Suspicious Vehicle Report Leads To Found Stolen Vehicle in Pulaski County

 A vehicle reported stolen on Thursday has been located in Pulaski County.

The Pulaski County Dispatch received a call about a suspicious vehicle on Friday morning in the area of country road 900 South and county road 1200 West. According to the caller, the 1997 Mercury van was sitting along the side of the roadway.
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Pulaski Memorial Hospital Accepts Book Donation

Pictured:  Dolores Schladenhauffen, Director of O.B. at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, MacKenzie Ledley, Executive Director of Pulaski County Public Library, Michael Rose, Systems Administrator of Pulaski County Public Library, and Richard Mynark, Chairman of the Pulaski County Public Library Board of Trustees.

Dolores Schladenhauffen, Director of O.B. at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, MacKenzie Ledley, Executive Director of Pulaski County Public Library, Michael Rose, Systems Administrator of Pulaski County Public Library, and Richard Mynark, Chairman of the Pulaski County Public Library Board of Trustees. Photo courtesy of the Pulaski County Journal and provided by the PCPL.

The Pulaski County Public Library recently donated books, so every child entering the world will get an early start on reading.

Copies of the book Little Blue Truck were presented to the staff at Pulaski Memorial Hospital. About 100 copies of the book were donated to the hospital. A book will be given as gifts to the families of newborn babies.

In addition to the book, parents will be provided with a brochure about early literacy and reading to children. The document includes information on how and when to read to babies, a timetable of what reaction changes to expect when reading books, and more books babies will enjoy.

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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Bust

A vehicle headlight ultimately led to the arrest of a Winamac resident on drug charges.

According to a press release, Pulaski County Police were on patrol in the area of Narrow and Franklin Streets in Winamac when they noticed the vehicle in question. Authorities made a note that occupants of the vehicle were behaving nervously.
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Winamac Town Manager Enjoying New Role

The Town of Winamac was, until recently, in search of a new Town Manager. Now that the role has been filled for several weeks, Brad Zellers says plenty of it feels comfortable.

Zellers was with the Waste Water Department for about 20 years prior to accepting the Town Manager position. The Winamac Town Council said they had received several applications for the position when it was open, but wanted someone with experience in utilities.
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Winamac Man Arrested after Short Pursuit with North Judson Police

A Winamac man was arrested Friday after a short pursuit with a North Judson police officer.

An officer was called to the Route 10 Bar and Grill shortly after 11 p.m. CT after a call came in about a hit and run accident. A subject reportedly hit a parked vehicle in the parking lot and fled the scene. The responding officer noticed a vehicle traveling south of State Road 39 shortly after the call was made. The officer followed the vehicle that crossed the center line and the fog line, according to a news release.

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Winamac Website Offers New Services; Works Through Glitches

Winamac Town Hall

Winamac Town Hall

The Town of Winamac recently launched its new website, and they hope it will eventually provide better services for residents.

The Winamac Town Council was updated on the website’s progress at their February meeting. Now that the website has been launched, officials with the Town say there are a few glitches needing to be worked out.
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Winamac Town Employees Working To Retrieve Income Surveys

Winamac Town Hall

Winamac Town Hall

Income surveys continue to be gathered in Winamac.

The Town has decided to apply for grant funds to help fund for the exploration of a water well in the area. Part of the OCRA grant is meeting income requirements. Surveys with two questions were sent out to several Winamac residents to complete the task.
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Pulaski County Commissioners Discuss Revolving Loan Fund Request

Pulaski County Commissioners (L to R) Bud Krohn, Jr., Terry Young and Larry Brady

Pulaski County Commissioners (L to R) Bud Krohn, Jr., Terry Young and Larry Brady

The Pulaski County Commissioners discussed the last Revolving Loan Fund request until Pulaski County Community Development Commission Executive Director Nathan Origer revamps the process.

Origer was before the commissioners last night with Sheila Jimenez, who requested a $10,000 loan for fixtures in order to open a new restaurant on Main Street in Winamac. Jimenez said the Warrior Den will be a finer family dining facility at 121 W. Main Street. She hopes to open in May.

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Pulaski County Receives Funds For Blight Elimination

Pulaski County CourthouseSeveral applicants in Indiana have been awarded funds to help fight blighted homes.

According to the Lt. Governor’s office dozens of municipalities and counties received funds from the BEP, otherwise known as the Blight Elimination Program. Among those receiving dollars is Pulaski County.
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Grant Will Help Students with Industrial Maintenance Skills

Pulaski County Community Development Commission Executive Director Nathan Origer told the county commissioners last night that the county is the recipient of an $82,355 Region 1 Works Council for a Career and Technical Education (CTE) innovative-curriculum grant.

Origer said the grant will fund a Pulaski County Repair and Maintenance Technology (RAM-Tech) program at West Central High School to give students the skills they need to be successful in an industrial setting.

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Winamac Exploring Well Options

Winamac Town Hall

Winamac Town Hall

The Town of Winamac is in the process of finding additional water resources.

The Town’s current water well was accessed in the 1920’s at two different points. During Monday night’s Town Council meeting, members discussed the possibility of applying for a grant to explore for a new well.

Water Department Superintendent Jeremy Beckner says the well would help ensure safety.

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Pleasant View Rest Home Residents Relocating

Pleasant View Rest Home

Pleasant View Rest Home

Half of the residents at Pleasant View Rest Home have found placement in other facilities.

Pulaski County Auditor Shelia Garling asked the county council this week how to handle funds coming into the county from residents who self-pay. They are paying for the month but leaving before the month is over. The council members agreed that the residents will get a refund that will be distributed when notification is received of their new placement.

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Eastern Pulaski Schools Contract Construction Specialist

The process for renovations at Eastern Pulaski Schools took another step during Monday night’s School Board meeting.

Board members discussed, and approved, letting bids on the $14-million project. Bids are expected back sometime in March after an extensive design process. Eastern Pulaski Schools Superintendent Dan Foster says they don’t quite know how many firms will see the project.
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Winamac Launching New Website

Winamac Town Hall

Winamac Town Hall

The Town of Winamac will soon be able to provide some better services for its residents.

A new Town website is anticipated to launch this week. The websites’ development was started in October of 2014. The company developing the site has spent the last several months gathering information from the Town to better supply residents with proper information.
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Town of Winamac Changes Checking Accounts After Fraud Attempt

Winamac Town Hall

Winamac Town Hall

The Town of Winamac was recently clued into an alleged attempt to commit a fraudulent transaction by a piece of returned mail.

During last night’s Winamac Town Council meeting, it was learned that the Town received mail containing a check that was considered undeliverable to the eastern portion of the U.S. The Town’s return address was used in the fraudulent check.
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Eastern Pulaski School Board Ready for Next Step in Renovations

Eastern Pulaski Schools are expected to take some action regarding their building project.

The School Corporation has been working for some time to update schools for improved safety upgrading restrooms, and replacing floors in the gyms. The project is estimated to cost about $14-million. Architectural plans were largely finalized in January. Continue reading