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Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office Searching for Stolen Truck

Published: April 23rd, 2014

Pulaski County SheriffThe Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of a truck from a property west of Winamac. A bronze 1994 three-quarter ton Chevrolet truck was stolen from the area of State Road 14 and 400 West sometime between 3 and 4 a.m. Monday, according to a news release. The truck has tube step sides, a sticker on the tailgate that reads “Get Hooked on Fishing, Not Drugs” and a Bass Master sticker in the window. The truck’s license plate number is TK181MCC. If you see the truck, call the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office at 574-946-3341 or contact the closest law enforcement agency.

Train Hits Car, Driver Arrested

Published: April 23rd, 2014

A North Liberty woman faces drunk driving charges after her abandoned car was struck by a train Monday night in Marshall County.

The 2001 Honda registered to Malory K. Schmucker, 30, crashed into the tracks on southbound Redwood Road north of 1st Road just after 10 p.m., according to a report from the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office.

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Marshall County Deputies Arrest Knox Residents on Drug Charges

Published: April 23rd, 2014
Crystal Singleton

Crystal Singleton

Earl Beem Jr.

Earl Beem Jr.

 A man and woman from Knox face felony drug charges in Marshall County after being pulled over for speeding Tuesday.

A sheriff’s deputy stopped their SUV near the intersection of Harrison Street and Oak Road. The police report indicates Marshall County K9 Jax indicated the presence of narcotics inside the vehicle. Officers reportedly found Crystal Singleton of Knox to be in possession of heroin and found drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. The officers reportedly found heroin on passenger Earl Beem as well. He also had two outstanding arrest warrants, including one for a felony parole violation.

Singleton and Beem both face numerous charges in Marshall County.

Robert Corbin’s Case to be Heard by Indiana Supreme Court

By: Anita Goodan
Published: April 23rd, 2014

  The Attorney General will be representing Starke County in an oral argument to be heard in the Indiana Supreme Court Thursday at 9:45 a.m. ET.

This hearing surrounds the case of Robert Corbin.

Corbin was arrested in April 2012 on two charges of Attempted Child Seduction, as Class D felonies. It was alleged that a then-sixteen-year-old student had been receiving inappropriate Facebook messages from Corbin who at the time was a teacher at the Knox Community School Corporation.

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Economic Development Director Says Starke County Still on SYSCO’s Radar

Published: April 23rd, 2014

 Houston-based SYSCO Corporation still plans to build a regional hub in Hamlet, according to Starke County Economic Development Foundation Executive Director Charlie Weaver. He told the county council he talks to SYSCO officials every two months.

“They say this is still part of their plan, as is the facility in Texas, but the people I talk to don’t have any idea when.”

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Pulaski County Commissioners Offer Support for Skate Park

Published: April 23rd, 2014
Hunger Skateparks produced this rendering of the proposed Winamac Skatepark.

Hunger Skateparks produced this rendering of the proposed Winamac Skatepark.

A young man from Winamac has the blessing of the Pulaski County Commissioners to make his ambitious Eagle Scout project a reality. Clark Gudas wants to turn Rhinehart Park next to the Pulaski County Family YMCA into a skate park. He says it will give area youth a safe place to participate in activities like skateboarding, rollerblading and BMX biking.

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LaPorte Police Arrest Hamlet Man on Drug Charges

Published: April 23rd, 2014
Adam T. Jones

Adam T. Jones

A Hamlet man faces multiple drug charges in LaPorte after his arrest following a Monday morning traffic stop.

Officers from the LaPorte Police Department got a tip that a man in a white car in the 400 block of G Street was possibly using drugs. They responded at 8:41 a.m. and saw a white Pontiac Grand Am leaving the area. The car pulled across 4th Street in front of a vehicle that was northbound on I Street and nearly caused an accident, according to the police report.

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Knox City Council Discusses Proposed Burn Permit, Tables Action

By: Anita Goodan
Published: April 23rd, 2014

The Knox City Council tabled burn permit request from IDEM and the Starke County Economic Development Foundation (SCEDF).

SCEDF Director Charlie Weaver explained that several trees need to be felled in three sites covering 32.8 acres in the industrial park and in order to economically rid the area of the timber debris it would be burned. The area left would be seeded with a portion left for greenspace and the other for economic development. Plans to expand industry and to create jobs is in the future thinking of the development foundation.

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Oregon-Davis School Board Approves Bus Purchase

By: Anita Goodan
Published: April 23rd, 2014

The Oregon-Davis School Board approved the purchase of buses through the Central Indiana Service Center during their meeting Monday night.

Superintendent Greg Briles said the board approved the purchase of two buses.

“We will be purchasing a new bus and then we are also going to be looking at the possibility of purchasing a one year off-lease bus in order to stay within our funding formula that the state has given us for bus replacement,” said Briles.

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Jury Trial Scheduled in Starke Circuit Court

By: Anita Goodan
Published: April 23rd, 2014

 A jury trial is set for today in Starke Circuit Court.

Donald Frazier will be on trial on charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated (OVWI) and Possession of Paraphernalia. The OVWI charge is broken up as two counts: OVWI and OVWI with a prior conviction in the past five years to elevate it to a Class D felony.

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Absentee Voting Still Going Strong

By: Anita Goodan
Published: April 23rd, 2014

The May 6 Primary Election is in less than two weeks. If you cannot make it to the polls on election day, you have the option of completing an absentee ballot.

Absentee voting in Starke County is available today through Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Starke County Courthouse will be open this Thursday night for absentee voting from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. CT. Evening hours will be available Tuesday, April 29 and Thursday, May 1 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Voting will take place on the second floor of the courthouse. So far, 245 absentee ballots have been filed in Starke County.

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Town of Culver to Update Water Plant

By: Anita Goodan
Published: April 23rd, 2014

The Town of Culver is planning a complete overhaul of its water plant.

Culver Town Manager David Schoeff told WKVI that town officials are working to apply for an Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) grant worth $400,000. This will help in obtaining the $1 million needed for the upgrades. The town will also apply for a state revolving loan.

Schoeff said the council members are hoping that the town is approved for the grant this year and construction can start next year.

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Area Principal to Head Vocational Cooperative

Published: April 23rd, 2014

An area high school will soon be looking for a new principal.

“The Culver Citizen” reports Culver Community High School Principal Albert Hanselman is leaving at the end of the school year. He’s not going far, though. Hanselman will take over as director of the North Central Area Vocational Cooperative on July 1st. Jerry Hollenbaugh is retiring from that position.

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Marshall County Commissioners Looking for New Highway Superintendent

By: Anita Goodan
Published: April 23rd, 2014

The Marshall County Commissioners have started their hunt for another highway superintendent.

Neal Haeck recently announced his retirement from the post. His retirement begins May 2.

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