A dare and a makeshift torch

A dare and a makeshift torch

Being completely sound of mind – or maybe not – I offered little resistance when some recent acquaintances led me into a cave with a plan ...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Letter to the Editor: Kudos to Hillsboro Street Department

Letter to the editor:I have been a resident of Highland County for more years than I care to remember. We lived about three miles out of town for many...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


Hillsboro facing decision on Paint Creek relationship

Hillsboro facing decision on Paint Creek relationship

The reason the city of Hillsboro has a contract with the Paint Creek Joint EMS/Fire District instead of belonging to the district as a member like eve...

February 20th, 2017 updated: February 20th, 2017. |  


Our View: Alumni auction another example of local generosity

Our View: Alumni auction another example of local generosity

Last weekend’s big Hillsboro FFA Alumni Auction at United Producers Stockyards is another example of the Highland County community and its busin...

February 16th, 2017 updated: February 16th, 2017. |  


The long, cold winter

The long, cold winter

It was April, finally. The cold, polluted winter had long since come to a merciful close, and, as is customary in the arid foothills of the Qin Ling m...

February 16th, 2017 |  


The Oscars, for conservatives

The Oscars, for conservatives

“Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the first-ever Conservative Academy Awards, brought to you from the party room of Al’s Steakhouse at the...

February 13th, 2017 |  


Our View: A tougher attack on those who peddle poison

Highland County Prosecutor Anneka Collins’ decision to pursue involuntary manslaughter charges under some circumstances against people suspected...

February 11th, 2017 |  


Visits to Mt. Zion and elsewhere

Visits to Mt. Zion and elsewhere

I was in my office the other evening when my buddy Don Kelley stopped by to chat for a couple minutes. Don’s a member of a couple of tractor clu...

February 10th, 2017 |  


Our View: Approval of Rocky Fork Lake plan good news for the future

Our View: Approval of Rocky Fork Lake plan good news for the future

It was good news that the budget and implementation plan for the Rocky Fork Lake Area Safety and Advancement Project (RFL-ASAP) project has been appro...

February 8th, 2017 |  


Drew: To be or not to be mayor?

Drew: To be or not to be mayor?

At various times last year there were people suggesting that Drew Hastings should step down as mayor when he was under investigation for a variety of ...

February 6th, 2017 updated: February 6th, 2017. |