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
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
Did 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
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
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
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
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
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
Wednesday’s fire that destroyed the Winamac Eagles lodge on State Road 14 West has been ruled accidental. 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
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.
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.
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
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.
Following 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
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.