The Winamac Town Council has decided to keep the back part of the town park locked for now. That’s where the annual Northern Indiana Power from the Past and Pulaski County 4-H Fair are held, but the park is also a prime spot for mischief, particularly from youngsters who like to drive through the grass and tear the area up. Town Council members advised Park Superintendent Rick Dilts to keep the gates to the back locked for awhile in hopes of heading off vandalism. Meanwhile, Dilts says he’s staying busy bringing the shelter house restrooms at the park up to ADA compliance standards and preparing the concession stand for the upcoming Winamac Community High School softball season.
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.