Caucus Scheduled for Winamac Council Seat

Republican Party Elephant

A caucus has been scheduled to fill the vacancy on the Winamac Town Council. Pulaski County Republican Party Chair Blair Todd says precinct committee members will meet at the Pulaski County Public Library in Winamac on Monday, July 25 at 5:30 p.m. They will be choosing a replacement for former council president Kenneth McFarland, who passed away late last month. Continue reading

Pulaski County Voters Narrow Sheriff’s Field, Nominate GOP Prosecuting Attorney

 Pulaski County voters overwhelmingly supported a first-time candidate and two people who have previously held the offices they are seeking. Former state conservation officer Jeff Richwine was the runaway winner in the Republican sheriff’s primary. He got 1,064 votes to Brian Gaillard’s 444. Jeff Heims finished third with 323. Richwine will face former two-term sheriff Paul Grandstaff in the Nov. 4 General Election. He got 446 votes, and his challenger Jeff Jenkins pulled in 126. Grandstaff also served four years as a county commissioner after his term as sheriff ended. Continue reading

Attorneys Meet in Case Involving Former Winamac Police Officer

Daymond Hartley’s defense attorney Tim Murray and Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Blair Todd met for a first pre-trial conference in his case and another pre-trial setting has been scheduled for Aug. 5 at 8 a.m. ET in Pulaski Circuit Court.

The former Winamac Police Department officer had pleaded not guilty to a charge of Theft as a Class D felony in an earlier court hearing. He allegedly admitted to Winamac Police Chief Michael Buchanan that he took $6,352 from an evidence locker at the police department on Feb. 25, but he returned the money on April 6. Hartley reportedly told Chief Buchanan that he took the money to help pay for a dental procedure for his mother.

The money was being held in an evidence locker during an investigation into a fatal accident involving Jamie Sheets.

Hartley has since resigned from his position at the police department.

Pulaski County Lincoln Day Dinner Held Wednesday Night

Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann

The Pulaski County Republican Lincoln Day dinner was held last night.

More than 50 attended the event and heard presentations from Indiana State GOP Political Director Trent Hagerty and Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson. The keynote speaker for the evening was Indiana Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann. She spoke of the many goals of the administration including cutting taxes for Hoosiers, creating the highest job rate in Indiana history, expanding current Indiana technology into new and different uses, and making Indiana an even more attractive place for businesses to locate and operate.

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