Pulaski County Chamber’s Winter Wonderland plans are underway
Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce Director Angie Anspach said planning for Winter Wonderland is in full swing and final details are coming together.

The festival kickoff is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 5, with the lighting of a Christmas tree on the courthouse lawn and three home tours. Events will continue on Saturday, Dec. 6, including entertainment, vendors and food.

One of the concerns this year for the event was Click to continue reading…

Local family celebrates National Adoption Month by expanding family
The adoption of three children into the Jones family may have seemed like a long time coming, but the wait was worth it as the adoption case was closed on Friday.

Pulaski County Circuit Court Judge Michael Shurn congratulated Eric and Tiffany Jones, of DeMotte, on the adoption of Nuno, 9, Selena, 8, and Maria, 4. Brothers Malcolm, 8, Kane, 13, and Raymond, 10, also witnessed the happy event, as well as aunt Deanna Jones and grandma Madonna Robbins.

The Jones have shared their home with Click to continue reading…

Eastern Pulaski makes the grade
Eastern Pulaski Community School Corporation students and staff have something to be proud of as they recently made the grade, according to the state.

During a regular school board meeting on Monday, superintendent Dan Foster said the school accountability grades have been announced and each of the Eastern Pulaski schools earned an A.

“It’s a credit to all the students and staff. It’s a credit to the principals,” Foster said. “We know there is work to be done. We were talking about it a little before the board meeting. There are new standards and new tests. It’s going to be a little more of a challenge.”

To prepare for the changes, an outreach coordinator from the department of education spent time in both buildings giving teachers ideas of where they could find more resources. Click to continue reading…

West Central School Corp. earns a B for the district
West Central School Superintendent Don Street had positive news for the school board on Nov. 6, regarding the state letter grades given to schools.

School corporations across the state were anticipating the grades to be announced in October but it was delayed due to a review of the process. On Nov. 5, the school grades were announced.

During the regular school board meeting, Street said West Central High School earned an A. The middle school earned a C and the elementary school earned an A. The grade for the district is a B.

“We did pretty well,” Street said.

In 2013, the high school and elementary school both earned a B while the middle school earned Click to continue reading…


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