Walorski Visits Winamac Community High School

Walorski WinamacCongresswoman Jackie Walorski paid a visit to Winamac Community High School on Monday to check out the school’s new Warrior Academy. Students under the supervision of teacher Karen Butler spend part of the day doing credit recovery. It allows the 16 students in the program to take courses they struggled with in a traditional classroom in an independent study setting. Walorski applauds the efforts to help students graduate. Continue reading

Welcome Home Procession Scheduled for Body of Winamac Soldier

SSgt. Andrew Budd

Members of the community are invited to pay their respects to a Winamac native who died while on active military duty. Staff Sgt. Andrew Budd was stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas. He was 27 at the time of his death on Sunday, Aug. 23 in El Paso. His body is being flown to Indianapolis this afternoon and will be returned to Winamac with an escort of police and patriot guard riders along with his family. The procession will travel north up U.S. 35 into Winamac this afternoon and turn east onto Main Street with a final destination of Frain Mortuary. The funeral home will post updates on their Facebook page as to the schedule. Continue reading

Pulaski County Prosecutor Files Charges Against Former Deputy Coroner

Tracy Rossman

Tracy Rossman

Formal charges have been filed against a former Pulaski County official who is accused of stealing items from a dead man. Prosecuting attorney Daniel Murphy tells WKVI News he’s charged 41-year-old Tracy Rossman of Winamac with official misconduct as a level 6 felony and theft as a class A misdemeanor since the items she is accused of taking are valued at less than $750. Continue reading

Heater Emerges Victorious from Winamac Town Convention

Winamac Town Hall

Winamac Town Hall

Incumbent Winamac City Councilwoman Judy Heater will serve a four-year term.

She got 36 votes to Rudy DeSabatine’s 25 on the first ballot during Thursday night’s Republican Party Convention. Winamac will not need to hold a November municipal election, as there are not any contested races. Continue reading

Town Projects Discussed During Winamac Council Meeting

winamacThough Winamac students returned to school on Wednesday, the town will notice within the next few weeks construction will still be taking place for the Safe Routes to School project. Due to incorrect ADA slopes being installed in the sidewalks, they must be replaced. Yards affected by the sidewalk construction will also be fixed. Continue reading

Eastern Pulaski School Board Votes to Change Banks

 

According to Eastern Pulaski Community Schools’ Superintendent Dan Foster, the corporation has been having some concerns with their primary financial provider for several months now. Issues included inconsistency, unreliability and an abundance of unnecessary fees.

In order to solve the problem, a proposal was composed and sent out to several potential providers. The current institution did not even reply to the proposal. This led Superintendent Foster to address the school board Monday evening and suggest switching their primary financial institution to one of the two places that did respond. Continue reading

Memorial Bench Approved for former Eastern Pulaski Superintendent

harrycordsThe Eastern Pulaski School Corporation campus will soon have a new bench commemorating the memory of former Superintendent Harry Cords. At the school board meeting Monday evening, one item on the agenda was to approve a $750 donation from the Cords family. Thanks to unanimous approval from the board, the donation was accepted and the board discussed where exactly to place the memorial bench. Continue reading

Eastern Pulaski School Board Unanimously Approves Roofing Contract Proposal

 During their meeting Monday evening, the Eastern Pulaski School Board unanimously approved a a roofing contract with Insley Systems Inc. Gibraltar Design Inc. has been the main construction consultant for the corporation during their building renovations. Certain projects are out of Gibraltar’s wheel house so they make recommendations for special projects. They submitted a proposal to the board for Insley to tackle the roofing project. Continue reading

Eastern Pulaski Students Return to School Tomorrow

 The Eastern Pulaski School Board discussed back-to-school matters when they met last night. Superintendent Foster will address faculty members in the middle/high school cafeteria at noon. Students have a chance to meet their teachers tonight. Continue reading

Building Projects and Back-to-School Matters to Be Discussed During EPSB Meeting

 The Eastern Pulaski School Board meets this evening at 5:30 pm Eastern to receive start of school building reports from the elementary, middle and high schools. The board will also act on a request to approve Gibraltar Design, Inc for a roofing project. Continue reading

Chamber of Commerce Hosts Spirit of Pulaski County Festival

spirit of pulaski countyDon’t miss your chance to join in on the Spirit of Pulaski County Festival tomorrow. The festival, formerly known as German Fest, had a name change in order to be able to include different things and be more all encompassing. Continue reading

Bicentennial Commission Approves Pulaski County Legacy Project

200The Indiana Bicentennial Commission oversees the planning and execution of a statewide celebration for Indiana’s 200th birthday. On the final day of July they held a meeting where more than fifty Legacy Projects were deliberated. Pulaski County’s Legacy Project was among those that received the commission’s approval. Continue reading

Area Physicians To Host Lyme Awareness Event in Winamac

healthyResidents of Northwest Indiana are at an increased risk of contracting Lyme Disease, and local physicians want to raise awareness.

This Monday at the Nazarene Church next to Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac, several medical practitioners will discuss Lyme Disease with members of the public. Lyme disease is often contracted through tick bites, but subjects can experience a range of symptoms.
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Kersting’s-sponsored MDA Ride Touted as Tremendous Success

Harley group (1)

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