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Playground Facelift:

Thanks to the Pulaski County Community Foundation and Star City United Methodist Church, the playground in the center of Star City is getting a new life. 

Last fall, Star City UMC received a PCCF grant to refurbish the playground.

Here volunteers work on a swingset at the first work day for the project.

The next work day is scheduled for June 6.

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Local News Briefs

Winamac Community HS commencement May 29

WINAMAC - Commencement exercises at Winamac Community High School will begin at 7 p.m., Friday, May 29, in the school gymnasium. Diplomas will be presented to 90 seniors.

Speakers will be Class of 2015 Valedictorian Hannah DeGroot and Salutatorian Francesca Niewiadomski. The program will also include the tradition of awarding several community scholarships. 

 
Indiana limits bird poultry movements to protect against avian flu

INDIANAPOLIS - To protect Indiana’s poultry from potential exposure to H5 avian influenza virus, the members of the Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) announced Wednesday (May 27) it has ceased all bird movements to events in the state that allow commingling of birds from different locations.

This includes shows, exhibitions and public sales (such as flea markets, swap meets, sale barns). This prohibition will stand until further notice, likely through the end of 2015.

 
Star City playground gets a facelift

STAR CITY - Thanks to the Pulaski County Community Foundation and Star City United Methodist Church, the playground in the center of Star City is getting a new life. 

Last fall, Star City UMC received a grant to refurbish the playground. After a community meeting to get ideas, the first work day was held May 16. 

 
Planting continues in cool weather

LANSING, Mich. - Lighter precipitation allowed growers to make significant progress on planting last week across Indiana, according to the weekly report of the USDA National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS), Great Lakes Region. 

Despite the lack of significant rain in most areas, cool temperatures left some fields too wet to work on and slowed germination. Temperatures were below average for the week for nearly all regions of the state. Days suitable for fieldwork was 4.5 with the lack of heavy rain. 

 
'Moonlight Over the Tippy' bike ride June 5

WINAMAC - The Friends of the Panhandle Pathway will sponsor a "Moonlight Over the Tippy" bike ride from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, June 5.

The ride will begin and end at the Winamac Train Depot where participants can ride up to 20 miles (roundtrip). A sag stop (turnaround point) will be located near Thornhope.

 
Elder L.E.A.D. workshop begins June 8

Pulaski County Human Services (PCHS), Inc. will hold a three-part workshop for persons age 60 or over, or personnel who work with the elderly.

The workshops will take place:  Mondays June 8, 15, and 22 from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. (ET) at PCHS, 115 W Pearl St. Winamac. Lunch will be provided.

 
Big and Rich, KC & the Sunshine Band and Indigo Girls highlight the Indiana State Fair Free Stage

INDIANAPOLIS –What’s better than a free concert? A free concert held at the 2015 Indiana State Fair during the Year of the Farmer presented by DOW AgroSciences.

From the funky beats of Morris Day & The Time, to the anthem classics from the Village People and the great country hits from Craig Morgan; every fan will be singing aloud during the summer nights of the State Fair.

 
May library program topics include, protecting identity, nature photography, vision screening

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

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.

 
YMCA golf outing postponed to June 27

The Pulaski Family YMCA  golf outing Saturday, April 25 at Mystic Hills Golf Club has been postponed to Saturday, June 27

Cost is $50 a person with four-person teams. Cost includes green fees (18 holes), cart, refreshments, and contests of longest drive, longest putt, and closest to the pin.

 
Ivy Tech Kokomo sets Certified Production Technician course

Training program prepares students for advanced manufacturing jobs

KOKOMO - Registration is open for a 10-week training program offered by Ivy Tech Community College that prepares students for certification in the advanced manufacturing skills needed to succeed in the high-growth, technical jobs of the 21st Century. The program will run four days a week from April 27 to June 30. 

 
 

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Donnelly’s military mental health legislation moves forward

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly’s proposal to provide more mental health options for active military servicemen is on its way to the full Senate.

The Service Member and Veteran Mental Health Care Package – also referred to as “Care Package” – is a component of the National Defense Authorization Act for the 2016 fiscal year.

 
State still working on details of tax amnesty program

INDIANAPOLIS – State officials haven’t yet determined when they’ll launch a tax amnesty program the legislature authorized last month – but they say a decision is coming soon.

