind production. It picks up in September through the winter months, though. West Central is on net metering through NIPSCO, which allows the corporation to build up credits during heavy wind months and use them during slower months. Continue reading →
Deer hunting season is officially underway in Indiana. Today marks the start of archery season, which runs through Jan. 3, 2016. All hunters must have a license and must use legal archery equipment as defined by the DNR. These include long bows, compound bows or recurve bows and arrows. The bow must have a pull of at least 35 pounds. Arrows must be tipped with broadheads that are metal, metal-edged or napped flint; chert or obsidian. Continue reading →
A Winamac woman faces drug charges in Starke County after an alleged trespassing incident. Deputies from the Starke County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home in the 2000 south block of 700 East around 5:30 a.m. Friday after the resident reported someone was trying to break in. They found 33-year-old Patrina Hall outside the residence and arrested her for trespassing. Continue reading →
Libraries across the country are recognizing books that have previously pushed the limits in the United States.
Banned Books Week takes place between September 27th and October 3rd this year. Celebrating what are often controversial works express what the American Library Association calls the Freedom to Read. Continue reading →
Speed and possibly alcohol are to blame for a single-vehicle accident that sent five people to hospitals via air ambulance. It happened just before 5 p.m. Monday night on 400 North near 350 East in Pulaski County. When sheriff’s deputies arrived they found a Pontiac G-6 overturned on the north side of the road in a cornfield. Continue reading →
The Pulaski County Genealogical Society is looking for a logo. They’re running a design contest open to all students, artists and inspired community members to assist them in the endeavor to find something visually pleasing, creative, professional and easily recognizable. The logo should help promote the mission, which is “to encourage and dispense genealogical knowledge and cultivate fraternal relations among its members.” It should also be representative of Pulaski County. Continue reading →
The Indiana Department of Transportation is getting ready for winter. The agency is teaming up with WorkOne of northwest Indiana to hire seasonal maintenance crew members and snow plow drivers. Positions are available across the entire northwest Indiana district, which includes Starke, Pulaski, Marshall, Fulton, St. Joseph, LaPorte, Porter, Lake, Newton, Jasper, White, Cass and Carroll Counties. Continue reading →
BraunAbility has been acquired by a Sweden-based investment firm.
The company, called Investor AB, recently signed the agreement that will make the Winamac operated Braunability part of the company’s portfolio. Others businesses in that list include AstraZeneca, Electrolux, and NASDAQ. Continue reading →
Voters who live within the North Judson-San Pierre School District can learn more about the corporation’s proposed general fund referendum by visiting a new website. www.njspfundourfuture.com explains the rationale behind the push for a property tax increase. Corporation officials say it’s necessary due to what they’ve described as a perfect storm of declining enrollment and changes in the way the state funds schools. Without it, they say significant, painful cuts will need to be made to programs and personnel. Continue reading →
Pulaski County saw its Legacy Project approved prior to celebrating Indiana’s 200th year in existence.
Approval follows a meeting of the Indiana Bicentennial Commission in Lake County on September 18th. The commission is made up of 15 members and looks to execute the statewide celebration of Indiana’s birthday.
Pulaski County’s goal of developing a rail-served industrial park has taken another step forward.
In the last week or so, the owners of the preferred property for the site have given the go ahead to begin work on the project. Pulaski County is currently lacking rail infrastructure to attract and retain major manufacturing business. Continue reading →
Unemployment in Starke County declined slightly from July to August, according to the latest job numbers released by the state. All but one county saw decreases in unemployment rates. Starke County dropped from 5.8 to 5.5 percent. That’s still higher than the state average unemployment of 4.6 percent or the national 5.1 percent jobless figure. Continue reading →