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Capitalism vs. Socialism What is the Difference?

January 10, 2020 I have stated in editorials before that I try to never get involved in political conversations. Everyone believes one way or another and that is their right. more »»

New Beginnings

January 10, 2020 With 2020, we begin a new decade. There has been so much hype leading up to this year. It is, after all, a presidential election year. We have been hearing about that for quite some time. more »»

Seven Ways to Practice Positivity and Optimism Everyday

January 3, 2020 This is Part One of a Two Part Editorial. more »»

What I Learned During the Holidays

December 31, 2019 As I sit in front of my computer at work wondering what to write about, my mind keeps reverting to the holiday season and jobs I’ve had. more »»

Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus

December 27, 2019 One of the most famous newspaper editorials of all time has to do with Christmas. It first appeared September 21, 1897, in the pages of a leading newspaper of the day, the New York Sun. more »»

Insanely Cool Gadgets for Christmas

December 24, 2019 Have you ever tried to find just the right gift for that hard-to-buy for someone on your list? I know I’ve been at that crossroad area where it’s now or never so I end up getting something that I... more »»

Elves At Work

December 24, 2019 The magic of Christmas doesn’t “just happen.” The work of elves comes into play quite often. Look at that giant tree on Courthouse Square. more »»

Do You Suffer From SAD

December 17, 2019 Every one of us has had the ‘winter blues’ or have just ‘blah’ at one time or another. The feeling generally never last more than made a couple of weeks. Neither of these is SAD. more »»

Better Be Good

December 17, 2019 Every little boy and girl tries to be extra good around Christmas. Because - Santa Claus is watching. And, we are told we might get a lump of coal in our Christmas stocking if we are not good. more »»

Ways to Make The Right Decision

December 9, 2019 Making decisions can be extremely difficult and stressful. There are so many different aspects to consider when making a decision. more »»

Oh, Christmas Tree

December 9, 2019 The history of the Christmas tree is long and storied. Today, here is a “history” of our family Christmas trees. Of course, growing up, our family had the traditional, green Christmas tree. more »»

19th Amendment – Women’s Right to Vote

December 2, 2019 The calendar year 2020 marks the 100 year anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. more »»

‘Tis The Season

December 2, 2019 Here’s the rule: beginning Thanksgiving day, you are not allowed to purchase anything for yourself that would be considered a “gift. more »»

Trials and Tribulations of a New Puppy

November 26, 2019 I’m a dog lover. I enjoy all sizes and breeds but I especially love big dog. more »»

Tips for Navigating Difficult “Turkey Talk” With Relatives This Holiday Season

November 26, 2019 As families and friends gather to celebrate the holidays, discussions surrounding current events and politics can boil over, turning a joyous occasion into a sour situation. more »»

Thank You For Your Service

November 15, 2019 I am proud to be an American. more »»

An Act of Sadness

November 8, 2019 The following is an excerpt from the personal journal of Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Rouse, Troop Commander, while serving in Iraq. There were four sets. more »»

I Can’t Take Another Year of Presidential Campaigns

November 6, 2019 If you look back into the country’s early days, members of Congress chose the presidential nominees. more »»

Visions from the Heartland

October 31, 2019 As a city councilman, I am concerned with the future and first impression of not only my community but our county as well. more »»

National Teen Driver Safety Week

October 25, 2019 With harvest in full swing and temperatures getting cooler and cooler, I find that it is extremely important to find ways to talk with teen drivers about staying safe when getting behind the wheel. more »»

Progress Through The Years

October 18, 2019 This is an exceptionally busy and equally exciting time of year at the newspaper. We are in the middle of football and volleyball at the high school level. We are coming into the election season. more »»


Supervisors January 21, 2020

The Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors will meet at 8 a.m. at the Palo Alto County Courthouse. more »

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