Community News Archives for 2023-08

Paid internships available with Senate Republic Caucus

The Indiana Senate Republican Caucus is offering paid spring-semester internships in its communications, information technology, legal, legislative, page, and policy offices during the 2024 legislative session.

Qualified candidates may be of any major and must be at least a college sophomore. Recent college graduates, as well as graduates and law school students, are also encouraged to apply. Positions are open to Indiana residents, as well as nonresidents who attend an Indiana college or university.

Interns earn a $900 biweekly stipend and benefit from scholarship and academic credit opportunities, professional development, community involvement, and networking.

Senate internships are full-time positions at the Statehouse in Downtown Indianapolis that typically begin with a mandatory orientation in late December and conclude at the end of the legislative session in March 2024.

For more information or to apply, click here.

Harvesting and Storing Seeds Workshop at FCPL

Fulton County Public Library Makerspace in Rochester is hosting a “Harvesting and Storing Seeds Workshop,” 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, in Meeting Rooms A and B, 320 W. Seventh St.

The workshop, led by Ebony Nava, will cover how and when to harvest seeds, best seed storage practices, and why saving your own seeds is beneficial for your local community.

Attendees will learn the important differences between annual and biennial produce crops and work with some common veggie garden seeds and self-pollinating fruit trees in a hands-on setting.

Nava will also impart some of the history of small cultivation, how people have preserved seed varieties in the US and elsewhere, past and present.

All ages are welcome; in fact, Sept. 12 is Grandparents Day, and attendees are encouraged to bring a grandparent or grandchild for an enriching intergenerational activity.

All materials will be provided. Participants are also encouraged to bring a very ripe fruit vegetable (those that produce seeds inside the parts you eat.)

To register, call the library at (574) 223-2713.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library to see statewide expansion

Governor Eric J. Holcomb kicked off the statewide expansion of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, which gifts free, high quality, age-appropriate books to children from birth to age five on a monthly basis, regardless of family income. Gov. Holcomb announced Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library statewide expansion as part of his 2023 Next Level Agenda.

The goal of the statewide expansion is to make books available to children ages 0 – 5 in every zip code in Indiana.  The program is free to enrolled children and will soon be available to more children and families in Indiana.

“I learned from a very young age that reading is the key to further education and opportunity ahead, long-term,” Gov. Holcomb said. “The very ability to read can transport children and adults alike to places they have never been and open doors they never knew existed. By making Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library available in every zip code, we are giving Hoosier children yet another personalized tool close to home they’ll need for literary success.”

On May 4, 2023, Gov. Holcomb signed legislation into law that allotted $6 million over the biennium, $2 million in the first year and $4 million in the second year, as part of a community share to expand the program to every zip code in the state.

"It takes a lot of great people working together to make this possible, and I want to thank Governor Holcomb, the Indiana General Assembly, State Librarian Jake Speer and all our Local Community Partners across the state who helped make this dream a reality," Dolly Parton said.

The Indiana State Library will coordinate the program and provide the state’s match to interested organizations or individuals to become local program partners. Currently in Indiana, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is available in 54 counties and is partially available in eight counties, with expansion plans to fully cover the entire state – all 92 counties. Starting Sept. 1, current local Imagination Library partners will only pay 50% of their local program cost with the remaining 50% paid by the state.

“Early literacy is very important, and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program makes reading fun and exciting for children and their families,” said Jake Speer, Indiana State Librarian. “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work with existing and new partners in Indiana to get statewide coverage of this program.”

To check to see if a program is available in your area, visit You can enroll your child or sign up to be notified when a program comes to your community.  

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Duke Energy offers tips to help customers save energy and money as temperatures soar in Indiana

With temperatures soaring in Indiana, Duke Energy is providing tips to help customers save energy – and money.

