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Viau’s View/Scott Viau

November 29, 2012 One of the main draws to the “Harry Potter” series is the wonderfully developed characters and the intricately interlocking plots developed through each new book. So when it was announced that J.K. more »»

Education today/Steve Patchin

November 27, 2012 The United States ranks ninth in the world in percentage of students enrolled in college and last in the percentage that actually earn a degree, according to a recent study from the Organization for... more »»

Just Sayin’/Jane Nordberg

November 24, 2012 I know a lot of people dread this time of year — the excess, the expense, the commercialism. But for me, the holiday season is the “most wonderful time of the year,” hands down. more »»

Family Matters/Brian Foreman

November 24, 2012 This Thanksgiving will have come and gone by the time you’ve read this column. I’m thankful for many things this past year; many of which have happened this mont. more »»

Sierra Parker/Pardon My French:?My Year in Belle France

November 20, 2012 It’s my first school vacation here in France, and my host family recently took me to Spain and the Pays-Basque region (southwestern coast) of France for the occasion. more »»

Zach of All Trades/Zach Kukkonen

November 17, 2012 Working in the media, it’s easy to become what Ned Flanders would call a “Negative Nellie. more »»

Health Watch/Sarah Baratono, LMSW

November 15, 2012 Around this time of the year, preparations are beginning for the upcoming holidays, with Thanksgiving upon us in the next week and Christmas soon to follo. more »»

In the Catbird Seat/Joe Kirkish

November 15, 2012 Name brands. There was a time when they were held sacrosanct. To be absolutely sure you could count on a product, you put your trust in its brand name. A Victor Victrola was the best on the market. more »»

Viau’s View/Scott Viau

November 15, 2012 In 2006, I took a trip to “Silent Hill.” I enjoyed the experience and wanted to return. more »»

Education today/Steve Patchin

November 13, 2012 In 1918, the United States and its allies were locked in the gruesome trench warfare of World War I. Each side was dug in and minimal progress made by either side came at tragic human cost. more »»

Lessons from a Farm Girl/Ashley Curtis

November 10, 2012 I would be remiss to admit that I didn’t miss life on the far. more »»

Health Watch/Lynne Madison, R.S.

November 8, 2012 An important public health function is ensuring food safety in restaurants, schools and other licensed food establishments. more »»

In the Catbird Seat/Joe Kirkish

November 8, 2012 Hi, Boss, it’s Archie again, your friendly cockroach. Mehitabel’s gone for the winter, hitched a ride on a semi back to New York. more »»

Leave It to Stephen/Stephen Anderson

November 3, 2012 Enough with the political advertisements and junk mail! Can I get an “amen”? I think last week’s Daily Mining Gazette web poll, which showed that 96 percent of people were not influenced by politica... more »»

Health Watch/Marianne Berghefer, hospice volunteer

November 1, 2012 A family is gathered by Sally’s bedside. Sally has been seriously ill, and now is likely near the end of her life. Her daughters and sons disagree about what should be done and what Sally would wan. more »»

In the Catbird Seat/Joe Kirkish

November 1, 2012 Three women — a local author, the subject of a Finnish play, and a Palestinian widow. What have they in common? Their valiant determination to fight for what they believe is right and just. more »»

Sierra Parker/Pardon My French:?My Year in Belle France

October 30, 2012 It’s hard to believe I’ve been in France for two whole months now; the time has flown b. more »»

Family Matters/Brian Foreman

October 27, 2012 October has many things going for it, from Columbus Day to Halloween, with many things for my family in between. This column isn’t titled to draw attention to Sweetest Day which was on Oct. more »»

Health Watch/Brian Rendel, MA, LLP, LPC, NCC

October 25, 2012 Medical professionals today treat more than 12,000 types of human disease. Modern medicine, tools and therapies are more effective than ever in healing us from injury and disease. more »»

In the Catbird Seat/Joe Kirkish

October 25, 2012 Remember the radio advertisement in which a dog explains to us what it’s like to be burdened by a human (I have to take him on a leash everywhere; I think he’d get lost if he didn’t have me guiding... more »»

 
 

 

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