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...
Written by Joel Klaassen Tuesday, 19 March 2013 13:37•
Working with the All School Reunion committee last week brought back memories from days long ago.
We were working on the HHS alumni version of the Oracle, which should go in the mail later this week. We were talking about the Adobe House Museum when it used to sit out in the country southwest of town.
I remembered riding my bike out there and hanging around in the old house. It was just off the half-mile line road that cuts between one of the sections. This is where the early Mennonite settlers landed and lived way back then.
This half-mile road is also where many young couples used to “park” as it was called. I wonder if this is still practiced by the younger generations.
You may be wondering how I know about these...
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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