It’s an old family tradition

It’s an old family tradition

It has been strangely odd, in some ways, that twice in the last couple weeks rescuers have been called to scenic Rocky Fork Creek Gorge to rescue stra...

July 7th, 2017 |  


The line between public issues and private decisions

The line between public issues and private decisions

On Monday, The Times-Gazette filed a public records request with the city of Hillsboro for a tape recording made of an executive session conducted by ...

July 4th, 2017 |  


Life comes with no guarantees

Life comes with no guarantees

A somewhat chance encounter with long lost friends is always a treat, especially when you hold those you have not seen in a long time in high regard. ...

June 30th, 2017 |  



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 |