High temperatures can lead to higher energy usage and higher bills as Duke Energy customers try to stay cool. To keep your costs low and to reduce overall energy demand, particularly during the afternoon hours when usage tends to peak, customers can follow these simple tips:

  • Set your thermostat at the highest comfortable setting. The smaller the difference between the inside and outside temperatures, the lower your energy usage. Every degree that you raise your thermostat can help you save up to 5% in cooling costs.
  • Avoid using your washer/dryer and dishwasher during the day. If possible, delay using those appliances until evening.
  • Close blinds and curtains during the day to help reduce solar heat gain and keep your home cooler.
  • Microwaves and cooktops use less energy than electric ovens. Also consider outdoor grilling during those high-demand hours to keep your indoor temperatures lower.
  • Using a ceiling fan can make a room feel up to 4 degrees cooler than it actually is. Remember, though, that fans cool people, not rooms, so turn them off when you leave the room. 
  • Turn off any unnecessary appliances, unused plug-ins and lights.

Find more tips and tools to help control energy use and costs at

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Homework help is out there for the kids

The school year can bring new challenges for middle and high school students trying to make sense of their homework, especially after the summer break. 

The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology provides the free AskRose Homework Help program for students who need extra math and science homework help. 

Tutors are available Sunday through Thursday from 7-10 p.m. for tutoring sessions by video, telephone, email or chat. Tutors can be reached during operating hours via the AskRose website or by calling 877-ASK-ROSE (877-275-7673).

The website also provides more than 500 instructional videos and downloadable reference materials.

For more information about AskRose, click here.

Tutoring grants are also available. Families can receive grant funding to spend on math and English / language arts tutoring and approved out-of-school academic programs for students through Indiana Learns.

Eligible students must qualify for the federal free or reduced lunch program, be in third through eighth grade during the 2023-24 school year, have completed ILEARN testing during the 2022 or 2023 school year, and scored below proficiency in either math or English/language arts.

To check your child's eligibility for, enroll in or learn more about Indiana Learns.

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Water main flushing begins Monday in Rochester

The City of Rochester Water Department will be conducting the semi-annual unidirectional flushing of all the city owned water mains.

Beginning August 21, city contractor, M.E. Simpson & Company will be performing the unidirectional flushing of the city water main lines (process to clean the mains). The work will continue for 30 days with weather permitting.

During these dates you may experience cloudy or discolored,water at any time. The water is safe to use and drink.Running it longer before use may help to clear it.

It is recommended that you avoid washing white clothes while water is discolored. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but this does ensure our lines are properly maintained.

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Indiana Attorney General offers Taylor Swift themed warning to ticket buyers

Attorney General Todd Rokita advises Hoosiers not to act too Swiftly in purchasing secondhand Taylor tickets

With Taylor Swift tickets for concerts coming to Indianapolis in November of 2024, Rokita is reminding Swifties that scammers are no doubt looking to take advantage of fans and would-be concertgoers.

“Hoosiers are understandably thrilled whenever world-renowned artists bring their shows to Indiana venues,” Attorney General Rokita said. “Fans just need to be sure to follow smart purchasing practices to stay safe.”

Those “Enchanted” with the idea of lining up seats next fall are encouraged to review these tips, or else they might end up seeing “Red”:

Investigate offers that you know “All Too Well” are too good to be true. Sellers, especially on online marketplaces and social media websites, may offer tickets at face value (or below) for events that are sold out or in high demand. Many offers end up being scams. Some sellers may say they need to sell tickets quickly, falsely claiming, for example, that they have a sick relative, medical emergency, or an overseas military assignment.

Stay updated through verified channels. To stay “Safe and Sound,” keep an eye on reputable sources like Taylor Swift’s official website and verified ticketing platforms for legitimate announcements about ticket sales and availability.

Only buy from trusted ticket resellers. To avoid “Teardrops on Your Guitar,” deal with reputable businesses instead of individuals or social media profiles that are not associated with the event. Beware of websites that copy popular ticket sellers’ logos or the tour logos.

Before providing any payment or personal information, research a seller’s “Reputation.” Search the seller’s name, username, email address, phone number and other details for information. Even if you find no negative information, don’t assume that the seller is trustworthy. Scammers change names regularly.

