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. |  


Don’t ask me to clean up the mess

Don’t ask me to clean up the mess

I must have been feeling a little rebellious, and if you were to ask my parents they’d probably tell you that was my general state of mind durin...

February 3rd, 2017 |  


Wenstrup: Compassion, security, national identity

Wenstrup: Compassion, security, national identity

I’ll never forget two Iraqi citizens who I served alongside in Iraq.As I was serving as a combat surgeon, they were both working on behalf of th...

February 3rd, 2017 |  


Our View: Congrats to GOP, Dems for fielding city candidates

Our View: Congrats to GOP, Dems for fielding city candidates

Congratulations to both the Republican and Democratic parties in Highland County for fielding a strong lineup of candidates for City of Hillsboro offi...

February 2nd, 2017 updated: February 2nd, 2017. |  


‘Well, I am not your mother’

‘Well, I am not your mother’

“Pat, please pick up your socks,” my wife reminded me the other evening as I prepared for bed.“My mom always picked up my socks when...

February 2nd, 2017 |  


Politics: Actors, ‘lies’ & candidates

Politics: Actors, ‘lies’ & candidates

A little of this and that today…Farewell, good luckAngela Shepherd, a reporter with us for nearly five years, is leaving to follow an opportunit...

January 30th, 2017 |  


I am turning the page

I am turning the page

As I am leaving The Times-Gazette this seems the time for some eloquence, some waxing poetic, some profound thoughts. I just want to be able to descri...

January 27th, 2017 |  


Overcome evil with good

Overcome evil with good

I was in a store waiting for service last Friday when I heard a thought-provoking exchange between an employee and another customer. The TV was tuned ...

January 26th, 2017 |