At some point, we need to stop believing in miracles, at least in education. While we're still getting over the RICO indictments handed down in the Atlanta cheating scandal comes the revelation that the success Michelle Rhee achieved as the "no excuses" superintendent of Washington, D.C.'s public schools was the product of massive cheating. Those asking why Rhee isn't under indictment just like her former colleague in Atlanta are missing the bigger question: If she's an example of its success, is the theory behind market-driven education reform valid?
A tornado developed six miles southwest of Rozel at 7:18 p.m. and moved one mile west of town before turning to the northwest and dissipating about three miles northwest of Rozel at 7:47 p.m. Five farms were damaged by this tornado, including one farm house that lost most of its roof and some of its exterior walls. The tornado intensity has been rated as high as EF4 based on measured winds of 165 to 185 mph by a Doppler on Wheels system from Boulder, Colo. The maximum damage path width was 1,100 yards.
Old Frank was probably watching when Kansas State last won a conference title in baseball. It was 1933, and Franklin D. Roosevelt was only two months into his first term as President. Now, in 2013, the Wildcats finally got around to making it happen again.
The Barton County Historical Society Museum and Village will be open from 1-5 p.m. on Monday for Memorial Day. Executive Director Beverly Komarek noted the museum is usually closed on Mondays. "This special opening is to accommodate families and visitors here for the holiday."
Barton County Sheriff's officers are emphasizing seat belt laws by participating in the Click It or Ticket program. For the week prior to Memorial Day, and continuing until June 2, drivers can expect to see more BCSO deputies on the highways, aggressively enforcing "Kansas Occupant Restraint" laws and other traffic statutes.