Survey to be Conducted at Veterans Memorial Park Following Winamac Park Board Decision Last Week

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

Full Weekend of Events at Kersting’s Cycle Center

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

Winamac Town Council Held Public Hearing for Water Project Discussion

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

Winamac Town Council Public Hearing Prior to Regular Session

 

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.

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Winamac Considers Recycling Alternatives Following Complaints

winamacThe 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.

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Sen. Charbonneau Reviews Legislative Session in Winamac Appearance

State Senator Ed Charbonneau
State Senator Ed Charbonneau

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.
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Commissioners Uphold Demolition Order for Downtown Winamac Building

Pulaski County CourthouseThe Pulaski County Commissioners have agreed to uphold a demolition order given to a downtown Winamac building.

A hearing was held during Tuesday night’s Commissioner’s meeting for the property, located in the 200 block of West Main Street. The facility is home to a tax service company, but according to County Building Inspector Dave Dare, it has been neglected over the years.
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