Wallis is voice county’s past

Wallis is voice county’s past

Editor’s Note — The following was written to Highland County Historical Society member John Glaze upon the author, Christopher S. Duckwort...

November 27th, 2020 |  


Can we change our stars?

Can we change our stars?

When I was born into this world, I grew up being the average kid. My parents remained married for 40-plus years until my father’s death. We alwa...

November 26th, 2020 |  


‘Give thanks in all circumstances’

‘Give thanks in all circumstances’

“He preached as a dying man to dying men.” The Rev. John Burns’ congregation in Lawrence, Massachusetts knew he was suffering from a...

November 25th, 2020 |  



No courage to seek the cure

No courage to seek the cure

When I was growing up decades ago, I used to laugh at some of the crazy headlines on the tabloids as my mother and I passed through the grocery store ...

November 24th, 2020 |  


A slice of Election Day pizza

A slice of Election Day pizza

The first Tuesday after the first Monday in November means something special to everyone working in a newspaper newsroom.It means Election Day pizza a...

November 19th, 2020 |  


Five pounds of canine cuteness

Five pounds of canine cuteness

There are few things that can excite an 11- and 9-year-old more than the impending arrival of their first pet that doesn’t live in a fish bowl b...

November 18th, 2020 |  


Some things may be clearing up

Some things may be clearing up

Mark Twain once said, “Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean ...

November 17th, 2020 |  


It’s time for the turmoil to end

It’s time for the turmoil to end

At a local Veterans Day event this week, someone made the comment that, despite all the turmoil in our nation these days, more than anything else, we ...

November 17th, 2020 |  


Nothing like freshly baked bread

Nothing like freshly baked bread

“I’m going to bake bread!” my husband, Peter, announced.Inwardly, I said, “Oh, no.”Baking bread is not easy — unti...

November 16th, 2020 |  


Would the WPA work today?

Would the WPA work today?

Whatever side you may be on, the whole idea of giving or receiving a gift brings joy. It makes us feel special when someone thinks of us enough to giv...

November 12th, 2020 |