Grund joins Journal team
A new member is being welcomed to the Pulaski County Journal and The Independent staff starting Monday, April 13.

The staff at the papers are excited to welcome Beth Grund as the new sales representative.

Grund is a Winamac Community High School graduate and attended Purdue University for advertising. She has worked for the Eastern Pulaski Community School Corporation for more than three years as Click to continue reading…

Van Buren Twp. Volunteer Fire Department receives grant
Taking a few minutes to fill out a grant application in hopes of helping a nonprofit organization was rewarded on Saturday.

Jean Ann Fox, of Pulaski County, nominated the Van Buren Township Volunteer Fire Department because she wanted to thank them for their countless hours of service.

“These brave men are community members that Click to continue reading…

Health departments statewide watching Indiana HIV epidemic
As state officials react to the public health emergency in Scott County due to an outbreak of HIV, local health departments are watching and waiting for instruction.

On Friday, state health officials reported a total of 81 HIV positive tests which includes 74 confirmed and seven preliminary cases related to the outbreak in Scott County. Because of the outbreak, Gov. Mike Pence has declared a public health emergency.

According to state health officials, Click to continue reading…

Medaryville opens bids for lagoon project
Two bids were received and opened by the Town of Medaryville on March 26.

During the bid opening, the bids of $880,000 and $718,000 were opened. The bids were not approved, but will be reviewed and a recommendation will be made to the town council by the McMahon Group, an engineering, architecture and building firm, that was hired by the town to oversee the lagoon project.

The upgrading of the lagoons is needed for the sewer treatment system to be in compliance with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management guidelines. In 2013, the town was advised Click to continue reading…

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