The North Judson-San Pierre School Board Tuesday night approved a revised memorandum of understanding with their special education cooperative. Continue reading
The Culver Community Schools Corporation has changed its plans for administrative cuts, due to some recent resignations. Last December, the school corporation recommended cutting two administrative positions, as well as some teaching jobs, as a cost-saving measure. The school board moved ahead with that process earlier this year, voting not to renew the contract of Assistant Principal/Title 1 Director Julie Berndt. Continue reading
The City of Knox is hosting a free event to help residents protect themselves from identity theft and get rid of clutter. Continue reading
The Starke County Council this week took preliminary steps to clear the way for the relocation of a Chicagoland-area business to North Judson. Continue reading
Pulaski County is finding that with more visitors comes more responsibility.
Tourism efforts were increased earlier this year, including a television advertising campaign airing in Chicagoland in April during the local news and the Country Music Awards.
Efforts to either fix up or tear down dilapidated buildings within the Knox city limits are continuing. The Board of Works yesterday affirmed demolition orders for three properties. Continue reading
The revitalization of the Town of Hamlet is well underway. The first phase of a three-part revitalization program of sidewalks and lighting is near completion. The Hamlet Town Board last night discussed a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the new and improved look to the downtown area. Continue reading
The North Judson-San Pierre School Board Tuesday night hired a new principal for the combined junior/senior high school. The vacancy was created by the recent promotion of Dr. Annette Zupin from high school principal to superintendent. Continue reading
The Culver School Board has signed on to a partnership between the the school corporation and the Town of Culver, in an effort to reduce costs and share resources. Town and school officials have been working for the past few months on an intergovernmental agreement. Continue reading
Less than a year after opening its first residence hall, Ancilla College will be dedicating its second student housing facility next month. Bishop Kevin Rhoades will be at Ancilla on Monday, July 18 for a blessing ceremony for the new residence hall, as well as the recently-added dining hall/student life center. Continue reading
The Starke County Park Board is providing an update on drainage issues in the Starke County Forest.
The greenspace and public access area has been a consistent point of discussion for the Park Board due to what county officials say is a back-up of water due to beaver activity in the forest.
A Knox woman faces drug charges following a Tuesday search of her residence by officers from the Starke County Major Crimes Unit and Starke County Probation Office. Continue reading
A man and woman from Hamlet face felony marijuana charges following an investigation by the Starke County Major Crimes Unit. Members served a search warrant at a property on 400 North near Hamlet on Tuesday following an earlier arrest where a juvenile was found to be in possession of a large quantity of marijuana. Continue reading
The North Judson-San Pierre School Board last night deferred a request to voluntarily relinquish their appointed status to clear the way for the establishment of the first elected board in the corporation’s history. That happened after an hour’s worth of discussion and public comment before an audience of 150 or so people in the high school cafeteria. Continue reading
Severe weather is possible across much of Indiana this afternoon and evening. The northern third of the state is at a moderate risk for severe weather, according to the National Weather Service. The main threats are damaging winds, large hail, heavy rain and tornadoes. Continue reading
The recent decision by the Pulaski County Council against funding a proposed courthouse renovation until the New Year has prompted consideration of a new approach by the County Commissioners.
Starke County’s May unemployment rate is equal to that of the state for the first time in at least a quarter of a century. Both are 5 percent for the month. County unemployment records were first maintained in 1990, according to officials with the Starke County Economic Development Foundation. Continue reading
A house in Parkview Heights has been reduced to rubble as part of the City of Knox blight elimination initiative. Continue reading
The Starke County Park Board held preliminary discussions on what they intend to do in the coming years.
The Park Board has been operating for the last couple of years, but was advised by the Starke County Commissioners the development of Five-Year Plan is advisable. Members of the Park Board would be expected to use the plan during their efforts to improve the Bass Lake Beach and Campground, but also to better manage other green areas within the county.
Eastern Pulaski School Corporation school wide construction is on target to finish on time. Even though the construction will go into the next school year, everything is on track to finish and should not continue after the planed end date. Continue reading