Photography helped to propel Lincoln’s image, both in a positive and also negative way. The photos on exhibit capture Lincoln at important stages of his candidacy and presidency.

The exhibit has three distinct sections titled “Developing the Image,” “Creating the Image,” and “Idealizing the Image.” A timeline of photographic advancements depicts the different types of photography such as daguerreotypes, lithographs, stereographs, tintypes, and much more.

The photos display him through his campaigns, with his family, presidency and then death.

Lincoln’s legend continues to grow even 140 years after his death and this many images have come to represent the virtues of strength, honesty, sacrifice and perseverance. The Faces of Lincoln exhibition reveals the genuine man behind the myth.

Numerous programs and speakers will be brought in throughout the month to talk about Lincoln and Civil War. Schedule of events and speakers will be coming out shortly or check with the library for a schedule.

This exhibit was brought to Winamac in partnership of the Pulaski County Public Library, the Pulaski County Historical Society and the Civil War Junior Historical Club.

The Civil War Junior Historical Club meets monthly and participates in trips and activities that relate to Civil War history in reference to Pulaski County. The club is funded through an Indiana Humanities Council Grant.

The State Historical Society has acquired this exhibit through funding from the Lilly Endowment Inc. in 2003.



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Grand opening for new Winamac Skatepark Aug. 23

WINAMAC - The new WInamac Skatepark will have a grand opening at 3 p.m., Saturday (Aug. 23), at its location in Rhinehart Park, next to the Pulaski County Family YMCA.

The new skatepark was conceived and brought to reality by Clark Gudas of Winamac as an Eagle Scout project, after years of paperwork, meetings with officials, and fundraising.

First United Methodist Church, Winamac to celebrate 175th anniversary

WINAMAC - The First United Methodist Church, Winamac, will observe its 175th anniversary in August, which will include a visit by Bishop Michael Coyner of the Indiana Conference on Sunday, Aug. 24.

Former pastors, as well as congregation members past and present, and all who have had an association with the church are welcome to participate in the "homecoming" celebrations.

Walorski staff member to meet with constituents Aug. 25

MISHAWAKA  – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) reminds constituents that a member of her staff will hold office hours Monday (Aug. 25) in Winamac and Knox to assist constituents with casework and official business. 

Residents who cannot attend the listed office hours are encouraged to contact Brian Spaulding at 574-780-1330 to schedule an appointment. 

SWCD promoting cover crops for farmers, gardeners

The Pulaski County Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) is promoting cover crops this fall. Cover Crops improve soil health, add organic matter, and prevent erosion. 

Area residents have noticed a number of green fields late into the fall and early in the spring. These are area producers interested in improving their soil. 

State Park 'Poker Paddle' Sept. 7

WINAMAC - The second annual Poker Paddle will begin at 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 7, at Tippecanoe River State Park.

The entry fee is $5. Also, all gate fees apply. Pre-registration at the park office is encouraged. Registration and entry fees will be accepted at the River Picnic Shelter until 12 noon the day of the event.

Pulaski County unemployment rate drops to 4.4 percent in July

Pulaski County has fourth-best rate in state

Pulaski County's unemployment rate dropped to 4.4 percent in July, down from 5.0 percent in June, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development reported Monday (Aug. 18). The rate was 6.1 percent a year ago. The county has 6,597 employed persons in a labor force of 6,899. Last month those numbers were 6,580 of 6,925.

The state's July rate remained steady at 5.9 percent (seasonally adjusted), the same as June. The July 2013 rate was 7.6 percent. The U.S. rate inched up to 6.2 percent, from 6.1 percent (seasonally adjusted), in July. A year ago, the national rate was 7.3 percent.


Civic Players season tickets now on sale

LOGANSPORT - Season tickets for the Civic Players of Logansport 2014-15 season are now on sale.

The season includes “Frankenstein” in September, just in time to kick off the Halloween season; the very funny “Lottie & Bernice Show” in March 2015; and the musical “Chicago” in June 2015. Season tickets can be purchased for $30, with discounts for seniors and students.

