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.



Local News Briefs

Excess moisture damages crops

LANSING, Mich. - Prolonged floods and ponding in fields prevented farmers from applying much needed nutrients to stressed and deteriorating crops last week which continued to bring down crop conditions across Indiana, according to the USDA National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS), Great Lakes Region.

While there was less rainfall across the state than the previous week, many crops remained in standing water.

Independence Day Fireworks July 4 at Winamac Comunity HS

The annual Independence Day fireworks show will begin at dusk (about 10 p.m.), Saturdayday, July 4, at the Winamac Community High School parking lot.

This year the Town of Winamac will organize the firewoks display, assuming responsibility from the Winamac Kiwanis Club which had overseen the event for many years. The public may help support the show, as costs continue to rise.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Library announces June programs

Summer reading to explore world of superheroes

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

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.

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.


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).

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

Fair will not be canceled

The annual Pulaski County 4-H & Community Fair will run Friday, July 3 through Thursday, July 9, at the county fairgrounds in the Winamac town park. To learn more visit the fair's website here.

The 4-H motto is Plant Yourself in 4-H and Watch Yourself Grow.  

Fair officials will decide and announce on Wednesday any changes to the fair schedule and event locations.

Miss Pulaski County pageant July 5

Pageant location moved to socialtorium

Six young women will compete for the title of Miss Pulaski County 2015 at the annual pageant at 8 p.m.,Sunday (July 5), during the Pulaski County 4-H & Community Fair.

Justine Kruger, Miss Pulaski County 2014, will crown her successor following a glittering evening of professional wear, evening gown and impromptu question competition.

4-H Royalty to be honored July 4

“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.”

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. 


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Indiana News

U.S. Supreme Court keeps Obamacare subsidies in place in Indiana, elsewhere

INDIANAPOLIS – More than 160,000 Hoosiers will keep their Obamacare health insurance subsidies under a ruling Thursday (June 25) from the U.S. Supreme Court.

The high court upheld a decision by the Internal Revenue Service to provide tax breaks to citizens who buy insurance through local health exchanges – even if those marketplaces are operated by the federal government.

Pence: Indiana won’t comply with Clean Power Act unless significant changes are made

INDIANAPOLIS– Gov. Mike Pence sent a letter Wednesday (June 24) to President Barack Obama that said Indiana couldn’t afford to comply with the Clean Power Act.

Pence said the act was “ill-conceived and poorly constructed.” Pence also said unless the final rule significantly changes the act, the state will not comply. He said the state would use any legal means necessary to counter the rule.


Post News

State crop loss at $300 million, and rising

WEST LAFAYETTE - Torrential rains and resulting flooding have destroyed as much as 5 percent of Indiana's corn and soybean crops and potentially have caused about $300 million in crop damage since the beginning of June, Purdue Extension economist Chris Hurt said Friday (June 26).

"We went from a well above-normal crop to a very discouraging, below-normal crop," he said at a special news briefing at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. "This was a very devastating period."

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.

NIPFP awards two scholarships

WINAMAC - Northern Indiana Power From the Past, Inc. (NIPFP) has announced the winners of two $500 scholarship awards for 2015.  

The recipients are Thomas W. Putt, a graduate of West Central High School, and Margaret A. Nagai, a  graduate of Valparaiso High School.