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Taylor Jennings was crowned the 2020 Miss Pulaski County Sunday afternoon. Jennings’ court includes first runner-up Shalihn Compton, second runner-up Jenna Cords and Miss Congeniality Danni-Jo Rausch. The court posed with contestant Mahailia Dugan, 2019 Miss Pulaski County Jillian Brumm and contestant Ashlee Keller.
The contestants of the 2020 Miss Pulaski County pageant didn’t allow the lack of an audience to dim their shine as they took the stage Sunday afternoon.  The judges met with six contestants, Jenna Cords, Ashlee Keller, Mahailia Dugan, Taylor Jennings, Shalihn Compton and Danni-Jo Rausch, who were...
Members of the 4-H Royalty Court and the 4-H Royalty were announced Sunday afternoon. The court includes Taylor Clark, McKenzie Mitchell, Coy Field and Jaden Cords. The royalty this year are Tori Culp and Jenna Cords.
Although COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on 4-H fairs across the state, some traditions including the 4-H recognition program are continuing.  In Pulaski County, the program is held at the beginning of the fair to welcome visitors and also recognize those who have done the work including the 4-H members...
Winamac Police Chief Mark Hoffman has stepped down as the chief effective June 23.  His resignation as chief was accepted during a special meeting of the town council. According to his letter to the council, he stepped down as the chief for personal reasons.  Hoffman was hired as the chief in March...
The budget hearings set at the beginning of last week, weren’t necessarily to advise the department heads of cuts but to gather information.  The council held two days of meetings, June 22 and 23, to discuss with department heads what they think they will need for 2021. Councilwoman Kathi Thompson...
Several gathered to remember fallen officer Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputy Shadron K. Bassett during a ceremony on Friday. A mile of SR 39 is now renamed the Deputy Shadron K. Bassett Memorial Mile.
A mile of SR 39 will now be known as the Deputy Shadron K. Bassett Memorial Mile after a ceremony on Friday honoring the fallen deputy.   Bassett, 34, lost his life in a single-vehicle accident while responding to a call on Oct. 7, 2005. Bassett, who was a Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputy, was...
Francesville Town Marshal Doug Lee asked to move the police department office in an effort to make it more visible.  Lee spoke with the council during a regular meeting on June 16. He would like to move into another office as the room he is currently using for an office is more of a closet.  Lee...
Pulaski County Election Board members met on June 11 to discuss the steps to officially close the June 2 primary.  As part of the meeting, the board discussed what went well and what improvements need to be made. They also signed off on more than 30 rejected absentee ballots that could not be...
Four grants are being applied for by the county courts to save money and continue to offer beneficial programs.  Pulaski County Superior Court Judge Crystal Kocher approached the commissioners during a regular meeting, Monday morning, to obtain their support of the county applying for two grants....
A press release that was posted to social media, June 6, states Pulaski County has had its first COVID-19 related death.  It announced the individual was an adult male, who is older than 60 years old, and was hospitalized as a COVID-19 patient. The statement does not indicate what hospital he was...
A base has been created for a new surface in the toddler playground area and all the equipment has been removed for new pieces.
The Winamac Parks and Recreation Board met for a regular meeting on June 4 and were updated on a few projects.  Board president Jon Chapman informed the board on the status of the park shelter and restroom project and on the welcome island project at the back entrance of the park.  Chapman said the...

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