A minor had to be rescued from the Tippecanoe River by hovercraft Saturday afternoon. In a Facebook post, the Monterey Fire & Rescue Team says that at 3:11 p.m. Saturday, it got a report of a minor in the water stuck on a logjam and was on the scene within two minutes.Continue reading
The National Weather Service continues to predict flooding along local rivers. The Kankakee River at Davis is predicted to reach the minor flood stage Monday afternoon and crest Tuesday morning. Minor flooding is also predicted at Dunns Bridge starting Wednesday evening.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
Roadwork on U.S. 35 between Winamac and Royal Center could start as soon as Monday. Asphalt resurfacing will be taking place from Pulaski County Road 100 North to State Road 16, according to the Indiana Department of Transportation. Crews will also complete a bridge deck overlay on the Tippecanoe River bridge.Continue reading
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.”Continue reading
Organizers of Tippecanoe River tubing excursions are not the problem for Winamac park staff. That was the message reiterated during last week’s park board meeting. The town allows an organizer of “BYOB River Tubing excursions” to use space in the Town Park for part of its trips, which brings in revenue from the rental fee.Continue reading
Funding arrangements for Highway Department equipment and jail repairs were considered by the Pulaski County Council last week. Council members agreed to transfer money within the Cumulative Bridge Fund to allow the Highway Department to continue to rent a mini-excavator until the end of the year.Continue reading
A concern about tourists’ tubing expeditions’ impact on the Tippecanoe River’s ecology was heard by the Winamac Park Board last week. Resident Mark Copeland told board members that fishing isn’t what it was five or 10 years ago, and he blamed the trash brought by the increase in tourism.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
A social media post that centered around an incident reportedly involving individuals from the Windy City Tours utilizing the Tippecanoe River was discussed during the Winamac Town Council’s August meeting.Continue reading
Pulaski County continues to fine-tune its tourism marketing efforts.Continue reading
The Winamac Town Park has been a busy place this summer. In addition to the Pulaski County Fair and Northern Indiana Power from the Past, Park Manager Dave DeLorenzo told the park board last Thursday that there have also been a number of smaller events and group visits.Continue reading
“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.
Commercial wind turbines are now banned in Pulaski County. The county commissioners Monday approved an amendment to the Unified Development Ordinance that prohibits commercial wind energy convergence systems within the county’s zoning jurisdiction.
Officials around Marshall County are putting the finishing touches on the latest Stellar Community application. A group called Marshall County Crossroads – made up of the county government, along with the county’s six municipalities – is a finalist for this year’s Regional Stellar Designation.
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.
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.
The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office has announced that the flood warnings for the Tippecanoe River, in the area above Winamac and the area near Ora, have been extended until further notice. Continue reading
Flood warnings continue throughout the local area, and some rivers could reach record levels in the coming days. In Plymouth, the Yellow River has risen above 17 feet, surpassing a record set in 1954, according to the National Weather Service.