Friday, September 17, 2021
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
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.

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
Friday, July 30, 2021
Friday, July 23, 2021
Friday, July 09, 2021
Friday, July 02, 2021
Friday, June 18, 2021

(Editor’s note: The following column first appeared in the June 14, 2019 edition of the Banner. The column has been updated slightly but still contains top-notch tips.)

Friday, June 11, 2021

It was pretty quiet this week in the Little Village, were all the men drive Ford pickups, all the women stay pretty much in the kitchen and all the children are enrolled in summer Bible school.

Friday, June 04, 2021

High school seniors, your long-awaited day has come and gone and all of you have turned your tassels. You’ve smiled at friends and family and walked across the stage one last time on your way to the next chapter of your life.

Two years on the job and I’m still relatively unknown. However, I am no longer the new guy at the Harvey Herald-Press, there is that.

Friday, May 28, 2021
Friday, May 21, 2021

Much to my family’s dismay, I let the cat out of the bag when I mentioned how my mother and I traveled together, even lived together, for a couple of years after her death.

Friday, May 14, 2021

All sons with mothers who are little more than a memory get a little nostalgic on Mother’s Day, especially knowing Father’s Day is around the corner but Dad isn’t.

Friday, May 07, 2021
Friday, April 30, 2021
Friday, April 23, 2021
Friday, April 16, 2021

A year ago, I was lamenting at how long my hair was getting, the weight I was gaining and the uncomfortable situations I was experiencing with being home 24/7 with the Baker/DA.