A critically acclaimed country singer will be performing in Culver on Friday.
The Town of North Judson has selected Lake State Railway to lease its short line railroad. The town council unanimously made the decision during a special meeting Thursday. Continue reading
A LaPorte man was sentenced to nearly 13 years in prison on child pornography-related charges.
NIPSCO is encouraging participation in its appliance recycling program.
Temperatures are expected to increase over the coming days in the Hoosier state and that’s prompting warnings from local Emergency Management Agency offices.
The Starke County Plan Commission will decided to gather more information before approving updates to its confined animal feeding ordinance. A public hearing was held on the proposed updates during Wednesday’s meeting. Continue reading
The newest retail store in the Knox Mall will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday. Tractor Supply Company occupies the former Alco space at the south end of the shopping center. The 20,412 square foot space includes the sales floor and support service areas. Continue reading
The North Judson-San Pierre School Corporation now has a state-mandated criminal gangs and criminal gang activity policy on the books following action Tuesday night by the school board. Superintendent Dr. Annette Zupin says the final draft was a collaborative effort between area administrators, including N.J.-S.P. Interim Superintendent Dr. Robert Boyd. Continue reading
The Starke County Council has set a timeline for adoption of the county’s 2017 budget. They’ve scheduled budget workshops on Aug. 22 at 8 a.m. The public hearing on the proposed budget will take place at their Sept. 19 meeting, with adoption on Oct. 17. Continue reading
Oregon-Davis School Corporation staff members will be getting some training in how handle conflict situations. On Monday, the school board approved an implementation plan for the “seclusion and restraint” policy it recently adopted. According to Superintendent Don Harman, that plan includes annual training for all staff members on how to de-escalate conflict situations. Continue reading
The Town of North Judson is expected to choose an operator for its short line railroad in the near future, possibly as soon as tonight. The town council will meet in executive session this evening to discuss the lease proposals with Town Attorney Rachel Arndt. Continue reading
The moment of truth arrives Thursday for the Town of Culver.
Officials with the Town government will be giving a presentation to representatives of state government for consideration as an Indiana Stellar Community. The program is run through the Office of Community and Rural Affairs and provides planning and grant application assistance for the winner.
The Knox School Corporation is preparing for the start of classes in August.
The Winamac Town Council has decided to delay the opening of paving bids, following a complaint about the number of changes in project specifications. Continue reading
The Starke County Park Board is moving ahead with efforts to complete a five-year plan for the county’s park facilities. Before the county is able to get most types of grant funding for park projects, it’s required to have a comprehensive plan in place. Continue reading
Pulaski County appears to be ready to move ahead with its “Adopt-A-River” program.
The North Judson-San Pierre School Corporation lost a net of nine students to other corporations* during the 2015-16 school year, according to Superintendent Dr. Annette Zupin. Continue reading
Clean-up continues in the Tippecanoe River following a diesel spill late last week.
The Pulaski County Commissioners briefly reviewed the incident Monday night to discuss the progress. The spill caused canoe traffic along that four-mile stretch of river to be disallowed until clean-up is complete.
The Bass Lake Beach and Campground is getting some upgrades, after an inspection from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management turned up a few violations. The property is owned by Starke County and leased to operator Richard Callahan. Continue reading
Some additional grant funding may be available to help build a community center in North Judson. Clerk-Treasurer Alicia Collins told the town council Monday that the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs has increased the maximum amount of grant funding to $500,000 from $400,000 for the fall application round. Continue reading