Chronicle Staff

04/18/2017 - 1:32pm
“Skip it and move on” is no strategy now      For years, students across the US have been taught the 21 century adage, “skip it and move on,” as a strategy for navigating the eight-year marathon-gauntlet of standardized testing. Beginning in third grade, all the way through 11, students take their seats at desks for several days, once a year, to fill in...
04/11/2017 - 3:29pm
You get what you pay for      In this issue of The Chronicle, we investigated the process by which most of the community received a notice of increased property values. Many were and are still confused about a certain discrepancy that exists between what the government believes properties are worth, and the amount they can...
04/04/2017 - 2:41pm
In like a lion, and out like a lamb      The last couple days — maybe even weeks — Franklin County has seen its share of Seattle. The windy, earthy heartland briefly became the Northwestern bay area, marred by consistent rain, clouds, puddles, mud, restless children, seasonally affected adults — the only thing...
03/28/2017 - 2:50pm
Avoid the void      There’s a difference between being wrong and telling a lie. Being wrong is unwittingly knowing an answer, or believing something to be true regardless of the facts. Telling a lie is knowingly deceiving someone.      When a child tells their parents that they made their bed but didn...
03/21/2017 - 3:53pm
Rewards for endured faith      While proper management and attention to the small details sets a community up for success, administration is only part of the equation in creating prosperity for its members. The other factor is luck.      The truth is that fine-tuning revenues and expenditures only make a...
03/07/2017 - 5:17pm
What are we willing to do      Last week, the Mayor of Hampton hosted a town hall-style forum in which he fielded suggestions on how to prepare for the impending release of the Franklin County Affordable Housing Study, which is not set to be released for about another month.      While virtually no...
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