The town's name is derived from Clauss Zindt, a mayor of Pärnu in 1565, who founded a manor (Zintenhof) where the town is now. The settlement was formed in 1833 around a textile factory owned by the manor. It officially became a borough in 1921 and a town in 1938.
Important to the town's development was the founding of a railway station 1928. The railway operated until 1970.
Hardest lessons will come after this all-important test This is a followup to an article about Sindi Bacio. A failing score on a reading test brought Sindi to summer school this year at Orozco Community Academy, a Chicago public school. After six weeks, Sindi must pass a reading test. If she fails, she must stay in eighth grade another year.
Aug 25, 2002; Mostly she frets. "You're not dumb," she hears her older sister, Rosa, say."You're going to pass," echoes in her ears. It's a...