Always use a credit card. With a credit card, if a problem arises, you have the potential for greater protection and the ability to dispute charges, unlike other payment methods. Scammers often request unconventional payment methods that are difficult to trace or recover, such as cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. Unlike credit cards, these transactions are largely irreversible — making it much harder to “Shake It Off” if a ne’er-do-well tries to pull a fast one.

Other payment methods that raise concerns are those involving gift cards, cash, or wire transfers. If you’re using an app to transfer funds, be sure you understand the protections the service provides (or doesn’t) before making a transaction. With the proper safeguards in place, you can be relatively “Fearless” in making your purchase.

If you think you know the seller, double check. Scammers may hack social media accounts and pretend to be a friend or acquaintance who’s selling tickets. Before sending money, contact your friend directly to make sure the deal isn’t just a part of the scammer’s “Wildest Dreams.”

Consumers who believe they have been defrauded should “Speak Now” and immediately report the details to the company they used to make the payment and the Office of the Indiana Attorney General.

Hoosiers can report scams to the Office of the Indiana Attorney General at or by calling 317-232-6330.

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Grants up to $100K available from IDEM's Community Recycling Grant Program

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) announced the availability of grant funding for recycling and household hazardous waste (HHW) collection and disposal from the agency’s Community Recycling Grant Program (CRGP).

“IDEM is proud to partner with communities in improving recycling efforts. Community Recycling Grants can provide startup funding or a financial boost for programs and ideas that make recycling easier and more cost-effective for Hoosiers,” said IDEM Commissioner Brian Rockensuess. 

Indiana counties, municipalities, solid waste management districts, universities, schools, and nonprofit organizations are eligible to submit a Community Recycling Grant application requesting $1,000 to $100,000 in funding.

The CRGP is accepting applications from Aug. 21, 2023 – Sept. 29, 2023.

Eligible projects should focus on education and promotion of recycling, processing of recyclable materials, waste reduction or HHW and organics management (including yard waste management and composting).
The Community Recycling Grant Program is funded through IDEM’s Solid Waste Management Fund. Grant funding is intended to create successful, cost-effective, and sustainable programs. Applicants must demonstrate a direct or indirect increase in waste diverted from landfills as a result of the project.

To apply, visit IDEM’s website at For additional information, contact
800-451-6027 or
Final funding determinations will be made in late-December 2023.

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Pulaski County Tribe (PCT) to unveil community mural project

Pulaski County Tribe (PCT) is excited to announce the upcoming reveal and public dedication of a new mural in the Star City Community Park.

Driven by a shared vision to foster a strong sense of place and pride within Pulaski County, PCT embarked on another enhancement project that engaged the community's creative spirit. Through a public voting process, community members selected the mural's subject.

The mural, a product of collaborative efforts, showcases the collaboration between PCT, the Star City Lions Club, and Hoover Construction. Primary funding for the project was made possible through PCT's fundraising initiatives, bolstered by a generous grant from the Indiana Arts Commission, The Arts Federation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The culmination of this collaborative endeavor will be celebrated with a special public event on Saturday, August 19. The activities will commence at 9 a.m., providing the community with an opportunity to observe the artist in action as the mural takes shape. The highlight of the day will be a public dedication scheduled for 2 p.m., accompanied by a delightful light picnic, offering attendees a chance to mingle, take photos, and embrace the pace of Pulaski County while connecting with neighbors. 

PCT extends a warm invitation to all community members, residents, and visitors to join in this celebration. The mural not only exemplifies imagination and artistic expression but also serves as a tangible representation of Pulaski County's collective aspirations.

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Fulton County Community Foundation grant supports local youth

The Fulton County Community Foundation recently granted $15,000 to The Outlet Youth Center in support of general operations and programming.

Funding will go towards general operating expenses such as salaries, utilities, and building maintenance. Additionally, funding will assist The Outlet in meeting the high demand for after-school activities, supporting programs such as Art, Chess, and STEM Clubs, along with the Preschool Book Club, and several community events throughout the year.

