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Thursday, March 26, 2015
Would you support the school district's plant facility levy if it means making permanent repairs to the Hacker Middle School roof and other repairs at other schools?

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Who writes the poll questions on this site? Any questions concerning local matters that might be asked?? WECRD, School Facilities, School Board Elections, MHHS Graduation, Drought Conditions, just to name a few.

-- Posted by dudewheresmycar on Thu, Mar 19, 2015, at 10:04 PM

The big news we all waited for from WECRD.

They are still standing with their hands out wanting more.........

-- Posted by joe_smoe on Thu, Mar 19, 2015, at 8:51 AM

John Clark and Jim Clark are brothers. John used to be the AD but moved to Hacker this year as Vice. Jim Clark is the craft/art teacher at the High School. Jim Clark from the High School is the new Football coach. Mark Cotton is the AD/Vice Principle at the High School. He is no relation to Jim or John.

-- Posted by proudmom3 on Thu, Mar 19, 2015, at 8:22 AM

Does anyone know which Construction Co. will be building the Rec. Center? Local or Boise?

-- Posted by dudewheresmycar on Thu, Mar 19, 2015, at 7:37 AM

So... Aren't we officially one week past the big announcement that was hyped by WECRD? Usually after hyping a big announcement, and even offering the date of that big announcement....isn't there usually an announcement of some sort? I can't find anything on this site, can't find anything on WECRD's site, and can't find anything on a YMCA site. That is sort of like Babe Ruth calling his shot to jack one over left field, and then striking out on 3 called strikes.

-- Posted by My-2-cents on Wed, Mar 18, 2015, at 8:05 PM
Response by Brenda Fincher:
There is an article in yesterday's 3/18 paper on their capital campaign.

I assume the confusion must be between John Clark and Jim Clark (or whatever the names). John Clark was the AD (I believe) until Cotton took over last year. John Clark moved onto the elementary school (I believe)

-- Posted by My-2-cents on Wed, Mar 18, 2015, at 7:58 PM

I believe he has a cousin who is married to a gal who's uncle has a third cousin through marriage, who's ex-wife's brother-in-law is the AD at an SEC school.

-- Posted by dudewheresmycar on Wed, Mar 18, 2015, at 6:09 PM

Junkyarddog... Mark Cotton is the AD. No relation to Jim Clark

-- Posted by proudmom3 on Wed, Mar 18, 2015, at 9:22 AM

I wonder what is driving the prices up considering the price of Oil is at a 6 year low and continues to fall.

-- Posted by werborg on Tue, Mar 17, 2015, at 7:44 AM

Amazes me how fast the local gas stations shot up their gas prices after taking so long to lower them.

-- Posted by McCallumS on Tue, Mar 17, 2015, at 3:08 AM

I'll give big odds that McKenna's new school will be finished before WECRD even breaks ground.

Let's just give them $ to build a big gym with a walking track and call it done.

-- Posted by dudewheresmycar on Wed, Mar 11, 2015, at 9:51 PM

In a nut shell Old Guy, No one seems to know. I have a feeling that somehow, someone from Boise is going to end up with our tax dollars. That seem feasible.

-- Posted by dudewheresmycar on Wed, Mar 11, 2015, at 9:40 PM

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