The Culver School Board will get an update tonight on how much it would cost to move the corporation’s administrative offices out of their current stand-alone building. It’s been estimated that the corporation could save $50,000 a year by moving the offices into the Middle/High School. Continue reading
A local nonprofit organization is doing its part to keep Starke County students from becoming statistics. Starke County Youth Club Executive Director Irene Szakonyi says nationwide 11.3 million school-aged children are unsupervised after school. In Indiana, only 11 percent are enrolled in an after-school program. Continue reading
Ancilla College is touting its success attracting major Indiana colleges to speak with students about transferring to a baccalaureate program upon completion of their degree.
Auditions are approaching for the Maxinkuckee Players’ summer production of “Beauty and the Beast.” Continue reading
Hundreds of supporters turned out to meet Republican Presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz during a brief Sunday evening stop in Winamac. He spent about an hour at Cruizer’s Restaurant across from the Pulaski County courthouse greeting supporters and posing for photos. Continue reading
Presidential candidate Ted Cruz is set to appear in Winamac this evening. He’ll be visiting Cruizer’s today at 5:30, according to the Pulaski County Republican Party.
The Town of Winamac is hoping to take advantage of some new road funding sources recently offered by the state of Indiana. It’s releasing $435 million in Local Option Income Tax funds to local governments to use for transportation projects. Continue reading
The Starke County Historical Society and the Starke County Historian met Friday with representatives from DLZ Architecture and Planning of South Bend to review the renovation plans for the County Courthouse. The group reviewed the projected work of each floor and the exterior of the historic 100+-year old courthouse. Continue reading
Knox High School students are staging a production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” this weekend. Continue reading
The 2016 “Map the Meal Gap” report shows there still too many Hoosiers who go hungry. The annual study by the group Feeding America details food insecurity rates in every county and congressional district in the country. It found 15 percent of Indiana’s population is “food insecure.” Emily Weikert Bryant of Feeding Indiana’s Hungry says that’s over a million people. Continue reading
Knox residents can weigh in on their choice of recycling container by either contacting city hall or returning the insert included with their water bills. The city council is contemplating a switch from the open totes that are picked up weekly to a 65-gallon wheeled container with a lid. Waste Management would supply them for free and collect recycling every other week. Residents would not incur an additional cost. Continue reading
Participants in the upcoming Knox city-wide yard sales have until Monday to get their locations on the free map. Sales start Thursday and run through Saturday. Free maps of sale locations will be available after 7 a.m. each day at the Knox Moose Family Center across from the courthouse. Continue reading
Identity thieves are constantly scheming ways to steal personal and financial information from unsuspecting consumers. AARP-Indiana Community Outreach Director Mandla Moyo says someone is a victim of identity theft every two to three seconds. He urges people to protect not only their Social Security numbers but also their date of birth and address. Continue reading
The Knox Street Department will pick up leaves next week. They should be placed along the curb in front of your residence in a long row. Do not put them in the alley, and do not bag them. Garbage contractors will not pick up bagged leaves. Trash should also be kept out of leaf piles so they can easily be vacuumed up. Continue reading
The Town of Winamac is looking for potential members for its new park board. The Winamac Town Council formally established the park and recreation board during a special session Thursday. Continue reading
The Knox City Council will consider an overhaul of the local golf cart ordinance at their next meeting. Review copies of the proposal were handed out to city council members Tuesday for review. Mayor Dennis Estok says there are quite a few proposed changes. The biggest is a requirement that golf cart owners register the vehicles. They would be subject to inspections, and an annual fee would be charged. Continue reading
Saturday marks the last opportunity for weekend early and absentee voting leading up to the May 3rd primary election.
Absentee voting has been ongoing in the state since early April. Voting hours continue to be offered during the weekdays at the Starke County Clerk’s office in Knox, but also at Winamac Branch of the Pulaski County Public Library.
The Town of Culver is taking the next steps in preparation for what they hope will lead them to being named the winner of Indiana’s Stellar Communities program.
Tippecanoe Township in Pulaski County has a new trustee after the Democratic Party caucused for the post on Wednesday.
The City of Knox has four houses ready for demolition as part of their blight elimination grant process. Sewer and water lines to all four properties have been capped, and NIPSCO has disconnected utilities. Continue reading