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Parks Advisory Council:

The Winamac Parks & Recreation Board has created an advisory council composed of citizens interested in Winamac’s parks and recreation facilities and programs.

The council will study issues specified by the P&R Board, and also make recommendations to the board on additional areas in need of study.

Council members are Theresa Callaway, Sandy Lucas, John Behny, Dave Bennett, Sherry O'Connor, Stan Czech, David Zahrt and Steve Miller. Not pictured are Chris Smith and John Simmermaker.

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Local News Briefs

GreenMark Equipment open house Dec. 10

WINAMAC - GreenMark Equipment has completed a ground up renovation of its Winamac facility.

On Saturday, Dec. 10, GreenMark Equipment will host an Open House to showcase these updates with tours, food, door prizes, and photos with Santa. The renovated store is located at 1235 East 250 South in Winamac.

 
'Blue Christmas' service Dec. 11

The Association of Churches of Pulaski County is making plans for its annual "Blue Christmas" service which will be held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 11, at Pulaski Health Care Center, Winamac. 

This service is for anyone who has lost a spouse, friend or relative over the past year.

 
PMH 'Baby Friendly' open house Dec. 13

Pulaski Memorial Hospital will hold an open house, beginning at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 13, to celebrate its recent certification as a "Baby Friendly" hospital and to congratulate its maternity department physicians and nurses.

The event will be held in the hospital lobby. Santa Claus will also make an appearance and will be available for photos. Light refreshments will be served.

 
4-H annual open house Dec. 15

The annual Pulaski County 4-H Open House will run from 6 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec.  15, at the county highway garage on U.S. 35, north of Winamac.

This is an opportunity for new 4-H'ers to meet with different project leaders to see which projects they are interested in completing for the 2017 4-H year.

 
PMH Auxiliary sets holiday events,Dec. 8, 19

The Pulaski Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will hold two holiday fund raisers in December.

The first will be the annual Wakarusa Dime Store candy sale which will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 6, in the PMH front lobby.

 
Library December programs include Santa visits

The Pulaski County Public Library has listed its special programs and activities for December, which include Santa visits, Christmas Bingo, Christmas carols, and holiday flower arranging.

For more information on any program, call the library at 574-946-3432.

 
Pulaski Christmas Lights display to run through Jan. 1

PULASKI - The annual Pulaski Christmas Lights displays are now lit from 5 to 11 p.m., nightly through Sunday, Jan. 1, for public viewing.

For nearly 30 years, the residents of the river village have attracted visitors from near and far to view the lights, offered as "A Gift to Brighten Your Christmas."

 
CLASP Toy Store Dec. 17

CLASP's annual Toy Store will be Saturday, Dec. 17,  from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, at Pulaski County Human Services (PCHS), on the corner of Pearl and Logan streets, Winamac.

Anyone who would like to volunteer the day of the Toy Store and Gift Distribution is welcome to do so. Contact Human Services by calling 946-6500 or email at pchsjfrain@embarqmail.com.

 
Civic Players announces auditions for 'Steel Magnolias

LOGANSPORT - Civic Players of Logansport will hold auditions for the comedy-drama “Steel Magnolias” Dec. 10, 11, and 13 at the Civic Players of Logansport building (1115 Erie Avenue).

Set in a beauty salon, this play, written by Robert Harling, centers on the bond of friendship among a group of Southern women in northwest Louisiana.

 
Pulaski County unemployment rate dips to 3.7 percent in October

Pulaski County's unemployment rate dropped to 3.7 percent October, down from 4.1 percent in September, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development reported Monday (Nov. 21). The rate was 3.9 percent a year ago.

The county has 6,074 employed persons in a labor force of 6,310. Last month those numbers were 6,130 of 6,389. A year ago the numbers were 5,983 of 6,227.

 
NIPFP Toy Show Jan. 15

The 25th annual Farm Toy Show will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 15, at Eastern Pulaski Elementary School in Winamac.

The event, sponsored by the Northern Indiana Power From the Past, Inc., usually attracts over 2,000 visitors.

 
 

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Trump tours Carrier plant, announces agreement to save jobs

Donnelly, Holcomb also issue statements

NDIANAPOLIS — After running a campaign focused on keeping jobs in the United States, President-elect Donald Trump toured the Carrier Corp. facility in Indianapolis Thursday where he helped save at least 1,000 jobs and promised more business deals to come.

In February Carrier announced that it would move manufacturing operations from two Indiana plants to Mexico. The move would have cost around 2,100 Hoosiers their jobs, with nearly 1,400 of those jobs eliminated from the facility on the west side of Indianapolis. 

