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Pulaski County commissioners and council members are discussing the possibility of moving some of the county offices to offer better security and safety to employees. Currently, the basement of the justice center is used for storage, a small training area for police officers, a morgue and the information technology department office.
Security at the Pulaski County Courthouse has been a topic of discussion for public officials during the past couple of years but little has been done to address the issue.  What has been done involves a lot of ideas of how the courthouse could be better secured but those ideas haven’t been...
Winamac Police Chief Mike Buchanan announced that his retirement will be effective July 1.
Winamac Police Chief Mike Buchanan announced he will soon be retiring during a regular Winamac Town Council meeting Feb. 12.  Buchanan announced that his retirement will be effective July 1.  Buchanan suggested the council begin to think about hiring another officer, especially if the council...
West Central School Corporation board members have awarded two bids for the school renovation projects and work could begin as soon as spring break.  School board members met, during a special meeting on Feb. 15, to hear a recommendation of bids for the roofing project and the securing of entrances...
Providing pauper counsel to those who are indigent and facing criminal charges is causing financial woes for the county.  Pulaski County Commissioners and council members recently heard how dire the situation is as it is only the second month of the year and one court is already asking for...
The idea of creating a parks board to receive grant funding that might not be available without the organization of it was discussed at a recent Francesville council meeting.  The idea of a parks board was brought to the attention of the town council after it was discussed by the UpTown Project...
Pulaski County Community Development Commission Executive Director Nathan Origer asked for clarification from the county council after his office was short-changed a pay raise.  Origer approached the council, during a regular meeting Monday night, about the 1-percent pay raise that he understood...
Police descended on a local Winamac business as they found the missing Knox woman and her vehicle on Friday.
The Knox woman who has been missing since Jan. 14 was found deceased in Winamac on Friday.  Barbara McCurdy, 37, was found deceased, in the black Chevy Cobalt she was last seen driving, in the parking lot of Braun Chevrolet. Police received a call of an unresponsive woman in the car on Friday...
Winamac Parks and Recreation Board members are looking to purchase some new playground equipment but the costs could deter the idea.  The board members have been discussing the costs of new equipment as there is some potential grant funding available through the Kiwanis Club. The announcement of...
State Rep. Douglas Gutwein (R-Francesville) discusses his legislation that could save the lives of more children by adding two new tests to Indiana’s newborn screening panel on Monday, Jan. 29, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Gutwein’s legislation passed unanimously out of the House and will now advance to the Senate for consideration.
The House of Representatives recently voted unanimously in favor of State Rep. Douglas Gutwein’s (R-Francesville) bill that could save the lives of more children by adding two new tests to Indiana’s newborn screening panel. Gutwein’s legislation would require spinal muscular atrophy, or SMA, and...
State Rep. Douglas Gutwein has created a bill to help save the lives of children by adding two new tests to newborn screening panel.
The House Committee on Ways and Means voted Monday in favor of State Rep. Douglas Gutwein’s (R-Francesville) bill that works to save the lives of children by adding two new tests to Indiana’s newborn screening panel. Gutwein’s legislation would require spinal muscular atrophy, or SMA, and severe...

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