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 By Mya Ballard    Opinion    March 6, 2021 

Write On: The Best Part of Me: My Freckles

by Mya Ballard, English 11, Mrs. Didrikson My freckles are my favorite feature. They have been through many things. They are very vibrant in the summer when I am tan. They become more sparing in the...

 
 By Julie Elick    Opinion    March 6, 2021 

To run and not be weary, and to walk and not faint

I walked to school most days when I was young. Washburn Elementary (9 blocks), Woodland Junior High (1.8+miles), and Duluth East High School (2+miles). That's alot of walking. I have been thinking... Full story

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    March 6, 2021 

In a lifetime with wonderful characters

I've bumped into a lot of amazing characters over the decades. Some are scamps, tramps, winos, roustabouts, Holy Rollers, charlatans, and even the totally legit. So, it was pure fate a week ago... Full story

 

SPI...Ocean, Sunrises and Familiar People?!

In order to start our work/vacation we had to cross a 12,510 foot long bridge that reaches a height of 85 feet to get to South Padre Island, Texas. That's 2.369 miles long! The construction cost was... Full story

 
 By Pastor Joe Elick    Opinion    March 6, 2021 

Ultimate Issues: They Form Our "Final?"

One of the oldest temptations in the world is the temptation for immediate satisfaction: "I want it NOW!" The world of business taps into this; Buy NOW, pay later: "No payments for the first three...

 

South Padre Island...A Vacation or Not!?

Who would have thought we would be in a disaster on our work/vacation! The city of South Padre Island (SPI) has declared there is a city disaster due to the winter weather. Huh, this isn't winter...

 

Come sit with me and harmonize a bit

Like most of us up here, I've been complaining about having to go out to the outhouse at 30 below and only planning to sit exactly 20 seconds before I have to stand up. If I haven't pooped by then, it...

 

WRITE ON! The Best Part of Me: My Eyes

by Justine Vonasek, English 11, Mrs. Didrikson My eyes are my unique. They tell a story about myself and my family before me. The green Iris that was imported here from Germany with my grandma, that...

 

Good Job Julie!!

A friend once told me "Julie, you worry too much". I thought, "it's getting really hard to just sit in my garden, sipping lemonade, having no cares in the world". I had one goal in high school, gettin...

 
 By Pastor Joe    Opinion    January 30, 2021

How To Remove The Grin From The Devil's Face!

How are you feeling after the 20th? The Left (and those who join them) most likely think they got the "victory" over President Trump and all of us who join him. Mr. Biden says he's going to give...

 

DOWN THE ROAD

submitted by Arlette Solom "Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." Anatole France Thora, the center's director, has set up Thursday, February 4th from 12:30- 4:00 p.m. for volunteers that would like to come and cut...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    January 30, 2021

Dying with style means a great send off

I will always remember when my old man died. The priest, who never knew him or only briefly, said damn little about a fine man who enjoyed a stiff drink, was combative but loving, and had choice...

 

Finally Our Fish House made it Out!

We got to go fishing in our fish house this past weekend and I fished with my pants on this time!! Our furbaby Blu has never been ice fishing before because Brandon always came home to take care of hi...

 

Best Part Of Me- My Hands

by Isaac Wensloff, English 11, Mrs. Didrikson The best part of me is my hands. These hands have been through a lot from planting trees out at my grandparents' house to making food for my brothers...

 

There are GIANTS in the land!!!

It has been two months of huge situations. The word GIANT is the only explanation of how all the circumstances of compiling fear, and frustration have had on me. Health concerns, family concerns,... Full story

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    January 23, 2021

These are truly remarkable times we're living in

Many years from now, after today's school kids are septuagenarians and octogenarians, their grandkids will be asking questions about what it was like living through a pandemic and during such...

 

I Had a Lil Accident!

We finally got to go out ice-fishing! Kyle decided to go through a resort for a day instead of taking out our house yet. It was an early morning but I was excited to start fishing. I brought my...

 

Mind Wars: The Battle Rages On!

As I was contemplating the possibility of this article in light of our current national situation, the thought came to me that one word defines the coming of Christ into the world: LIE! "What?" you...

 

WRITE ON! The Best Part of Me: My Eyes

by Hanna Mooney, English 11, Mrs. Didrikson My favorite part about myself is my eyes. My eyes are grayish bluish around the pupil, light blue in the middle, and dark blue on the edges of my iris. I...

 

In Times Like These

Discipline and encouragement go hand in hand. I read something the other day about taking one day at a time; sometimes hard to do. It is a discipline. I am not consistent, either physically, mentally or emotionally. Joephus and Londa are very self...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    January 16, 2021

Is this the 'MAGA' we can be proud of?

The Associated Press headline on Monday read: Capitol assault a more sinister attack than first appeared America should be in mourning and feeling shame, fear, and outrage. Washington (AP) - Under...

 

Our trip comes to an end

Our trip came to an end and I was ok with it since it started to snow. The mountains are amazing but I wouldn't want to be there when the roads become icy. Our final stops were Christmas Village and...

 
 By Pastor Joe    Opinion    January 16, 2021

Let's Face It, We Can't Escape It!

Can’t escape what? Well, I’m not thinking about the “virus,” Many of us (and I want to remain a part of the “us”) will not become a COVID 19 statistic in any way. What caught my attention earlier today was a statement by the apostle...

 

Write On by Grace Everett: The Best Part Of Me: My Ears

by Grace Everett, English 11, Mrs. Didrikson My classmates may have chosen their eyes or smile, but my favorite feature is my ears. I cherish my ears. They have allowed me to listen to countless stori...

 
 By Julie Elick    Opinion    January 9, 2021

Entering The New Year

Telling all about the 2020 journey would take a whole newspaper. We could have never imagined how so many impacts would change our day to day responses. Looking forward can be daunting because in so m...

 

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