Flooding Predicted Along Kankakee, Tippecanoe Rivers

Heavy rainfall has led to flood warnings along local rivers. The Kankakee River at Davis is expected to reach the minor flood stage overnight and into the moderate flood stage Monday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. The Tippecanoe River is predicted to reach flood stage at Ora Tuesday morning, while staying just below flood stage in Winamac.

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Tippecanoe River-Themed Mural Planned for Winamac Silos

Some Winamac silos will soon be reinvigorated with public art, thanks to a grant from the Tippecanoe Arts Federation. Anne Rebeck serves as the federation’s Pulaski County representative. “We, through them, have a $10,000 grant for public art,” she told the Winamac Town Council Monday. “So I have permission from Mary Sue Link to use the silos that are on the Panhandle Pathway, and we’ll hopefully get that done by early summer.”

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More Than 25 People Arrested in Multi-Agency Enforcement on Tippecanoe River

Nearly thirty individuals were taken into the custody after concerns from Pulaski County residents prompted a multi-officer patrol on the Tippecanoe River on Saturday.

Authorities report that Indiana DNR Conservation Officers conducted a patrol on the river on August 31st in response to citizen complaints that included excessive littering and other suspected criminal activity. Some of those issues were addressed during a previous Winamac Town Council meeting.

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Winamac Residents Share Downtown Revitalization Ideas, During Input Session

Kathy La Plante with the National Main Street Center presents information during Thursday’s public input session in Winamac

“Boring,” “empty,” and “old” were three of the words that frequently came to mind when people were asked to think about Downtown Winamac. National Main Street Center Senior Program Officer and Director of Coordinating Program Services Kathy La Plante shared the results of an online survey the center recently conducted, during a public input session Thursday night.

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Pulaski County Commissioners Suggest Clarifications, Conditions for Wind Turbine Ban

The Pulaski County Commissioners are recommending some additional language for the county’s proposed ban on wind turbines. On Monday, the commissioners voted to send a list of amendments to the advisory plan commission. It was drawn up for the commissioners by Community Development Commission Executive Director Nathan Origer.

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Flooding Creates Headaches for Winamac Town Park

Entrance to the Winamac Town Park

The Town of Winamac is starting to clean up its park facilities, following recent flooding. Park Manager Dave DeLorenzo told the park board Thursday that the park office got nearly 14 inches of water, and he’s begun pulling out damaged insulation. Park Board President Courtney Poor expressed confidence that the town departments will work together to do what needs to be done.

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