Issues related to the Starke County Forest may have come to a bit of a standstill in recent weeks.
What was a hotly debated topic regarding potential flooding brought on by beaver activity to property neighboring the Starke County Forest has been left to finding adequate grant funds to attempt a solution. Continue reading →
A local conservation agency says they don’t require specialist input prior to delivering on grant fund requests.
The comments come after a recommendation by the Starke County Park Board to seek grants from Arrowhead Country RC&D. If selected, monies would be used to construct a bypass ditch across the south side of the Starke County Forest. The work aims to move water around a decades-old marsh, preventing damage to wildlife in the area. Continue reading →
Applications are now open for grants serving communities with a population under 25-thousand.
The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, or OCRA, says applications may be submitted online for their Hometown Collaboration Initiative. The grants can be used for the development of local leaders, economic development, or improving quality of place in local communities.
Arens Field is getting closer to the bid process for work to its fuel aviation system.
Talks have been ongoing for about a year to remedy the underground fuel tanks and modernize the system, itself. The Pulaski County Commissioners were updated on work planned for the site. Continue reading →
A couple of meetings have been scheduled in the Town of Culver to help keep a project in line with potential funding options.
A water treatment facility has been designed, but bids for the construction and renovation of the site were delayed from earlier this month until May 21st. Due to the change, the Town of Culver has been worked to ensure its ducks are in a row. Continue reading →
The Winamac Town Council is trying to work through the preliminary stages of organizing grant opportunities and ensuring transparency.
Winamac Greenspace, otherwise known as the Town’s Tree Committee, is expected to work with the non-profit group Arrowhead Country Resource Conservation and Development on obtaining grant funds. Continue reading →
The Winamac Town Council will be working to get to organizations to cooperate.
A meeting was called for Tuesday morning to discuss future projects for Winamac Greenspace. The group is formerly known as the Tree Commission. The group is supposed to work with Arrowhead Country Resource Conservation and Development.
The last of the necessary surveys has been received to qualify for grant funds.
The Town of Winamac has expressed interest in exploring for additional water resources. Currently, there are two wellheads in the same water source that Winamac pulls from to bring water to local homes. Concerns over safety and contamination, however, have prompted the town to solicit funds to explore for a new source of water. Continue reading →
U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly says he supports an extension of a grant program that helps law enforcement.
The Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program Reauthorization Act was proposed for extension through 2020. It’s managed through the Department of Justice. The grant helps state and local police forces purchase the vests to improve safety.
A federally funded program that allows law enforcement officers to work additional hours will not be in use in Starke County this year.
Operation Pull Over is designed to target areas that are considered problematic by enforcing traffic laws and seatbelt violations more aggressively. The Knox City Police Department oversaw the program’s operation last year in conjunction with the Starke County Sheriff’s Department. Continue reading →