The Winamac Town Council isn’t sure how long maintaining the community swimming pool at the Pulaski County Family YMCA will be feasible this year. The state scaled back the town’s recreation budget by about $9,000, leaving about $38,000 to cover the necessary chemicals and other maintenance costs. The operating loss is offset with the money the Y pays the town to operate the facility. Town Council members say they would like to keep the pool open through Labor Day but simply won’t have the money to do so this year. Keeping the pool open evenings and weekends for an extra three weeks will cost an extra $4,300. Council members discussed the matter Monday but did not take action.
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.