The eight-week program will let tax scofflaws catch up on taxes they’ve failed to pay through Jan. 1, 2013.

 
BMV audit finds lack of centralized oversight caused fee errors, other problems

INDIANAPOLIS – An external audit of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles blames a lack of “centralized authority or oversight” for recent problems that have forced the agency to refund millions of dollars to Hoosiers.

In a 40-page report, the auditing group BKD listed eight key areas in which the BMV administration has been lacking. Most of the issues focused on ineffective or outdated technology used to manage BMV information.

 
Pence signs budget $31 billion, two-year budget bill

LEBANON, Ind. – Gov. Mike Pence signed a two-year, $31.3 billion state budget into law on Thursday (May 7) surrounded by kids at Perry Worth Elementary School in Hendricks County.

The bill means $460 million more for public schools and private school vouchers plus another $20 million in extra funding for charter schools.

 
Controversial common construction wage bill signed by Pence into law

INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill into law Wednesday that eliminates the state’s common wage system – a move supporters say will make public projects cheaper and critics complain will depress pay for construction workers.

The change means market forces will determine the pay for workers on projects worth $350,000 or more.

 
 

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Pulaski County Hometown Collaboration Team selects building block

WINAMAC — The Pulaski County Hometown Collaboration Initiative (HCI) team selected the Placemaking/Primacy of Place™ building block as the next step in the HCI process during a session on May 12 facilitated by Scott Hutcheson of the Purdue Center for Regional Development.

During this session, the HCI coordinating team determined which building block was the most appropriate next step for the community through a strategic process. The team first listed the evidence of need and evidence of support for each of the three building blocks (leadership, economy, and placemaking).

 
AlignLife doctors help find 'Furr-Ever' homes

AlignLife Chiropractic of Winamac recently asked local businesses and individuals to bring bleach, dish soap, cat/dog toys, laundry soap, or a monetary donation to an event for the Pulaski County Animal Center.

AlignLife matched the donations brought in and also gave away $50 in a random drawing for people who brought donations for the Animal Center.

 
Health Department conducts 'medical emergency' exercise

The Pulaski County Health Department held a table top exercise May 20 to discuss plans and coordination efforts in the event of a public health emergency.  

Preparedness coordinator at the Health Department, Sherry Fagner, said the scenario of the exercise was based on an intentional biological release at a mass gathering.  

 
67 seniors receive diplomas at West Central HS May 24

FRANCESVILLE - The 47th annual commencement exercises at West Central High School took place, Sunday (May 24), in the school gymnasium.

The program opened with a baccalaureate service, sponsored by the West Central Ministerial Association, followed by the commencement ceremonies.

 
West Central seniors honored at Awards Night

FRANCESVILLE - West Central High School seniors were recognized for various academic, attendance and honor roll awards, and scholarships at the Senior Awards program, Monday evening (May 18), at the high school.

Graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2015 will be at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 24.

 
Community Foundation’s nonprofit series ends

A webinar series provided by the Pulaski County Community Foundation at no charge for local nonprofits was recently concluded.  

Ten people representing four local organizations attended the sessions on topics including best practices, applications and interviews, hiring, employee manuals, correcting performance issues, and termination.

 
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.

 
EPCS Board continues to fine-tune renovation project

WINAMAC - The Eastern Pulaski Community School Board continues to fine-tune the process for the renovation project it approved late last year for the school campus facilities.

At its May meeting, the board voted to re-bid the elementary school project, and to table the technology and infrastructure portion of the project.

 
Woman fatally stabbed; charges pending against person of interest

WINAMAC - A woman was fatally stabbed late Sunday evening near Winamac, and Pulaski County police report that murder charges have been filed against her husband.

Police also report the stabbing resulted from a domestic disturbance that was fueled by alcohol.

 
Body found in rubble of Medaryville explosion

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MEDARYVILLE – The body of a woman was found in the debris of a fire, following an apparent house explosion northwest of Medaryville Saturday morning (May 16).

The Pulaski County Coroner’s Office has positively identified thecvictim as the homeowner: Nancy A. Jendrasziewicz, 53. An autopsy performed 
today (May 18) in Tippecanoe County indicated that Mrs. Jendraszieicz died of smoke inhalation.