Two words trigger memories

Two words trigger memories

If you hang around gymnasiums long enough, it’s likely you’ll have some stories to tell. Robert Stegbauer, our sports editor here at The T...

December 11th, 2015 |  


Remember what we have and why

Remember what we have and why

Nearly three quarters of a century have passed since a Japanese strike force descended on a sleepy Pearl Harbor in the early morning hours of Dec. 7, ...

December 8th, 2015 |  


Drew and the Facebook trap

Drew and the Facebook trap

The people of Hillsboro have long been aware of Drew Hastings’ sometimes controversial Facebook posts over the years, and they still re-elected ...

December 7th, 2015 updated: December 7th, 2015. |  



Christmas lights in March

Christmas lights in March

This column marks a milestone of sorts. It’s my 200th in this most recent series. What that means I don’t really know. Except that I have ...

December 4th, 2015 |  


Every dog should have a kid

Every dog should have a kid

We’ve all heard about the health benefits pets can have for people. Sometimes it works the other way around, too, especially when it comes to ch...

November 30th, 2015 updated: November 30th, 2015. |  


Reasonable resolution reached

Reasonable resolution reached

Last week I wrote that I was concerned about comments I heard at a Hillsboro City Schools Board of Education meeting, where some parents voiced disple...

November 27th, 2015 |  


Seeking office takes courage

Seeking office takes courage

When someone chooses to run for public office, their only consideration cannot be whether they are qualified to do the job or whether than can get ele...

November 23rd, 2015 |  


Parents deserve some answers

Parents deserve some answers

I heard and reported some concerning news this week at a Hillsboro City Schools Board of Education meeting about a teenager who thought he had made th...

November 20th, 2015 |  


Getting serious about terrorism

Getting serious about terrorism

The actor Rob Lowe, currently starring in a new and very funny ABC sitcom called “The Grinder,” caught flak over the weekend because of a ...

November 16th, 2015 updated: November 16th, 2015. |  


When basketball was better

When basketball was better

As autumn fades into winter and local sporting events shift from football and soccer fields into the warmth of gymnasiums, I am haunted by sounds of t...

November 13th, 2015 |