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Winamac Man Arrested on Drug Possession Charges

Published: July 30th, 2014
Leston B.  Vaught II

Leston G. Vaught II

A Winamac man was arrested early Sunday morning after he was reportedly found in possession of methamphetamine.

A Winamac police officer saw a red vehicle in the parking lot by the Pulaski County Public Library with the driver present. The officer knew that vandalism was occurring to a structure by the library so he approached the car.

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GermanFest Set for Aug. 9

Published: July 30th, 2014

GermanFestGermanFest returns to Winamac on Saturday, Aug. 9.

The event begins with a golf outing at 8 a.m. ET at Pond View Golf Course. Music and children’s activities will be ongoing from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Create-a-canvas will spark talent in residents and those pieces of art will be sold at a silent auction with the proceeds to benefit GermanFest.

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Pulaski County Deputies Investigate Fatal Accident

Published: July 29th, 2014

Pulaski County Sheriff’s deputies and emergency crews responded to a fatality accident yesterday morning.

According to a news release from the sheriff’s department, Dollie Frinkel, 71, of Winamac was traveling westbound on County Road 600 West and failed to stop at the intersection with 100 South. A Pulaski County dump truck driven by David Bailey, 48, entered the intersection and could not avoid a collision with Frinkel’s passenger car.

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Pulaski County Officials Holding Out Hope for Hotel

Published: July 29th, 2014

Pulaski County Economic DevelopmentOfficials in Pulaski County remain hopeful of landing a hotel. Wisconsin-based Cobblestone Development is looking for local investors to help construct a 44-bed, businesses friendly hotel comparable to a Holiday Inn or Hampton Inn. Read the rest of this entry »

Seven Companies Face Lawsuits for Scamming Homeowners Out of More than $14,000

Published: July 29th, 2014

scamUnfortunately those struggling financially can be the most vulnerable to scams. The federal government as well as Indiana general attorney,Greg Zoeller, took action against schemers who have taken more than $14,000 from unsuspecting homeowners. On Thursday, Zoeller filed lawsuits against seven companies running fraudulent mortgage rescue or relief schemes.

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Winamac Woman Arrested For Assaulting Sheriff’s Deputy

Published: July 25th, 2014
Donna Campbell

Donna Campbell

A Winamac woman faces a charge of battery on a law enforcement officer. Donna Fay Campbell, 36, is accused of hitting, kicking and throwing a can of Pepsi at Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputy Michelle Jackson when she responded to a home in the 4400 block of County Road 600 West Wednesday afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

Winamac Lacks a Skate Park, Boy Scout’s Solution: Build One

Published: July 25th, 2014

boyskateA Winamac Eagle Scout candidate is taking community service to the extreme. The 18-year-old Eastern Pulaski School Senior said he was inspired to build a skate park for the community as his Eagle Scout project.

Clark Gudas of Boy Scout Troop 229 said the idea first developed a few years back.

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BraunAbility Cares

Published: July 24th, 2014

braun_logoBraunAbility is the world’s largest manufacturer of wheelchair accessible vehicles and lifts. They have decided to cease making ParaTransit vans.

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Pulaski County Commissioners, Council to Meet in Joint Session Today

Published: July 21st, 2014

 The Pulaski County commissioners and county council will meet in a public joint session tonight to discuss the airport operations a little further.

When the Pulaski County council members met last week, several questions were brought up concerning a part-time or full-time position for the airport manager and other issues such as fuel.

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Back to School Immunization Requirements

Published: July 21st, 2014

aAre your children up to date on their immunizations? Before school starts, you must be sure they are. Read the rest of this entry »

N.J.-S.P. Revises Budget Adoption Calendar

Published: July 19th, 2014
Michael Shireman, Jim Menis, Larry Lambert Marsha Reimbold and Patricia Goin

Michael Shireman, Jim Menis, Larry Lambert
Marsha Reimbold and Patricia Goin

The North Judson-San Pierre School Board has revised its budget adoption calendar. The corporation was selected as part of a state pilot program and as a result cannot adopt a budget until Oct. 15. The Starke County Council will conduct a public hearing on Monday, Aug. 18 on the school corporation’s general, debt, pension and transportation funds. The next day the school board will meet in special session to adopt the 2015 Capital Projects Fund and Bus Replacement Plan. Read the rest of this entry »

Winamac Town-Wide Yard Sales Today

Published: July 19th, 2014

Are you looking to save money and to shop local?  The Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Winamac town-wide yard sale today.

