Two More Lawsuits Filed in Connection with Last Month’s Fatal School Bus Crash

More lawsuits have been filed in connection with last month’s fatal crash involving an Eastern Pulaski school bus. According to court documents filed with the Marshall County Clerk’s Office, Amber Despot, the mother of one of the passengers, is suing the driver of the truck that allegedly crashed into the bus, along with the truck’s owner.

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Superintendent of Eastern Pulaski Community Schools Expresses Condolences in Issued Statement

In the aftermath of Wednesday morning’s fatal bus accident that took the life of Winamac Middle School student, Eastern Pulaski Community Schools Superintendent Dan Foster issued the following statement:

“As you are aware, our school corporation has suffered a tragedy today as there was one confirmed fatality as a result of the bus accident this morning. As the name of that individual has not been publicly released, we have chosen to not publish the name at this time.” Continue reading

School Custodian Repairs Winamac Town Park Toilet, Amid Dispute Between School, Park Board

Entrance to the Winamac Town Park

A broken toilet that’s been a point of contention between the Winamac Park Board and the Eastern Pulaski Community School Corporation has been repaired, thanks to a school custodian. That’s what Park Manager Dave DeLorenzo told the park board last Thursday. “I received a phone call last night, in the evening, from Steve Lawson, who is a maintenance person at the school,” DeLorenzo said. “He, on his own time, went and repaired the toilet in the bathrooms up at the ball diamonds that the school was unwilling to address, and he decided that he would take care of that on his own.”

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Eastern Pulaski School Board Secures Decorative Outdoor Lighting

Eastern Pulaski School Board members are helping to shed some light on the schools’ campus with a decision they made last Monday.

Superintendent Dan Foster said school board members have been considering lighting upgrades recently and they chose to utilize with Fissel Electric Service, Inc to keep the work consistent since the company put in their other lights. Continue reading

Winamac Park Board President Reports ‘Disconnection’ Between Parks Department and School Corporation

A “disconnection” between the Park Board and the school corporation was brought to the attention of the Winamac Town Council last week.

Park Board President Courtney Poor came before the council last Monday to discuss a number of matters related to the park. One item he brought up was a perceived lack of labor sharing cooperation from school officials to assist with projects, specifically ones related to the concession stand area and the ball diamonds. Continue reading