Lynchburg’s John Burton lived a lifetime of kindness

Lynchburg’s John Burton lived a lifetime of kindness

Back when I was a kid following my father to “old men’s” basketball games, and approaching the age of playing organized hoops myself...

July 13th, 2018 |  


Never leave your wife at a truck stop

Never leave your wife at a truck stop

“Florian and Myrtle Krebsbach left for Minneapolis and the clinic because Myrtle was pretty sure she had cancer,” wrote Garrison Keillor.F...

July 11th, 2018 |  


Now it’s time to say goodbye

Now it’s time to say goodbye

Some parting thoughts…My final day here is Friday, having taken on a new challenge in county government.I’m glad I was able to be here for...

July 9th, 2018 updated: July 9th, 2018. |  



Slow down and enjoy independence

Slow down and enjoy independence

“The road of life is never without trials and tribulations,” a fellow with a man-bun shouted one time from the middle of a crowd of people...

July 5th, 2018 |  


Ready to tackle a new challenge

Ready to tackle a new challenge

On Monday, the Highland County Republican Central Committee voted to appoint me to the county board of commissioners to replace Shane Wilkin.In separa...

July 3rd, 2018 |  


I spent a lifetime getting here

I spent a lifetime getting here

I spent the first 25 years of my life looking for love in all the wrong places.Turns out, however, there weren’t too many ladies out there looki...

July 3rd, 2018 |  


A friend or a snack? When dogs collide

A friend or a snack? When dogs collide

Lora and I hosted a family cookout Friday evening, ostensibly to celebrate the one-year anniversary of adopting our dog, Paisley, but also to try out ...

July 2nd, 2018 |  


History of Highland Co., part II

History of Highland Co., part II

Last week I started a column about the early history of some Highland County settlements. Information for the column came from a book shared by local ...

June 29th, 2018 |  


Let’s just pack everything into one hectic week

Let’s just pack everything into one hectic week

My office incudes a wall abutting the former Armintrout building (sorry Bill, won’t be much longer until we stop calling it that since it’...

June 25th, 2018 |  


A Highland County history lesson

A Highland County history lesson

Driving in and around Highland County, have you ever wondered where some of the smaller settlements – like Boston or Samantha or Lynchburg ̵...

June 22nd, 2018 |