Save me from newer, faster, better

Save me from newer, faster, better

They promise newer! Faster! Better!But all I get is grumpier.I got a work email on my phone the other morning. Let me clarify: I got a notification of...

September 10th, 2019 |  


There’s a kid in all of us

There’s a kid in all of us

There’s nothing that revives a sense of being a part of a neighborhood like a county fair. And while the fair food is a delicacy you looked forw...

September 9th, 2019 |  


It’s a community effort

It’s a community effort

The Highland County Fair is about promoting youth and agriculture, but it takes general admission ticket sales to pay the bills, a fair official told ...

September 6th, 2019 |  



Grandmother takes first horse ride at 99

Grandmother takes first horse ride at 99

At age 99, Ruth Burnfield still has a few surprises left in her.She recently was enjoying an afternoon with her granddaughter, Melissa Mace, who was w...

September 4th, 2019 |  


A life lesson reaffirmed

A life lesson reaffirmed

I have been physically active for as long as I can remember. Of course, the definition of being physically active a couple of weeks from becoming Medi...

September 3rd, 2019 |  


A tumbler into mad-cap cup lunacy

A tumbler into mad-cap cup lunacy

The fanciest cup I ever owned as a single man was made by Tupperware. It was really sturdy plastic. It kept drinks cold for as long as needed. I had a...

September 2nd, 2019 |  


It’s that time of year again

It’s that time of year again

It almost seems like Mother Nature knew it was coming. The pleasant days and cool evenings she has provided lately felt like a harbinger of the approa...

August 30th, 2019 updated: September 2nd, 2019. |  


Old friends stay connected

Old friends stay connected

My Uncle Patsy squatted down on the sidewalk in front of our house in Port William as I fired fastball after fastball to him.Patsy had skills as a cat...

August 28th, 2019 |  


The value of a porch cat

The value of a porch cat

He just showed up one day seven years ago. Friendly and dressed in a tuxedo, hoping for an invite to dinner. I resisted at first, but eventually gave ...

August 27th, 2019 |  


What happened to drive-in theatres?

What happened to drive-in theatres?

Recently, I posed a question on my station’s Facebook page asking if anyone could name any of the old drive-in theatres that used to dot the lan...

August 26th, 2019 |