Francesville hires new town marshal
A new marshal will be in town beginning Aug. 1, after months of discussion by the Francesville Town Council.

During a regular meeting on July 20, the council approved to hire Doug Lee, of the Monticello area, as the new town marshal.

The hiring of Lee comes after several months of discussing if the town could save money by Click to continue reading…

Community foundation announces grant cycles
Community and youth organizations will be happy to hear that annual grant opportunities have been announced by the Community Foundation of Pulaski County. Grant applications will be available next week.

“The board of directors is excited to offer significant grants for community projects and needs,” said Wendy Rose, executive director. Community grants of up to $7,500 may be awarded to organizations for Click to continue reading…

Winamac Town Council talks possibility of smaller pool
Talk of a smaller pool ensued during a Winamac Town Council meeting on July 13.

During the meeting on July 13, councilwoman Judy Heater asked for a $150,000 commitment from the town, so she can approach the town about a smaller pool at the same location as the former pool.

Heater said for the size of Winamac, a year-round swimming pool most likely will not receive the support it needs to be feasible. She suggested Click to continue reading…

Francesville residents will have a chance to discuss rate increase
A public hearing is set for Aug. 3 to allow Francesville residents a chance to voice their concerns or ask questions regarding the proposed wastewater rate increase.

The Francesville Town Council has been working for more than a year to upgrade the sewer system and find financing for it.

In order to find the funding, the town has applied for a grant. Through the first grant process the application was Click to continue reading…

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