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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

Residents encouraged to attend HCI community forum May 7

A Hometown Collaboration Initiative (HCI) community forum for Pulaski County will run from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, May 7, at Bethel Bible Church.

All interested residents are welcome to attend. For those who register ahead of time a catered meal meal will be servied. Register by calling Krysten Hinkle at 574-946-3869 or by e-mail, or by visiting www.indianahci.org/pulaski

 
Free assistance with Health Insurance Enrollment at PMH April 29

ASPIN Navigators will be at Pulaski Memorial Hospital to offer free help with filing an application for Marketplace Plans, Medicaid or HIP 2.0 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 29.

This is an opportunity for those who just learned about the penalty for not being insured when they filed their 2014 taxes this year.

 
PCPL observes Preservation Week

The Pulaski County Public Library is observingPreservation Week April 26 - May 2.

During Preservation Week, libraries all over the country present events, activities, and resources that highlight what we can do, individually and together, to preserve our personal and shared collections.

 
Pulaski County unemployment rate drops to 5.1 percent in March

Pulaski County's unemployment rate dropped to 5.1 percent in March, down from 5.7 percent in February, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development reported Wednesday (April 22). The rate was 6.3 percent a year ago. The county has 6069 employed persons in a labor force of 6395. Last month those numbers were 6,047 of 6,410.

The state's March unemployment rate dipped to 5.8 percent, down slightly from 5.9 percent in February. The March 2014 rate was 6.0 percent. The U.S. rate remained steady at 5.5 percent, the same as February. A year ago, the national rate was 6.6 percent.

 
YMCA golf outing postponed to June 27

The Pulaski Family YMCA  golf outing Saturday, April 25 at Mystic Hills Golf Club has been postponed to Saturday, June 27

Cost is $50 a person with four-person teams. Cost includes green fees (18 holes), cart, refreshments, and contests of longest drive, longest putt, and closest to the pin.

 
Ancilla College open house April 28

DONALDSON - Ancilla College will hold an "Access Ancilla Day" open house from 12 noon to 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 28.

Those attending will enjoy lunch, a campus tour and information sessions about Ancilla degree programs, financial aid and more.

 
Property taxes due May 11

Pulaski County's 2015 property tax statements will be mailed approximately April 6. 

Payment of the first installment will be due Monday, May 11, according to Pulaski County Treasurer Lynette Wilder.

 
April programs at PCPL celebrate National Library Week

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

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.

 
Ivy Tech Kokomo sets Certified Production Technician course

Training program prepares students for advanced manufacturing jobs

KOKOMO - Registration is open for a 10-week training program offered by Ivy Tech Community College that prepares students for certification in the advanced manufacturing skills needed to succeed in the high-growth, technical jobs of the 21st Century. The program will run four days a week from April 27 to June 30. 

 
PMH Health Fair May 16

The annual Pulaski Memorial Hospital Health Fair will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, May 16, at the PMH campus, Winamac.

The event will begin with a free pancake-and-sausage breakfast, served from 7:300 to 9:30 a.m.
 
 

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Colts QB surprises the General Assembly with a visit

INDIANAPOLIS – Lawmakers at the Statehouse are still fangirling after a visit from an Indianapolis sports superstar on Tuesday.

Colts’ quarterback Andrew Luck was on hand to promote a program known as Change the Play – but that didn’t stop him from tossing the football with House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis.

 
Browning resigns as INDOT commissioner with no explanation

INDIANAPOLIS – Karl Browning resigned his post Wednesday as commissioner of the Indiana Department of Transportation in an email to the governor without explanation.

Gov. Mike Pence immediately named Brandye Hendrickson – who’d previously led the agency in an interim role – to succeed him.

 
Food organization will be first lady’s major grant recipient this year

INDIANAPOLIS – Feeding Indiana’s Hungry will be the second major grant recipient from first lady Karen Pence as part of her annual fundraising luncheon on Thursday (April 23).

The Indiana First Lady’s Charitable Foundation’s second annual fundraiser is modeled after the U.S First Lady’s Luncheon. The event will have similar features, including a surprise guest entertainer, linens and bags made specifically for the event, and bi-partisan support.

 
Video & story: Veterans, lawmakers clash over bills – many, many bills

INDIANAPOLIS – At the Indiana Statehouse there are bills to give property tax breaks and hunting permits to veterans.

There’s legislation to pay for specialized treatment for soldiers who come home suffering from post-traumatic stress.

And there are proposals to help the children of disabled veterans go to college.

