Authorities in Pulaski County are investigating the cause of a grain elevator explosion that sent two people to a hospital with serious burn injuries. Continue reading
The Oregon-Davis School Corporation is waiting on the results of a follow-up well water test before returning students to a bit of normalcy.
The Starke County Council has tasked Sheriff Bill Dulin with crafting a budget for courthouse security. Renovations currently underway include restricting access to the building and adding a metal detector to ensure the safety of employees and patrons. Continue reading
The Knox City Council has a light agenda for their meeting this evening. There are no specific action items listed on the advance copy. The council discussed amendments to the city’s zoning ordinance two weeks ago to allow tattoo parlors downtown, but did not take action. Concerns were raised during that meeting about preserving the downtown’s historic district, which was cited as a reason for the 500 foot rule that was passed in 2009. Continue reading
The Culver Town Council intends to further discuss its zoning ordinance on Tuesday.
Students interested in attending college will have a few chances this week to learn more about Ancilla College. As part of Indiana College GO! Week, Ancilla enrollment counselors will be visiting several schools around the local area. Continue reading
Faster Internet is now available at the Culver-Union Township Public Library. The library has completed its computer infrastructure upgrade project, which involved the replacement of most of the network switches, as well as the firewall. Continue reading
Starke and LaPorte Hospitals are working to help residents get their recommended breast cancer screenings. Those who need help paying for mammograms may be eligible for help through the hospitals’ voucher program. Continue reading
Mary Perren reporting from the scene.
LaPorte County authorities are investigating following a report involving a stolen vehicle found in a convenience store parking lot.
Emergency responders have been called to the site of a Francesville grain elevator following reports of an explosion.
Authorities in Marshall County say alcohol may have been a factor in a single-vehicle injury crash in Walkerton. It happened shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday on 1st Road east of Tamarack Road, according to officials with the Marshall County Police Department. Continue reading
School is back in session today at Oregon-Davis, but the corporation is under a boil water order through tomorrow. Continue reading
Starke County Jail inmates who are awaiting trial on drug offenses now have access to a treatment program. It launched last week and is led by Porter-Starke Services substance abuse counselor Leo Smith. Sheriff Bill Dulin says it’s separate from the Department of Corrections Therapeutic Community. Continue reading
Opioid overdose deaths continue to take a large toll on the State of Indiana, but U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly says steps are being taken at the federal level to combat the problem. Continue reading
The Starke County Council last week approved an additional appropriation for a program that helps children throughout the community. Rhonda Adcock is the director of Starke County CASA. The acronym stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate. Adcock says it’s an arm of Starke Circuit Court, with volunteers who advocate for children who are in family court due to abuse or neglect. Continue reading
The Oregon-Davis School Board will meet in special session tonight to approve a teacher contract for the current school year. That’s one of the items on the agenda for the 6 p.m. meeting at the administration building. Members will also discuss Hoosier Funds and consider a request to move the December board meeting from the 12th to the 19th at 6:30 p.m.
The Starke County Chamber of Commerce is taking applications for its “Business of the Year” award.
The Young Professionals of Starke County are looking for a few interested individuals to join their organization.
The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department is investigating following a fatal crash in LaPorte County on Saturday evening.