Pulaski County may soon be paying more for EMS-related costs, due to changes made by some local towns. EMS Director Brandon DeLorenzo told the county commissioners Monday that the Town of Francesville is raising the monthly rent on the ambulance base used by the county from $575 to $650.Continue reading
A change in Francesville’s mail delivery has led to a number of voters being listed as inactive. Pulaski County Clerk JoLynn Behny told the rest of the election board last week that the state is updating its voter list, to figure out which voters are inactive.Continue reading
A few local municipalities will be receiving funding assistance to complete some needed roadwork thanks to the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program. The City of Knox received $346,138.07, the Town of Francesville received $131,854.29 and North Judson will be getting $93,010.50.
Starke County also applied for Community Crossings funds and received a total of $454,002. Continue reading
The Town of Francesville has been celebrating their “small town with a big heart” for more than 5 decades with the annual Fall Festival.
The event kicks off today at 4:30 p.m. EST with the Firemen’s Fish and Tenderloin Fry which will wrap up around 8 p.m. ‘Chicken Bingo’ will be going on uptown throughout the weekend-long event. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office sent out a news alert around 5 p.m. EST that stated the tornado sirens in Francesville have been activated due to an unconfirmed funnel cloud sighting.
Officials noted that the cell in question is reportedly located to the south/southwest of Francesville. However, no rotation has been confirmed. Continue reading
The Town of Francesville is having issues with its wastewater treatment lagoon. Clerk-Treasurer Linda Bennett says there’s a bow in the curtain wall. That’s been limiting the effectiveness of the dark-colored tiles designed to prevent the growth of algae.
America’s Run for the Fallen aims to commemorate the brave heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice by “blazing a tribute trail across our nation”.
Starting today and running through June 30th, the Run for the Fallen will make its way through Indiana. The established trail will be making a local impact; by utilizing IN-14, volunteers will pass through Francesville and Winamac, recognizing service members of the community along the way. Continue reading
The Winamac Volunteer Fire Department is now two members stronger after town council members approved recommendations submitted by Fire Chief Bill Weaver at their meeting Monday night.
Weaver explained that officials with the Fire Department have recently been interviewing prospective applicants. He said the two individuals they found who seemed like they’d be a good fit were Brittany Rotering and Blake Sowder. Continue reading
Wednesday marks the first day a declaration of candidacy may be filed and several Pulaski County positions will be up for election this year.
Seats are open for Circuit Court and Superior Court Judges who each serve 6-year terms. Elections will also be held for the 4-year terms of Prosecuting Attorney, Clerk of Courts, the Sheriff, Assessor, Surveyor, Coroner and Commissioner for District #3. All registered voters can vote for these positions and may also cast a vote for the delegate to State Conventions. Continue reading
A report of a possible domestic incident Wednesday night led to a Francesville woman being arrested on drug charges. Deputies from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office were called to a home in the 100 block of North Plummer Street around 10:00 p.m., after a caller said they heard screaming and yelling coming from a house.
A pair of Francesville residents wanted on a slew of drug charges is now facing additional drug-related counts.
Two towns in Pulaski County have been added to the list of Indiana Main Street Communities. Continue reading
Emergency responders have been called to the site of a Francesville grain elevator following reports of an explosion.
Francesville Fall Festival continues on Saturday with events planned throughout the day.
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security Foundation is helping a couple of local students further their education. They awarded scholarships to 19 students who serve in public safety organizations for their 2015-16 college education. Continue reading
Pulaski County’s diverse heritage will be celebrated during Indiana’s Bicentennial year with two state-approved legacy projects. Continue reading
The West Central School Corporation can seek permission from the state to schedule e-learning days to make up for any missed instructional time this year after action Thursday by the school board. They authorized Superintendent Don Street to submit the waiver application to the Indiana Department of Education. Continue reading
The American Red Cross is asking local residents to consider donating blood during the holiday season. Continue reading