“This gift from the Fulton County Community Foundation was an incredible blessing to The Outlet,” said Taylor Showley, Director of Operations at The Outlet. “Not only has their gift helped empower our organization, but the youth of Fulton County as well.”

This grant’s financing was made possible by the Fulton County Community Fund, a fund established in 1995 to provide support for local charitable purposes and projects within Fulton County.

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Farm Credit Mid-America celebrates Rochester office relocation

On Thursday, the Fulton County Chamber of Commerce board of directors and ambassadors joined Farm Credit Mid-America regional representatives to celebrate the relocation of Farm Credit Mid-America’s Rochester office to 226 Rouch Place Drive.

After a ribbon cutting ceremony led by Senior Closing Specialist Linda Wagner, guests were invited to tour the new facility and learn more about Farm Credit Mid-America’s offerings for Fulton, Marshall, and Pulaski County residents.

“The investments you see here at our Rochester office reflect our ongoing commitment to remain part of this community and meet our customers’ agricultural loan, lease, crop insurance and rural living needs for many years to come,” says Joe Murphy, Financial Officer. “As part of our commitment to Rochester and the surrounding areas, we will continue to invest in programs, scholarships and partnerships that sustain strong, vibrant communities and equip the next generation of agricultural leaders.”

Chamber Executive Director Jillian Smith congratulated Farm Credit Mid-America on their recent move and thanked them for choosing to invest in Fulton County.

Farm Credit Mid-America Rochester office is open Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and available by phone at (574) 212-0298.

In photo: From left: Back – Chamber Ambassadors Julie Shriver, Christian Singleton, Randy Wynn, Chamber Board Members TJ Garner, Chuck Gibbons, Cory Good, Kendra Chudzynski, Taylor Showley

Front – Jake Bockover, Luke Erickson, Joe Murphy, Jason Wilson, Tasha Schwenk, Linda Wagner, Miranda Sroufe, Shira Coppes, Megan Greer, Tammi Parker, Tom Sloma, Natalie Schwartz (all of Farm Credit)

About Farm Credit Mid-America

A proud member of the Farm Credit System, Farm Credit Mid-America exists to secure the future of rural communities and agriculture as a leading provider of reliable, consistent credit and financial services to farmers, producers, agribusinesses and rural residents in Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio and Tennessee. The customer-owned cooperative serves more than 137,000 customers and manages a portfolio of $38 billion in total assets owned and managed. Farm Credit Mid-America’s products and services include loans for real estate, operating, equipment, rural living, crop insurance and vehicle, equipment and building leases. For more information visit

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Congressman Rudy Yakym with mobile office hours through next week

Congressman Rudy Yakym (IN-02) will be holding mobile staff office hours in August throughout Indiana’s Second District.

Mobile office hours allow Congressman Yakym’s staff to assist constituents with casework questions. 

The congressman’s Rochester District Office, at 709 Main Street, is open on Thursdays from 8:30 to 5.   

Stops in Marshall, Starke, and Fulton Counties include:

Thursday, August 10, from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the Plymouth City Hall on the 2nd Floor at 124 N. Michigan St.

Monday, August 14, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. CT at the Starke County Courthouse at 53 E. Washington St. in Knox.

Wednesday, August 16, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Argos Town Hall at 201 W. Walnut St. 

Thursday, August 17, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. in the Akron Town Hall at 206 W. Rochester St.

Wednesday, August 23, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. CT in the  Hamlet Town Hall at 10 S. Starke St. and

Wednesday, August 30, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Bremen Town Hall at 111 S. Center St.

