Keys to a happier new year

Keys to a happier new year

If you could describe 2020 in one word, and for the record, let’s eliminate the word “pandemic,” what word would you suggest to capt...

January 6th, 2021 |  


Is politics our religion now?

Is politics our religion now?

Jon Gabriel, a contributor to the Arizona Republic, asked a provocative question this past month in a column titled: “God help us: Is politics o...

January 5th, 2021 |  


Hoping new year brings sweet things

Hoping new year brings sweet things

My 2021 calendar is hanging from the closet door.Every year I’ve lived in this house I’ve gotten a cloth calendar, hung from a dowel. My m...

January 4th, 2021 |  



Members demand Humane Society board step down

In early December 2020, several Facebook posts were shared online in regards to allegations against the Highland County Humane Society. Several posts ...

December 31st, 2020 |  


What kind of shopper are you?

What kind of shopper are you?

I have never been someone that shops, or even likes to shop. Going into a store just to look has never been a thing for me. I am the guy that always h...

December 30th, 2020 |  


Thanks for the help

To the editor,I would like to thank Crestwood Ridge Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation and its entire staff, and all the doctors and nurses, that he...

December 30th, 2020 |  


Of Grinches and better angels

Of Grinches and better angels

I sincerely wish all Highland County folks a merry Christmas and a happy new year, but there were some Grinches of this Christmas past. It was hard to...

December 29th, 2020 |  


Throw out the empties

Throw out the empties

A fellow I know was grousing about the past year. His birthday was coming up and he felt, once again, that this year failed to meet his expectations. ...

December 28th, 2020 |  


‘It is well with my soul’

‘It is well with my soul’

The theme had been rattling around inside the brain of musician and composer Philip Bliss for months. The melody wouldn’t leave him alone, yet h...

December 24th, 2020 |  


Reflections of a newly freed man

Reflections of a newly freed man

I’ve served my time. I’m no longer a menace to society — or at least my immune system isn’t.My wife, daughters and I have been...

December 23rd, 2020 |