Can I give your dog a treat?

Can I give your dog a treat?

My husband, Peter, and I miss having a dog. I see a lot of dogs on the trail during my daily hike, and so Peter (who is always full of good ideas R...

July 6th, 2020 |  


Classic movies at Star Cinemas

Classic movies at Star Cinemas

Like a lot of kids around here, I grew up going to Star Cinemas in Hillsboro. In fact, for the first 12 or so years of my life, it was the only movie ...

July 2nd, 2020 |  


Banks, bankruptcy, small businesses

Banks, bankruptcy, small businesses

Small town small businesses, will they be able to survive? The grim reaper has been casting his long shadow over small businesses during these trouble...

July 1st, 2020 |  



News from the raven nest

News from the raven nest

The raven nest was the big news this spring.Our neighbor, Joe, who belongs to every social organization in town, found himself with very little to do....

June 30th, 2020 |  


Thanks for the expressions

We are grateful for the kind words, cards, flowers, gifts and phone calls while celebrating our 60th wedding anniversary. Thank you each one and all!J...

June 29th, 2020 |  


He was not always understood

To the editor,I am writing this letter as a final “letter to the editor” upon the sudden passing of my father, Melvin E. Kruse Sr., to exp...

June 29th, 2020 updated: June 29th, 2020. |  


Quite an honor … I think

Quite an honor … I think

Many people like to decorate their office walls with diplomas, certificates, plaques and awards they received over a lifetime of study and work. Many ...

June 25th, 2020 |  


Are you eating smart when you go out to eat?

Now that many of you are going out to eat again, plan to make healthy nutritional choices.Choose a veggie-packed salad for your main meal.Go light on ...

June 24th, 2020 |  


How do YOU read the Bible?

How do YOU read the Bible?

In over forty years of pastoral ministry, one of the questions I hear most often is a question that perhaps you have asked at times as well. It is a s...

June 24th, 2020 |  


Patience and the pandemic

Patience and the pandemic

I get it. People are just plain tired of the pandemic. At first there was fear and trepidation, followed by the panic buying of a pending hurricane. B...

June 23rd, 2020 |