Banyas lived ‘The Hillsboro Story’

Banyas lived ‘The Hillsboro Story’

In 1955, 8-year-old Susan Banyas peered out her third-grade classroom window and viewed the Marching Mothers with their children in tow carrying signs...

February 27th, 2020 |  


Being there is what really matters

Being there is what really matters

I once attended a conference where the speaker told a powerful story. I assume that the story was factual and real, but have never really been able to...

February 26th, 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 |  



What’s for dinner Dad?

What’s for dinner Dad?

There are a great many things in life that I have never heard. One is the mating call of the notorious No-No Bird (I don’t think it really exist...

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 |  


‘An awful lot of cheese’

‘An awful lot of cheese’

My husband, Peter, likes buying in bulk.Peter hates paying shipping fees. He never wants to run out of anything and he loves a bargain. This is why we...

February 24th, 2020 |  


Goose bumps after 40 years

Goose bumps after 40 years

Forty years past, and the memories are still vivid.I do not remember exactly where I was on Feb. 22, 1980, but I remember practically holding my breat...

February 24th, 2020 |  


Three thoughts on gun control

Three thoughts on gun control

They came.They talked.And they disagreed.That pretty much sums up the conversation about gun control that took place during the annual Associated Pres...

February 20th, 2020 |  


Patience young grasshopper

Patience young grasshopper

Writing isn’t something that I ever thought I would enjoy. I was just a sub-par English student throughout my school years. Grammar was always m...

February 19th, 2020 |  


Not sure it’s been a bad thing

Not sure it’s been a bad thing

The roof fell in on the church I started attending.The collapse occurred after I’d been coming only a couple of weeks. While I have not always b...

February 18th, 2020 |