Photo of the Day: Now, Hold My Hand
City Times Staff
Students from McDill Elementary on Thursday cross County Highway HH in Whiting amid afternoon traffic.
Officials from the Village of Whiting were unable to find a crossing guard for the corner of HH and School Street in time for the start of the 2014-15 school year, despite the $11/hour wage offered. The previous crossing guards for the heavily-traveled intersection, a husband and wife team, retired after long-complaining about safety concerns while students were walking to and from school.
Whiting leaders last year had sent a letter to parents who lived on the north side of the highway asking for their students to either be driven or take the bus to school.