The Pulaski County Maintenance Department is now housed at the county highway garage north of downtown Winamac on U.S. 35. Maintenance supervisor Jeff Johnson received permission from the county commissioners to move his office from the courthouse basement into one of the spare spaces at the highway building. The former maintenance office will now be converted into a supply closet. In addition to cleaning and maintaining all of the buildings in the county, the maintenance department is also in charge of ordering office supplies for all county departments as part of an effort to save money. They buy supplies like ink pens and copy paper in bulk to take advantage of price breaks and distribute them to offices on an as-needed basis.
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.