Commentary

‘We’re gonna do what they say can’t be done!’

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Board Member Robby Robertson recently reminded me of the theme song to the 1977 classic American road comedy, “Smokey and the Bandit.” The lyrics to “East Bound and Down” say, “We’re gonna do what they say can’t be done. We’ve got a long way to go and a short time to get there.” That is exactly what planning for the 2020-2021 school year has felt like.

A ‘free marketplace of ideas’ sometimes needs restocking

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For more than 200 years, dating back at least to Nathan Hale’s Boston Daily Advertiser, American newspapers have not only reported on the news and events of the day which have impacted their readers, but have featured an editorial page and/or another page of opinions located opposite the editorial page (often called an Op-Ed page).

Briggs playground getting a makeover

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The Chad Wessels Playground in Briggs Recent renovations to the playground that is adjacent to the Briggs Community Center are almost complete. The last bit of work necessary is power washing the equipment and that was planned for Monday evening, July 27.