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Write On: Technology (how it could be ruining young adults lives) Essay by: Colby Buchwitz

Essay by: Colby Buchwitz Roseau Community School Mrs. Didrikson, Advanced English 11 Do you have a loved one or know someone that is still in middle school or younger(14 or younger)? This article is...

 
 By Julie Elick    Opinion    September 24, 2022 

Maintenance vs a Big Mess

My to do list gets longer and longer...well, maybe not, maintenance is an ongoing thing. I keep looking for closure, for that point in time when I can just sit back and relax. I am finding that the...

 

Social Media

So this column reflects on the initial reason for bringing back my column in a new world. When I started my column years ago, “A Mom Thing” was about life with a real little. A little 4 year old and the challenges of life with her at that age, at...

 

Blessing Others

Blessing may be one of the most overused and least understood words in our vocabulary. How many of you have exited a sneeze by having a friend pronounce a blessing over you? How many of us have...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    September 24, 2022 

Looking at the news is always a learning experience

Finding an inspiration to get this column written weekly without resorting to strong drink is always a challenge. Then, something turns up. Remember when you were a kid and the teacher required that...

 

Montana or Bust!

Our 16+ hour trip was well underway. After Brian's and my little hiccups, things were going well. Williston Brewery was our next adventure after Rugby. A friend had posted some amazing looking pizza...

 

Write On: Volleyball Is More Than Just a Sport  

Essay by: Aubrey Waage  Roseau Community School Mrs. Didrikson, Advanced English 11 Growing up I always wanted to be like my older sister, Billie. In my younger years, I used to go and watch her...

 

Don't be be a Debbie Downer

I was reading a post of a facebook friend named Lori Catherine, it went like this. Strength & Encouragement: We all at times could use that little pick me up and encouraging words.....I hope...

 

Schools should be teaching a special class

The toughest thing you will ever do is get married. And stay married! It's bothersome when we send wedding gifts and, several years later, we find out that they have split. I've always wondered which...

 

Cynder comes for a Visit!

I think I've had Cynder at our house more than Brandon has had his own furbaby due to his apartment living situations. Cynder moved back in with B awhile ago now. So when he asked if I could watch... Full story

 

Protect Your Nose!

Remember the oldie but goodie swearing in question for courtroom testimony: "Do you swear (now there's a heavy word) to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help you God?" God...

 

These are Different Times

The state of our world is scary for us as adults, much less our children. With the constant access to social media, our kids know way more about it than you or I would care for them to. Just this...

 

Write On: Technology Impacts Time With Family by Maci Marvin Nichols

Essay by: Maci Marvin- Nichols Roseau Community School Katie Laugen, English Why technology should be limited in the home. How much time do you believe you spend on your phone each day? Take some...

 

Sometimes it takes two or three, ( lots of help from my friends)

I was thinking about taking the Gazebo road sign down now that the concerts are over for the summer of 2022, and realized it takes two people to take it down. Sometimes I think I can conquer things...

 

Summer is ending

Last week of Freedom! This is the last week our littles get to be littles before the reality of screen time, phones, sleepovers and the fun of summer have to be reigned in. We then launch into the...

 

Time to punch in and go to work

Happy Labor Day, all you scamps, scalawags, preachers, poachers, politicians, grifters, and ordinary working stiffs. Weekly, Carrie Johnson, my remarkable proofreader who doesn't share any of my...

 

A Little Setback before Vacation...

I'm getting excited for our vacation. It's a week from Friday! I don't normally like to wish time away, but I'm ready to go NOW. I think I can safely say Kyle, Sarah and Brian feel the same. I'm also... Full story

 

Creation: God's "Discovery Channel"

Are you tuned in? Our text is taken from Psalm 8: "O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!" Everywhere he looks the Psalmist finds the "signature" of God. The Bible says that...

 

Write On: Stars Upon Stars by Abigail Cobb

Essay by: Abigail Cobb Roseau Community School Mrs. Kelsey Didrikson, Advanced English 11 • Step One: Plan on staying up late on a summer night. As a little girl, I would stay up late and lay in my... Full story

 
 By Julie Elick    Opinion    August 26, 2022

Rest: Tried and true

I still wake up at different times of the night. I lay awake and think. If it is 2:30 a.m., it is a problem, 4 a.m. is better, 5:30 a.m. is wonderful. Maybe I should get a white noise machine. You...

 

You Got This...

So this one is closer to my heart than any in the tween journey I have had so far. It is the one that tugs at heartstrings. I was that kid. The chunky one, plus the one who grew up in a world where...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    August 26, 2022

Two impressive women in their own special ways

Most days, there's no magic wand, no second chances, and no mulligans. Life's a crap shoot. We prefer a positive turn of events where everyone is cheering, life's the greatest, and there's nothing... Full story

 

Our Last Camping Trip for 2022

Sarah, Brian, Kyle and I went on our final camping trip for the year. We decided to go to Rogers on the Red Campground. We went there last year during our camping excursions. We are thinking this may... Full story

 

One Never Knows, In Advance, What The Long Term Effect Will Be

9/13/92 A good number of years ago, a man, on his way to church one Sunday morning, noticed four boys hanging around on a street corner. On a burst of inspiration he stopped and invited them to go...

 

My Life in Minecraft

Essay by: Amelia Krings Roseau Community School Mrs. Didrikson, Advanced English 11 I've always loved architecture. I point out any building I think is interesting to the people around me. I don't...

 

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