Medical science has solved the mysteries behind many diseases in the last century – chicken pox, diphtheria and polio, for instance.
Friday, November 26, 2021
Friday, November 19, 2021
If it struts like a turkey, talks like a turkey and looks like a turkey, it must be a turkey.
Friday, November 12, 2021
Since time immemorial there have been procrastinators, people like the Dalai Lama, Victor Hugo, Herman Melville and Frank Lloyd Wright. Margaret Atwood, even.
The Hillsboro-Central Valley Burros will run out onto the artificial turf inside the Fargodome shortly before noon today to try to capture their third state championship in the past five years. It’s the fourth time the Burros have played in a state title game since 2017.
Friday, November 05, 2021
Someone said it was snowing.
Friday, October 29, 2021
Judging from the “get well” card I received in the mail, I must have made a favorable impression on the nurses who cared for me while I was a surgical patient in their hospital last week.
Friday, October 22, 2021
The call came in unexpectedly while I was standing next to a filing cabinet in the Banner’s old mouse- and bee-infested building that no longer graces the skyline in downtown Hillsboro.
Hearing the siren of an ambulance seemed appropriate, what with me waiting to be admitted in the hospital.
Friday, October 15, 2021
Chance Koloch didn’t know what to expect when he set up a parade on short notice in Buxton on Thursday, Oct. 7. All the 28-year-old hoped for was to give his grandfather one last smile.
It’s called Dupuytren’s contracture.
Friday, October 08, 2021
This should be good, I was telling myself when I heard the distinct rumbling from under the car.
Friday, October 01, 2021
Libraries, cafes and laundromats were always high on my priority list in the towns I chose to live and work in.
Friday, September 24, 2021
My wife, Barb, the Baker/DA (Domestic Administrator), gave me a watch for my birthday.
Friday, September 17, 2021
There’s no telling how many calendars Adam Sola and his assistants own.
This is for men waiting to get married.
Friday, September 10, 2021
Back in the day, I wasn’t just the statistician for our football team, I was assistant to the head coach, a title Coach and I kept between us, for obvious reasons – I was still a senior in high school.
Friday, September 03, 2021
“There’s always room for Jell-O.”
Even after taking two melatonin tabs, I had a hard time falling asleep Monday night.
Friday, August 27, 2021
To the people and communities of Mayville and Portland: I meant to write this letter to the editor much sooner, but I had several busy weekends before I was able to sit down and properly write out this expression of appreciation.
No country for old men.
Friday, August 20, 2021
My 4-year-old granddaughter crawled on my lap, studied my face and – just when I expected her to say something like “Grandpa, your hair is all gray” or “Grandpa, your mustache is funny” – she smiled and in a deadpan voice said, “I like your glasses.”
Friday, August 13, 2021
Watching the Olympics on television and falling asleep only to wake up to “The Hunger Games,” I had to admit I was a little startled.
Friday, August 06, 2021
We all have claims to fame, right?
Friday, July 30, 2021
Taylor Kunkel stood with his hands on the dugout fence and gathered his team into a huddle moments before the start of the District 6 championship game July 22 at Northern Cass High School.
Watching golf on TV last weekend, I was reminded of my golf game some 25 years ago.
Friday, July 23, 2021
A telling story.
Friday, July 09, 2021
Name dropping and claims to fame.