Humbled by friendship and attention

To the many well-wishers who sent us cards (134 and counting!) or drove by our house honking and waving (at least 45 vehicles) for our 70th anniversar...

April 24th, 2020 |  


Gaming the odds with every decision

Many of us may recall the legendary story of the “butterfly effect.” It goes something like this: A butterfly flaps its wings somewhere in...

April 1st, 2020 |  


Don’t water the soap

It sure is hard to break from routine. Earlier this week I used the last of the hand soap in the pump dispenser. Without a second thought, I unscrewed...

March 31st, 2020 |  



Mayor says city taking necessary steps

With spring just starting, what is usually a welcome relief after a long winter unfortunately feels much different this year. The last two weeks we ha...

March 20th, 2020 |  


Too many potholes to fill

Dear editor,I would like to thank the city of Hillsboro for patching the enormous pothole on Lilley Avenue between West and High streets. However, it ...

February 25th, 2020 |  


A bill that bites back

The Friends of the Highland County Dog Pound have submitted supporting testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding Sentate Bill 205 for a Fe...

February 24th, 2020 |  


Do you choose life or death?

The next election will not be about Democrats or Republicans. It will be about YOU, the voter.At the ballot box, you will make an important decision. ...

February 14th, 2020 |  


Influence of violence is all around us

National crises cause our society to examine itself. In the United States in 2019, there were 423 mass shootings, and already in 2020, public acts hav...

January 23rd, 2020 |  


Thanks for making parade a success

Dear editor,I would like to take a moment to say a huge thank you to those who helped put together and make the 2019 Hillsboro Lighted Christmas Parad...

December 16th, 2019 |  


It’s time for grown-up leadership

As a nation, we have become Nero, dancing to the fiddle of partisan politics, as our infrastructure, global leadership and alliances burn. We face a s...

October 31st, 2019 |