Purdue Extension of Pulaski County to hold Poverty Training Sept. 30

In Pulaski County, around 13 percent of the population lives at poverty level. In the state of Indiana, 1 in 5 children go hungry every day. In order to learn how to help meet this great need, one must first understand poverty.

Purdue Extension of Pulaski County will hold a Poverty Simulation at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 30, at the Knights of Columbus in Winamac. This is a free educational event and dinner will be provided. 

Community Foundation announces grant cycles

The Pulaski County Community Foundation has announced it will offer more grant dollars than ever before through its annual fall grant cycle.

Grants totaling up to $37,000 will be made available, with individual grant awards of up to $7,500.

Library lists August programs, activities

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

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

PCCF offers non-traditional scholarship

The Pulaski County Community Foundation (PCCF) is offering a scholarship for adult students seeking higher education for the 2014-15 school year.

Online applications will be available Aug. 15 through the new PCCF website; or call the Foundation at 574-946-0906 for more information.

Warrior/Panther football game Aug. 30 at Lucas Oil Stadium

WINAMAC - The Winamac Warriors football team will play the Pioneer Panthers at 12 noon, Saturday, Aug. 30, at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis.

Tickets are available from any WCHS football player and/or cheerleader. Advance tickets are $11 for adults (13 and over) and $8 for children (12 and under). Gameday tickets will cost $15 for all tickets.


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Conner, Gudas honored as 'River Friendly' farmers

INDIANAPOLIS - In a ceremony to coincide with Farmers’ Day at the 2014 Indiana State Fair, 59 River-Friendly Farmers were recognized by the Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (IASWCD) for the work they do to protect Indiana’s natural resources.

Among them were Howard Conner of Pulaski County and Arthur Gudas in Fulton County.

Pulaski County State Fair winners named

INDIANAPOLIS - Most results from 4-H juding and other competitions at the 2014 Indiana State Fair have been announced. Several Pulaski County 4-H'ers have earned honors.

The state fair ran Aug. 1-17 in Indianapolis. Results will be announced here as they are released. (4-H livestock results have yet to be released.)

Bailey sisters win champion awards at the Indiana State Fair Fashion Revue

INDIANAPOLIS - Two Pulaski County sisters have won champion awards at the Indiana State Fair Fashion Revue for outfits they made and modeled at the event finals Saturday, Aug. 9, in Indianapolis.

Melissa Bailey was the winner in the Free Choice category for her swim suit, while Sara Bailey was the winner in the Separates category. They are the daughters of Glenn and Dawn Bailey of Winamac.

New Coliseum, Indiana Beer and Wine exhibition leave lasting impression at Indiana State Fair

More than 950,000 total visitors make ’14 fair third largest crowd ever

INDIANAPOLIS – The renovated Fairgrounds Coliseum and the new Indiana Beer and Wine Exhibition both received rave reviews from visitors to this year’s Indiana State Fair, which wrapped up Sunday (Aug. 17).

The 2014 fair attracted 954,884 people, making this the third best attended fair.

Winamac HS students perform at State Fair Talent Show

Among the food stands, rides, and vendors at the Indiana State Fair, many performance venues also exist highlighting talents of every age. These featured performances exemplify a strong commitment to the arts.

One of these exciting performances is held annually on the stage of the Indiana State Fairground's Farm Bureau Building. All first place winners of Indiana's 92 participating county fair talent shows are eligible to register at the Indiana State Fair Youth Talent Show.

Seven champions crowned at fair’s 4-H Grand Drive

Event showcases top Indiana livestock

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana State Fair named seven 4-H livestock exhibitors champion at Monday night’s (Aug. 4) Grand Champion 4-H Drive in the Fairgrounds Coliseum. 

The best of the best came together from different breeds, classes and weights to be in the running for champion.  Animals were judged in the following categories: breeding gilts, market barrows, market lambs, meat goat wethers, breeding heifers, beef steers and dairy steer.


