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Pulaski County Public Library resident cardholders are eligible for three MP3 downloads per week available online at: www.pulaskicounty.lib.in.us.

While there is no required software to download in order to use this service, free mobile apps for downloading music from Freegal to Apple and Android mobile devices are available in the Apple® App Store and Google Play®.

Library officials expect Freegal will appeal to patrons of all ages and musical tastes, and librarians will be happy to assist users with the new service.

Zinio for libraries offers full digital copies of many popular magazines to view on computers or mobile devices. The library subscribes to 50 popular and specialty digital titles, including Cosmopolitan, Food Network Magazine, and National Geographic. All magazines offered are complete editions, with some including enhanced content such as audio and video.

Resident cardholders will receive unlimited access to this entire collection. Titles do not have to be returned and do not expire. There is no waiting list and no need to return issues. Magazines are easily downloaded and viewable on a computer or on a range of mobile devices, including the iPad, Android tablets and the Kindle Fire. This new digital collection complements the library’s collection of 134 print magazines, which will remain available.

Library director MacKenzie Ledley commented, “We feel Freegal and Zinio will be very popular with library patrons and benefit the community. Freegal expands the size and diversity of our digital music collection, including top-40 hits, oldies, folk, jazz, rock, classical and more. With Zinio, every resident cardholder who wants to look at these magazines can do so at the same time, whenever they want. Both services deliver a variety of content along with multi-device compatibility and ease of use.”

For more information, visit http://www.pulaskicounty.lib.in.us or call 574-946-3432.

 

About Pulaski County Public Library:

The Winamac Public Library was opened in 1905, in a small reading room in downtown Winamac. In 1915, the Library was awarded a grant from the Carnegie Corporation to finance the construction of a new library facility located at 121 S. Riverside Dr. in Winamac. In 1953, library services were expanded to all residents of Monroe Township, and the library became known as the Winamac-Monroe Public Library. During the late 1960’s, the Board of Trustees for the Winamac-Monroe Public Library sought to expand library services to thousands of un-served residents in Pulaski County. Library services were expanded to nine townships in Pulaski County, and a branch library was established in Medaryville. In 1969, the library officially became known as the Pulaski County Public Library.

 
 
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Local News Briefs

Francesville Holiday Home Tour Dec. 3

FRANCESVILLE - The Uptown Project will sponsor a Holiday Home Tour from 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3, featuring six Francesville homes.

Also, craft and food venders will be set up at the Cornerstone Event Center (204 N. Bill St.) from 3 to 8 p.m.

 
Chamber's Winter Wonderland Dec. 3

The Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce will once again ring in the holidays with its annual Winter Wonderland, set for Saturday, Dec. 3, in Winamac.

The event features a parade, craft booths, merchant sales and entertainment.

 
Historical Society's 'Downtown Christmas' Dec. 3

The Pulaski County Historical Society will again sponsor "A Downtown Christmas" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Vurpillat Opera House, Winamac.

The event will be held in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce's annual "Winter Wonderland" that same day.

 
All welcome to enter Gingerbread House contest

The Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce will again sponsor a Gingerbread House Contest during Winter Wonderland, Saturday, Dec. 3, in Winamac.

All ages are welcome to enter the contest..

 
Library December programs include Santa visits

The Pulaski County Public Library has listed its special programs and activities for December, which include Santa visits, Christmas Bingo, Christmas carols, and holiday flower arranging.

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

 
GreenMark Equipment open house Dec. 10

WINAMAC - GreenMark Equipment has completed a ground up renovation of its Winamac facility.

On Saturday, Dec. 10, GreenMark Equipment will host an Open House to showcase these updates with tours, food, door prizes, and photos with Santa. The renovated store is located at 1235 East 250 South in Winamac.

 
4-H annual open house Dec. 15

The annual Pulaski County 4-H Open House will run from 6 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec.  15, at the county highway garage on U.S. 35, north of Winamac.

This is an opportunity for new 4-H'ers to meet with different project leaders to see which projects they are interested in completing for the 2017 4-H year.

 
Pulaski Christmas Lights display to run through Jan. 1

PULASKI - The annual Pulaski Christmas Lights displays are now lit from 5 to 11 p.m., nightly through Sunday, Jan. 1, for public viewing.

For nearly 30 years, the residents of the river village have attracted visitors from near and far to view the lights, offered as "A Gift to Brighten Your Christmas."

 
Drought area spreads across Indiana

EAST LANSING, Mich. - While much of Indiana received some rain showers last week, it was not enough to alleviate drought conditions in southern Indiana, according to Greg Matli, Indiana State Statistician for the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, about half of the state is experiencing drought conditions, with 2.5 percent in severe drought.

 
PMH Auxiliary sets holiday events,Dec. 8, 19

The Pulaski Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will hold two holiday fund raisers in December.

The first will be the annual Wakarusa Dime Store candy sale which will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 6, in the PMH front lobby.

 
CLASP Toy Store Dec. 17

CLASP's annual Toy Store will be Saturday, Dec. 17,  from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, at Pulaski County Human Services (PCHS), on the corner of Pearl and Logan streets, Winamac.

