News From Terre Haute, Indiana


February 17, 2013

READERS’ FORUM: Feb. 17, 2013

Grateful for safety efforts

Safety and security has always been a priority in the Vigo County School Corp. Each year principals, along with their safety team, update their school’s safety plan and submit it to Mr. Ray Azar, director of Student Services.

With the recent rise in school shootings, Sheriff Greg Ewing, THPD Police Chief John Plasse, Mayor Duke Bennett and Superintendent Daniel Tanoos have collaborated together as a team to upgrade the security of our schools.

Daily, we have uniformed officers come to our schools and do a walk-through to check our security. Their presence and friendliness are greatly appreciated by our staff, parents and most of all our students. Mr. Tanoos and a member of his central office team are also present in our buildings each morning.

Deming Elementary School is extremely grateful for all of the efforts of these leaders and their teams as they make school safety a top priority. We offer them a heartfelt thank you for all of the extra efforts that have been put into place at each school for over 16,000 students.

The VCSC and law enforcement of Vigo County are second to none. Mr. Tanoos always asks at the beginning of each principals’ meeting, “Who’s No. 1?” Our answer, “We are!” And together, we are.

— Susan Mardis, principal

Deming Elementary

Taking aim at crow problem

Articles appearing in this newspaper lately have alluded to the crow situation in the “Level Above.” Bully for those on the crow patrol. The efforts are appreciated.

It is now crow season here in Indiana. There is no limit on how many can be taken and any legal weapon can be used. They often come to the call, which is legal as well.

So far this season, I have dispatched 27 crows, all with an ounce of No. 6 shot. Hardly a drop in the bucket, I realize, but still …

I encourage all interested hunters to take advantage of this season and do their part to assist with the crow problem.

— Mark Burns

Terre Haute

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