February 23rd, 2021

Trego School Enrollment Soars

Enrollment at Trego School continues to rise, in defiance of the historical trend. For the last few decades, school enrollment has been fairly steadily dropping. How low did enrollment actually get? The lowest official ANB (Average Number Belonging -i.e. the official state count of students) that I can find is seven, in the spring of… Continue reading Trego School Enrollment Soars

“Serving North Lincoln County”

“I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary, the evil it does is permanent.” -Mahatma Gandhi

Weird Words: Emoluments

Perhaps we should call this “ask the etymologist”… “Emolument“ comes to us by way of Latin – specifically, ēmŏlŭmentum literally means “something that is produced from work”. Different forms of the Latin word “emolument” meant striving for success and achieving success, but it also referred to profits, gains, or benefits. “Emolument” can be dissected into… Continue reading Weird Words: Emoluments

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School Board Elections scheduled for May 4, 2021. Those interested in running should contact the school clerk.

On trusting the experts

I have changed the trapdoor into the crawlspace under my house.  The builder was, is, a better carpenter than I.  Yet over the past 4 years, I have never been satisfied by the trapdoor he built.  He has built many houses – but I have gone into the crawlspace many times, as I worked with… Continue reading On trusting the experts

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Death Rates by Country

One of the more useful publications to compare nations is the CIA World Factbook.  While we tend to think of the CIA as secret agents, a lot of them are data geeks crunching numbers.  The data they develop about each country is impressive, and like the US Census, the CIA sets the standard for the… Continue reading Death Rates by Country

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