Pipe replacement project requires U.S. 35 closure
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) recently announced the closure of U.S. 35, between CR 800 S. and CR 900 S., about 2 miles south of SR 10 in Starke County, just north of the Pulaski County line on Monday, April 14.

Crews are replacing a pipe across the road. U.S. 35 will reopen in late April.

Southbound drivers will be detoured west Click to continue reading…

Monterey Council prepares for sewer rate increase
With the first reading of an ordinance, the Monterey Town Council is preparing to increase the sewer rates that will help cover the costs of a system upgrade.

During a regular meeting on April 9, council members approved Ordinance 2 of 2014 that establishes a new schedule of rates and charges to produce a revenue to pay expenses of maintenance and operation including the upgrading of the current sewer collection and treatment system that is about 14 years old.

Council members approved a $9.90 increase after a rate study indicated Click to continue reading…

Local health department prepares commissioners for all-hazard incidents
Preparing for the worst is one of main focuses of the Pulaski County Health Department and sometimes getting everyone on the same page before a tragedy strikes can take a motion and approval from the Pulaski County Commissioners.

During a regular meeting on Monday, Pulaski County Health Department Environmental Health Specialist Sherry Fagner presented commissioners with an all-hazard county measure dispensing plan. Fagner requested the commissioners acknowledge they received the plan and sign it.

“Each of our planning partners have received a packet that looks similar to yours but is different. Each of them are customized per their agency,” Fagner said.

She said the information includes Click to continue reading…

Construction of recreational trails could begin this summer
Permits are being obtained and Winamac town officials are preparing for the next steps to be taken in the Winamac Recreational Trails Program and the Winamac Safe Routes to School project.

Winamac Town Manager Jim Conner said the town is in the permit phase.

The Winamac Recreational Trails Program includes a 12-foot wide asphalt trail similar to the Panhandle Pathway that travels between Main Street, at the old depot, to SR 14, approximately 0.66 miles. Conner said it will cost Click to continue reading…

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