Voice of the People
Democratic Sen. Byron P. Harrison of Mississippi called the remarks “unfortunate in the extreme.”
I found myself daydreaming about a much larger job while performing a small assembly task at home this week.
I think it is important to tell my constituents where I stand on Covid-19 vaccine and mask mandates.
Oct. 15-22 has been promoted as “Hastings Week 2021.”
How many birthdays do you celebrate in your family?
The Oct 16 front page article “AG: Doctors can prescribe off-label coronavirus drugs” presents a confusing message.
There seems to be something for everyone in the massive spending packages now working their way through Congress.
Just over a year ago, a deal was signed on the White House lawn between Israel and two tiny Arab Gulf countries.
Here is where the Old Contrarian (me) seeks to diminish the importance of what Old Yeller (not the 1956 children’s book, but the 45th president of the United States) did the other day by traveling to Iowa and proclaiming that the 2020 election was “rigged” and that Washington Democrats are t…
Americans continue to have a dim view of Congress. And for good reason.
The human brain is an amazing thing. Some are more amazing than others, of course, but amazing just the same.
Two weeks ago I turned 30, with a lot on my mind — excelling at work, furnishing a new apartment, wondering “Why does my lower back suddenly ache?” That kind of stuff.
Life stays interesting in one way or another. I like that about it, usually.
I need you to do me a favor.
I follow the science and trust the experts, but let’s be honest: They don’t always get it right.
Do me a favor. Take a minute and look back over your years.
I’ve always been a fan of the comics while reading the newspaper. Or should I call them the “funnies.”
Although the city plans to demolish the 16th Street viaduct, some citizens still want it repaired at a high cost both to taxpayers and to the environment (cement’s carbon dioxide emissions).
Having family in Hastings, Grand Island and many other Nebraska towns, I read the article “Nebraska health experts decry state’s lackluster vaccination rate” in the Sept. 25 Hastings Tribune.
A few days ago, I packed a month’s worth of stuff and drove five hours to spend a week with my oldest, his wife and their two little ones.
This is to commend the St. Cecilia volleyball team for its act of kindness toward the Doniphan-Trumbull team following the loss of a classmate in a car accident.
My sister will celebrate her birthday this week, but it won’t be much of a celebration.
The League of Women Voters of Hastings announces that Sept. 28, 2021 is National Voter Registration Day. According the U.S. census data, as many as 1 in 4 eligible Americans are not registered to vote.
I feel like a politician. I don’t really have anything to say, so I’ll spend the next 700 words saying it.
We’ve come a long way over the last year.
Three random topics for the third Friday in September, while we all wonder when the humidity is going to go away.
How well do you know the people you love?
I went to the red store with a bullseye as its logo on my day off last week.
I’m thinking maybe I should be putting electricians on full alert.
This one word is for each Hastings City Council member: WHY?
Twenty years ago, the United States suffered the terrorist attacks of 9/11.
On a recent Sunday morning, when we weren’t quite awake, but the coffee was hot, my husband picked a CD from his vast collection and said, “We could use a little Gospel.”
I don’t know for sure what — if anything — it means, but it appears I have gone full circle.
Over the past year, Nebraska’s economy has been booming, creating more and more great opportunities here in the Good Life.
The Aug. 22 letter that Mayor Corey Stutte wrote to Gov. Pete Ricketts is a directive and has a clear message.
When I turn on the TV my heart aches to see the debacle of Biden and his administration on the Afghanistan and American people.
Years from now, when you look back on this summer, what will you remember best?
MINDEN — A few weeks ago, when my good friend Rob Hultquist let me know Minden Public Schools would be celebrating the 50th running of the Whippet cross country program’s “Seven-Mile Marathon” this year, I immediately knew I wanted to witness the event.
Are we all really the anxious for fall?
You might think a garage is only meant to hold a car.
In the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, he is writing to a beloved community that is experiencing some internal conflict.
Sometimes it’s a compliment, sometimes a critique, but I’ve often said, “I’m an idea person.”
It was my privilege to be appointed as the national tournament director for the 2021 Mid-South American Legion Baseball Tournament in Hastings from Aug. 3-8.
There was a time in my life when I wore makeup every day.
Recently someone who was commenting nicely on one of these columns referred to me as a “writer.”
Whenever a person retires, you can be sure mention of the “T” word is close behind.
I read the Hastings Tribune article, “Laughing all the way: Hoff shows to be filmed in Hastings for broadcast” in the July 24 issue.
You would have trouble convicting me in court of being a handyman.
We’re only a month away from one of the most important annual events for our state — the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island.
Two of the simplest words we know are often the hardest to say: “Yes” opens a door. “No” will close it.