The Winamac VFW and American Legion plan to place a monument at the new pocket park on Memorial Day. Greenspace Winamac turned the vacant corner lot at the corner of Monticello and Washington Streets across from Dairy Barn into a park and dedicated it to Pulaski County’s veterans. American Legion Commander Chuck Webb sought and received approval from the Winamac Town Council to place a 15-by-15 monument at the park. The veterans service organizations plan to dedicate it on Memorial Day.
Written by Mary Perren
WKVI News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting in February of 2013. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA. When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.