Reserve Champion Senior Showmanship: Jacob Zeltwanger
Champion Goat Showmanship: Gil Alexander
Champion Pullet Class: Kate Gudeman
Reserve Champion Pullet Class: Shannon Bierrum
Champion Broiler Class: Kate Gudeman
Reserve champion Broiler Class: Keegan Dougherty
Champion Roaster Class: Walker Wank
Reserve Champion Roaster Class: Kate Gudeman
Champion Overall Meat Class: Kate Gudeman
Reserve Champion Overall Meat Class: Walker Wank
Champion Poultry Standard Exhibit Class: Walker Wank
Reserve Champion Poultry Standard Exhibit Class: Mary Pierce
Champion Poultry Bantam Exhibit Class: Jordan Hopkins
Reserve Champion Poultry Bantam Exhibit Class: Mary Pierce
Champion Egg Class: Walker Wank
Champion Commercial Standard Duck: Kate Gudeman
Reserve Champion Commercial Standard Duck: Brooke Daugherty
Champion Bantam Duck: Mary Pierce
Reserve Champion Bantam Duck: Mary Pierce
Champion Turkey: Mary Pierce
Reserve Champion Turkey: Corey Day Grand Champion Poultry Exhibition Class: Jordan Hopkins
Reserve Grand Champion Poultry Exhibition Class: Walker Wank
Junior Showmanship: none
Intermediate Showmanship: Eli Nielsen
Reserve Intermediate Showmanship: Shania Howard
Senior Showmanship: Mary Pierce
Reserve Senior Showmanship: Trevor Hopkins
Poultry Poster Champion: Taylor Day
Rabbits Champion Best Four Class Rabbit: Mary Pierce
Reserve Champion Best Four Class Rabbit: Bryan Bathke
Champion Best Six Class Rabbit: Mary Pierce
Reserve Champion Best Six Class Rabbit: Jacob Conner
Champion Rabbit Meat Pen: Mary Pierce
Reserve Champion Rabbit Meat Pen: Trevor Hopkins
Showmanship Champion Junior Showmanship: Jordan Hopkins
Reserve Champion Junior Showmanship: Michael Bathke
Champion Intermediate Showmanship: Bryan Bathke
Reserve Champion Intermediate Showmanship: Dylan Perry
Champion Senior Showmanship: Mary Pierce
Reserve Champion Senior Showmanship: Trevor Hopkins
Champion Master Showmanship: Katie Berrium
Hampshire Market Lamb Champion – Gil Alexander
Reserve Champion – Samantha Kauffman
Natural Colored Market Lamb Champion – Laini Joseph
Suffolk Market Lambs Champion- Laini Joseph
Reserve Champion - Lexi Callahan
Black Face Crossbred Market Lamb Champion – Kaitlyn Malchow
Grand Champion Market Lamb – Gil Alexander
Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb – Laini Joseph
Columbia Yearling Ewe Champion – Samantha Kauffman
Hampshire Ewes Champion – Brittany Fox
Katahdin Ewe Champion – Zane Kroft
Reserve Champion – Jenna Cords
Painted Desert Ewe Champion – Kohl Hoover
Suffolk Ewe Champion – Gil Alexander
Reserve Champion – Lexi Callahan
White Face Crossbred Ewe Champion – Sara Bailey
Black Face Crossbred Ewe Champion – Thad Alexander
Reserve Champion – Kaitlyn Malchow
Grand Champion Ewe – Gil Alexander
Reserve Grand Champion Ewe – Thad Alexander
Champion and Reserve Champion Rate of Gain – Kaitlyn Malchow
Champion Market Ewe – Gil Alexander
Reserve Champion Market Ewe – Laini Joseph
Champion Beginner Showmanship – Jenna Cords
Champion Junior Showmanship – Brittany Fox
Champion Sheep Showman – Thad Alexander
Swine Champion Gilts
Champion Duroc Gilt: Mackenzie Brandt
Reserve Champion Duroc Gilt: Austin Brandt
Champion York Gilt: Maggie Dailey
Reserve Champion York Gilt: Taylor Jennings
Champion Hamp Gilt: Shalihn Compton
Reserve Champion Hamp Gilt: Taylor Brandt
Champion Spot Gilt: Rachel Ploss
Champion Light Weight Crossbred Gilt: Brandon Putt