Anyone who would like to volunteer the day of the Toy Store and Gift Distribution is welcome to do so. Contact Human Services by calling 946-6500 or email at pchsjfrain@embarqmail.com.

 
 

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Thanksgiving food prices drop significantly, according to Farm Bureau survey

INDIANAPOLIS - Hoosiers will pay significantly less for their Thanksgiving meal this year, according to Indiana Farm Bureau’s annual Thanksgiving market basket survey.

The average the cost for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner as recorded by INFB’s survey is at its lowest level since 2010.

 
21 new lawmakers in General Assembly

INDIANAPOLIS — Organization Day has arrived at the Statehouse and newly-elected lawmakers are settling into their new roles.

“A lot of new faces. A lot of new energy. Diverse group from all parts of the state,” Senate President Pro Tem David Long, R-Fort Wayne, said. “We’re lucky to have a talented group of new ones.”

 
Holcomb picks Goode as chief of staff

INDIANAPOLIS — Gov.-elect Eric Holcomb added Earl Goode to his future administration Monday.

Goode, who is currently the co-chair of Holcomb’s transition team, will serve as his chief of staff come Jan. 9. Goode served as Mitch Daniels’ chief of staff for over six years. He was also president for several GTE Telephone Co. affiliates.

 
Freshmen lawmakers attend General Assembly orientations

INDIANAPOLIS — With a little over a month before the General Assembly is in session, the freshmen are in town for orientation (Nov. 16-17).

"There’s a tremendous amount of information today and tomorrow that we’re receiving,” said Ryan Hatfield, a Democrat who will represent Evansville in 2017.

 
 

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West Central board hears presentation on CNA program

FRANCESVILLE - The West Central School Board heard an update on the high school's Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program at its December meeting Thursday evening.

Instructor Jennifer Johns gave the presentation. It was noted that "very few" school corporations offer a CNA program.

 
Police seeking armed robber of Monon bank

MONON - Alliance Bank in Monon was robbed of an undisclosed amount of US currency, at about 10:45 a.m., Monday, the Indiana State Police report.

The armed robber remains at large. No one was injured in the incident.

 
Ivy Tech to offer CPFM course in Logansport

KOKOMO - Registration is still open for the Certified Professional Food Manager (CPFM) course being offered by Ivy Tech Community College Dec. 12 and 14 in Logansport.

Indiana Code 410-IAC7-22 requires mandatory certification of at least one person who oversees the food safety operation within each food establishment.

 
Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative kick-off meeting Dec. 9

The Pulaski County Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) will hold a kick-off meeting Friday, Dec. 9, at the Vurpillat Opera House, across from the courthouse square in Winamac.

Doors open at 10:30 a.m., (EST) for coffee with meeting and meal to follow.  The meeting will conclude around 1 p.m.

 
OCRA welcomes Winamac into Indiana Main Street Program

INDIANAPOLIS – Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb and the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) have announced the Town of Winamac as the newest member of the Indiana Main Street (IMS) Program.

The program encourages economic development, redevelopment and improvement to the downtown areas in Indiana cities and towns.

 
OCRA accepts Francesville's 'Uptown Project' into Indiana Main Street Program

INDIANAPOLIS – Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) have announced the Town of Francesville as the newest member of the Indiana Main Street (IMS) Program.

The program encourages economic development, redevelopment and improvement to the downtown areas in Indiana cities and towns.

 
EPCS Board approves purchase of student management, financial software

WINAMAC - The Eastern Pulaski Community School Board voted its approval to purchase the Skyward program for student management and financial software at its meeting Monday evening.

Superintendent Dan Foster submitted the request to purchase the program.

 
Pulaski County voter turnout over 58 percent

Votes by precinct now added

The 2016 General Election drew 58 percent of Pulaski County's 9,609 registered voters to the polls Tuesday, with almost 22 percent of voters (2,104) taking advantage of early voting.

The county elected two new county commissioners, two new county councilmen, a new auditor and recorder, and many other office holders on the federal, state and local levels.

 
Link Environmental Equipment is new home of Smith Motor Service

WINAMAC - Link Environmental Equipment has announced its facility will be the new home of Smith Motor Service.

Smith Motor Service has repaired small engines at its Winamac shop on Northwest Street since 1945. 

 
Alliance Junior Board visits Fratco

FRANCESVILLE – Alliance Bank’s Junior Board of Directors visited a Francesville business, Fratco, last month.

E.C. Overmyer purchased what was then the Francesville Brick and Tile Company, circa de 1923. In the past 93 years, Fratco has passed through three generations of the Overmyer family.

 
CFPC awards three Youth Grants

Grants totaling over $1,400 were recently awarded to three county youth organizations through the Community Foundation of Pulaski County's annual youth grant opportunity.

Checks were presented to Eastern Pulaski Elementary for VEX Robotics Team supplies; Pulaski County Junior Leaders 4-H Club for Poverty Awareness Day; and West Central Middle School sixth Grade Camp Tecumseh Foundations for Success.