Pulaski County Public Library resident cardholders are eligible for three MP3 downloads per week available online at:

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 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.


Local News Briefs

Banned books, pumpkin painting, senior care among library's October programs

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

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.

Plans underway for Chamber's Winter Wonderland Dec. 5

The Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce will once again ring in a hometown Christmas with its annual Winter Wonderland, set for Saturday, Dec. 5, in Winamac.

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

Civic Players to present Agatha Christie mystery/comedy

LOGANSPORT - The Civic Players of Logansport will stage the Agatha Christie mystery/comedy And Then There Were None the weekend of Oct. 9-10-11, at McHale Performing Arts Center at Logansport High School.

Showtimes are 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9, 10; with a matinee at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 11. All tickets are $10, available at the door or by calling 574-753-4116.

Breast cancer 'Walk for the Cure' Oct. 17

A "Walk for the Cure" to benefit breast cancer research and treatment programs will run from1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Winamac Town Park.

The event will be sponsored by the Pulaski Health Care Center. All are welcome to participate.

Craine Cruise Bicycle Ride Oct. 17

MEDARYVILLE - The 17th annual Crane Cruise, sponsored by the Medaryville Lions Club, will run Saturday, Oct. 17.

The bicycle ride lengths will be from 12 to 50 miles on flat, paved rural roads (helmets are required). Registration will be from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., at the Lions Building in Medaryville. Maps will be available.

Pulaski County unemployment rate drops to 3.8 percent

Pulaski County's unemployment rate fell to 3.8 percent in August, down from 4.3 percent in July, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development reported Monday (Sept. 21). The rate was 5.1 percent a year ago. The county has 6,197 employed persons in a labor force of 6,439. Last month those numbers were  6,229 of 6,509.

The state's August unemployment rate dipped to 4.6 percent (seasonally adjusted, down from 4.7 percent in July. The August 2014 rate was 5.8 percent. The U.S. rate dropped to  5.1 percent, down from 5.3 percent in July. A year ago, the national rate was 6.1 percent.

Genealogical Society announces logo contest

The Pulaski County Genealogical Society has announced a logo contest open to all students, artists and inspired community members.

The Genealogical Society is seeking a visual identity and logo that is creative and professional. The logo should be easily recognizable and help promote the organization's mission, "to encourage and dispense genealogical knowledge and cultivate fraternal relations among its members."

New 4-H enrollment dates for Pulaski County

Pulaski County 4-H enrollment will start on Oct. 1 and run through Jan. 15, 2016.  

New and current 4-H members may enroll by going online at or by picking up an enrollment card at any of the local schools or the Extension Office.  There is a $15 state program fee for each 4-H member to enroll in 4-H.  Mini 4-H members are exempt. 

Registration open for spring semester at Ivy Tech

Admissions, financial aid and advising staffs ready to help new students

KOKOMO - Registration for spring semester classes at Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region has opened, and now is a great time to get ready to begin a journey in higher education.

“Perhaps a potential student wasn’t able to get started at Ivy Tech this fall but wants to have everything in place when classes begin Jan. 11,” said Fran Hardin, director of Ivy Tech’s Express Enrollment Center on the Kokomo Campus.


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Indiana News

Hoosier lawmakers respond to Boehner’s decision to step down

INDIANAPOLIS – Members of Indiana’s congressional delegation responded Friday to the news that Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, would be resigning both as speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and his seat in Congress by thanking him for his service and his friendship.

Rep. Susan Brooks, R-Indiana, in some ways set the tone.

Hoosier politicians part of the crowd for Pope’s address

INDIANAPOLIS – Several members of Indiana’s congressional delegation welcomed and applauded Pope Francis’ address to Congress Thursday morning (Sept. 24), even though he spoke about such divisive issues as immigration, income inequality, climate change and the death penalty.

It was the first time in American history that a pontiff addressed Congress. The significance of the moment was not lost on Hoosier politicians.

