Street Sweeper Repairs Result in Cleaner Streets Quicker in Winamac

The Winamac Street Department recently had work done on their street sweeper. The renovations will help improve cleaning capabilities, speed up the amount of time it takes to complete street sweeping tasks and hopefully prolong the lifespan of the 17-year-old machine.

During Winamac Town Council meeting Monday evening, Street Department Superintendent Jeremy Beckner informed the council that this is the first time the sweeper has received any repair work since its purchase, explaining the $16,000 cost.

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Winamac Town Council Held Public Hearing for Water Project Discussion

Last night, the Winamac Town Council hosted a public hearing Monday evening in order to discuss the the $1.5 million water project. The project will include two new ten inch wells and well houses, two river borings, and a 7,000 foot extension of the water line in order to connect it to the water plant and the new wells. According Water Department Superintendent Jeremy Beckner, both current wells are more than 100 years old and nearing the end of their lifespan. Continue reading

Long-time Farming Families Receive Recognition at Indiana State Fair

Will Family Farm of Starke County

At the Indiana State Fair last Friday, five local farms received the Hoosier Homestead Award, recognizing their families’ century-long commitment to Indiana agriculture.

In order to be considered for the Hoosier Homestead Award, farms must be owned by the same family for more than 100 years and consist of more than 20 acres or produce more than $1,000 of agricultural products annually. Continue reading

Winamac Town Council Public Hearing Prior to Regular Session


The Winamac Town Council is holding a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. ET in order to discuss the town water project. Last month, the council agreed to combine the $550,000 grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs with money borrowed from the town’s Electric Depreciation Fund. Community members are encouraged to attend and share their views about the planned water upgrades and facility improvements.

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