Category - Opinion

Happenstance: Farm girl

By Julie Dickerson Just recently, I did something new. Last Christmas, I bought an Insta-Pot. This new-fangled kitchen appliance can do just about anything. And, by the...

My Side of the Fencepost: Please be skeptical

By Jim Dickerson If anything, we should all be skeptical of what we see and hear this political season. That’s good advice for anyone of any political persuasion...

What are you doing?

An obvious and serious wrong was done when a police officer in Minneapolis kept his knee pinned against George Floyd’s neck during an arrest last week. The knee and the...

Pandemic of 1918 — impact on families

By Jim Dickerson We are now hoping to survive a coronavirus pandemic, but actually a pandemic is something we’ve already seen in American history. The “Spanish flu”...

Backyard activities

By Julie Dickerson Spring is here and parents and children are still isolated at home. A couple of weeks ago, my daughter sent me a few fun things for kids to do while...