Shop to your heart’s delight from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET. Twenty-six addresses are listed on the map that is available at the Pulaski County Chamber office at 102 N. Monticello Street in Winamac.

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Celebrate Pulaski County’s 175th Birthday

Published: July 18th, 2014

Pulaski County CourthouseCelebrate Pulaski County’s 175th birthday during this weekend’s Northern Indiana Power from the Past show at the Winamac Town Park. Birthday clown Megan Lee Shurn, who was among the 15 children chosen in 1989 to be in charge of the county’s bicentennial celebration in 2039 will be cutting and serving birthday cake at the entertainment stage at noon EDT on Sunday, July 21. The county was named for County Cashmir Pulaski, who was killed during the Revolutionary War during the attack on Savannah in 1779.

 

Kersting’s Cycle Center Can Help You Learn to Ride

Published: July 18th, 2014

kerstingsAre you ready to ride? Kersting’s Cycle Center offers a four hour, Saturday class which goes over the basics of motorcycle riding that can help you get ready. ‘Learn to Ride” is a pre-training program for people to get acquainted with motorcycle riding before heading out on the road. Read the rest of this entry »

Local Music Group Receives Grant

Published: July 18th, 2014
REMC Representative:Amanda Steeb, Director:Susie Szynalski, Treasurer: Joan Stepien and President: Pat Vanek

REMC Representative Amanda Steeb presenting  Director Susie Szynalski, Treasurer Joan Stepien and President Pat Vanek of the Choralaires with the grant

If you hear music in the air, it could be coming from the Choralaires. The Starke County Choralaires are a chorus group that is a part of Melody Makers of Indiana. The Melody Makers of Indiana is the only chorus of it’s kind in the United States.
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Pulaski County Election Board Discusses Municipal Election Costs with County Council

Published: July 17th, 2014

The Pulaski County Council heard from Laura Bailey, the vice chairperson of the Pulaski County Election Board, about changes that will be made to put municipal elections more in line with the law.

Bailey explained that paperwork for a financial agreement pertaining to municipal elections has not been signed.

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Eastern Pulaski Community Schools Scheduled to Begin Archery Program in the Fall

Published: July 17th, 2014

archeryAt the board meeting Monday evening the Eastern Pulaski Community School board received a donation from the North Central Quail Forever Chapter that completed the funding needed to begin the archery program at the schools. Superintendent Dan Foster is excited to see how the program progresses.

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Winamac Town Council Approves Formation of Pool Committee

Published: July 17th, 2014

The Winamac Town Council approved the formation of a committee to further investigate funding options to rehabilitate the town pool.

The pool is not open as extensive repairs are needed to make it safe for swimmers.

Town Manager Jim Conner said several people were in attendance at the council’s meeting to discuss the pool.

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Eastern Pulaski Community School Board’s Decision on Weapons Policy

Published: July 16th, 2014

antigunThe Eastern Pulaski School Board met Monday evening to further discuss their weapons policy. Due to the new state law allowing concealed weapons in vehicles, school corporations were given the option to amend their policies regarding firearms. Read the rest of this entry »

Pulaski County Council Reviews Additional Appropriations and Transfers for Issues at Justice Center

Published: July 16th, 2014
Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

Pulaski County Justice Center

The Pulaski County Council discussed several additional appropriation and transfer requests on Monday night. A couple of requests from the Pulaski County Justice Center were discussed at length.

Sheriff Michael Gayer spoke at the Eastern Pulaski School Board meeting so Matron Carrie Aaron and Sergeant Fred Rogers represented the sheriff’s department where they explained an $80,000 additional appropriation. Sergeant Rogers said the money is needed to pay past bills that have been due – some for many years. For example, according to Sergeant Rogers, the fuel bill hadn’t been paid since September of 2013 while other vendors for a variety services have been waiting since 2011 for payment.

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