Although the Indiana General Assembly will not convene until next year, a task force is actively working this summer on future ways to fund Indiana’s road improvements.
The Starke County Historical Society is being helped to complete a portion of a project they hope will revitalize the Henry F. Schricker home.
Cigarette use among middle and high school students is down, but other tobacco products are increasing.
The Town of Culver is ready to retool and continue pushing forward following the announcement they are a Stellar Communities Finalist.
The Town of Culver is one of the area communities interested in becoming an Indiana Main Street Community.
Approval follows a meeting of the Indiana Bicentennial Commission in Lake County on September 18th. The commission is made up of 15 members and looks to execute the statewide celebration of Indiana’s birthday.
Since the founding of the Red Cross AmeriCorps in 1994 more than 800,000 members have contributed over 1 billion hours in service across the nation by tackling pressing problems and mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve. If you’re looking to make a real difference in your community and wish to gain new skills and experience then you should consider signing up for the Red Cross AmeriCorps. Continue reading
Indiana has one of the worst infant mortality rates in the nation.
That’s why the Indiana Youth Institute is bringing a speaker to the Pulaski County Public Library in Winamac to discuss the issue.
According to data provided by the Youth Institute, an infant dies every 16 hours in the state. That puts Indiana newest residents at a 25-percent higher risk of death than their peers.
First FEMA, and now the Indiana Department of Homeland Security is advising against being out in the bitter cold.
Wind Chill readings were expected to be in the double-digits below zero. Cold weather moved into the area yesterday, but will continue through midday. Wind gusts may not be helping matters, but the IDHS says they are urging residents to take precautions against the cold.
The state of Indiana has gained a bit of revenue for January compared to the previous year, but fell short of revised estimates.
According to the monthly revenue report from the State Budget Agency, General Fund revenues were $1.3-billion in January. That’s 2.4-percentage points above revenue collected for the same period last year. Those figures are still below estimates for the 2015 fiscal year published in December.
State Senator Ed Charbonneau is touting two bills that received unanimous approval in the Indiana Senate.
Both bills attempt to analyze and secure the Hoosier State’s water resources. Senate Bill 473 requires the Indiana Department of Natural Resources to monitor water resources and provides an avenue for volunteers to conduct the work. It would focus on areas where water withdrawals could exceed the natural replenishing rate.
House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath out of Michigan City held a news availability to answer questions about what he says are over exuberant elected representatives and the continued murkiness of Indiana’s budget process.
The movement organizes events that look to inform parents about the K-12 education options available, and to point out a few of the benefits for choice in education policy.
As the Indiana temperatures continue to get colder many residents are turning to their fireplaces or wood stoves for warmth. Keep in mind, there are ways to burn a more efficient fire and reduce wood smoke which is harmful to human health and a source of air pollution.
The railroad crossing between 19th Road and Illion Street in Tippecanoe will be closed Monday, May 5 through Friday, May 16. Norfolk Southern crews are repairing the crossing at that location in Marshall County.
To keep up with road closures and traffic alerts at any time, follow the Indiana Department of Transportation on Facebook, Twitter or at www.trafficwise.in.gov.
A former Starke County woman was found murdered at her home in Rochester.
Indiana State Police officers responded to 6832 W. Olson Road where the owners of the residence reported a possible murder. The residents came home from work and reportedly found a rear door to the house open. Police say the owners found Wilma Upsall’s body on the floor of the residence and investigators say she was shot and died from her injuries. An autopsy will determine an exact cause of death.
It was 71 years ago today that one of the defining moments in Starke County history occurred. On September 28th, 1940, LaPorte had been chosen as one of 73 sites in the country for the construction of an ordnance plant. That led to the building of the Kingsbury Ordnance Plant better known as KOP.
For residents of Starke County and those who followed them here, that meant loading shells, assembling fuses, boosters, detonators and primers, and packing complete rounds of ammunition.
After the government had cleared all the families off the 13,454 acres of land it had purchased, it began construction of KOP. By May of 1942, the number of people employed reached a high of 20,785. Nearly half of the people employed were women. For many it was their first job outside the home.
This week, Indiana will be a key participant in what is possibly the largest ever Indiana exercise and the first ever national level exercise to be designed around a natural disaster. Participants include thousands of local and state emergency responders from eight states, as well as numerous federal officials in Washington, D.C. and the White House.
We’ve enjoyed a few snow free days in this new year, but don’t get too excited. As we all know, Indiana weather can change quickly from one day to the next which means we could see another big snow event at any time.
The Indiana Department of Transportation is ready for the next event as their top priority is snow and ice removal. INDOT uses all available resources to keep roads open, maximize the mobility of the traveling public and help minimize accidents due to winter traveling conditions.