Interest in pickleball continues to grow in Knox and Winamac. The expansion of the Winamac Town Park’s pickleball facilities last year has proven to be a good decision. That’s what Jon Chapman told the rest of the town’s park board last Thursday.Continue reading
An investigation is underway, after a Rensselaer man was found dead at a home near Medaryville Thursday morning. The Pulaski County Coroner’s Office says it was called to investigate the death of a 25-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds. He’s been identified as Brandon Kyle Messer.Continue reading
Pulaski County sheriff’s deputies have been busy recently, and that’s led to a significant shortfall in the department’s overtime budget. The county council voted Monday to transfer a total of $27,000 out of the deputy salary and part-time dispatcher salary line items, to fill the gap.Continue reading
The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department has a new law enforcement tool. Chris Schramm discussed a recent drone purchase with the county commissioners last week.Continue reading
The Winamac Park Board still isn’t ready to install new pickleball courts in the Town Park, but a decision about whether the project should move ahead will come next month. The park board has discussed converting the remaining tennis court into two additional pickleball courts, to handle growing demand. Meanwhile, a new tennis court could be built east of the current one, but such a project could come at a significant cost.
The resurgence of Winamac’s Little League program, along with the success of Winamac High School’s softball team, have led to scheduling headaches at the Town Park. Waylon Burke with the Pulaski County Little League told the Winamac Park Board Monday the league has grown a lot over the past three years, with participation reaching levels not seen since 25 years ago.
Local school officials continue reevaluating their safety procedures, following last month’s school shooting in Florida. The Eastern Pulaski School Board got an update Monday from the corporation’s school safety specialists, Middle School Principal Ryan Dickinson and High School Principal Rick DeFries, along with Chris Schramm from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office.
The Winamac Park Board continues to explore the feasibility of adding a splash pad to the Town Park.
The Winamac Park Board has reorganized for 2018. During Thursday’s meeting, board members elected to keep Courtney Poor as board president for another year. Meanwhile, Chris Schramm moves into the position of vice-president.
Winamac’s swimming pool rebuilding effort appears to have come to an end. The town council narrowly decided Wednesday not to proceed with the project until the town has the money to support the ongoing maintenance of the pool. Without the town council’s financial support, the park board followed suit Thursday, voting to stop work on the project.
The Winamac Park Board will soon consider allowing vendors in the town park. Continue reading
Winamac’s park department is getting a boost from some local volunteers. Last month’s Town Park cleanup day organized by the park board’s advisory council attracted more than 55 people who put in a combined 214 hours of work, according to organizers. Continue reading
Winamac Park Board members got several of their questions about the swimming pool rebuilding project answered Monday. They met with the town council for a joint work session. Continue reading
The Winamac Park Board is now eligible to apply for grant funding from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. DNR officials notified the town of its eligibility last month, following the completion of a five-year parks and recreation plan. Continue reading
BYOB tubing excursions down the Tippecanoe River have proved to be a major visitor draw for the Town of Winamac. But complaints from local residents have led the town’s park board to lay out some rules before letting them return this year. Continue reading
The Winamac Town Park Pavilion will be getting an upgrade, but the town’s park board has backed off on plans to cover it with steel. On Thursday, the board approved a proposal submitted by Boardman Construction to replace rotten wood, paint the structure, and make a few other repairs. Continue reading
The Town of Winamac is ready to advertise for seasonal help for the park superintendent. Continue reading
The speed limit in the Winamac Town Park appears to be staying where it is, even though it may not technically be enforceable. Continue reading