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Health department officials are looking to move the location of the state COVID-19 testing site in Pulaski County as it’s currently costing the county money.  The state COVID-19 testing site is currently located in the Star City Community Center and is costing the county about $700 per month.  ...
Pulaski County EMS Director Brandon DeLorenzo is offering further ideas on how to attract new employees to the department.  DeLorenzo discussed with the county commissioners, on Monday, April 5, a few different ideas as to staffing and benefits. His ideas included using noncertified staff to drive...
The Winamac Town Council hired Tyler Campbell as the new town marshal on Monday.  Campbell has been with the department since 2015. He was a deputy with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department before that.  Campbell replaces town marshal Mike Buchanan who was working on an interim basis. Buchanan...
*Updated (Friday, April 9, 2021) FEMA will begin accepting applications for funeral assistance on Monday, April 12, through their dedicated call center. The COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Line Number is 844-684-6333 or TTY: 800-462-7585. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CDT. More...
After several signs were posted indicating the disapproval of a crematory being built in town, the request for a special exception has been withdrawn.  Jon Frain, of Frain Mortuary, delivered a letter regarding the withdrawing the special exception request for a crematorium Monday morning. Frain...
News of hearing a longtime local physician had passed came as a shock to the community and especially to those who knew him.  Dr. Frank Alan Utes, 69, passed away on March 25, and generations of families are now remembering him as a doctor, a friend and as family.  Dr. Utes came to Winamac in 1979...
The county council and auditor are reviewing an ordinance that set the guidelines for obtaining a bond for the justice center phase of the courthouse renovation project.  According to the ordinance, the county would be obtaining a bond not to exceed $5,575,000. That bond is only for the work at the...
An increase in the number of drivers who are violating the school bus stop arm has local police concerned.  Pulaski County Sheriff’s Detective Sgt. Chris Schramm said the number of drivers violating the bus stop arm seems to be increasing so he wants to remind drivers of the law.  The drivers who...
Winamac Town Council members hired police officer Aaron Spanley as the new parks maintenance director during a special meeting on Monday.  The council met to discuss the town utility budgets but they also decided to hire Spanley after the former parks maintenance director Dave DeLorenzo resigned. ...
There’s a new animal control officer in town.  Pulaski County Sheriff Jeff Richwine asked commissioners to hire Stephanie Schulze during a regular meeting Monday morning.  The animal control officer position is part-time and this is the first public office type of job that Schulze has had. ...

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