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Stories & Stones Cemetery Walk scheduled in Culver

The Antiquarian & Historical Society of Culver and the Culver-Union Township Public Library are pleased to present the fourth “Stories & Stones” cemetery walk event on Saturday, September 16 at 1:00pm in the Culver Masonic Cemetery.
Stories & Stones is an immersive experience with a local history focus. Join us as we uncover Culver’s unique history and bring the past to life with living history presentations of notable and interesting members of our community’s past. This years’ featured decedents include:
Harold Maurice Bryant (1925-1944), WWII veteran
Margaret Bernhard Carter (1897-1995), Culver Community school teacher
John R. Mars (1919-2011), Culver Academy instructor and superintendent
Pearl Klein Onesti (1913-2000), local grocery and restaurant owner
Edward Tilden Payson (1902-1977), Culver Academy band director
David Whitted (1881-1948), dining hall waiter at Culver Academy
A new event format will be introduced with presentations taking place at 1:00 p.m. in the cemetery’s center. Seating, shade, and refreshments will be provided. Following the presentations, attendees are invited to take a self-guided walking tour of the featured grave sites.
This event is free and open to the public. Parking is available outside the cemetery along Main Street and West Shore Drive.

In the event of rain, presentations will take place in the North Meeting Room at
Culver-Union Township Pubic Library.

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Emergency Management Agency hosted industry and emergency personnel

Fulton County Emergency Management along with the Local Emergency Planning Council hosted a group of industry employees and emergency personnel on Wednesday for a lunch-n-learn meeting.  

The meeting was very informal and is just a stepping stone to what leaders hope to grow and make both sides aware of what each other can do to help in times of emergency.

EMA Director Gail Karas, Deputy Director Kraig Smith, and industry liaison Tony Pesaresi guided the group in a small discussion on filing emergency plans, hazmat materials, and more into the state's website called Tier II.

Future meetings like this will be planned, hopefully, involving more industry partners around Fulton County. 

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Women's Giving Circle grant application

The Fulton County Community Foundation is currently accepting Women’s Giving Circle video grant applications, available for charitable organizations operating in Fulton County.

Video applications are easy to do and provide organizations the opportunity to personalize their request, communicate their passion, and include project team members. Applications are due September 11 and grantees will be chosen by Women’s Given Circle members at the annual meeting on September 28.

Over the last 12 years, the Women’s Giving Circle has granted over $85,000 to Fulton County charitable organizations.

If you are interested in applying for a grant and/or becoming a member, please visit the Fulton County page at

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Indiana Republican candidates for governor appearing Tuesday at Fulton County Historical Museum

Candidates for the Indiana Republican ticket for governor will be in Fulton County Tuesday night.


The Fulton County Historical Museum is hosting the forum Tuesday, 5 - 8 p.m.



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Public input requested for mural coming to Star City community park

PCT is excited to announce our partnership with Star City Lion's Club and Hoover Construction for this invigorating project.

Art has the power to uplift communities and foster pride among its members. That's why we want YOUR input on which artwork option you'd like to see here.

Once again, we're collaborating with Indiana artist Zach Medler, who has crafted three options. Voting is open until Friday, August 11, 10:00 a.m.




Let's make it a family affair and get the kids involved too! Encourage your little ones to cast their vote for the mural they'd like to see at the park. It's a wonderful opportunity to build their sense of community.

Please submit one vote per person. You can use the QR code, visit the Pulaski County Public Library, or contact a PCT member to place your vote. 

Pulaski County Tribe is a non-profit organization in Pulaski County. Their mission is to communicate, collaborate, and celebrate among all communities in Pulaski County for the greater good of residents and guests. The organization serves as a channel that brings together organizations, businesses, and residents to positively impact communities in Pulaski County. You can learn more about PCT at

To contact the organization, you can email

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship application available

The 2024 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship application will be available August 7 through the Fulton County Community Foundation.

LECSP scholarships may be used for full tuition, required fees, and a special allocation of up to $900 per year.  The special allocation may cover the costs for required books and required equipment for four years of undergraduate study on a full-time basis leading to a baccalaureate degree at any eligible Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university.


