Community News Archives for 2024-03

Road closure coming for State Road 110 in Marshall / Fulton counties

State Road 110 will close between Elm Road and State Road 25 on or after Thursday, April 4 through early June for a bridge deck overlay preventative maintenance project at the Tippecanoe River.

The official detour will follow State Road 25 and U.S. 31.

Upcoming lane closure on State Road 25 in Fulton County

State Road 25 will be reduced to one lane at Mill Creek between State Road 114/Center St and Brown St on or after Wednesday, April 3 through early June. Temporary traffic signals will direct traffic while crews conduct a bridge deck overlay preventative maintenance project.

Governor signs executive order for Emergency Management Assistance Compact to prepare for eclipse

Governor Eric Holcomb signed an executive order to support the anticipated needs of Indiana’s emergency response, transportation, communication and critical infrastructure systems due to the expected high-number of visitors traveling to the state to view the total solar eclipse.

The executive order will allow Indiana to utilize resources from other states who are members of the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC). Once a governor issues an order, EMAC members can and will share equipment and communications systems to help support state resources to ensure the safety, care and welfare of residents if an emergency event occurs due to such a large event.

In case of an emergency residents can text or call 911.

Krispy Kreme to provide fresh doughnuts daily at McDonald's restaurants nationwide

McDonald’s USA and Krispy Kreme are teaming up for a national expansion.

Fans will begin spotting Krispy Kreme doughnuts in their local McDonald’s restaurants later this year as part of a phased market rollout across the country. Nationwide availability at participating restaurants is expected by the end of 2026.

Three of Krispy Kreme’s most popular doughnuts will be delivered fresh to McDonald’s restaurants every day. They’ll be available individually, or in boxes of six, starting at breakfast and lasting throughout the day – while supplies last:


  • The iconic Original Glazed® Doughnut: A melt-in-your-mouth doughnut covered in Krispy Kreme’s signature glaze. The doughnut that started it all.
  • The Chocolate Iced with Sprinkles Doughnut: A chocolatey twist on the original, dipped in chocolate icing and covered in rainbow sprinkles.
  • The Chocolate Iced Kreme™ Filled Doughnut: Made with a light, fluffy dough and filled with a smooth Kreme™ filling then dipped in chocolate icing.

This follows a successful test at 160 McDonald’s restaurants in the Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky areas where consumer excitement and demand exceeded expectations. These pilot restaurants will continue to serve Krispy Kreme doughnuts during the nationwide rollout.    

“Since the launch of breakfast nearly 50 years ago, we’ve continued to offer new menu items, flavors and experiences that have made McDonald’s an irreplaceable part of fans’ morning routines,” said Tariq Hassan, McDonald’s USA’s Chief Marketing and Customer Experience Officer. “This partnership is an exciting next step in that journey and a chance to unlock new business opportunities in the breakfast category and throughout the day. Our fans’ love for Krispy Kreme runs deep, and we can’t wait to make it even easier for them to satisfy their sweet tooth at McDonald’s restaurants across the country.”

“The top request we receive from consumers, every day, is, ‘please bring Krispy Kreme to my town.’ Partnering with McDonald’s on a national scale will provide our fans and doughnut lovers unprecedented daily access to fresh doughnuts and the joy that is Krispy Kreme,” said Krispy Kreme President and CEO Josh Charlesworth.

“Significantly, by making Kreme Krispy accessible to fans nationwide through this partnership, we expect to more than double our points of access by the end of 2026. The partnership accelerates the development of our existing Delivered Fresh Daily channel, creating operating leverage through distribution density and production utilization,” said Charlesworth.

Krispy Kreme has been scaling its supply chain, building a support team, adding technology and new equipment, and enhancing field training to support its Delivered Fresh Daily expansion, which includes this phased rollout.

Krispy Kreme and McDonald’s will provide more details regarding the nationwide rollout in the coming months.

State Road 16 closure in Cass County next week

An Indiana Department of Transportation project is scheduled to begin next week in Cass County.

State Road 16 will be closed between C.R. 1050 W and C.R. 900 W on or after Monday, April 1 through early October for a bridge deck overlay project.

The official detour will follow State Road 119, State Road 39, U.S. 24 and U.S. 35.

Argos boil order lifted

The Argos Water Department experienced a water main break Thursday afternoon on West Walnut Street that caused citizens to have to boil their drinking and cooking water. 

By about 2 p.m. Sunday the Town of Argos was able to lift the boil order after receiving two good water tests. 

Water in Argos may now be used without any restrictions.

