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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
For two seasons at Elizabeth High School, starter pistols have been silenced, grandstands have been empty, and no runners have broken the tape at the finish line. The idleness at the school’s track is not for want of good athletes, fans or … 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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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
The life sentence delivered by a divided jury to Aurora theater shooter James Holmes averts an uncertain path to execution in a state that has put only one person to death since 1967. But the murder of 12 theatergoers three years ago was so … 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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