The Kansas State Board of Education is goin' back to class during the summer vacation, but they're not dealing with the 3Rs, unless "responsibility" has taken the place of 'rithmatic. And maybe it should.
When movie star, incredibly wealthy, so very important Cate Blanchett flies - and flies and flies and flies - all around the world for her career and the parties and the other perks that separate her and her chums from us ordinary working drays, she buys a ticket just like anyone else.
It would be appealing to believe that the move that is already underway in Cherokee - located south of Pittsburg, in southeast Kansas - and that is rumored elsewhere in the state, is NOT being done to try to get local taxpayers angry at state officials.
Nobody wants to see their taxes go up, but Wednesday's decision by the Barton Community College Board of Trustees to keep the pool open will be worth the cost. We estimate it will be less than $9.50 on a $100,000 home next year, and less than $2.50 a year after that.*
It's too bad the Kansas Legislature had to go into overtime to handle an issue that's been at the forefront of debate long before the session began, but it appears both the Kansas House and Senate are finally beginning to see compromise is not a dirty word.
The summer months represent fun in the sun for school‐aged children, but they also signal a shift in the family's daily routine. Are you considering leaving your child home alone during the summer instead of taking him/her to a sitter? Safe Kids Kansas and the Department for Children and Families have some tips on how to decide if your child is ready to be home alone.
One could say we are facing a pending volunteer crisis in our community. The problem – the older residents who have been the volunteer workhorses are passing away and younger folks aren't stepping up to take their place.