Touching the monuments

Touching the monuments

Washington D.C. on the Fourth of July; Sitting in a hotel room in Washington, D.C.; Looking out the window at the miles of history.The Statler Brother...

June 29th, 2017 |  


Health care vote will tell us whether the GOP is ready to win and lead

Health care vote will tell us whether the GOP is ready to win and lead

Will the Republican Party finally demonstrate that it is ready to win, lead and govern, or continue to shoot itself in the foot?That’s the quest...

June 26th, 2017 updated: June 26th, 2017. |  


A big ‘thank you’ for banquet success

A big ‘thank you’ for banquet success

Often in this space I have told stories about myself, usually poking fun at some of the goofy escapades of my younger years. But this week I’m g...

June 23rd, 2017 updated: June 23rd, 2017. |  



To me, Andy Richmond was bigger than life

To me, Andy Richmond was bigger than life

Every morning at the mine we would see him arrive,He stood six foot six and weighed 245,Kinda broad at the shoulder, narrow at the hip,Everybody knew ...

June 19th, 2017 updated: June 19th, 2017. |  


On Father’s Day, promoting hope and stability

On Father’s Day, promoting hope and stability

For many, Father’s Day brings a feeling of gratefulness. It’s a time to think about dads and the powerful ways they influence their childr...

June 16th, 2017 |  


United we stand, divided we fall

United we stand, divided we fall

June 6 marked the 73rd anniversary of D-Day. In his 1984 address commemorating D-Day, President Ronald Reagan asked why these men willingly went throu...

June 15th, 2017 |  


Local history, James Comey, Harmony Lake, Adam West, and a new experience

Local history, James Comey, Harmony Lake, Adam West, and a new experience

This and that today…Fun looking backJust want to thank Jeannette Knauff for sharing her amazing scrapbook from the 1907 Hillsboro centennial, wh...

June 12th, 2017 |  


He was larger than life

He was larger than life

A man I wish I had known better passed away this week. His name was Jon “Joe” Duane Cole, and our community is less because of his passing...

June 9th, 2017 |  


Yes, Southern State changes lives

Yes, Southern State changes lives

I covered the GED graduation ceremony last week at Southern State Community College because I was interested in hearing what Hillsboro Mayor Drew Hast...

June 5th, 2017 updated: June 5th, 2017. |  


Obituary: So long, old friend

Obituary: So long, old friend

She slipped away quietly after a long and productive life with little fanfare or mention.She was born on Nov. 4, 1922 at the Cherry Hotel in Washingto...

June 2nd, 2017 updated: June 5th, 2017. |