Tippecanoe River State Park receives help from SWCD
Much needed stream bank restoration of the Tippecanoe River will begin soon thanks to the help of the Pulaski County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD).

The district was instrumental in obtaining a $42,500 grant for the Tippecanoe River State Park to fund a bank stabilization design project that will be used to identify the critical reaches that need stabilized and restored, while also preparing a complete physical design using only natural techniques and native plant material.

“The quality of water flowing down the Tippy through the park is Click to continue reading…

Medaryville to receive funding for wastewater treatment project
A recent announcement by Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann will help in upgrading the Medaryville wastewater treatment lagoons, but Monterey and Francesville will be forced to find funding for wastewater projects from other resources.

On Aug. 19, Ellspermann announced that Medaryville was one of 12 Indiana communities receiving grants totaling more than $5.4 million for wastewater and drinking water programs. The funding is managed by Click to continue reading…

Monterey Town Council reviews golf cart ordinance
Monterey Town Council members are reviewing a golf cart ordinance and the implications of enforcing it after a regular meeting on Aug. 13.

Monterey town attorney Dan Murphy constructed a draft of the ordinance after it was debated if the town should allow golf carts on town roads.

Golf carts are illegal on federal and state highways but can be driven when cities and towns permit it. The draft ordinance applies to both golf carts and off-road vehicles.

“I required under this draft that if a person wishes to use a golf cart on the streets in the town, they would have to register with the town and obtain decals that would be provided by the town,” Murphy said.

According to the draft, Click to continue reading…

Workshop guides emerging entrepreneurs
The Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center (NW-ISBDC) continues to offer new and emerging entrepreneurs start-up assistance through its Launch Your Own Business Workshop: A Sound and Proven Path.

The workshop will be offered from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the Pulaski County Public Library, 121 S. Riverside Drive, Winamac.

The workshop is a first step toward owning a successful small business and it aims to help entrepreneurs evaluate their business ideas, prepare a sound business plan, manage expectations and increase chances of accessing capital.

Workshop topics include Click to continue reading…

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