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Macy Bischoff of Winamac was crowned Miss Pulaski County 2015 at the annual pageant Sunday night, held at the Winamac Community High School socialtorium.

She is shown with (l-r) 2014 Queen Justine Kruger, first runner-up Melissa Bailey, and second runner-up Alyssa Bushman who also won the People's Choice award. Miss Bischoff was also chosen as Miss Congeniality.

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Local News Briefs

4-H Fair Parade July 7

The annual Pulaski County 4-H & Community Fair Parade, with the theme "Plant Yourself in 4-H and Watch Yourself Grow," will step off at 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 7, in downtown Winamac.

The grand marshal of the 2015 parade will be Betty Kruger of Francesville. The parade is organized by the Winamac Kiwanis Club. Late entries will be accepted up to an hour before parade time.

 
Francesville 'Spirit Day' garage sales July 11

FRANCESVILLE - The annual Francesville "Spirit Day" town-wide garage sales will be Saturday, July 11.

Headquarters for the event will be the fire station downtown where where refreshments will be served. Restrooms and a lost-and-found will also be at the fire station.

 
July library programs include superhero training, online genealogical research

The Pulaski County Public Library has listed its special programs and activities for July.

All events will take place at the Winamac branch unless otherwise noted. For more information on any program, call the library at 574-946-3432.

 
NIPFP Antique Power Show July 16-19

WINAMAC - The 38th annual Antique Power Show, sponsored by the Northern Indiana Power From the Past, Inc.(NIPFP), will run Thursday through Sunday, July 16-19, at the fairgrounds in the Winamac Town Park.

The featured tractor for 2015 show is International Harvestor and Equipment. Admission is $3, or $9 for a four-day pass. Children under age 12 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. The admission fee covers all daily events, stage shows and the horse pull.

 
Winamac town-wide yard sales July 18

WINAMAC - Town-wide yard sales, sponsored by the Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce, will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday July 18, throughout Winamac - rain or shine.

The event has been scheduled in conjunction with the annual Antique Power Show that same weekend in the Winamac park. 

 
Rick Haschel Memorial 5K Run/Walk July 18

WINAMAC - The annual Rick Haschel Memorial 5K Run/Walk will take place Saturday, July 18, beginning at the Pulaski County Historical Society’s railroad freight depot on Main Street, Winamac.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Pulaski Memorial Hospice. Registration is $20 per person through July 16. Registration may be completed online here.

 
Residents reminded of Winamac fireworks ordinance

The Winamac Town Council adopted a fireworks ordinance in 2008, regulating the use of consumer fireworks, and as the Independence Day holiday approaches, residents are reminded of the ordinance's provisions.

The ordinance is intended to protect public health and safety, and to prevent the disturbance of the peace of property owners and residents.

 
Pulaski County's unemployment rate 4.5% in May

Pulaski County's unemployment rate inched up to 4.5 percent in May, up from 4.3 percent in April, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development reported Monday (June 22). The rate was 5.3 percent a year ago. The county has 6,266 employed persons in a labor force of 6,558. Last month those numbers were 6,125 of 6,400.

The state's May unemployment rate dipped to 5.1percent (seasonally adjusted, down from 5.4 percent in April. The May 2014 rate was 6.0 percent. The U.S. rate rose slightly to 5.5 percent, up from 5.4 in April. A year ago, the national rate was 6.3 percent.

 
Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay torchbearer nominations now open

INDIANAPOLIS – Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann, Indiana Office of Tourism Development (IOTD) and the Pulaski County Bicentennial Committee announced Friday (May 15) the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay is now accepting torchbearer nominations from the public.

Torchbearer nominations recognize Hoosiers who demonstrate exceptional public service, excellence in their profession, acts of heroism or volunteer service to their neighborhood, community, region or state.

 
Updated Pulaski County episode appears on 'Savor Indiana'

An updated episode of "Peaceful Pulaski County" from the Savor Indiana television series can now be viewed on the Savor Indiana website: SavorIndiana.com .

The episode was also recently broadcast on Lakeshore Public Television (Channel 56) in Merrillville. Lakeshore broadcasts to 3.4 million TV Households in Northwest Indiana and Chicago. The program is available to them and other members of the Indiana PBS family.

 
 

Fair News

Pulaski County 4-H & Community Fair runs July 3-9 - with some modifications

Updated Friday, July 3

The annual Pulaski County 4-H & Community Fair will run Friday, July 3 through Thursday, July 9 - mostly at the county fairgrounds in the Winamac town park, but with a few activities relocated or postponed due to the saturated ground conditions at the park..  

Fair officials announced an updated schedule late Wednesday morning (July 1).

 
Macy Bischoff crowned Miss Pulaski County 2015

Macy Bischoff of Winamac was crowned Miss Pulaski County 2015 at the annual pageant Sunday (July 5), during the Pulaski County 4-H & Community Fair.

Members of her court are first runner-up Melissa Bailey and second runner-up Alyssa Bushman, who also was named the People's Choice. Miss Bischoff was also voted Miss Congeniality.

 
4-H Royalty crowned as fair opens

“Plant Yourself in 4-H and Watch Yourself Grow” is the theme for the 2015 Pulaski County 4-H & Community Fair which runs Friday, July 3 throughThursday July 9 at the county fairgrounds in the Winamac park.

One of the primary features of the fair is to showcase the projects completed by our 4-H youth - demonstrating what they have learned in this valuable program which develops talents as well as important skills and values. For many years now 4-H members have included “city kids” as well as “farm kids.”

