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Eastern Pulaski Community School Board’s Decision on Weapons Policy

Published: July 16th, 2014

antigunThe Eastern Pulaski School Board met Monday evening to further discuss their weapons policy. Due to the new state law allowing concealed weapons in vehicles, school corporations were given the option to amend their policies regarding firearms. Read the rest of this entry »

Judge Kim Hall Rejects Plea Agreement in Arson Case

Published: June 26th, 2014

  Starke Circuit Judge Kim Hall rejected a plea agreement in the case of Sally Morin in a hearing Wednesday morning.

Morin, 48, of San Pierre is accused of arson with the intent to defraud as a Class C felony. It is alleged that she intentionally set her kitchen on fire at her Knox home by pouring gasoline and lighting it on fire on March 27, 2013. She admitted to the act in court in that she initially meant to claim insurance money.

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Bill Aims at Stopping Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse

Published: June 20th, 2014

Bipartisan legislation has been introduced that aims at stopping the abuse of prescription pain medication while giving law enforcement the tools needed to prevent heroin use and addiction.

U.S. Senators Joe Donnelly (D-IN) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) are working on the legislation. According to Donnelly, prescription drug abuse remains a serious problem in the state and it’s going to “take coordination and partnerships on the local, state and federal levels in order to begin to combat the increasing levels of heroin and prescription drug abuse.”

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Pulaski County Commissioners Offer Comment on Military Vehicle Use

Published: June 18th, 2014
Pulaski County Commissioners Larry Brady, Terry Young and Tracey Shorter

Pulaski County Commissioners Larry Brady, Terry Young and Tracey Shorter

The Pulaski County Commissioners were asked by a citizen to address their thoughts on the use and ownership of military vehicles in the county. That update was given at the commissioner’s meeting Monday night.

EMA Director Larry Hoover was present and stated that there were no dollars spent to get these vehicles. The only money spent was for manpower and fuel to get the vehicles and bring them to Pulaski County. As Sheriff Michael Gayer explained to the Pulaski County Council members last week, fuel was spent out of his budget and no additional tax money was used in the acquisition of the military vehicles.

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Carol Rackley

Published: June 16th, 2014

Funeral services for Carol Rackley, 70, of Walkerton, are Thursday, June 19 at 2 p.m. EDT at Rannells Funeral Home Koontz Lake Chapel, with visitation there from noon until the time of the service. Memorials may be made to the funeral home.

Stolen Vehicle Wrecked in St. Joseph County

Published: June 16th, 2014

An early morning joyride in a pickup truck reported stolen from a Plymouth residence ended with a crash in St. Joseph County. The owner of the white 1996 Ford F-350 pickup truck called Marshall County Dispatch early this morning to report it stolen from a lot in Gatewood Mobile Home Park on U.S. 31 in Plymouth. Read the rest of this entry »

Construction Schedule Set for Winamac Skate Park

Published: June 13th, 2014
Hunger Skateparks produced this rendering of the proposed Winamac Skatepark.

Hunger Skateparks produced this rendering of the proposed Winamac Skatepark.

A portion of Rinehart Park near the Pulaski County Family YMCA will soon be transformed into a skate park. Winamac teenager Clark Gudas took the effort on as an Eagle Scout Project. He told the Winamac Town Council he’s signed a contract with Hunger Skate Parks to begin construction by July 5th. Read the rest of this entry »

Royalty Reigns Over Mint Festival Pageant

Published: June 10th, 2014

Mint Festival Pageant 2014Participants ranging from ages 5 to 18 competed for the crown in their category at the Mint Festival Pageant Sunday evening. The North Judson-San Pierre High School had a plethora of young ladies in pretty dresses and sharply dressed young men all competing for a title. Read the rest of this entry »

West Central School Board Discusses Firearm Policy

Published: June 9th, 2014

west central logoIt’s an issue that schools shouldn’t have to worry about, but it’s a national issue. During their recent meeting, the West Central School Board members discussed upgrading a policy concerning the possession of firearms on school property.

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Robert J. Alma

Published: June 4th, 2014

Funeral services for Robert J. Alma, 89, of Royal Center, are Friday, June 6 at 2 p.m. EDT at Harrison-Metzger-Rans Funeral Home in Royal Center. Visitation is Thursday, June 5 from 4 until 8 p.m. EDT at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to Pro Cemetery or the American Kidney Foundation.

FOP Raises Money for Shop With a Cop

Published: June 4th, 2014

06-04-14 FOP pictureMembers of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #129 raised more than $2,400 at their first golf outing fundraiser on May 31. A total of 32 golfers participated in the event. All the proceeds raised go to the annual back-to-school Shop With A Cop program. It allows underprivileged school-aged children from Oregon-Davis, Knox and North Judson-San Pierre to accompany a police officer to Kohl’s in Valparaiso before school starts in order to buy school supplies and clothes. Kyle Hinds with the Hamlet Police Department says the local FOP plans to continue the golf outing in the future due to its success this year.

Pulaski County Commissioners Approve a Forward Move on Damaged Ambulance

Published: June 3rd, 2014

The Pulaski County Commissioners approved paperwork to move forward with ambulance repairs.

The ambulance in question was heavily damaged in a fire at Wagner’s.

Commission President Larry Brady explained that items that were damaged prior to the fire and after the fire have been identified and now repairs can be made.

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Knox Dumpster Days Start Tomorrow

Published: May 8th, 2014

Knox-City-HallKnox residents who have items to dispose of that are too big for normal trash pickup days can take advantage of the city’s dumpster days. From tomorrow until Sunday, two large dumpsters will be placed behind city hall. One of the containers will be for metals only, and the other will be for household items. Paints, tires and hazardous waste items are not to be placed in the dumpsters. They can be disposed of during Starke County’s Environmental Days on June 13 and 14. The city will also offer a paper shredding event Saturday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the city parking lot. Paper waste will be shredded on high-volume equipment.

 

Wreck Sends Driver to IU Health Starke Hospital

Published: May 6th, 2014

A two-vehicle wreck just before 11 a.m. on U.S. 35 just south of U.S. 30 sent the driver of one of the cars to the hospital. According to witnesses, the driver of the green Pontiac Sunfire did not stop when she came off the ramp from U.S. 30 onto U.S. 35. Her car hit the left side of a Chrysler Town and Country minivan owned by Braman and Son Memorial Chapel. It was northbound on 35 when the crash occurred. The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Hamlet Police Department and Indiana State Police all responded. The driver of the Pontiac was taken to IU Health Starke Hospital by ambulance. There’s no word yet on the extent of her injuries or her name.

The Pontiac struck the left side of the minivan, which was northbound on U.S. 35.

The Pontiac struck the left side of the minivan, which was northbound on U.S. 35.

Witnesses say the driver of the Pontiac made no attempt to stop when she came off the eastbound exit ramp from U.S. 30 onto U.S. 35.

Witnesses say the driver of the Pontiac did not stop or yield.