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State Fair Champion Showman:

Regan Culp of Francesville has been named the 4-H grand champion senior beef showman at the 2017 Indiana State Fair.

"What an awesome honor," reports mom Missy Culp, along with husband Dan. "We are still in shock and thrilled!"

Regan later competed against five other grand champion senior showmen Saturday in the Supreme Showmanship Contest in the coliseum. The competitors used their skills to show cattle, sheep and pigs for the judges.

See article below for more Pulaski County 4-H winners

 

 
 
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Local News Briefs

CFPC announces Lillly Scholarship available to 2018 grads

The Community Foundation of Pulaski County has announced that the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship program will be made available for 2018
graduates.

Students may apply online starting Aug. 18 through the Community Foundation’s website at www.cfopc.org. Deadline for application submission is Friday, Sept. 15, at 3 p.m. eastern time.

 
Watch the solar eclipse at an Indiana state park, Aug. 21  

See how nature responds to the Aug. 21 solar eclipse by visiting an Indiana state park. Twelve state parks throughout the state plan to host eclipse parties.

While Indiana will not experience a total eclipse, the phenomenon in Indiana will be near 100 percent. At Harmonie State Park, in the extreme southwest corner of the state, the moon will cover 99.9 percent of the sun. And at Pokagon State Park in extreme northeast Indiana, the eclipse will be at 87 percent.

 
Historical Society 'music jam' Aug. 18

A "Country Music, Bluegrass and Gospel Music Jam," sponsored by the Pulaski County Historical Society, will run from 7 to 10 p.m., Friday, Aug. 18, at the VFW community room, U.S. 35 S, Winamac.

All musicians are welcome (acoustic instruments only, please). The event is open to the public.

 
PCPL lists August programs, activities

The Pulaski County Public Library has listed its special programs and activities for August, including several programs featuring this month's solar eclipse.

For more information on any program, call the library at 574-946- 3432.

 
Monterey Days Festival Sept. 1-4

MONTEREY - The 20th annual Monterey Days Festival will run Friday, Sept. 1 through Monday, Sept. 4, over Labor Day weekend in downtown Monterey.

The annual parade will step off at 4:30 p.m., Saturday. The traditional American Legion Ox Roast will begin at 11 a.m., Labor Day.

 
Tippecanoe River State Park's 'Poker Paddle' Sept. 16

The Tippecanoe River State Park will hold its annual "Poker Paddle," beginning at 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16.

The three-and-a-half mile trip will feature prizes, snacks and drinks for the $5 registration fee.

 
MDwise representative to visit Medaryville Aug. 23

MEDARYVILLE - Pulaski County Human Services will host a MDwise outreach representative at the Westside Community Center, 510 Main St., Medaryville from 1 to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 23.

The representative will answer questions about MDwise health plans.

 
The 'Moving Wall' replica of Vietnam Memorial to visit Francesville Fall Festival

FRANCESVILLE - The Francesville Fall Fesitval has announced that the "Moving Wall," a half-size replica of the Vietnam Memorial wall in Washington, D.C., will be a featured attraction at this year's 50th anniversary festival, Sept. 15-17.

The Moving Wall has toured communities across the U.S. since 1984, from spring through autumn.

 
Pulaski County Farmers' Market offered this summer in Francesville, Winamac on alternate Saturdays

A Pulaski County Farmers' Market will run this summer on alternate Saturdays in Francesville and Winamac through October.

The market runs from 8 a.m. to 12 noon, on the second and fourth Saturdays in Francesville; and the first, third and fifth Saturdays in Winamac. Vendors are welcome.

 
 

Fair News

Indiana State Fair runs Aug. 4-20

INDIANAPOLIS - The 2017 Indiana State Fair will celebrate the "Wonderful World of Food"  with two-and-a-half miles of food and fun, 10 acres of thrills, rides and games, 17 days of FREE Stage stars, the ever-popular Pioneer Village - and hundreds of events and programs

The Indiana State Fair returns to honor youth, agriculture and education in an entertaining and fun environment. The fair runs Aug. 4-20, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds; 1202 E. 38th St. Indianapolis.

 
Pulaski County 4-H'ers earn 2017 state fair honors

Updated - Aug. 15

INDIANAPOLIS - The first judging results for Pulaski County 4-H members at the 2017 Indiana State Fair have been received.

The state fair was runs Aug. 4-20 in Indianapolis.

 
Longtime farming families honored at State Fair

INDIANAPOLIS - At the Indiana State Fair Friday (Aug. 11), Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) Director Ted McKinney and ISDA Deputy Director Melissa Rekeweg presented 72 families with a Hoosier Homestead Award in recognition of their commitment to Indiana agriculture.

Among them were three farms from Pulaski County.

 
Fairgoers to celebrate 'Wonderful World of Food' at 2017 Indiana State Fair

INDIANAPOLIS –Indiana State Fair patrons may want to bring much bigger appetites to the annual event this summer after Fair officials announced its 2017 theme, the “Wonderful World of Food.”

