Plans are in the works for a German Fest in downtown Winamac. The Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the Aug. 10 event. Organizers say a band is already booked and traditional German food will be served. A family area will be designated, and a beer garden will also be available. Several other events are being discussed as part of the festivities. Organizations, clubs and businesses who want to be a part of the fun are urged to contact Donny Link at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written by Mary Perren
WKVI News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting in February of 2013. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA. When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.