On account of the Winamac Town Park’s proximity to the Tippecanoe river and the sporadic storms that have continuously spotted the summer, the Town of Winamac has been dealing with flooding in the back of the park for weeks now. This year the Pulaski County Fair had to implement an adjusted schedule due to flooding issues, the same thing had to happen two years ago as well. Continue reading
Here in Indiana, we have experienced an exceptionally rainy summer season. The amount of rainfall that Hoosiers received in June broke a previous record that had been held since the 1950s. The abundance of rainfall can potentially have adverse affects on local crops and businesses. The local blueberry patches have been feeling the affect of the rainy weather, and so have their blueberries. Continue reading
During the Monday evening Winamac Town Council meeting Town Manager Brad Zellers provided an update about the ‘Safe Routes to School’ Program. The SRTS program first started up in 2012 after a grant was received allowing for more than 2,000 feet of trail and ADA compliant sidewalks leading from the school to the downtown area to be put in place. Continue reading
Scam artists may be trying to take advantage of Hoosiers who sustained property damage as a result of recent storms. Indiana Department of Homeland Security spokesman John Erickson warns fly-by-night contractors may show up in hard-hit areas. He says they may offer immediate help, collect a down payment for promised work and disappear. Continue reading
$6,200 was requested to be transferred to help purchase new narcotic boxes. The current equipment used by Pulaski County allows for easy entrance to medicine that could be stolen or abused without being able to track the supplies.
Renovations to the High School/Middle School building and Elementary School Building were discussed at length during the Eastern Pulaski School Board meeting Monday evening. It should come as no surprise that the removal of asbestos within the buildings came up. During their meeting the board unanimously approved the proposal for asbestos removal. Continue reading
Flood warnings continue through Saturday for the Tippecanoe River near Ora and the Kankakee River at U.S. 30. Continue reading
During last night’s Pulaski County Council meeting, Sheriff Jeff Richwine explained his solution to what he sees as a longevity problem in the department. By offering incentives for employees who stay onboard with the department, Richwine believes it will raise the quality of their enforcement, but also prevent turnover.
The Eastern Pulaski Community School Board met last night for their final meeting of the summer. The Board unanimously approved a number of items on the agenda including a base bid of approximately $2.6 million for the elementary school renovation contract. Continue reading
Many things cease during the summer months such as snow and school but there is one thing that never ceases and that is the need for blood donations. According to the American Red Cross every two seconds someone in the U.S needs a transfusion. The Culver Union Township Public Library is doing their part by hosting a blood drive from noon until 5 pm tomorrow. You can do your part by turning up to donate. Continue reading
Flooding is possible across the area today as more showers and thunderstorms move through. Continue reading
Action to approve a proposal for asbestos removal is on the Eastern Pulaski School Board agenda for their meeting tonight. Another item on the agenda is the elementary school renovation contract which needs board consensus to be approved. Job descriptions for the positions of technology data specialist and director of curriculum and assessment are also set to be discussed. Continue reading
The flood warning for the Tippecanoe River near Ora is in effect until further notice. Last night at 10 the river was holding steady at 12.1 feet, according to the National Weather Service. Flood stage is 12 feet. Minor flooding is occurring, and moderate flooding is forecast. Continue reading
On the first of July Purdue Extension officially welcomed a new member to their staff. Recent Purdue West Lafayette graduate Mandy Medbourn is the new health and human sciences extension educator for Starke and Pulaski County. Medbourn had the chance to really immerse her self within the communities during her first full week as a Purdue Extension Educator. Continue reading
During the West Central School Board meeting Thursday evening the school board utilized chrome books in an effort to cut down on paper costs. One of the items on the agenda under new business was the opening of bids on an old van that is no longer in use at the school.
Wednesday’s fire that destroyed the Winamac Eagles lodge on State Road 14 West has been ruled accidental. Continue reading
The Tippecanoe River near Ora is expected to crest Sunday morning, according to the National Weather Service. As of 10 this morning it was holding steady at 11.8 feet. That’s just below the 12 foot flood stage. Continue reading
A popular local event has been cancelled due to the weather. “The Pulaski Post” reports next weekend’s Northern Indiana Power from the Past antique farm and tractor show has been cancelled. Continue reading
The National Weather Service has extended the flood warning for the Tippecanoe River near Ora until further notice. At 9 last night the river was at 11.3 feet and rising. Flood stage is 12 feet. Continue reading
Hoosier homeowners, renters, businesses and private nonprofit organizations that sustained uninsured damage as a result of recent flooding and severe storms are urged to report that damage online. Continue reading