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Bret McClendon has been hired as the new principal at Elizabeth High School. McClendon is currently the principal of McPherson High School in Kansas. McPherson is a medium-sized community just north of Wichita. The high school is about the same … more
Social studies teacher Matt Parish stands in front of a whiteboard with the outline of Russia projected on his face. He points to the boot-shaped county on a multicolored map of Europe identical to the one the students had just finished studying on … more
Citing budgetary matters, the Pines and Plains Library District Board of Trustees voted 3-1 on Jan. 28 to eliminate the full-time director position, meaning Kari May's job will end Feb. 13. The proposed change had been the subject of a special … more
The long wait for public access to Rueter-Hess Reservoir is almost over. It was more than 10 years ago that Parker Water and Sanitation District customers overwhelmingly approved a $100 million bond issue to fund the construction of the reservoir … more
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The Elbert County Office of Emergency Management has scheduled an all-call test of its emergency notification system. The test will consist of an automated call at or shortly after 2 p.m. on March 5 to every Elbert County number registered with the … more
It's difficult to immediately see the most distinguishing traits of a ranch perched on a hilly, seven-acre spread on Parker's eastern fringe. It's a stone's throw from busy East Mainstreet and is occupied by peculiar-looking creatures that pick … more
The vibrant spread of freshly picked produce is arranged just so. Neatly stacked, piled in miniature buckets. By the way things are going, however, it won't last long. The festival just down Mainstreet certainly isn't hurting business, says Mario … more
Ponderosa High School may be the smallest of Douglas County's nine neighborhood high schools, but that's among its best features, says outgoing principal Chuck Puga. “The most important thing we offer is relationships — it's hard to teach a … more
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The Elizabeth School Board presented Elizabeth Middle School's new principal, Pam Eschief, to parents, teachers and staff at a meet-and-greet in the school's library on May 20. Eschief replaces outgoing principal Jodi Elkins, who resigned from … more
Pat Walsh, a nurse in Parker Adventist Hospital’s medical/oncology unit, is planning to retire after marking 50 years in the profession in May. But the work anniversary almost went unnoticed. It wasn’t until Walsh was going through some … more
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