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Former Pulaski County Sheriff Mike Gayer’s attorney says Pulaski County shouldn’t presume Gayer is guilty. He believes that Gayer is another statistic of a trend that is happening in Indiana — a witch hunt on former sheriffs.  Gayer’s attorney Bryan Cook said there is a “sickening trend” happening...
A handful of county races are making for an eventful primary election in Pulaski County.  Republicans are stepping out causing four contested local races including office of auditor, county commissioner District 1, county commissioner District 2, and county council at-large. The office of recorder...
After months of discussion and crunching numbers, the Pulaski County Council has approved a new salary matrix.  During a joint session on Monday before and after the regular county council meeting, council members again debated whether a salary matrix that includes raises for some employees would...
No one was home when Winamac Volunteer Firefighters responded to a fire on Feb. 3 at 6:18 a.m
Firefighters are ruling the fire at 916 Agnew St. in Winamac, as having been set, according to Winamac Fire Chief Bill Weaver.  On Feb. 3 at 6:18 a.m. Winamac Volunteer Firefighters were called to the home after a neighbor saw smoke. Firefighters arrived on scene at 6:25 a.m.  On Feb. 4, state fire...
A search warrant was executed on Gayer’s home in Francesville on Sept. 22, 2015.
Former Pulaski County Sheriff Mike Gayer is pleading his innocence after an Indiana State Board of Accounts report was recently released and indicates that Gayer is to reimburse the county approximately $20,632.19 for missing equipment and the State of Indiana $6,005.15 for audit costs.  A special...
Derak S. Wireman
Rensselaer Police are asking for the assistance of residents as they are looking for a man who is considered armed and dangerous.   Police are looking for Derak S. Wireman, 21, who is suspected of shooting into three residences in Rensselaer. Wireman is 5’10” and weighs about 140 pounds. He has...
Pulaski County EMA Director Sheri Gaillard (second from right) was part of an incident management team that recently assisted the City of Baltimore with snow removal.
Two Pulaski County locals are returning home after spending several days in Baltimore where about 30 inches of snow fell.  Pulaski County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Sheri Gaillard and Fulton County EMA Director Larry Hoover were two members of an incident management team that...
As the deadline for candidate filing winds down at noon on Friday, Feb. 5, only one county office is contested at this time.  Several town and county seats are up for election including county auditor, county recorder, county treasurer, county commissioner district 1, county commissioner district 2...
Disagreements regarding Indiana law and the new county Unified Development Ordinance ensued during a regular commissioners’ meeting as the commissioners appointed a new building inspector Monday evening.   The differences in opinion were not because of who they hired but because of the job titles...
Demolition to the Long Branch started on Jan. 26 and was completed on Jan. 28. Town manager Brad Zellers said they will let the sand settle, and top it with black dirt before seeding it. Zellers said it appears the cost to have the building demolished was less than estimated.
According to a newspaper article dating to the 1870s it appears that the property at West Main and Logan streets in Winamac, has been an eyesore in the past. An article in The Democrat published on Oct. 31, 1872, states that an old log hut south of the depot “has finally come down.” It appears at...

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