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Winamac Town Council listens to pool/swim options, but rejects bids for pool repair

WINAMAC - The Winamac Town Council, at its August meeting, continued to hear updates and consider options and alternatives for instructional and recreational swim opportunities in town, in light of the municipal swimming pool closure this summer due to its age and disrepair.

Also, the council was approached with a proposal to work with the county to work out a uniform zoning code for both the town and the county.

Workshop guides emerging entrepreneurs

WINAMAC - The Northwest ISBDC (Small Business Dev continues to offer new and emerging entrepreneurs start-up assistance through its "Launch Your Own Business Workshop: A Sound and Proven Path."

The workshop will be offered from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 16., at the Pulaski County Public Library, 121 S. Riverside Drive, Winamac.

Video & story: Lawmakers consider impact of disease on deer hunting, farming operations

INDIANAPOLIS – State lawmakers heard nearly five hours of testimony from more than 25 individuals Tuesday as part of a study to determine how Indiana should regulate deer farming and whether to legalize fenced hunting.

The Interim Study Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources – comprised of members from both chambers of the state legislature – heard from veterinarians, deer farmers, and wildlife officials about fenced hunting and the possible diseases the industry may or may not be spreading to the nation’s wild deer population.

PCPL: Where reading, healthy choices and fun combine

Point summaries, prizes and pizza were just a few things available to the over 200 participants and family members who attended this year’s Pulaski County Public Library Children’s Summer Reading Program Party for "Fizz, Boom, Read and Spark a Reaction."

The PCPL Reading Room was filled to capacity Wednesday evening (Aug. 6), as all program participants received a free book and enjoyed a presentation of this year’s programs. During the celebration, attendees watched a video starring program participants and even parents attending were entered into drawing for State Fair tickets and other various prizes. 

Prosecutor files murder charges against Katschke

DENHAM - Murder charges have been filed against a Denham man accused of killing his live-in girlfriend Monday morning (Aug.11), at their residence.

Paul A. Katschke, 39, was taken into custody Monday, according to a report from Sheriff Mike Gayer, and is being held for the death of Amber Rene Taylor, 34.

Tax revenue falls just below projections in July

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana State Budget Agency released its monthly report on revenue collection for the general fund – the first of Fiscal Year 2015 – on Wednesday, which showed a 1.7 percent dip in tax receipts compared to estimates.

The state brought in a total of $1.04 billion in July general fund revenue, a decrease of 0.5 percent – about $5.2 million – from the December 2013 state revenue forecast.

Walorski visits Pulaski County for 'Hoosier Veterans Tour'

Congresswoman stops in Winamac as part of district-wide veterans tour

WINAMAC - Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) stopped in Winamac Monday afternoon (Aug. 11) at the Braun Corporation, the world’s largest manufacturer of wheelchair-accessible vans and wheelchair lifts, as part of the “Hoosier Veterans Tour,” a district-wide tour.

Chamber study: State water usage must be managed

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana has enough water for drinking, manufacturing and other uses now but needs to plan to prevent shortages in the future, an Indiana Chamber of Commerce study has found.

The chamber released the report Friday (Aug. 8). It shows that different regions in the state have varying water conditions and will face different types of water concerns in the coming years.

West Central Board deals with start-of-school matters

FRANCESVILLE - The West Central School Board approved several last-minute staff resignations and hirings at its meeting Thursday night (Aug. 7), in preparation for the new school year which begins Tuesday (Aug. 12).

The board also approved advertising the 2015 School Budget, Capital Projects Plan and the Bus Replacement Plan. Additionally, the board approved the certified contracts for the 2014-15 school year.

New owners blend traditions, fresh ideas for Winamac eateries

WINAMAC - Winamac natives Mike and Jenny Kasten have announced they have assumed ownership of Vicky’s Restaurant and The Fox’s Den restaurants in downtown Winamac.

Co-owner Jenny Kasten said, “We are thrilled to have this opportunity and are looking forward to serving our friends, neighbors and visitors to the area.” The spatula was passed to the Kastens from Jason and Monica Potthoff, and Rob and Shamay Ruff, who co-owned and operated the twin eateries following longtime owners Vicki and Dave Pingel.