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Board votes 5-2 to consolidate schools

English Elementary to close, Marengo Elementary to become middle school

In a little more than three months, once again, school as Crawford Countians have known it will never be the same. No longer will the school corporation be made up of five elementary schools feeding into a shared junior-senior high school. In fact, the five elementary schools of English, Leavenworth, Marengo, Milltown and Patoka will no longer exist. As of the 2016-17 academic year, English and Patoka Elementary schools grades K through 5 will consolidate at the Patoka building, Marengo and Milltown Elementary schools grades K through 5 will consolidate at the Milltown building, Leavenworth Elementary will become grades K through 5 and the junior high grades 6 through 8 will be moved to the Marengo building, which will become a middle school....more >>

Party faithful to select nominees

Vote 2016

Democrats and Republicans will head to the polls on Tuesday to select who will be their nominees for this fall's general election. While the presidential elections may be taking the spotlight, there are still plenty of other races, including on the county level, that are garnering attention....more >>

Where to cast your ballot

The polls for Tuesday's primary election will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Here is a list of polling places:...more >>

Don't forget your identification

Voters are reminded that they will need to present a government-issued photo ID before casting a ballot....more >>

U.S. Senate

Two men, both with political experience, are vying for the Republican nomination for U.S. senator in next Tuesday's primary election....more >>

Wolfpack win Pirate Relays

The Crawford County Wolfpack boys' track team held off a late charge by the Warriors of Scottsburg last Wednesday to win the Charlestown Pirate Relays by just two points, 72-70. The meet came down to the last event, where the Wolfpack made the difference to secure the win. "We won this meet in 2012, and have always enjoyed it very much," Crawford County coach Jeff Balmer said. "It's different with all the relays and the field events being team total. I knew we had a great chance of winning with our field events being strong, and I thought the distance medley and sprint medley teams would be tough."...more >>

Floyd Central track sweeps quad meet

The Floyd Central Highlanders swept a quad meet against Crawford County, North Harrison and Lanesville last Tuesday afternoon. The Lady Highlanders topped runner-up North Harrison by a margin of 42 points, while the Highlanders won over Crawford County by 40 points....more >>

Lady Panthers crush Crawford

It was the best of times for Corydon Central last Monday afternoon and it was the worst of times for Crawford County as the Lady Panthers pummeled the Lady Pack in five quick innings for an 11-0 shutout. It was a win Corydon Central needed to build on, and it was a loss for Crawford County that left a lot of frustrations hanging in the air....more >>

Perry wins 4-way at Lucas

Perry Central's Zach James led the Commodores to a team win against Crawford County, North Harrison and West Washington at Lucas Oil Golf Course in English last Monday afternoon, shooting a par-perfect 36 for nine holes. North Harrison needed its fifth man to edge the Wolfpack for second place....more >>

Wolfpack shut out Mitchell

The Crawford County Wolfpack kept their Patoka Lake Athletic Conference record perfect last Monday, shutting out host Mitchell, 2-0....more >>

Missed opportunity for community, school board

Last Tuesday night, after news broke that the Crawford County Community School Corp. Board of Trustees had voted 5-2 to close two elementary schools while turning one into a middle school, public reaction was swift and extreme. One person said it was the worst possible decision for the county, while another called it courageous. Which description is correct is a debate that only time will settle, but what isn't up for debate is that the decision was made with little community involvement....more >>
Schuler Bauer
Crawford for Commissioner
Barbara Shaw