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Write On: Posterity Beach

by Hayden Nelson, College English 12, Mrs. Didrikson     I wake up. The invigorating smell of the dark green pine needles, red bacon, and black coffee instantly remind me that I am at my cabin....

 
 By Julie Elick    Opinion    July 4, 2020 

I was always up when things were down

Starting with a blank sheet of paper or canvas. That is always the way it is. Beginnings always have memories. A classroom with no desks...not a lot of light but I remember big windows. My first day i...

 
 By Pastor Joe Elick    Opinion    July 4, 2020 

THE 4TH OF JULY LAYS THE FOUNDATION FOR THE 5TH OF JULY!

The Declaration of Independence, the celebration of which is what makes the 4th of July special, or ought to. The thought came to me that the original Declaration of Independence as a drafted...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    July 4, 2020 

In the land of the free and the home of the boneheads

Where'd we go wrong? Were some Americans dropped on their heads at birth? Apparently! Sweet Jesus! It is beyond anyone's comprehension how dumb some of us really are. Anything to make a buck, right?...

 

Summer Fruit is the BEST!

This is the best time of the year for fresh fruit! I can eat it forever or at least until I can't eat anymore. Peaches Kyle had seen that there were going to be fresh peaches in Thief River Falls and...

 

Write On: The Race Track

by Evan Peppel, College English 12, Mrs. Didrikson It is a place like no other, a place where strangers become friends and friends become family. A bad day here is still much better than a good day...

 
 By Julie Elick    Opinion    June 27, 2020

Have Sanitizer will travel

I have decided not to write a story but instead, talk about a journey. We do not have to go to Mayo as planned because Joe's PET Scan taken in Grand Forks, came back clear. Our Mayo doctors still...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    June 27, 2020

What if there are no American heroes?

I've always been a little uncomfortable when our presidents and politicians end their speeches with "America is the greatest country in the world!" Yes, we're pretty good, but we have our flaws. I won...

 

FAMILY, FOOD AND FLAMES...A PERFECT NIGHT

It was finally time for a bonfire night and S'MORES! I may be a bit of a pyro. (Don't ask Kyle his opinion on that statement!) I really like the look of flames and then you add chocolate and it is a... Full story

 

"EXCELLENT IN EVERY WAY"...EVERY WAY?

After prying yourself out of bed in the morning, assembling yourself for the day, and checking out the results in your favorite mirror, which half of the title of this article does the mirror proclaim?: “Excellent in every way!” or Every way. Wit...

 

WRITE ON! Morning Skis

by Ella Trangsrud , College English 12, Mrs. Didrikson I learned how to water-ski in the summer of 2014. Actually, I was forced. My dad had always wanted me to at least try, but I was too afraid....

 
 By Julie Elick    Opinion    June 20, 2020

What have you got, what do you say?

There is a story told by the late Peter Marshall, who was a chaplain of the United States Senate. The title of this story, which has had a huge influence on my life, is called: "The Keeper of the...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    June 20, 2020

There is a time for everything under the sun

After a lifetime, it seems, of writing this column - some 30 years - I am remembering when I irritated old and young dames. I can go back 70 years to when this nun, whose name I can no longer...

 

Owners and Pets is an Unconditional Love....Spyk is Missed

Anyone who has ever owned a pet knows they have the capacity for the kind of unconditional love that is seen otherwise only between a human and its offspring. The gentle nudge of a wet nose or a lick...

 

ARE YOU DRESSED FOR THE OCCASION'?

Let me get personal: Have you had a mask on during the COVID-19 Virus Pandemic? How about gloves? Have you seen what those working in hospitals (especially those caring for COVID patients) wear? It's...

 
 By Write On    Opinion    June 13, 2020

Snow Caps Hold Memories

by Cadance Omdahl, College English 12, Mrs. Didrikson It was spring. The leaves were returning, the grass was slowly converting back to green once again. I sat silently, watching the unfamiliar...

 
 By Julie Elick    Opinion    June 13, 2020

There is something fishy about this article

Two episodes, the first which started when we lived in Duluth, happened with a pregnant guppie. Learning comes in many good, bad and strange ways. This situation started innocently. I wanted a fish...

 

Evil and the "Second Greatest Commandment"

These are difficult days for our Country, and not just because of the COVID-19 PANDEMIC. Certainly the virus is life threatening but I am reserving the word, "evil," the immoral, for behavior...

 

Mindset Coaching

Have you ever heard of something called Facebook Perfect? What you think is happening really isn't. This is a problem that our grandparents didn’t have to worry about. This mindset coaching article will reveal what people are saying about me while...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    June 13, 2020

The good, the bad, and the ugly

Clifford Holm, one of the good guys in this world, died on Monday at age 94. He was always good for a quote, a recollection, and a yarn. Our last visit was a couple of years ago as he sat watching...

 

I'm an Auntie...Finally! Congratulations Cecile and Shane!

The day came where I finally became an auntie to a sweet little girl. She is an angel! Soraya Angelica, a perfect little girl, whose auntie is ready to spoil her! She is so tiny and sweet. She... Full story

 

Whats Next Sharia Law???

Collusion, collusion, collusion, covid, covid, covid! Now it’s racism, racism, racism! The radical left politicians and politician wannabes are showing just how short they are on patience and even more so on smarts. Yes there are bad doctors, bad... Full story

 

WRITE ON! "Summer Trip"

by Huntar Keeler, English 7, Mrs. Didrikson In the summer of 2018, my family and I went on a trip to Yellowstone. It was June 27th when we left, and it was July 2nd when we got back, a total of six...

 
 By Julie Elick    Opinion    June 6, 2020

Jumping to conclusions is the only exercise some people get!

Probably about three years ago, when Joe was dealing with his kidney issues, I got a message on my phone that a test was completed and available for us to read. There is a portal provided by both...

 

DOWN THE ROAD

submitted by Arlette Solom "I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear." Rosa Parks The following is a statement from director, Thora Halvorson, regarding Four...

 

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