Written by Joel Klaassen Tuesday, 12 March 2013 13:50The Tabor College choir is an amazing group of about 50 young people from many different states, and the sound they put out is gorgeous.
I meant to write about them last week, but my column was already written by the time I heard them at our church on Sunday morning.
Director Brad Vogel has amazing power in his hands and arms. When he raises them and moves them, an awesome sound comes out. What a treat.
At the carry-in meal afterward I nearly had to beg one of the choir members who sat at...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 19 March 2013 13:35USD 411 Board of Education believes Goessel High School students deserve a $3.3 million facility improvement. It’s hard not to agree with their assessment following a recent tour of the problem areas that will be improved. Add to that several side projects that will make the school safer and more efficient for students and teachers.
An interesting component to the project is its timing. The district has a couple of years of bond payments left on its previous building project, but officials opted to move ahead now to take advantage of the state’s bond aid program...while it still exists. The program will provide $1.78 million—or 40 percent of the project cost. Combine that with historically low bond interest rates, and the impact...
Written by Dale Suderman Wednesday, 05 December 2007 14:38My sister asked me to rake the leaves in her yard when I was her guest at Thanksgiving. I schemed to find a way to continue to eat her good cooking while doing no work.
For two days I was able to persuade her that raking leaves put me at risk of heat stroke due to near 80-degree temperatures.
Then I pointed out the impending cold front would produce 60 mph winds, making leaf raking an exercise in futility.
My final gambit was to suggest than a pending snowfall would cover the leaves on her lawn and make removing them irrelevant.
“Could you just go rake the leaves today?” she said in the tone of voice an older sister uses. Dialogue ended and I put on my gloves and found a rake and some trash bags.
Her corner lot is a huge...
Written by Steve Britton Tuesday, 27 January 2009 14:13
Written by Rep. Bob Brookens Tuesday, 10 April 2012 15:00Here are some more matters we’ve considered this legislative session:
• HB 2767 proposed to create a “scholarship” system so at-risk children can attend private schools and adults get an income tax credit for paying their tuition.
Private schools have long contributed to the fabric of education in Kansas, and some families opt to send their children to them, but the value of attending a private school is not at issue in this bill. The issue is whether there is a public duty to fund the private education.
Kansas has a constitutional duty to provide a suitable funding for the public education of all children in Kansas; and Kansas also has the need to prioritize all its spending, for education and other functions.
I noted in...
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