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Updated Jul 31, 2015 at 5:58 PM

Two students in the Girard and Galena school districts were recognized for scoring in the top 25th percentile on a test meant to show college readiness – both are only in seventh grade.Tricia Combs was one of roughly 100 Kansas students recognized during a ceremony by Duke University at the University of Kansas in May. Combs is in the gifted program at Girard Middle School and will be starting the eighth grade.“It’s kind of cool that (Duke) does...

Posted Jul 28, 2015 at 7:40 AM

Dr. Richard Ellis’ experience was key to being chosen to fill the vacant spot on the USD 250 School Board, but not before having a turn on the hot seat.Ellis and Dr. Micky Painter took turns being interviewed by the board. The...

Posted Jul 27, 2015 at 9:46 AM

Pittsburg State University Releases University Scholastic HonorsPittsburg State University has released the university scholastic honors for the 2015 spring semester.Qualifications are as follows: Summa Cum...

Posted Jul 26, 2015 at 11:01 AM

Enrollment for Kindergarten through Grade 8 for children who will attend the Northeast Attendance Center will be on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, from 8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Follow the signs to the enrollment area.In order to enroll, children...

Posted Jul 25, 2015 at 7:54 AM

Around 25 kids, in groups of three to six, prepared for the third and final race with their autonomous Lego cars yesterday morning during Adventures in Robotics camp at Pittsburg State University’s Kansas Technology Center.It was a...

Posted Jul 23, 2015 at 7:21 AM

Registration closed yesterday, yet the number of students in Crawford County registered for free school supplies through Wesley House’s Back to School program is much lower than in the past.Yesterday morning, before registration...

Posted Jul 21, 2015 at 7:27 AM

Around six preschoolers either carelessly ran or meticulously walked roughly 20 feet to drop a ping pong ball into a bucket using a spoon during a faith growing exercise at St. Mary’s Elementary yesterday.The preschoolers are part...

Posted Jul 17, 2015 at 7:01 AM

Nearly 90 percent of the money for USD 249’s future purchase of over 200 Apple products will come from an anonymous source.On Monday, the school board accepted a $140,000 anonymous technology donation. Following that approval, was...

Posted Jul 14, 2015 at 7:53 AM

Following a 20 minutes closed session last night, the USD 250 School Board approved Crossland Construction as the at-risk construction management company to oversee work the district is hoping voters will approve in the near future.Board...

Posted Jul 14, 2015 at 7:01 AM

The white Raider logo almost jumps out from its new, black-backdrop on the recently finished track at the Frontenac Sports Complex.The seven lane track was finished in mid-June and replaces the rugged, reddish track with an Olympic quality...

Posted Jul 11, 2015 at 8:43 AM

GIRARD — Over 150 administrators and faculty representing nearly 60 school districts in eastern Kansas met at Greeenbush yesterday for a budget workshop given by representatives from the Kansas Department of Education.KSDE holds...

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