 
Video & story: Miller says she’s open to needle exchange legislation as So. Indiana HIV epidemic worsens

INDIANAPOLIS – A key Republican senator says she’s open to needle exchange legislation but needs the go-ahead from her GOP caucus to sign on.

Public Health Chairman Pat Miller, R-Indianapolis, said after two hours of sometimes-emotional testimony on the proposal that she wants to add a sunset to the bill, meaning that lawmakers would have to reapprove the legislation in 2017 to keep the programs in place.

 
Video & story: Carly Fiorina visits Indy, seeks traction in crowded GOP presidential field

INDIANAPOLIS – Possible presidential contender Carly Fiorina wouldn’t say Monday (April 20) how she thinks the GOP should choose which candidates will get to participate in the party’s 2016 presidential debates.

Fiorina – in Indianapolis to speak at a GOP women’s event – sidestepped the question, even though the debates could be her best shot at getting the attention she’d need to stand out among a growing Republican field.

 
 

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No injuries in Monterey building collapse

MONTEREY - No one was injured late Thursday afternoon (April 23) when the building housing the former Sportsman Bar & Grill unexpectedly collapsed in downtown Monterey.

The property, owned by Courtney Hardin of Crown Point, was recently placed on a certificate tax sale, with the new owners to take possession in June.

 
Galfab honored with WorkOne achievement award

INDIANAPOLIS - Galfab Inc., located in Winamac, received a WorkOne Achievement Award for partnering with WorkOne to create employment opportunities for local Hoosiers.

The award was presented Tuesday (April 21) in a ceremony at the Indiana Statehouse.

 
PACE facilitates Early Childhood Education seminar

Pulaski County Alliance for Community Education (PACE) recently completed facilitating a three-part seminar on Early Childhood Education.  

Kindergarten teachers and principals from both West Central and Eastern Pulaski Community schools, as well as preschool educators from throughout the county were involved in the seminars.

 
Sr. Boilini Speaks on Elder Abuse at Lampen Lecture

DONALDSON –Sr. Bonita Boilini, PHJC, JD presented a lecture entitled “Breaking the Silence: Elder Abuse, It Must Stop” as a part of the college’s Lampen Lecture series Wednesday (April 22).

Sr. Boilini wanted bring awareness to the alarming prevalence of elder abuse in the United States. While many cultures revere the elderly in their community, too often older Americans are taken advantage of emotionally, physically, and financially by strangers and relatives alike.

 
LaCrosse grain elevator explosion injures four

LaCROSSE - The investigation continues into Thursday (April 16) morning's explosion at the Co-Alliance LaCrosse Feed Mill which seriously injured four men who are employees at the mill, located just east of U.S. 421

Officials from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and Indiana State Fire Marshal’s office are leading the investigation into the cause of the explosion.

 
EPCS Board tables action on renovation project bids

WINAMAC – The Eastern Pulaski Community School Board voted last week (April 13) to table the awarding of bids for its school facilities renovation project, originally estimated at $14 million, to take some time for further clarifications on the project, especially at the elementary school.

Although project designs have been finalized for months, the bidding process has resulted in some costs running over projections.

 
PACE awards funds to Healthy Families program

Pulaski Alliance for Community Education (PACE) recently awarded $1,740 to the Pulaski County Healthy Families home visiting program.  

Funds will be used for educational learning kits, books for children, and "Parents as Teachers" training which offers new ways to use current practices, tools, and information that can be used with the families they serve during home visits.

 
Alliance Bank celebrates employee milestones

FRANCESVILLE - Alliance Bank recently honored employees reaching milestone anniversaries of five years or more.

Bank President Terry Stevens presented each staff member with a service award and recognition for his/her achievement at the bank’s western themed annual meeting held earlier this year. 

 
JA observes April's 'Personal Financial Literacy Month'

Imagine hundreds of community men and women volunteering with Junior Achievement in classrooms across Pulaski County. As they share their time and experience, they are helping elementary through high school youth understand economics, build workplace skills, and experience personal financial realities. 

In response to educator requests, JA expects to reach more than 1,004 in Pulaski County youth this 2014-15 school year.

 
Local farmer directs funds to Van Buren Township VFD

America’s Farmers Grow Communities donation supports local organization

STAR CITY – Van Buren Township Volunteer Fire Department has received a $2,500 donation from Pulaski County farmer Jean Ann Fox and America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.

The donation will help the organization purchase new equipment such as gloves, flashlights and batteries.