Hoosiers have the chance to visit a state park for free this year. Indiana State Park entrance passes are available for checkout from local libraries. Continue reading
Sign ups are underway for an upcoming DNR Hunter Safety Class. It’s open to Indiana residents of all ages and will cover hunter heritage, firearm history and safety, hunter responsibility, wildlife conservation and management and game care. Continue reading
Cooperation between the Indiana State Police and LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department led to the safe return of a Gary woman to her home after a family member reported her missing. Continue reading
Air bags and seatbelts are credited with saving a Valparaiso man from serious injury when his Toyota Prius rear-ended a garbage truck this morning in LaPorte. Continue reading
A single-vehicle crash claims a life. It happened around 8:30 last night at the intersection of U.S. 6 and Quince Road in Marshall County. Continue reading
Knox mayor Dennis Estok further explained some of his proposals for the city during a town hall meeting Monday. Much of it was spent discussing his plans to bring the city’s July 4th fireworks back to Wythogan Park. It’s part of his effort to bring more people into the park and revitalize the Downtown Knox. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Election Board has taken another step toward implementing its vote center plan, this time with the purchase of technology contracts.
Starke County EMS Director Keith Emigh hopes to have the 2009 Ford ambulance based at Grovertown back on the road next week. The diesel rig is at Jim Dobson Ford in Winamac getting a new motor installed. Continue reading
Authorities in LaPorte are touting recent efforts by investigators following the seizure of a sizeable amount of heroin.
The Oregon-Davis School Board still hopes to have a permanent superintendent in place by July 1. Greg Briles left the corporation at the end of December for a position in Delphi. The board hired retired New Prairie Superintendent Jim Dermody to fill that role on an interim basis. Continue reading
The Culver Community Schools Corporation’s path to selling the Monterey School Building has suddenly gotten a bit easier. Last month, school corporation attorney Jeff Houin told the school board the building would have to be registered with the Indiana Department of Education, which would place it on a statewide list of unused buildings. The idea there is to give potential charter schools a chance to lease the building. Continue reading
The Town of North Judson has chosen an engineering firm for its water tower rehabilitation project. A committee of town officials, along with a representative from the Kankakee-Iroquois Regional Planning Commission, interviewed three potential contractors and chose Commonwealth Engineers. Continue reading
The “American Pickers” episode featuring a Marshall County man is scheduled to air tonight on The History Channel. The shows hosts, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, were in the area last fall and spent the day with a colorful local character going through is treasures. They include everything from automobiles and memorabilia to collections of hula girls and mannequins. Continue reading
The Starke County Commissioners are looking for money to run fiber optic cable to the jail. It’s the recommended solution to fix communication problems with telephones and radios in the 911 dispatch center. Sheriff Bill Dulin says they’re experiencing dropped calls, which presents a potential safety hazard for officers and the public. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Commissioners have named a new building inspector/plan director, but the decision does not come without a bit of questioning on the legality of doing so.
When the Knox School Board met last night, Knox School Superintendent A.J. Gappa discussed the calendar for the 2016-2017 school year. A starting date of August 4, 2016 for students was proposed; a fall break of October 17-21 or October 10-14, subject to a state required testing schedule; Christmas break, December 21 to January 5; spring break, March 21-31. Classes are scheduled to end June 1st. Graduation date will be June 9, 2016. Continue reading
The Culver Community Schools Corporation formally unveiled its new logo family during Monday’s school board meeting. The branding effort was coordinated by a group of volunteers, including school staff members and parents, working on the marketing component of the corporation’s strategic plan. Continue reading
Pulaski County EMS is making it a little easier for residents to get their blood pressure checked. Paramedics are now offering free blood pressure screenings at the Winamac and Francesville EMS stations. Continue reading
Additional HIV cases in southern Indiana have prompted a warning from the Indiana Department of Health about risky behavior. The four new cases bring the total number of people who have tested positive for HIV to 188. State officials say the outbreak has been linked to shared needles among injection drug users. All of the newly diagnosed cases are contacts of cases previously identified in the outbreak, according to health department officials. Continue reading
The United Way of Marshall County is promoting a service for which many are unaware they even qualify.