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Sweat and Swears

by Kyle Buley, College English 12, Mrs. Didrikson As I walk through the doors, I can only think one thing: this is where I belong. The gym is always full of people, memories, and good times. I take a... Full story

 
 By Julie Elick    Opinion    September 26, 2020 

When God Interrupts Your Thinking, Pay Attention!

Chapter 5 There’s always a story behind how we get from point A to point B on life’s journey. And there’s always a price to pay (and not just money). Have you discovered this? Here is our...

 

"Christianity can be a real stinker sometimes!"

Sometimes, maybe many times, life interrupts our anticipated hopes for it. There develops a flaw in the flow, a glitch in our God thoughts, and we're left, at least temporarily, with a wall and a...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    September 26, 2020 

It's another wacky week in America the Troubled

How did we get to this deplorable situation where our politicians can't sit down together, have a few stiff drinks, work out some deals for the good of all of us, and laugh about the stupidity in...

 

Thank You So Much Annonymous Lady!!

Friday during mailing Julie and I answer the phone calls while the others are labeling and bagging the newspapers. Julie and I were having a discussion about her being gone to Rochester with Joe in...

 

Capturing Colorado

by Tianna Espe, College English 12, Mrs. Didrikson The sun has yet to awaken as we prepared for the day ahead of us.  Mindlessly tugging on clothes we laid out the night before, we got our... Full story

 

The Jobs Not Done 'til The Job's All Done!

Chapter 4 Our garden is already getting re-purposed for next year. Moving plants, digging up bulbs cleaning out the grass that almost overtook them. Joe does an amazing job of keeping the weeds at...

 

There's still hope that we can find some sanity

Absolutely terrific! It's been another of those weeks on end where the knuckleheads in this country just shock me. Where to start? Let's go back and start with Donald Trump, who came out of the...

 

Canning Season and Lee's Store

It is canning season. This means fun, quality time spent with Sarah making some great stuff for the winter months! We wanted to make some pasta sauce and Mrs. Wage's pasta sauce packets were not... Full story

 

Your Mind Matters, What do You Think?

"Welcome back to school. "USE CAUTION IN SCHOOL ZONES." That's what the city's reader board sign says. School's open! YEA! However, as you may have read in Jeff Olsen's interview with Roseau School...

 

WRITE ON! A Weekend at Terry's

by Tristan Anderson, College English 12, Mrs. Didrikson I have been on this route many times, but this time is different; although, I do not know it at the time.  On this particular weekend, my...

 

They Served, They Endured, They Sacrificed

All these years later, I am remembering Mr. Wendell Hamerl, my late boss for a brief stretch at Builders Supply in Roseau in the early 1970s. He was a character and a damn hard worker. And a hero. I n...

 

Friends on The Farm

Chapter 3 Pastor Joe grew up out in the country ten miles from Tacoma, Washington. There were five acres of “woods” (forest) and three acres of cleared land for their house, several out buildings, and a huge garden which was his dad’s hobby....

 

Enjoy Life...You Never Know when it's Your Time

I was very fortunate to interview Dr. Thomas Borum, one of the most unique individuals I've had a chance to briefly get to know. Our interview was an hour and a half long. This sets the record for...

 

Here I Stand with Passion: "Four More Years"

Now I want to make clear as I write this article that I am not intending to be the "voice" of this newspaper or my church although they may, at least in part, affirm what I am about to say. I think Pr...

 

Looking Back

5 years ago – Sept. 12, 2015 The Roseau Bakery recently closed for good. Lesa Schmechel had been in business since February 2005. Milo and Judy Espe were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary o...

 

Write On: Driving to and Arriving at Ella's Campground

by Kara Borneman , College English 12, Mrs. Didrikson Most early mornings in the summer, when the warm sun comes up and the birds are sweetly chirping, I am still in the darkness of my room, dead...

 

We got up one morning and it was "froggy" out! and it has been "froggy" ever since

Chapter 2 One day Pastor Joe and Wife put in a new window. It was a big window they could crawl through to the outside of their basement. It was a nice window with a deep well that it was set into.... Full story

 

IN MY IMAGINATION, EVERY HEAD TURNED, EVERY EYE FIXED!

Do you have an active imagination? If so, are you thankful for it? Do you know where imagination comes from? I feel confident before the Lord to say, it comes from Him, at least the roots of it. I...

 

Welcome back to the real world with some real people

On Monday morning, I came flying out of bed, cheering loudly and declaring, "The Buff is a winner!" Buff won the Fourth Flight in the Men's Tourney at Oakcrest Golf Course this past weekend defeating...

 

Freedom of Speech and Opinions

o·pin·ion /əˈpinyən/ noun: opinion; plural noun: opinions a view, judgment, or appraisal formed in the mind about a particular matter We asked them for their opinions about the new stadium....

 

Write On: Island Life

by Sophie Helgeson, College English 12, Mrs. Didrikson Our small group from Roseau boarded the cruise ship feeling both excited and tired, as being on a bus all day wasn't exactly the most appealing....

 
 By Julie Elick    Opinion    August 29, 2020

This is a true story for children of all ages

Chapter 1: Little Guy Pastor Joe and a lady he calls "Wife," live on a nice street, in a small town, eleven miles from the Canadian Border. One evening, Pastor Joe and his "Wife", were sitting at... Full story

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    August 29, 2020

There really is no way to fix stupid

What the hell is going on here? In last week's Roseau Times-Region Court Report, nine motorists were fined for not wearing seatbelts. Only one of them wasn't a Roseau County resident. The bloke was...

 

Fall is in the Air!

You will probably be seeing a lot of photos of my adorable niece. She is just too adorable to not make it in my column! She is growing fast and it is almost time for Cecile (aka mommy) to head back...

 

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