Partial Flooding Remains a Problem in Winamac Town Park

winamactownparkOn 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

Blueberry Business Affected by Abundance of Rainy Weather

 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

Winamac Safe Routes to School Project Nears Completion

 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

Beware of Storm Cleanup Scam Artists

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

Pulaski County EMS Increasing Accountability with Narcotic Box Purchases

Pulaski County CourthouseThe Pulaski County Council agreed to transfer funds to help improve the security of certain EMS equipment.

$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.
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Eastern Pulaski School Board Acknowledges Asbestos Removal

 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

Pulaski Sheriff Looking to Alter Department Wages

Pulaski County CourthouseBudget season is not quite here, but the Pulaski County Sheriff is looking to keep some of his deputies around a bit longer.

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.
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Eastern Pulaski Community School Board Discusses Renovations and Additional Positions

 

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

Culver Union Township Public Library Blood Drive – Book Your Appointment Today

b100dMany 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

Eastern Pulaski School Board to Discuss School Renovations, Asbestos Removal

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

Flood Warnings Extended Again For Local Rivers

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

New Purdue Extension Educator Will Work With More than One Local County

Purdue Extension LogoOn 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

West Central School Board Finds Innovative Option For Old Van

wcsDuring 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.

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