Palestine Cemetery spring cleanup reminder

The Board of Directors of the Palestine Cemetery, Inc., Palestine, Indiana, reminds its patrons that all grave decorations must be removed or brought into compliance with the cemetery regulations by April 1 to allow for spring cleanup.  Decorations not in compliance with cemetery regulations after April 1, 2024, will be disposed of.  The following are regulations of the Palestine Cemetery, Inc. regarding plantings, flowers, and shrubbery:


  • All flowers must be placed within the line of the headstone, on cement or in a cement urn, or fastened to the headstone securely. 


  • No wires, glass, shepherd’s hooks, or hanging baskets may be set in the ground.


  • All shrubbery shall be maintained or it will be removed at the owner’s expense.


  • Winter grave blankets are permitted if removed by April 1.


  • All plantings and/or shrubbery must have approval of the Cemetery Board prior to planting.


Questions may be directed to the sexton of the Palestine Cemetery, Inc., Brett Boggs, at (574) 551-2432.

Boil order in Argos

The Town of Argos is under a boil order.

A Thursday afternoon water main break caused the town to lose water pressure.   

Argos residents and businesses must boil their drinking and cooking water for three minutes before consuming. 

The boil order is in place until further notice.  

Secretary of State Diego Morales continues delivering election improvement grants

Secretary of State Diego Morales continues visiting several counties to hand deliver election improvement grantsincluding a stop in Pulaski County.

Since the start of the year, Secretary Morales has delivered grant checks to more than 60 Indiana counties.

The counties are receiving grant dollars from the Federal Help America Vote Act to go towards local election improvement and security efforts. Statewide grants are valued at approximately two million dollars.

 “It is so important to hand deliver these election improvement grants directly to our local counties.  Each visit has been met with an overwhelming response of gratitude. I’ve reminded our county clerks that their dedication is appreciated and that my office is here to help. Many of the recipient counties will have their election improvements in place for the upcoming Primary Election,” said Indiana Secretary of State Diego Morales.


Area employers invited to participate in Cass County College & Career Expo

The annual Cass County College & Career Expo, designed to open doors to the future for area high school and college students as well as the general public, is set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at Logansport High School’s Berry Bowl.

Area employers are invited to participate to promote current job openings and internship opportunities as well as talk with students about the skills needed to secure a position with their organization.
Employers interested in participating should contact Suzanne Dillman, associate director of Enrollment Services and Admissions for Ivy Tech Community College’s Kokomo Service Area, by email at or by telephone at 574-398-6090.
Representatives from colleges and universities across the state also will be on hand to discuss the career and educational opportunities they offer. Event sponsors include the Logansport/Cass County Chamber of Commerce, Logansport High School and Ivy Tech Community College.
“We are excited to be hosting the event in partnership with the Logansport/Cass County Chamber of Commerce and Logansport High School,” Dillman said. “We want to help our high school and college students, as well as the public, understand what technical and soft skills are needed for future career success so we have a pipeline of qualified potential employees to meet area employer needs today and in the future.”
The event will be targeted at 10th to 12th grade students from Logansport High School and the Century Career Center and students and alumni from Ivy Tech as well as the general public. Chamber members have been invited to participate along with employers who work with Ivy Tech in recruiting new employees.
Bill Cuppy, president of the Logansport/Cass County Chamber of Commerce, explained that the Chamber of Commerce and the Cass Logansport Economic Development Organization (CLEDO) focus on business retention/expansion, business attraction and workforce development with Ivy Tech playing a major role in achieving all three of those goals. 

“We are blessed to have an Ivy Tech here in Logansport to enhance the workforce skills for both our existing industries and those that are interested in making Logansport their future home,” Cuppy said. “The staff works closely with our local businesses and also our local school corporations to better understand the local needs and does their part to provide the skills needed to assist in meeting that demand. 

“Over the years, Ivy Tech has been very instrumental in organizing and providing the College and Career Fair,” he added. “I do know that this event has paired individuals seeking a career with businesses that have a vacant position, which has immensely benefited our workforce development objectives.”

For more information and registration materials, contact Dillman by email at or by telephone at 574-398-6090.

Application deadline this week for Director of Development in Miami County

The Northern Indiana Community Foundation has a full-time job opening for a Director of Development at the Miami County Community Foundation.

This position is responsible for engaging with donors, serving as a community ambassador, and raising awareness for the foundation and its mission.

A successful candidate will have exceptional communication skills and a passion for philanthropy. A Bachelor’s degree is preferred with a minimum of three years work experience, ideally in the nonprofit sector.

Candidates must reside in or be extensively involved in Miami County with comprehensive knowledge of the community.

Interested applicants can send a resume to Jay Albright at or by mailing a hard copy to PO Box 807, Rochester, IN 46975, by Friday, March 22.

Visit or call 574-223-2227 for more information.

Winamac with Art in the Park in May

Pulaski County Tribe (PCT) invites the community to the second Art in the Park event.

