Heather McClellan came face to face with poverty during a recent trip to Ethiopia.
And yet she found the people - young and old - to be happy and affectionate. They sleep in spartan huts built of sticks and survive on just one meal per day, but the hope for a better tomorrow keeps them going. [More]
ROCKFORD - Parkway school board and its teachers' union on Monday approved a three-year contract.
All teachers will receive raises of 1.25 percent the first two years of the contract and 1 percent the final year. Treasurer Debbie Pierce said the teachers' insurance costs will increase 2 percent during the next three years. [More]