Subaru announces plans for $140 million plant expansion in Lafayette

INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence announced Monday (Sept. 21) Subaru of Indiana Automotive has expansion plans and as many as 1,204 jobs will be created by 2017.

“Last week’s meetings with government leaders and business executives across Japan have strengthened our economic ties with companies operating in Indiana and sparked momentum for job creation in the Hoosier State,” said Pence in a statement. “Subaru chose Indiana as the home for its only assembly plant outside Japan, and now the company is choosing Indiana once more.”  

Unemployment continues to drop in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s unemployment rate fell to its lowest point since 2007 in August. 

The unemployment rate now sits at 4.6 percent. That’s down from 4.7 percent in July.

Walorski votes against Iranian nuclear agreement

WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) issued the following statement Friday (Sept. 11) after voting against H.R. 3461, to Approve the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, signed at Vienna on July 14, 2015, relating to the nuclear program of Iran:


Post News

Reality Store is a reality check for 8th graders

Many young people don’t know what they want to be in life, but many have a good idea of what type of life they want to live in relation to material goods and technology.

Reality Store provides students with the chance to learn about careers, and envision their life at age 28. This experience quickly becomes a reality check for many. 

Indiana Philanthropy Alliance CEO named one of America’s Top 20 Women in Philanthropy and Civic Engagement

Internationally known philanthropy expert Michael Chatman has named Indiana Philanthropy Alliance CEO Marissa Manlove one of America’s Top 20 Women in Philanthropy and Civic Engagement, a list of honorees that includes such well-known philanthropy leaders as Oprah Winfrey, Bette Midler, and Gates Foundation President Sue Desmond Hellmann. 

Five injured in one-car accident

WINAMAC - Three children and two women were air-lifted to area hospitals late Monday afternoon (Sept. 28), following a one-car accident northeast of Winamac.

The Pulaski County 911 Center received a call at 4:56 p.m., advising of the accident on CR 400 N, neary CR 350 E.

BraunAbility acquired by Patricia Industries

WINAMAC - Patricia Industries (“Patricia”), a division of Investor AB (“Investor”) focused on private companies, has signed an agreement to acquire BraunAbility, the industry leader in wheelchair accessible vehicles and wheelchair lifts.

Investor is the Sweden-based investment company founded by the Wallenberg family over 100 years ago.

Murphy, Lawson work to protect residents against securities fraud

Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson and State Senator Ed Charbonneau met with the Pulaski County Prosecutor, Daniel Murphy last week (Sept. 17) to discuss their ongoing efforts to protect  Pulaski County residents against the various types of securities fraud.  

Currently, Murphy and Lawson are jointly involved in the prosecution of Joshua Ader of Seattle, Wash. on security fraud charges.  

Vanderaa resigns coroner's position

Pulaski County Coroner Steve Vanderaa is stepping down from his position, effective Oct. 1

Blair Todd, chairman of the Pulaski County Republican Committee, has called a caucus Monday evening (Sept. 28) to select a new coroner.

Bicentennial Legacy project approved for Pulaski County Quilters

The Indiana Bicentennial Commission held its September meeting at the Lake County Public Library on Sept. 18. There were 80 Legacy Projects approved this round, one of which is in Pulaski County.

Quilters of Pulaski County will complete a “Quiltessential Pulaski County” project.

Winamac Community HS senior named Commended National Merit Scholar

WINAMAC - Winamac Community High School Principal Rick DeFries announced Monday (Sept. 21) that Madeline R. Murray has been named a Commended Student in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program.

A letter of commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to this scholastically talented senior.

New event center breaks ground near Francesville

FRANCESVILLE - Local officials, contractors and business owners broke ground Friday (Sept. 18) at the site of the future Meadow Springs - A Place for Celebrations, at the corner of U.S. 421 and SR 114, south of Francesville.

Meadow Springs is soon to be the area's newest and largest venue - a full-service event center with two conference/banquet rooms. The project has been financed, in part, by the Pulaski County Revolving Loan Fund and the Regional Development Company.