ELLINWOOD - Barbara J. Dunn, 77, died Friday Sept. 6, 2013, at her home in Ellinwood. She was born July 24, 1936 at Kingsport, Tenn., the daughter of Leonard and Louise (Frusher) Stairett. She was a resident of Ellinwood for nine years. On Sept. 26, 1954, she married Thomas Jack Dunn in Jetmore.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will learn about state funding issues that may impact the college during the September study session, set for 4 p.m. Thursday at the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. There will be reports on college video marketing, the college website redesign and a draft of the community report. Dean Mark Dean will distribute copies of the latest financial statement at the meeting.
This is the final week for the 2013 Summer Street Stroll Farmers Market and free movies in the Barton County courthouse square. It will also be the last market that seniors will be able to use their Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program checks, according to Janel Rose at the Barton County Health Department.
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood residents Scott, Debbie and Chase Tillotson returned on Aug. 27 from a Christian Family Conference in Romania. The conference was hosted by Star of Hope Romania for families who care for a child with disabilities. The Tillotson family was supported by friends, family and churches across the state of Kansas, making it possible to make the journey from Kansas to Romania. Each of the three family members played a major role in the conference.
HOISINGTON - Virginia Ballard, age 82, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. She was born Jan. 26, 1931 at St. Petersburg, Fla. the daughter of Frank Leslie, Sr. and Marilyn Virginia (Young) McEwen.
The advent of the internet has changed the way the world operates with the same powerful ripple that the printing press caused in 1450 and for the same reason. The average citizen could more easily find out that a lot of other people were thinking the same thing.
Standardized testing can close your public school, hold your kid back a year or now get a teacher fired-all in the name of accountability. But standardized testing's sheen of fairness got tarnished last week, proving that despite all the promises, there is no accountability in accountability.