Pulaski County Council, Commissioners to Discuss Courthouse Issues in Special Joint Session Tonight

The future of the Pulaski County Courthouse will be discussed during a special joint county council and commissioners meeting tonight. The meeting notice says officials will discuss options to address needed repairs to the courthouse, potential renovations to the existing buildings, the relocation of county offices, and the various plans to address the concerns with the courthouse.

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Pulaski County Assessor Asks to Be Moved Out of Courthouse Basement, Amid Staff Cancer Concerns

As discussions about the future of the Pulaski County Courthouse continue, health concerns have some county departments asking to have their offices moved. During Monday’s commissioners meeting, Assessor Holly VanDerAa said she’s had five employees get cancer after working in her basement office, and one of them passed away a few weeks ago.

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Attend HealthLinc’s Scare Away Cancer Event For a Chance to Win Prizes & to Learn More about Screening Options

HealthLinc in Knox will be the site of today’s ‘Scare Away Cancer’ event.

The event will run from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. HealthLinc Representative Angie Garner said there will be snacks and giveaways at the event. She also noted that officials from MedWise and the American Cancer Society will also be onsite.

Garner said that people will receive a small gift when they have a cancer screening done today or if they order one to be done. Continue reading

Relay for Life of Starke County to Feature Silent Auction, Kids Games and More

Join the Relay for Life of Starke County this Saturday to honor cancer survivors and their caregivers and to commemorate loved ones who have passed away.

From noon until midnight, Relayers will gather at the Starke County Fairgrounds in Hamlet to raise awareness while having fun in the process. This year’s theme is “Toonin’ Out Cancer.”

Event organizers have been working very hard to put together tomorrow’s event and it will be chock-full of fun activities for the whole family. Continue reading

NJ-SP Elementary Students Learn Value of Charity in Cancer Education

NJSP ElementaryStudents at North Judson-San Pierre Elementary School had the chance to learn about health and cancer prevention, last week.

Students in each grade level participated in the American Cancer Society’s “Relay Recess” program. The event takes cancer education to the classroom by recognizing those afflicted with the disease and teaching students about charitable causes.
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Winamac woman pays it forward with a haircut

Mary Perren
A Winamac hairstylist is sporting a new hairdo for a good cause. Emily Larkin agreed to shave her head once she raised $3,000 for Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis. That’s where her sister, Christina, also a hairstylist, was treated as a teenager when she was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Larkin said her bold new haircut was inspired by the Indianapolis Colts cheerleaders who shaved their head in support of Coach Chuck Pagano’s leukemia diagnosis inspired Larkin to “take it off.” She nearly doubled her fundraising goal, thanks to generous support from the community. Her sister Christina did the honors during the halftime show of last night’s Winamac Community High School basketball game. Larkin said she “kind of likes” her new short locks, which she will be sporting for Christina’s wedding next month.