Culver Delays Water Flouridation Discussions

The Town of Culver has, for now, delayed further discussing water fluoridation.

Design and development plans for a new Water Treatment Plant are at the stage where the Town can make a decision regarding the use of fluoride in the water system. The chemical is commonly used in the prevention of tooth decay.
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Final Readings Forthcoming for Culver Housing Development

The Town of Culver held a public hearing on a project that may see housing developed along State Road 10.

What was initially named “Harbor Landing” has seen a change to “Maple Ridge Villas” to prevent confusion for emergency responders. The development calls for about 30 homes, or condominiums, that will be priced between $175-thousand and $250-thousand.
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Eastern Pulaski School Board Tables Renovation Contracts

Some additional time to think is what the Eastern Pulaski School Board needs when it comes to the cost of school renovations.

A multi-million dollar renovation is being undertaken of the Eastern Pulaski School Corporation’s elementary school and middle/high school. Project designs were finalized some time ago, but making an official hire for the project has hit a bit of a snag.
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Pulaski County Roads Hit Hard By Spring Thaw

Changes in the weather over the last few weeks have hit area roads particularly hard.

Pulaski County instituted a travel advisory last week due to the depth of the frost line, otherwise known as the depth to which the ground is frozen. According to Pulaski County Highway Superintendent Larry Brady, the travel advisory was put into effect due to the weather’s influence on the roadways.
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Culver Park Department Receives Bids for Beach Lodge Projects

Lake Maxinkuckee beach in Culver

Lake Maxinkuckee beach in Culver

The Culver Park Board held an informational meeting yesterday that saw bids opened for projects planned to start this year.

The Beach Lodge in Culver is considered to be lacking quite a few updates over the last 40 years. Among the items the Culver Park Board has been looking at is safety features.
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Eastern Pulaski Schools Contract Construction Specialist

The process for renovations at Eastern Pulaski Schools took another step during Monday night’s School Board meeting.

Board members discussed, and approved, letting bids on the $14-million project. Bids are expected back sometime in March after an extensive design process. Eastern Pulaski Schools Superintendent Dan Foster says they don’t quite know how many firms will see the project.
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Eastern Pulaski School Board Ready for Next Step in Renovations

Eastern Pulaski Schools are expected to take some action regarding their building project.

The School Corporation has been working for some time to update schools for improved safety upgrading restrooms, and replacing floors in the gyms. The project is estimated to cost about $14-million. Architectural plans were largely finalized in January. Continue reading

Knox Holds Second Hearing For Block Grant Program

City of Knox logoThe second of two public hearings was held yesterday afternoon by the Town of Knox for a Housing and Urban Development Block Grant.

The grant is designed to assist those who meet certain income and living requirements to help repair portions of their homes. Yesterday’s hearing updated those receiving assistance on the progress of the grant program.
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Transmission Line Project Starting Construction This Year

NIPSCO says they will begin construction this summer on a project that has been in the works for a couple of years.

The Reynolds-Topeka Electric Transmission Line hopes to improve reliability and lower costs for NIPSCO customers. Representatives of the company have held meetings with the public to better plan the line’s route.
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INDOT Planning New Plymouth Facility

Breaking ground won’t take place until 2016, but the Indiana Department of Transportation continues to work toward developing a new sub-district facility in Plymouth.

The current space is being used as a field office for various projects. That sub-district site, however, does not provide direct access to Highway 30.
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Two Day Closure of U.S. 6 Near Bremen

roadworkMarshall County motorists should practice caution when traveling on U.S. 6 in the coming days. Beginning Monday, July 21 through the end of the day on Tuesday, July 22 crews will perform chip and fog seal operations to preserve the road surface between the east junction and west junction of State Road 106 near Bremen. Drivers wishing to travel either eastbound or westbound on U.S. 6 should take State Road 106 until it meets back with U.S. 6.
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Three INDOT Projects Underway Near Starke County

The Indiana Department of Transportation is working on three different projects in the Starke County area.

Crews are removing tree debris on State Road 8 between State Road 39 and U.S. 35. The debris was caused by the storms that roared through the area on Tuesday, July 24. Travel is restricted to one lane and this project could continue through the week.

State Road 39 between State Road 8 and U.S. 30 is closed during the day for pipe replacement. The road is open at night, and this project is expected to continue for the next two weeks.

Crews are also resurfacing U.S. 35 between the U.S. 30 intersection and U.S. 6. Chip and seal work is expected to continue through the week. Drivers are asked to proceed on that road with caution, as loose gravel will be present.