 
Hundreds of thousands of Hoosiers stand to gain financial help buying 2017 health coverage

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Already, about 8.8 million Americans, and 139,437 Hoosiers, who buy health insurance through HealthCare.gov, receive tax credits that help make coverage more affordable.

But about 12 million more Americans, including 327,800 Hoosiers, may also be eligible for help during this Open Enrollment, but not know it, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

 
Record voter turnout for Indiana in 2016

INDIANAPOLIS — Of Indiana’s 4.8 million registered voters, 58 percent cast a ballot in the November general election.

According to a report from the Secretary of State’s office, that makes 2016 a record setting year with 2,807,676 Hoosiers casting a ballot, more than in 2008 and 2012.

 
21 new lawmakers in General Assembly

INDIANAPOLIS — Organization Day has arrived at the Statehouse and newly-elected lawmakers are settling into their new roles.

“A lot of new faces. A lot of new energy. Diverse group from all parts of the state,” Senate President Pro Tem David Long, R-Fort Wayne, said. “We’re lucky to have a talented group of new ones.”

 
 

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Winamac Parks Board creates advisory council

WINAMAC - The Winamac Parks & Recreation Board has created an advisory council composed of citizens interested in Winamac’s parks and recreation.

The council’s purpose is to study subjects and problems specified by the P&R Board and to make recommendations to the board on additional problems in need of study. The council will advise the board on these subjects as they relate to different areas and groups within the community. The council may be invited to participate in deliberations of the board but with no right to vote.

 
JDAI holds kick-off meeting for Pulaski County program

The Pulaski Circuit Court held its Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative official kick-off meeting Friday (Dec. 9.

JDAI is a bipartisan movement for juvenile justice reinvestment - the reallocation of government resources away from mass incarceration and toward investment in youth, families, and communities. JDAI programs are found all over the country and are present in 32 counties in Indiana.  

 
West Central board hears presentation on CNA program

FRANCESVILLE - The West Central School Board heard an update on the high school's Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program at its December meeting Thursday evening.

Instructor Jennifer Johns gave the presentation. It was noted that "very few" school corporations offer a CNA program.

 
Police seeking armed robber of Monon bank

MONON - Alliance Bank in Monon was robbed of an undisclosed amount of US currency, at about 10:45 a.m., Monday, the Indiana State Police report.

The armed robber remains at large. No one was injured in the incident.

 
OCRA welcomes Winamac into Indiana Main Street Program

INDIANAPOLIS – Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb and the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) have announced the Town of Winamac as the newest member of the Indiana Main Street (IMS) Program.

The program encourages economic development, redevelopment and improvement to the downtown areas in Indiana cities and towns.

 
OCRA accepts Francesville's 'Uptown Project' into Indiana Main Street Program

INDIANAPOLIS – Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) have announced the Town of Francesville as the newest member of the Indiana Main Street (IMS) Program.

The program encourages economic development, redevelopment and improvement to the downtown areas in Indiana cities and towns.

 
EPCS Board approves purchase of student management, financial software

WINAMAC - The Eastern Pulaski Community School Board voted its approval to purchase the Skyward program for student management and financial software at its meeting Monday evening.

Superintendent Dan Foster submitted the request to purchase the program.

 
Pulaski County voter turnout over 58 percent

Votes by precinct now added

The 2016 General Election drew 58 percent of Pulaski County's 9,609 registered voters to the polls Tuesday, with almost 22 percent of voters (2,104) taking advantage of early voting.

The county elected two new county commissioners, two new county councilmen, a new auditor and recorder, and many other office holders on the federal, state and local levels.

 
Link Environmental Equipment is new home of Smith Motor Service

WINAMAC - Link Environmental Equipment has announced its facility will be the new home of Smith Motor Service.

Smith Motor Service has repaired small engines at its Winamac shop on Northwest Street since 1945. 

 
Alliance Junior Board visits Fratco

FRANCESVILLE – Alliance Bank’s Junior Board of Directors visited a Francesville business, Fratco, last month.

E.C. Overmyer purchased what was then the Francesville Brick and Tile Company, circa de 1923. In the past 93 years, Fratco has passed through three generations of the Overmyer family.

 
CFPC awards three Youth Grants

Grants totaling over $1,400 were recently awarded to three county youth organizations through the Community Foundation of Pulaski County's annual youth grant opportunity.

Checks were presented to Eastern Pulaski Elementary for VEX Robotics Team supplies; Pulaski County Junior Leaders 4-H Club for Poverty Awareness Day; and West Central Middle School sixth Grade Camp Tecumseh Foundations for Success.