The program, administered statewide by Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) and in Fulton County through the foundation, is open to all Indiana residents who:


graduate from an accredited Indiana high school by 2024 and receive their diploma no later than June 30, 2024;

intend to pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study at an eligible college or university in Indiana; and

meet the criteria specific to their local community foundation


Students can learn more about the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship and get the application atwww.nicf.orgApplications must be completed and submitted byThursday, September 7, at 3:00 be considered.

Applications will be evaluated on, but not limited to, the following criteria: academic performance, service in community, work, and school, as well as application essays. An interview will also weigh significantly in the committee’s selection process.Scholarship recipients will be notified in December.


Lilly Endowment created LECSP for the 1997-98 school year and has supported the program every year since with tuition grants totaling more than $486 million.

The primary purposes of LECSP are: 1) to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; 2) to increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and 3) to encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state.

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Indiana Secretary of State sponsoring $3 Thursdays at State Fair

The Indiana Secretary of State’s Office is proud to be part of the Indiana State Fair. Secretary Diego Morales invites Hoosiers to come out tomorrow and enjoy the first $3 Thursday.

The Secretary of State’s Office is the sponsor of all three $3 Thursdays (August 3, 10, 17.)  During those Thursdays, the office will have tents located at the 38th Street main entrance and North entrance where staff will be encouraging Hoosiers to register to vote and answering questions about voting and elections.  Our team will have iPads on hand so eligible Hoosiers can update their registration and get registered to vote on the spot.  The Secretary of State’s Office will also be welcoming local sports mascots to interact with fair goers.

There is a Secretary of State Investor Education and Voting Registration booth set up inside the Mercantile Building operating every day of the State Fair.

“Like so many Hoosiers, we’ve been counting down the days until the Great Indiana State Fair, a Hoosier tradition. Since taking office, one of my goals has been to increase voter turnout. Registering to vote only takes a few minutes and our team will be at the State Fair, ready to help you or you can register online anytime. I want to make sure every eligible Hoosier is registered to vote and getting to the polls,” said Diego Morales, Indiana Secretary of State. allows Hoosiers to register, confirm, or update their voter registration, look up their polling place, get directions to their polling location, find out who's on their ballot, track their absentee ballot application, and contact their local election officials.

In order to be eligible to register to vote, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be at least 18 years old on or before the next general, municipal, or special election 

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Story Walk Project project comes to Fulton County

The Fulton County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and Board of Directors, in partnership with Purdue Extension and the Fulton County Leadership Academy (FCLA), recently celebrated the reveal of the Story Walk Project located within the trail at Woodlawn Health Campus.

This story walk is the first of four that will be located throughout Fulton County.

Jessica Riffle, FCLA Facilitator, is proud of the success of this community project spearheaded by a FCLA community group comprised of Cora Alber, Hannah Bahney, Mindy Duckett, Gina Hierlmeier, and Andrea Stineback.

“Every year the leadership academy breaks off into 4 or 5 different groups that focus on community service-oriented projects.” says Jessica Riffle, “The Story Walk is one of the more successful ones, I will say!”

Mindy Duckett of the Purdue Extension Office explained the Story Walk and opportunities that it will bring to our community, “There are 20 stations around this little pathway and each station has two pages to a book, there is also a prompt for some sort of conversation or physical activity that families can do together as they read the story,” says Duckett, Wellness Coordinator at Purdue Extension. “This story is also bilingual because we wanted it to be inclusive for as many families as possible. We wanted to encourage everyone to feel comfortable coming out and reading a book.”

Thanks to the Northern Indiana Community Foundation and the Fulton County Public Library, there will be three additional Story Walk locations in Fulton County: Talma, Leiter’s Ford, and Kewanna.

The Fulton County Public Library will maintain the StoryWalks and rotate periodically the books so every community can have access to each book.

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State Road 119 closure next week in Pulaski County

State Road 119 in Pulaski County will be closed between C.R. 750 S and C.R. 675 S on or after Monday, August 7.

The closure will run through early September for a bridge overlay project over Dickey Creek.

The official detour will follow State Road 16, U.S. 35, and State Road 119.

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