The route is set for this fall’s Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay. The event, patterned after the Olympic torch relay, will start in Corydon on Sept. 9 and travel more than 3,200 miles through all 92 counties. Corydon was chosen as the starting destination as it was Indiana’s original capitol.
More than 2,000 torchbearers will shepherd the flame through the state along a route designed to showcase Indiana’s natural beauty, local interest and historic significance to the state. Each county’s bicentennial committee solicited nominees to carry the torch. That list is being vetted at the state level now. Continue reading →
The state of the Pulaski County economy is a mixed bag according to CDC Executive Director Nathan Origer.
During Tuesday evening’s Pulaski County Economic Development Summit, Origer gave his State of the Pulaski County Economy Address. In it, he highlighted several of the positive steps the county has taken to build capacity for businesses, and to improve the quality of life within the county. Continue reading →
The demolition of Winamac’s Long Branch Hotel required a bit of a change in plans from the town. Pulaski County had planned to provide trucks to haul away debris, while the town agreed to take care of the actual demolition work. Continue reading →
Check another item off the list for the development of Pulaski County’s proposed rail-served industrial park.
During Monday evening’s Pulaski County Commissioners meeting, Pulaski County Economic Development Director Nathan Origer said he had received appraisals back on property the county has an interest in. Continue reading →
There has been no action yet, but Pulaski County may be inching closer to the implementation of its own Frost Law.
Discussion was had during Monday night’s meeting about when an ordinance might be completed. Under a frost law, commercial trucking traffic is disallowed from traveling on certain roadways between February and late April. That’s considered when concrete is in a deep thaw and susceptible to potholes. Continue reading →
Pulaski County is assembling information to enforce its own version of the Frost Law.
The law is already in effect in neighboring Starke County – which uses the ordinance as a way to prevent further damage to roadways. During Monday night’s Pulaski County Commissioners meeting, Highway Department Superintendent Terry Ruff discussed the ordinance. Continue reading →
The Pulaski County Commissioners have decided to make an investment in an Information Technology Department.
It was learned recently that Willie DeGroot, a Winamac-based small business owner who provides technology repair services for the County, will be ending his contract for services in 30 days or fewer. Continue reading →
The Pulaski County Commissioners accepted the letter of resignation of their Emergency Management Agency Director.
Larry Hoover told the Commissioners last night that he would leave his position effective August 1st. Allowing for several weeks to make the transition also will allow Hoover time to prepare certain grant applications for the county. Continue reading →
Items will be auctioned in about one week from one of Pulaski County’s historic venues.
Assets from inside the Pleasant View Rest Home will be sold on June 20th. The county home was shut down due to budgetary constraints earlier this year, but managed to pick up a landmark designation on the National Register of Historic Places.
Temperatures dropped overnight in Pulaski County and brought several inches of snowfall with it.
The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department got a bit of a preview for potentially hazardous conditions during this weekend’s accumulation. Pulaski County Sheriff Jeff Richwine says if conditions get bad, they will pair emergency responders with Highway Department vehicles. Continue reading →
Celebrate 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.
One of the weekend events that kicked off this year’s Pulaski County 4-H fair was the crowning of the 4-H Royalty. There were six students in the running, two were crowned queen and king and the others will serve as their court. Continue reading →