Written by Joel Klaassen Tuesday, 02 June 2009 14:11How does one tell if he has walking pneumonia, or when it has gone away? I now know the first part of the question, but not yet the second.
I’ve always been reluctant to go to the clinic because I don’t want to clog up the system. In fact, I always ask them when I finally do go if I should really be there.
And I usually have a three-day rule in effect. Wait that long, and and if it still isn’t better then consider making an appointment.
This time the coughing started April 19 and I finally succumbed this past Tuesday and went to the clinic. That was after I had a fever on Sunday and Monday.
I really thought they would just tell me that I had a cough, like hundreds of other people, and it would eventually get better. Maybe an...
Written by Joel Klaassen Tuesday, 26 May 2009 14:05The annual Hillsboro High School All-School Reunion is in the books, thanks to Delores Dalke, Sharon Boese, Marilyn Ensz and our humor man and emcee Max Heinrichs, an HHS grad and current principal. We also appreciate the assistance provided by Nicole Suderman, Chamber of Commerce president, and Renee Gilkey, Chamber director, for helping keep track of the money and registrations.
Attendance was up from last year by almost 40. We hope everyone enjoyed the event and will be back again next year.
We tried some new things this time, but found out that it didn’t work out as planned. We didn’t anticipate the space needed for the new social hour and the number of chairs needed. Selling tickets at the gate was new and I believe it has...
Written by Joel Klaassen Tuesday, 19 May 2009 14:47When we began printing our Veterans Salute (pages 6 and 7) in November 1999 we had about 800 names of Marion County veterans in our list.
Now, as we again recognize those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces this upcoming Memorial Day, we count more than 2,000 names.
We thank our veterans for their service to our country, and we thank the many readers who have provided additional names throughout the past 10 years. We welcome more that should be included.
It is with honor that we acknowledge the sacrifices our veterans and enlisted service men and women have made on our behalf.
This past week or so has been one like no other I have experienced for many years. Son Dan has been remodeling his house in Yakima, Wash., and needed...
Written by Joel Klaassen Tuesday, 12 May 2009 13:30Does anyone else wonder if some of our early leaders made as many gaffs speaking in public as our present-day leaders have?
We all expect perfection, but based on the number of times public figures are exposed to the media, it is inevitable that mistakes will be made and recorded.
I’ll bet George Washington and Abe Lincoln had their moments, too, in front of a crowd. But without video back then, none of their speaking boo-boos were recorded.
I decided to load up on “Forever” stamps this past weekend to buffer against the two-cent increase in first-class postage that took effect Monday.
There’s a limit for how many one should get. I thought six months would be reasonable. Forever may not always mean forever.
Written by Joel Klaassen Tuesday, 05 May 2009 13:55It’s May already. Where has the time gone? The All-School Reunion Banquet scheduled for May 23 is less than three weeks away. As embarrassing as it is to admit, I haven’t bought our tickets yet. Since we had an early deadline this time and I missed it, my tickets will be $2.50 higher—but a small price to pay for the fun we’ll enjoy.
I’ll never forget how ready I was for high school to be over 45 years ago. Wish I knew then what I know now.
Cancel that. It’s best to not know much starting out or one might be too conservative.
Next month it will be 50 years since I began working in the newspaper and printing business. It helps to have a classmate whose parents own the local newspaper, which was the case for me...
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