The Culver Community School Board unanimously approved the new contract last night for Superintendent Dr. Vicki McGuire. Continue reading
The North Judson-San Pierre School Board will vote on bids for the approval of tax anticipation warrants tonight. This is done every year to get the school through the end of December in terms of finances. Continue reading
The Marshall County Community Foundation is accepting applications for the first of two Community Fund grant rounds in 2015. This endowment fund award allows grants twice a year to nonprofit organizations for support in the arts, education, health and human services, recreation and the environment throughout Marshall County.
The emergency plan formatted by the Local Emergency Planning Committee, or LEPC, was presented to the Marshall County Commissioners for approval Monday morning.
LEPC President Gene Gray told the commissioners that the plan is in line with the county emergency plan so it will not confuse emergency responders. There are maps and site plans within the emergency plan for 85 county facilities.
The LaPorte City Police Department recently completed a high-visibility impaired driving and seat belt blitz. The goal was to reduce the number of motorists killed or injured on roadways during the Thanksgiving holiday.
The blitz was conducted from Nov. 14 to Nov. 30 where 179 citations were issued in LaPorte. Police issued 91 seat belt citations, 23 speeding citations, two child restraint citations and two texting while driving citations. Five DUI felony arrests were made during the enforcement effort along with two felony and eight misdemeanor criminal arrests. In addition, 202 warnings were issued within the extra patrols.
A passenger in a pickup truck that rolled over in a Marshall County field Saturday evening was airlifted from Plymouth Saturday night. The wreck happened just after 6 p.m. on State Road 10 west of 17 C Road. Continue reading
The Marshall County Police Department is investigating a Friday hit-and-run crash. It happened on 4th Road between the King Road intersections and was reported just after 10 p.m. that night. Continue reading
The Starke County Commissioners could vote tonight to offer highway superintendent Rik Ritzler a long-term contract. President of the Commissioners Jennifer Davis is spearheading the effort to ensure the long-term road repair and bridge maintenance plans for the county are carried out. However, she does not plan to vote on the measure since she is stepping down as commissioner to take a seat on the county council. Continue reading
The North Judson Town Council is considering options for the former fire station located at the corner of Main Street and Keller Avenue. The 1950s-era building is currently used as a community center. Continue reading
Starke County Coroner-Elect Adam Gray will talk to the Starke County Council about funds for body storage when they meet this evening. Gray is the first non-funeral director to be elected coroner in several years. In the past, the funeral directors have used their facilities to store bodies until they are claimed. Continue reading
The first winter semester course offering at Ancilla College begins today. The four-week introduction to psychology course is offered entirely online and is available to students at any college or university. Ancilla President Dr. Ken Zirkle says the credits are fully transferable to other colleges or universities. He adds taking a course during what is traditionally an off time academically can help students retain their athletic eligibility and meet the minimum standards for financial aid offerings. Continue reading
The Culver Community School Board will vote tonight on a new contract for Superintendent Dr. Vicki McGuire. It carries a base salary of $95,000 plus benefits, which include insurance for the superintendent and family members. Continue reading
The Marshall County Commissioners will meet this morning with several business items up for discussion.
Joe Edwards with SRI, Inc. will appear to explain the process of a certificate sale. Treasurer Deb Vandemark told the commissioners previously that several properties have not sold in the county’s tax sale that have been up for sale for many years. The certificate sale would be a way to get the properties back on the tax rolls.
The 17th annual Community Christmas Cantata will take place tomorrow at the Knox United Methodist Church. The Community Cantata Choir will present “Born Is the King, It’s Christmas.” This musical event tells the story of Christ’s birth in an exciting and upbeat way. Continue reading
A three-quarter stretch of Starke County Road 800 East will be closed today. Highway Superintendent Rik Ritzler tells WKVI News crews will be sealing the deck of the new bridge over Eagle Creek. As a result, 800 East will be closed between 50 South and 25 North. The road will reopen Sunday morning.
The Pulaski County Council this week approved a request from Circuit Judge Michael Shurn to buy a new high-volume shredder for his office. Shurn told the council he found a self-feeding 28-gallon model for $1,883.31. Continue reading
Speech teams from across northern Indiana will compete in the John Oliver Invitational Tournament at Plymouth High School today. More than 500 students from 26 schools will take part in various individual and group competitions. Members of the public are welcome to attend as well. Continue reading
Culver’s annual Relay for Life Kickoff fundraiser for the American Cancer Society gets under way this evening at 7 p.m. EST at the Steinbrenner Recreation Center at Culver Military Academy. Debbie Foersch is in charge of the fundraising.
The Culver Town Council and Lions Club recently signed a long-term lease for use of the train depot in the town park. The 25-year contract with the club for meeting space takes effect in January. It’s 10 years longer than past agreements between the town and club.
The suspect in a Nov. 30 stabbing that sent a Knox man to a South Bend hospital is behind bars. Benton Christopher Howard, 42, surrendered without incident this morning to Knox Police. Continue reading