It's scheduled for Saturday, May 11. This enriching community celebration, part of a biennial tradition that began in 2022 and will continue in 2026, aims to spotlight the enhancements volunteers have contributed to the Winamac Town Park and celebrate the power of art.

The event will include:

? Artist vendors showcasing unique and handmade items

? Engaging, hands-on activities for attendees of all ages

? Artistic demonstrations to inspire and entertain

? A selection of food trucks with culinary masterpieces

? Live music performances to enhance the festive atmosphere

? Special announcements and a spotlight on the past park enhancements

Coinciding with the American Legion Car Show, this event promises a day filled with creativity, community, and celebration.

PCT is seeking partners to offer activities, artistic vendors interested in selling artistic and handmade goods, and volunteers for event set-up and clean-up. This celebration is not just an event, but a testament to what we can achieve when we come together as a community.

For those interested in participating or contributing in any way to the Art in the Park event, please reach out to Pulaski County Tribe at .

Easter Trains ready to roll from Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum

The Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum announces its annual Easter Trains.

Since first operating in 2006, the Easter Trains have become a popular holiday favorite for children of all ages.

The events will feature an Easter Egg Hunt after each train ride. More than 6,000 eggs will be distributed this year and gathered by children in three age categories. The child who finds the golden egg in each age category will receive a special prize.

Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras and take photos of their children with the Easter Bunny during these events. Children will receive a gift bag with a coloring book, crayons, and stickers while aboard the train.

The Easter Train events this year will help support the Purdue Railroad Club. A portion of each ticket sold will be donated to their organization. The club is among the oldest student organizations at Purdue University.

Easter Trains depart from the station in North Judson on Saturday, March 23 and 30 at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. CDT. Each trip takes passengers on a 45-minute countryside excursion, crossing the Kankakee River at English Lake before returning.

Ticket prices are $20 for adults and $14 for children ages 3 to 15 for coach seating. Infants and toddlers under the age of 3 are free when riding on the lap of a parent or guardian.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at

Indiana looking for teachers to come from the professional sector

The state legislature has enhanced the opportunities for professionals to move into the area of teaching.

State Representative Jack Jordan (R-Bremen) said in a release, “At the state level, I continue to support our teachers and encourage others to consider a rewarding career in the classroom.”

Rep. Jordan continued, “This session, I supported legislation to expand access to transition to teaching scholarships that provide $10,000 to career professionals pursuing training to make the switch to teaching.”

To be eligible for the Transition to Teaching Scholarship, applicants pursuing a transition-to-teaching certification need to have a bachelor’s degree, agree to obtain an initial practitioner license, and teach in Indiana for at least five years. Last year, the state awarded $1 million through 100 scholarships to Hoosiers who are professionals in other fields and want to teach.

Jordan said, “Last year, I supported increasing the annual Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship award amount from $7,500 to $10,000 and removing the annual 200-recipient cap. Nearly 600 students applied for the scholarship, with applications from 263 high schools in 88 of Indiana’s 92 counties.” 

Move your clocks forward this weekend

Clocks will "spring forward" one hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 10.

It won't be until Nov. 3, the first Sunday of November, when they "fall back" to standard time.

Nomination deadline extended for 2024 Governor's Awards for Environmental Excellence

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) announced today that the deadline for acceptance of nominations for the 2024 Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence has been extended until Friday, March 15.

The previous deadline was March 1.

Citizens, government agencies, businesses, organizations, and educational institutions are invited to submit nominations. Self-nominations are encouraged. Nominated projects must have occurred in Indiana and been implemented in 2022 or 2023.

“It is always an honor for IDEM to recognize these outstanding Hoosiers who are choosing to go above and beyond to make a difference in Indiana’s environment,” said Commissioner Brian Rockensuess. “I encourage Hoosiers to submit their applications for their innovative projects, and I look forward to celebrating this year’s honorees and their many contributions to our state.” 

The Governor's Awards for Environmental Excellence are the most prestigious environmental awards given in the state. This year, IDEM and Governor Eric J. Holcomb’s office will present seven awards, one in each of the following categories: Energy Efficiency/Renewable Resources; Environmental Education/Outreach; Five Year Continuous Improvement; Greening the Government; Land Use/Conservation; Pollution Prevention; and, Recycling/Reuse.

Awards will be presented in September. A panel of conservation, environmental, and academic professionals review nominations. The awards will be based on project innovation, measurable results, and transferability. Nomination forms and instructions are available at

In 2023, award winners included: GM Fort Wayne Assembly, Red-tail Land Conservancy, VA Northern Indiana Healthcare System, Michigan City Sanitary District and Delta Institute, DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. and Carroll Elementary School - Flora.