Kersting’s-sponsored MDA Ride Touted as Tremendous Success

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Sheriff Jeff Richwine and Road Captain Jerry Hedger

This year’s charitable motorcycle ride sponsored by the North Judson Kersting’s Cycle Center was a success. The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office extended a congratulatory thanks to the Kankakee Valley chapter 1326 of the Harley Owners Group for raising nearly $700 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Continue reading

No Reserve Auction Scheduled for Braun Mansion

An Aug. 6 auction is scheduled to sell the Braun Mansion, which is located south of Winamac.

Pulaski County’s largest and most expensive home could soon have a new owner. The Braun Mansion will be sold at auction in New York on Aug. 6th. It was built in 1998 for Braun Corporation founder Ralph Braun, who died in February of 2013. The home sits on a 40 acre property just south of Winamac and features nearly 16,000 feet of living space. Continue reading

Greenspace Winamac Receives a Few New Members

tr33sDid you know that Winamac has been one of the nation’s ‘Tree City USA’ towns for more than 15 years? It managed to gain that title thanks to the voluntary efforts of the Winamac Tree Committee. The committee itself has been around for approximately 20 years now. For the first time ever, up and coming high school seniors will serve as members of the committee. Continue reading

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

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

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

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

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

Pulaski County Tax Auction Leads to Deed Recommendation

Pulaski County CourthousePulaski County will have to spend a small amount of money in order to provide a deed to the individual buying county-owned land.

Attorney Kevin Tankersley says the property, described only as “railroad property,” was sold at tax auction. Before a deed can be given to the winning bid, however, a legal description is needed to complete the document. Currently the site is missing that description.
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Investigation Not Yet Complete for Winamac Eagles Fire

Winamac EaglesOfficials will continue their investigation Friday following a major fire at the Winamac Fraternal Order of Eagles Post #2580.

It took firefighters from multiple agencies about 10 hours to extinguish flames and contain hotspots in the rubble. Responders were able to leave the scene around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday evening.

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Winamac Eagles Fire Cause Under Investigation

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This photo from the Winamac Eagles #2580 Facebook page was captioned “and she’s gone, so sad.”

Investigators from the State Fire Marshal’s Office have been called in to determine the cause and origin of the blaze that destroyed the Winamac Eagles building on State Road 14 west. Continue reading

Pulaski County Fair Wraps Up Tonight

 

The recent rainy weather couldn’t keep local fair-goers from putting on the annual Pulaski County 4-H Fair and you have your final chance to join in the fun today. Though a majority of the fair activities took place earlier in the week, there is still plenty going on as we speak! Continue reading

Fire Destroys Winamac Eagles Location

Firefighters continued to battle flames on Wednesday afternoon that resulted from a morning fire in Winamac.

The Winamac Eagles Post #2580, located in the 600 block of West 11th Street, caught fire around 8:25 a.m. EDT. The cause of the blaze is still under investigation, but three State Fire Marshal’s were called to the scene to investigate.

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NJ-SP SB Brainstorms Ideas for Political Action Committee to Assist with Referendum

pacFollowing their meeting Monday evening, the NJSP School Board held a work session to discuss the formation of a Political Action Committee. They considered various community members who could potentially be contacted to assist the school with the referendum process. The P.A.C would be responsible for making sure community members are registered to vote and spreading the word about the corporation and why the referendum is needed. Continue reading

2015 Pulaski County Pageant Royalty

[center] Macy Bischoff of Winamac was crowned Miss Pulaski County 2015 and was also chosen as Miss Congeniality .She is shown with (l-r) 2014 Queen Justine Kruger, first runner-up Melissa Bailey, and second runner-up Alyssa Bushman who also won the People's Choice award.

[center] Macy Bischoff of Winamac was crowned Miss Pulaski County 2015 and was also chosen as Miss Congeniality .She is shown with 2014 Queen Justine Kruger, first runner-up Melissa Bailey, and second runner-up Alyssa Bushman who also won the People’s Choice award.

The Pulaski County 4-H Fair kicked off with the annual Miss Pulaski Pageant on Sunday. Six local ladies came together to compete for the crown. Contestants included Briana Gallegos, Melissa Ann Bailey, Olivea Eschelman-Gorby, Macy Bischoff, Alyssa Bushman and Kallie Rasmussen. Since May the candidates have been meeting weekly to train for the pageant with things such as make-up application, dress rehearsals, mock-judging, interviews and public speaking. Continue reading

Pulaski County Home Destroyed by Fire Thursday Morning

A mobile home was heavily damaged following a Thursday morning fire in Pulaski County.

The Winamac Volunteer Fire Department responded to the call around 5:22 a.m. in the area of 3200 North and 300 West in Ripley. Once on scene, firefighters noticed the south end of the mobile home was engulfed.
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