Dr. Doug Moeckel, superintendent of USD #327, intends to offer his resignation in order to assume another position in education. He’s been good for our district’s children and teachers and will be missed. Good superintendents like Doug don’t come around our way all that often. On a positive note, change can be a good thing so that new eyes can see where improvements could be made. The flex schedule and athletic programs could use close examination.
K-156 is going to close …AGAIN…on Monday, weather permitting. Phase two will include replacing the existing roadway with wider lanes and shoulders. It’s time for me to put my lemonade stand at the end of our driveway and catch the drivers as they pass by.
Even though students are keenly aware of it, they should heed the advice of adults and more mature individuals and be selective and cautious about what they post on facebook and other such sites. They pushed the envelope too far. As Kenz said: “I know of a lot of people who have had potential employers get on facebook and look someone up and not offer employment (or take away the offer) just because of what they found on there.”
I’ve read where the same goes for grants and awards and other such things that require more self control than some students display when attempting to show others how “really cool” they think they are. Whether they believe it or not, almost anyone can access those sites for information, including law enforcement personnel. The binge drinking problem in Ellsworth among irresponsible teenagers is going to blow up one of these days.
“Make it Open” is a good editorial in this week’s INDY. Linda’s editorials are usually very good.
The review of the annual meeting of the Post Rock Rural Water District carried in the INDY today had an interesting quote: “The ethanol facility has been a big asset,” Bailey (David) said. “We are close to entering a permanent agreement with that facility. We have one on the table that we are getting ready to forward to them.” Bailey said the agreement for Post Rock to supply water to the ethanol plant in Russell could be completed within 30 days.
As soon as they’ve sucked all the water out of the area, the ethanol plants will cut and run.
Kansas now has multinational corporations from Italy, Scotland, Spain, Germany and Great Britain promoting large scale developments in the state. Once the projects are developed the strategy for some companies is to “sell them to large industry players.” That is often done to allow the large industry players to take advantage of the federal tax credits. Pay attention folks.
Women don’t have reproductive rights. The only way women come close to achieving equality is when they can control their own fertility.
Abortion rights for men have been available since the beginning of time. When they are unhappy with a pregnancy, they walk away. It doesn’t matter if it’s the day after conception or when the child is ten years old.
I think I’ll watch “Elizabeth” tonight with Cate Blanchett. It’s time for a little Elizabethan England.
Thanks for tuning in.