Avondale to Issue Pink Slips, Consider Recreation Millage

Eighty-three Avondale educators will receive layoff notices this spring as the district awaits word on what its funding will be for the coming school year and struggles toward eliminating a deficit. Superintendent George Heitsch said he expects the majority of those who receive layoff notices to eventually be recalled. The list is long enough so whatever layoffs are necessary can be done on time, he added. Three of the positions are at Avondale Academy, where a drop in enrollment is the … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, How Do I Get A Good Credit Report?

Dear Crabby, I was trying to buy a new car the other day and they said my credit was just "okay."  What do you have to do to get a "good" credit report these days? Sincerely, Ida Indebt Dear Ms. Indebt, We may be going slightly out of my expertise with these questions. I know I claim to have all the answers, but these financial things are usually a little over my head.  I do know that in order to have good credit you have to have a good amount of debt.  Sounds a little backwards to … [Read more...]