EPCSC board shoots down employees carrying firearms
Eastern Pulaski Community School Corporation board members voiced their concerns regarding allowing guns on school grounds and came to a unanimous decision on Monday.

During a regular meeting, superintendent Dan Foster questioned what stand the board would take regarding whether school employees could have guns on school property. During the school board meeting last month, Foster introduced a few options to school board members regarding gun carrying policy.

Those options included following what the state recommends such as firearms being allowed on school property but being concealed in vehicles, or to allow employees to carry guns in the school buildings. If an employee did carry a firearm on school property then he or she must complete training and evaluations. “I’ve have conversations with a lot of people in the last few weeks and it’s pretty mixed,” Foster said. “There are some people who think Click to continue reading…

West Central School Corp. welcomes new employees
A handful of new faces will be seen at the West Central School Corporation this year with a new high school principal, a new high school assistant principal, athletic director and a few new teachers.

During a regular school board meeting on July 10, school board members approved the hiring of Click to continue reading…

Storm causes challenges for growing corn crops
Not only were broken tree limbs an indication of Mother Nature’s force that blew through Pulaski County during the late hours of June 30 through the early hours of July 1, but so was the amount of laid corn.

More than half a dozen farmers are seeing evidence of strong winds as they calculate just how much damage occurred to their cornfields.

Pulaski County Purdue Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources educator Chad Rushing said most of the damage is north of SR 14 but there are some isolated areas in other parts of the county.

“It’s mostly along the 14 corridor. The most consistent damage in the fields has been north of that,” he said. “Most of the damage is just laid over corn. Some of it may recover while some of it has been snapped off and the roots uncovered.”

According to Rushing, it’s hard to tell Click to continue reading…

Household hazardous waste collection planned for July 12
We’ve all been there. Cleaning up the garage, basement, barn or medicine cabinet and we come across some stuff that just doesn’t look right, might be toxic, maybe you just don’t know what it is. You may have kids in your home and just want to keep things safe.

That’s where we can help. For many years now the Northwest Indiana Solid Waste District has accepted household hazardous waste with very few restrictions. That service is provided at no cost to residents of the six counties we serve. We will be collecting household hazardous waste, electronics, batteries and fluorescent light bulbs on Saturday, July 12, at the Pulaski County Recycling Center, 570 West 60 South, Winamac, from 8 to noon. It’s a good time Click to continue reading…

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