 
2015 4-H project champions named

Here are results from 4-H exhibit judgings at the 2015 Pulaski County 4-H & Community Fair.

(Results will be updated as they are received)

 
2015 4-H livestock champions announced

The Pulaski County 4-H & Community Fair 2015 4-H livestock champions have been announced as follows:

(Results will be updated as they are received)

 
Sixteen Youth to complete 10-year 4-H career

Pulaski County has hundreds of youth in the 4-H program, but only a select few will make the committment to participate in all 10 years of elgibility. At the 2015 Pulaski County 4-H & Community Fair, which begins Friday (July 3), sixteen 4-H'ers will complete their 10th year in this national program which teaches life-long values and skills which will guide them as they enter adulthood.

They will be recognized at the 4-H Recognition Program at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 4, at the entertainment stage in the fairgrounds.  All are invited to attend. 

 
4-H Junior Achievers named

Each year the local 4-H club leaders are asked to choose a fourth-year member of their club who they feel has demonstrated the qualities of up-and-coming leaders. These qualities include character, willingness to help, achievement skills, leadership, and overall positive attitude. 

All of these Junior Achievers will be recognized at the 4-H Achievement Program at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 4 at the Entertainment Stage in the Fairgrounds.

 

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Indiana Bicentennial Train is moving to a new home for the next several years

INDIANAPOLIS— All aboard the Indiana Bicentennial Train!

The Indiana Historical Society and the Indiana State Fair Commission announced Thursday that the train, will move to the Indiana State Fairgrounds for the next several years in celebration of the state’s 200th birthday in 2016.

 
Pence surveys crop damage in Cass, Jasper counties

INDIANAPOLIS - Gov. Mike Pence visited northern Indiana Wednesday to survey damage caused by the recent heavy rainfall.

He met with Hoosier farmers in Cass and Jasper counties to see how much damage has been done and to gauge the potential economic impact for farmers across Indiana.

 
 

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State Climate Office: Indiana rains set record for month of June

WEST LAFAYETTE - Indiana set a record for rainfall in the month of June, with a state average of 9.03 inches, the Indiana State Climate Office said Wednesday (July 1). June also was the fourth-wettest of any month on record since 1895.

The rainfall surpassed the previous June record of 8.13 inches set in 1958. The climate office, based at Purdue University, said nearly all parts of Indiana received above-normal rainfall. Normal rainfall ranges from 4.1 inches to 4.3 inches across the state.

 
Hurt: Indiana crop losses now potentially up to $475 million

WEST LAFAYETTE - Indiana’s corn and soybean crops in a month of rain have gone from among the best to among the worst, with Purdue Extension agricultural economist Chris Hurt now estimating that production could decline by $475 million.

Indiana has dropped from having above average corn and soybean yield prospects in the first week of June to well below normal at the end of the month, noted Hurt, who analyzed the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Crop Progress report released Monday (June 29).

 
Donnelly visits Iraq as part of Congressional delegation

Senator will continue Armed Services travel through the week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S.Sen. Joe Donnelly, who serves on the Senate Armed Services Committee, departed Iraq Monday (June 29) after traveling there with fellow members of Congress.

Donnelly participated in a fact-finding trip to meet with Iraqi leaders and U.S. military commanders on the ground to discuss operations against ISIS.

 
2015 scholars express their 'grad-itude'

Scholarship recipients give back 

Since 2011, graduating seniors have had the opportunity to give back to the community that has given to them all of their lives.

The Community Foundation organizes the annual Grads in Action program to allow them to do so.  

 
Winamac Council to fill in town pool

WINAMAC - The Winamac Town Council has decided to fill in the old town pool, located next to the YMCA.

At its June meeting, council member Judy Heater informed the council that the YMCA has no way to secure funds for a swimming pool, and suggested that the town fill in the pool. The council agreed. 

 
New name, logo for Community Foundation

The local community foundation has announced its new name and logo.

“Community Foundation of Pulaski County” may seem to be a very slight change from the former “Pulaski County Community Foundation,” but it is an important one, according to Wendy Rose, executive director. “The revised name identifies first what we are - a Community Foundation - and then the community we serve: Pulaski County.”

 
Kruger promoted at Alliance Bank

FRANCESVILLE - Ron Kruger, AVP/commercial loan officer at Alliance Bank has been promoted to vice president/commercial loan officer, company officials have announced.

Kruger works out of Alliance Bank’s Winamac office and is in his 24th year with the bank.

 
End-of-school-year field trips include sheriff's department

In the last month of the school year, children were busy exploring their community on a variety of field trips.

Among the destinations was the Pulaski County Sheriff's office in Winamac

 
Lt. Gov. Ag Trade Mission to China runs June 22-July 3

Delegation includes Francesville's Harvey Gutwein

NDIANAPOLIS – Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann will lead an 18-member delegation of state and private sector agricultural leaders on a 12-day visit to China, departing on June 22 and returning on July 3.  

The trip will include visits with national and provincial government and agriculture leaders to promote trade opportunities for Indiana agricultural products. 

 
County Commissioners issue emergency declaration due to county-wide flooding

County-wide severe flooding has caused the Pulaski County Commissioners to issue a local emergency proclamation. 

The declaration was made at 12 noon Friday (June 19) and will remain in effect until such time the commissioners evaluate the hazard to be ended.

 
Quilts of Valor presented to 52 local veterans

Quilts of Valor were presented to 52 Pulaski County military veterans Saturday afternoon (June 13), at the Winamac Community Middle School gymnasium. 

This was the third year for the local program. Last year 39 local veterans were honored.