Reserve champion Light Weight Crossbred Gilt: Trevor Putt
Champion Medium Weight Crossbred Gilt: Conner Jennings
Reserve Champion Medium Weight Crossbred Gilt: Robert Collins
Champion Medium Weight Gilt: Jenna Zeider
Reserve champion Medium Weight Gilt: Mackenzie Brandt
Champion Heavy Weight Gilt: Austin Criswell
Reserve Champion Heavy Weight Gilt: Brittany Fox
Champion Crossbred Gilt Overall: Conner Jennings
Reserve Champion Crossbred Gilt Overall: Jenna Zeider
Champion All Other Breeds Gilt: Taylor Brandt
Reserve Champion All Other Breeds Gilt: Austin Brandt Grand Champion Gilt: Mackenzie Brandt
Reserve Grand Champion Gilt: Maggie Daily
Grand Champion Market Pairs: Rachel Ploss
Reserve Grand Champion Market Pairs: Justine Kruger
Champion Barrows Champion Duroc Barrow: Laini Joseph
Reserve Champion Duroc Barrow: Maverick Schultz
Champion Hamp Barrow: Andrew Ruff
Reserve Champion Hamp Barrow: Robert Collins
Champion York Barrow: Jessica Brandt
Reserve Champion York Barrow Shalihn Compton
Champion Lightweight Barrow: Brayden Kletz
Reserve Champion Lightweight Barrow: Taylor Jennings
Champion Medium Weight Barrow: Mackenzie Brandt
Reserve Medium Weight Barrow: Breanna Demarco
Champion Heavy Medium Weight Barrow: Thad Alexander
Reserve Champion Heavy Medium Weight Barrow: Gavin Fulmer
Champion Heavyweight Barrow: Regan Culp
Reserve Champion Heavyweight Barrow: Jessica Fox
Champion Spot Barrow: Taylor Clark
Reserve Champion Spot Barrow: Caleb Bucinski
Champion Chester-White Barrow: Austin Crisswell
Reserve Champion Chester-White Barrow: Jacob Frasa
Champion Overall Crossbred Barrow: Regan Culp
Reserve Champion Overall Crossbred Barrow: Jessica Fox
Champion All Other Breeds: Laini Joseph
Reserve Champion All Other Breeds: Eli Shannon Grand Champion Barrow: Regan Culp
Reserve Grand Champion Barrow: Jessica Brandt
FRANCESVILLE - The 45th annual commencement exercises at West Central High School will be at 2 p.m., Sunday (May 26), in the school gymnasium. The program will begin with a baccalaureate service with the address given by Don Nedza, followed by the graduation program.
Forty-nine seniors will receive diplomas. Commencement addresses will be given by valedictorian David Putt and salutatorian Evan Kaeb.
WINAMAC - Commencement exercises at Winamac Community High School will be at 7 p.m., Friday (May 31), in the school gymnasium. The program will include the tradition of awarding several community scholarships.
The Class of 2013 numbers 87 seniors, and will be led down the aisle by valedictorian Kathleen Budd and salutatorian Andrew Brandon.
The annual county Memorial Day Service will begin at 11 a.m., Monday (May 27), on the courthouse lawn, Winamac.
Cathy Fritz of the Winamac American Legion will be master of ceremonies. Speaker will be Eastern Pulaski Elementary School principal Jill Collins. Rev. Matt Landry of the First United Methodist Church, Winamac, will give the opening and closing prayers. The American Legion and VFW auxiliaries will place wreaths at the war memorials.
LOGANSPORT - Civic Players of Logansport will present "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," directed by David Quigney, on two weekends in June.
The five performances are at 7:30 p.m., Friday, June 14; and at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, June 15. The show will also be staged on the following weekend at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday (June 21-22).
