A citizen concerned about the preservation of the Winamac Cemetery spoke up during the Winamac Town Council meeting on Monday. Kim Russell approached the council and presented her concerns about the cemetery, which she says is the oldest cemetery in Pulaski County. She said the cemetery is where many of the town’s founding fathers and ancestors are buried and feels it is our job to defend and respect their final resting place.
During the Winamac Park Board meeting last week, the board reviewed a questionnaire that was provided to the public about potential renovations to Veteran’s Memorial Park. Approximately 50 responses were received and though the majority of the public voted to do nothing and leave it as is, the next most popular response was to add a bench, a sign and a potential an artillery piece.
Park Board President Courtney Poor told the board that even though the ‘do nothing option’, when you combined the other three options, there was an obvious public desire for there to be some kind of change implemented. Continue reading
The Winamac Town Council will hold a public hearing for their 2018 budget tonight at 6 pm EST in the Winamac Utility Complex. Their regular session will commence immediately following the adjournment of the hearing. Continue reading
Kersting’s Cycle Center and Museum has a plethora of fun things to look forward to this coming weekend. To start it all off, Starke County A.B.A.T.E will be hosting its Autumn Slam, a two-day event that begins Friday when gates open at 7 p.m. EST. The event is open to anyone 21 or older and the cost is $15 dollars per person. That fee grants access to food, bike games, field events, entertainment and primitive camping on Friday and Saturday. Continue reading
Improperly parked employees could be causing problems for other businesses in Winamac. A few businesses filed complaints about employees of other businesses parking in front of their buildings, making it difficult for customers to find places to park and preventing people from accessing the businesses themselves. Continue reading
Last night, the Winamac Town Council hosted a public hearing Monday evening in order to discuss the the $1.5 million water project. The project will include two new ten inch wells and well houses, two river borings, and a 7,000 foot extension of the water line in order to connect it to the water plant and the new wells. According Water Department Superintendent Jeremy Beckner, both current wells are more than 100 years old and nearing the end of their lifespan. Continue reading
The Winamac Town Council is holding a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. ET in order to discuss the town water project. Last month, the council agreed to combine the $550,000 grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs with money borrowed from the town’s Electric Depreciation Fund. Community members are encouraged to attend and share their views about the planned water upgrades and facility improvements.
A pair of Francesville residents wanted on a slew of drug charges is now facing additional drug-related counts.
The Winamac Town Council plans to investigate their recycling and refuse options in the coming months.
During Monday’s meeting, council members discussed their current service provider – which is currently under a two year contract. A couple of council members pointed to concerns raised with them about the level of service but also about the way recycling is being managed.
Two towns in Pulaski County have been added to the list of Indiana Main Street Communities. Continue reading
Pulaski County officials had the opportunity to hear from the state’s top economic development representative.
Jim Schellinger, President of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, spoke to a modest crowd gathered at One Eyed Jack’s Restaurant and Lounge in Winamac on Tuesday about the efforts being made by his offices.
The Pulaski County Republican Party held a caucus on Monday to select a replacement for a vacancy on the Winamac Town Council.
A spot was opened following the death of Winamac Town Council President Kenneth McFarland earlier this year. Since that time, Tommy Murray has been acting president of the council.
A longtime Winamac official will be laid to rest today. Funeral services for Town Council President Kenneth McFarland are this morning at 10:00 at Frain Mortuary. Continue reading
A tangible step for eventual rezoning of the former Pleasant View Rest Home is scheduled for early June.
Pulaski County CDC Executive Director Nathan Origer says an informal meeting was held between representatives of the county and the president of the Winamac Plan Commission.
The President of the Winamac Plan Commission says they are thinking about the biggest benefit before to making any decisions on the former Pleasant View Rest Home.
State Senator Ed Charbonneau appeared in Winamac on Wednesday afternoon to review a few accomplishments from the 2016 legislative session.
Meeting with community members at One-Eyed Jack’s restaurant, Charbonneau addressed residents about Indiana’s road funding plan. The legislation – which received approval near the end of the session – aims to provide about $800-million in road funding for state and local roadways.
The Winamac Town Council has updated one of its policies to coincide with what is reflected in state law.
During Monday night’s Pulaski County Commissioners meeting, Winamac Town Manager Brad Zellers appeared before the board to discuss a collaborative effort to tear down the structure, otherwise known as the Long Branch property.
Firefighters were called to a business in Winamac after a report of a fire on Sunday.
According to officials with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department, Jenkins Service and Tire Sales, located in the 400 block of North Monticello Street, is the site of the blaze.
The Pulaski County Commissioners heard the request at their meeting last night. The structure, located in the 200 block of West Main Street in Winamac, was deemed unsafe after problems with the structure as well as mold were located.