We all love food. We grow it, sell it, cook it and eat it! And at the 2017 Indiana State Fair we will celebrate it with a featured food each day of the Fair from Aug. 4 to Aug. 20.

 
4-H Livestock Auction brings $85,422

Buyers paid a total of $85,422  at the annual 4-H Livestock Auction at the 2017 Pulaski County 4-H & Community Fair Thursday evening (July 6) at the Winamac fairgrounds.

The amount was down from last year’s total of $120,403. (The 2006 record auction totaled $157,816.46.)

 

Indiana News

AgriNovus Indiana’s new statewide campaign asserts Indiana's leadership in food and agriculture innovation

Campaign defines the agbiosciences sector as the intersection of traditional ag, life sciences, and science and technology

INDIANAPOLIS - AgriNovus Indiana is reaffirming its commitment to tell the story of the Indiana agbiosciences sector and is announcing the release of a statewide educational and public awareness campaign to address perceptions about the agbiosciences.

The agbiosciences industry employs more than 75,000 Hoosiers and contributes $16 billion to the Indiana economy. 

 
Open House to celebrate famous Hoosier’s birthday

ROME CITY – The public is invited to the Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site on Thursday, Aug. 17, from 2 to 4 p.m. for Gene Stratton-Porter’s Birthday Open House.

The event celebrates the life of Gene Stratton-Porter, Indiana’s most widely read female author.

 
Donnelly issues statement on reports of North Korea’s miniaturized nuclear warhead

SOUTH BEND – U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly released a statement following reports that North Korea has successfully miniaturized a nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles.

If accurate, this would be a significant step forward in the country’s effort to build a nuclear-armed missile capable of reaching the U.S. Recently, Donnelly hlepled the Senate pass bipartisan legislation, which President Trump signed into law, that would increase sanctions on North Korea.

 
 

Post News

CVS acquires Fagen Pharmacy chain; Francesville store to close

FRANCESVILLE - The Fagen Pharmacy store in Francesville will close, along with Fagen stores in nearby DeMotte, Wheatfield and Roselawn, according to a joint annoucement by Fagen Pharmacy and CVS Wednesday morning (Aug. 16).

CVS will acquire 20 Fagen Pharmacy locations in northwest Indiana and northeast Illinois, closing 12 locations and converting the remaining eight to CVS stores.

 
Pulaski County to experience 88% partial solar eclipse

A total eclipse of the sun will be visible across the continental United States on Monday, Aug. 21 - the first coast-to-coast solar eclipse in the U.S. in nearly a century.

Pulaski County will experience a partial eclipse with the peak at 2:23 p.m., when the moon will obscure 88 percent of the sun. The Pulaski County Public Library will hold an Eclipse Viewing Party between 1 and 3:30 p.m. Eclipse glasses will be provided for safe outdoor viewing. The eclipse will also be streamed live on the big screen in the library's activity room, where visitors can sit down and enjoy refreshments.

 
West Central Board addresses back-to-school matters

FRANCESVILLE - The West Central School Board addressed a number of issues regarding preparations for the new school year at its monthly meeting Thursday (Aug. 3).

The board also took more steps toward undertaking the security entrance project, and approved several personnel items.

 
Alliance Bank announces 2017 scholarship recipients

FRANCESVILLE - Alliance Bank extends well wishes to all students headed back to the classroom for the 2017-18 academic year.

Earlier this spring, Alliance Bank awarded scholarships to four area high school  seniors. Alliance Bank's scholarship is awarded to students pursuing a business-related degree and who have a strong background in community service. Each student receives $1,000 to aid in the cost of pursuing higher education.

 
Krohn resigns county commissioner seat

Pulaski County Commissioner Bud Krohn Jr. resigned from his office in a letter filed Wednesday (Aug. 2) with the Pulaski County Clerk's office, citing health issues as his reason.

Krohn was elected commissioner in November 2014 and serves the Third District which includes Harrison, Indian Creek, Monroe, and Van Buren townships.

 
Police seek public assistance with Francesville area burglary

Detectives with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office are requesting the public’s assistance with a burglary investigation in the area of SR 39 and CR 550 South in Beaver Township.

The burglary occurred Wednesday night (Aug. 2-3) at a residence in that area, located approximately six miles east of Francesville. Items stolen from the residence included personal effects, appliances and lawn care equipment.

 
Two arrested on meth charges in Monterey

MONTEREY - Deputies from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, following up on a tip Wednesday (Aug. 2), located a “one-pot” methamphetamine lab at a residence in the 7900 block of North Lake Street, near Monterey.

Two adults were arrested at the scene on charges related to dealing and manufacturing methamphetamine.

 
Donnelly to Administration on Health Care: Do no harm, commit to providing market stability

Gov. Holcomb also issues letter to Hoosiers on health care debate

GRANGER – U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly is urging the Administration to make a public commitment to continue cost sharing reduction payments (CSR), which lower consumers’ deductibles and co-pays. 

The senator’s continued push comes as he says the Administration keeps threatening to undermine insurance markets, and as an insurance provider is actively considering offering plans in Indiana in counties lacking any insurers