Pulaski County's unemployment rate fell to 6.1. percent in April, down from 7.7 percent (revised) in March, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development reported Friday (May 17). The rate was 6.4 percent a year ago.
The state's April rate dipped to 8.5 percent (seasonally adjusted), from 8.7 percent in March. The April 2012 rate was 8.3 percent. The U.S. rate improved to 7.5 percent (seasonally adjusted), down from March's 7.6 revised rate. A year ago, the national rate was 8.1 percent.
WINAMAC - Winamac Community High School will hold its Senior Awards Night at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 28, in the socialtorium. The public is welcome to attend.
Seniors will receive special recognition in the form of academic competition awards, honor roll, scholarship awards and special academic and athletic awards. Representatives from various colleges, local organizations and the school will present these awards.
INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill into law Thursday (May 9) that will expand the state’s school voucher program in front of 150 students, including some who already are benefiting from the program.
Students from seven different private vouchers schools met at the Calvary Christian School auditorium with signs that said, “I yearn to learn” and “school choice now.”
INDIANAPOLIS – The organization that regulates high school sports will decide next week whether to let some homeschooled students participate in high school athletics.
The move by the Indiana High School Athletic Association comes two years after the issue bubbled up at the Indiana General Assembly, where lawmakers considered but never passed a bill to mandate the change.
WINAMAC – A very deserving wounded veteran was presented with a customized camouflaged accessible van Wednesday (May 22) on behalf of BraunAbility, a leading manufacturer of wheelchair accessible vehicles based in Winamac.
Lance Corporal Michael DeLancey, a native of Pinellas Park, Florida, was injured in Iraq in 2006 when a sniper’s bullet pierced his spinal cord, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down and critically damaging his lung. Despite the life-altering injury, DeLancey has been a force of positive change. He serves as an ambassador for Wounded Warrior Project and speaks with fellow veterans recovering from serious injuries.
WINIMAC - Six individuals who work in industry in Winamac received their Electrical Certificate for Maintenance Technicians from Ivy Tech Corporate College May 1.
The series of courses started in the fall of 2011 and were held at the Distance Learning Lab at Winamac High School and at the Logansport Ivy Tech Campus. Once each week the employees met with their instructor Ken Oravsky for class.
INDIANAPOLIS - Each year, the Indiana Department of Education recognizes schools that perform in the upper 25th percentile of schools in performance on ISTEP+ and ECA state exams, as well their rating determined by the national No Child Left Behind statute's Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).
Among the schools designated for this honor as Four Star Schools for 2011-12 were Eastern Pualski Elementary School and West Central High School in Pulaski County.
WEST LAFAYETTE - Warm, sunny days during the week ending Ma;y 20 allowed farmers to make good progress planting both corn and soybeans, according to the Indiana Field Office of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Once again, the most acreage was planted across northern and some central counties. Soils remained too wet across the southern districts to allow much progress to be made.
WINAMAC - Eastern Pulaski Community School Board president Mike Tetzloff outlined the search timeline to hire a new school superintendent at the board's monthly meeting Monday (May 13).
Applications for the position will be accepted until May 28. Interviews will be completed by June 29, and the new superintendent will be named in early July; however, he/she will not be officially placed until the end of July after a public meeting.
INDIANAPOLIS - Gov. Mike Pence Thursday vetoed House Enrolled Act 1546, concerning unauthorized collection of local option income tax in Jackson and Pulaski counties after legal authority for those tax collections had expired.
The Pulaski County Democrats Central Committee has reorganized for the 2013 year. New officers elected were: county chair Bill Reutebuch; county vice chair, Laura Bailey; secretary, Diana Dutton and treasurer, Jenise Barnhouse.
Long time secretary, Betty Podell, and treasurer, Betty Parcel, have retired from their positions after nearly 40 years each.
INDIANAPOLIS - Citing her broad background in facilitating job creation in rural and agribusiness communities, Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Gina Sheets announced Tuesday (May 14) the appointment of Connie Neininger as ISDA director of Economic Development & Trade.