Communication is key in preparing for Ebola
While the threat of Ebola nears Indiana as a handful of northeast Ohio residents are quarantined, local health department officials and hospitals are preparing for a worst case scenario.

State and local health officials are increasing measures to protect the health of Hoosiers by taking steps to increase the response efforts. Eight individuals have been treated for Ebola in the United States including two health care workers who treated one of the Ebola patients.

Pulaski County Health Department Director of Environmental Health Terri Hansen said staff are meeting with Click to continue reading…

Plans for next Winter Wonderland underway
Members of the Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce are already thinking of the holidays, as they are gearing up for the Winter Wonderland celebration.

During a chamber of commerce meeting, chamber director Angie Anspach said a meeting was held earlier that day and it “went really well.”

Duties for the event where divided up between the chamber committee. The day is currently scheduled for Click to continue reading…

Town council hopes to save costs of income survey
Monterey residents will soon be receiving an income survey in the mail as the town has decided to try to save money.

During a regular meeting on Oct. 8, the council decided to conduct an income survey that will be used for a grant application.

An old income survey used the 2010 census and was recently used when the town applied for an Office of Community and Rural Affairs grant in hopes of upgrading the sewer system and treatment plant.

Town officials were recently notified that the grant application was not approved. Council members are now planning to apply again but the project will be competing with a variety of projects, not just wastewater projects.

Clerk-treasurer Linda McCune said she was notified that a new income survey must be completed because of Click to continue reading…

Options for lagoons discussed at Francesville council meeting
Hearing different options in regards to the sewer lagoons meeting state standards gave Francesville Town Council Members a better idea of how much the project will cost.

During a regular meeting on Oct. 6, town council members heard ideas of how much a project would cost to install a disinfection system of the lagoons that includes a building, liquid chemicals and accessories. The cost of the building was estimated to cost about $21,500. Town officials think it can be done at a cheaper rate.

Depending on where the building is placed and how many drums of chemicals will be needed can also dictate Click to continue reading…

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