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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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Winamac Town Council Reviews Ordinances

Published: July 16th, 2014
Entrance to the Winamac Town Park

Entrance to the Winamac Town Park

The Winamac Town Council had the first reading on several ordinances during their meeting Monday night.

Town Manager Jim Conner said one ordinance regulates snow removal at one’s residence.

“That will require everybody to remove the snow off the sidewalk in front of their houses,” said Conner. “If there is a fire hydrant there in the area, they will need to shovel that out also. There is a hardship exception that people can apply for.”

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Power from the Past Comes to Winamac This Weekend

By: Nathan
Published: July 16th, 2014

 The 37th annual “Power from the Past” show will take place in Winamac July 17-20.

The show is geared towards educating younger generations on what farm life was like in its heyday. Featured in this year’s show will be Case Farm Tractors and Equipment, Case L&G Equipment, as well as Hit & Miss Engines L & G Tractors. Those interested in food vending should contact Rachelle Ortman at 574-946-3206, interested flea market vendors can contact Alicia Cotner at 574-205-0188.

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Winamac Woman Faces Felony Drunk Driving Charge

Published: July 15th, 2014

A Winamac woman whose blood registered three times the presumed level of intoxication according to police faces drunk driving charges in Pulaski County following a weekend traffic stop. Read the rest of this entry »

Pulaski County Council Discusses Airport Manager Position

Published: July 15th, 2014

 There are still some unanswered questions for the Pulaski County Council members concerning the airport manager’s position.

Questions mentioned were the need for a full time manager or employee at the airport and what amount of fuel is needed to fill the tank on the premises for airplanes.

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Eastern Pulaski School Board to Tackle Several Topics

Published: July 14th, 2014

 The Eastern Pulaski School Board will consider a policy concerning the possession firearms on school property.

In a previous meeting, the school board members discussed this because a change in Indiana law allowed concealed weapons with a permit to be in locked cars on school property. The change allowed school boards to consider whether weapons should be allowed within the schools. The policy wouldn’t apply to students, just a designated group of faculty members who have gone through proper training.

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Have a Plan to Avoid Getting Scammed

Published: July 14th, 2014

scamCriminals don’t stop victimizing unsuspecting taxpayers with their scams after April 15th. Scams happen year-round. Here’s some important information you should know about common tax scams:

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WKVI Helping You Keep an Eye on the Sky

Published: July 12th, 2014

weatherweatherweatherweatherBe sure to stay alert and monitor weather reporting sources this weekend. Strong storms and heavy rains are possible, especially Saturday evening running into Sunday morning. Read the rest of this entry »