Council approved new officer, new firefighters
Winamac Town Council members took care of a few human resource issues during a regular meeting on March 9.

During the meeting, the council approved hiring of a new police officer and three new firefighters, plus discussed hiring summer help.

Police chief Mike Buchanan said those officers who were a part of the interview process unanimously decided to make Matt Pickens their recommendation to hire.

Pickens is currently a Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputy and recently completed Click to continue reading…

Monterey sets special meeting to discuss flooding, wastewater disposal
A special meeting has been set by the Monterey Town Council after two matters were voiced during a regular meeting on March 11.

Town councilwoman Chris Fox and council president Jim Fleury decided to schedule the meeting for March 25 at 7 p.m. after an issue of flooding was brought to their attention and there was a legal question regarding the disposal of portable toilet waste.

During the meeting on March 11, a few town residents voiced their concerns about Click to continue reading…

Town offers user-friendly website, online bill paying
With the launching of a new website, the Town of Winamac is also offering residents another option to pay their utility bills.

Although the site has the same address,, it has a new look that went live on March 2.

“It needed an update,” said clerk-treasurer Melanie Berger. “It was discussed last fall by the council and they decided to move ahead with it.”

The idea of the site was to update and add information, while also making it Click to continue reading…

Hospital celebrates National Patient Safety Awareness Week
Pulaski Memorial Hospital is celebrating National Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 8-14, by spotlighting ongoing efforts that keep patients safe.

Those at Pulaski Memorial Hospital exemplify this year’s theme “United in Safety” as everyone from the hospital board of trustees to the housekeeping staff takes a role in patient care.

Chief nursing executive Linda Webb said the hospital is doing a number of different activities with the staff “to showcase the processes that we have in place to improve patient safety.”

PMH has been recognized at the state and national levels for reducing Click to continue reading…

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