Be grateful, even with challenges

Be grateful, even with challenges

There are some moments when it is easy to feel immensely grateful.For me, I think of the day, four years ago, when my son Brad Jr. was born. Or when I...

November 22nd, 2017 |  


Happy Thanksgiving as we pause to count our blessings

Happy Thanksgiving as we pause to count our blessings

In a chaotic world too often filled with acrimony, extreme partisanship, political battle lines and threats to our security — nationally, intern...

November 22nd, 2017 |  


Her vote didn’t count, but it represents hope for Hillsboro

Her vote didn’t count, but it represents hope for Hillsboro

Thank you, Isabelle Bourne. You represent hope for the future of Hillsboro.Isabelle is the student representative on the Hillsboro City Schools Board ...

November 20th, 2017 |  



We honor our veterans with music

We honor our veterans with music

Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones reminded us that “Music is a language that doesn’t speak in particular words. It speaks in emotions, ...

November 17th, 2017 |  


Solutions journalism is here for your community

Solutions journalism is here for your community

Have you ever considered working as a reporter or journalist? I’ve met a lot of folks who have told me that they would like to. Sometimes people...

November 15th, 2017 updated: November 15th, 2017. |  


Current council has duties; enjoyable visits here and elsewhere

Current council has duties; enjoyable visits here and elsewhere

While we await final results from last Tuesday in local races that are so close they won’t be decided until provisional votes are considered, le...

November 13th, 2017 updated: November 13th, 2017. |  


Here’s to you, John Wend

Here’s to you, John Wend

I do not know when or where I first met John Wend, but I am certain it was at some kind of ball game somewhere. John passed away last week at the age ...

November 10th, 2017 |  


Trying to make sense of it all

Trying to make sense of it all

One of the more important lessons my mother has taught me in my 35 years on this earth is, “if you can’t say something nice, don’t s...

November 7th, 2017 |  


Election fatigue; negativity; stores coming and going; festival changes

Election fatigue; negativity; stores coming and going; festival changes

It’s over, thank goodnessAs it always does, election fatigue set in long ago for local races, and the overwhelming comment I hear from everyone ...

November 6th, 2017 |  


A prayer made them late

A prayer made them late

It has been said that old football players never forget their days in pads. Judging from a phone call I received this week, I have to agree.One of my ...

November 3rd, 2017 |