Category: Opinion

Hillsboro is going GIG

Hillsboro is going GIG! With the tag line; “Go Big & Go GIG” TC Wireless is partnering with The City of Hillsboro to make Hillsboro a “Gig-Community”. Construction will begin soon to install fiber to the home (FTTH) service to all Hillsboro businesses, schools, churches and residences. This is a BIG DEAL for the city of Hillsboro. Economic development is […]

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Words, grammar are important and matter

I am, and always will be, a grammarian at heart. I love our language. So, it pains me when people abuse it – people who should know better, at least. I have an editor inside my head, and I can’t turn it off. Just be glad you don’t suffer the same affliction. I am not trying to be mean, so […]

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Fiction is not a waste of time

“I don’t waste my time with fiction.” I stared at the professional woman across from me, trying to decide if I should contradict her. Whether or not shock registered on my face, I couldn’t say, but my guess is she could see some fire in my eyes, as I don’t have a great poker face. I opted to keep my […]

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Trump is to blame

The Nation should be outraged that Trump knew how serious COVID-19 was in early February, but didn’t do a damm thing for months. He just continued to claim COVID-19 would just magically go away in a couple of months. It’s estimated that 70% – 90% of US COVID-19 deaths could have been prevented if Trump would have responded to COVID-19 […]

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In response to Penner

Mr. Penner’s article of 9/9 certainly drew some interesting parallels to our current situation. HEAR! HEAR! Mr Penner, and Thank You. ALSO: Shooting paintballs at people legally amounts to assault and battery. Trump says it is ok and sends his unmarked thugs to beat up protesters. Not wearing a mask amounts to extreme disrespect of not only the populace, but […]

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Reader brings attention to nursing home residents

I am writing this letter to give my Mom, Lois Nuss, a voice as a resident in a Marion County nursing home. Because of COVID-19 and the pandemic restrictions my mom has not been able to have visitors since the end of March. This is literally killing my Mom – not being able to see her family. We, as a […]

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Facing senior year

by Sarah Paulus It feels like it was just yesterday that I was walking into high school for the first time. I was overwhelmed with feelings of both excitement and utter fear. I remember not being able to sleep for the entire week before my first year of freshman year. I so desperately wanted high school to be like you […]

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Greetings from down south

I’m afraid I have some VERY BAD NEWS (ha!) for you. We are going south for the winter, actually we will have already gone by the time you read this. Nancy was talking to our kids when they here in July and was talking to the, about how she was planning to get some help with him after COVID. Amy […]

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A walk through nature

Trudging through the terrain of rough, dusty stones, crunching leaves, fine sand and large rocks, I make my way along the trail with the goal of reaching the outlook over Cedar Brakes National Monument. I pull my jacket closer to me, as the cool mountain air only drops in temperature as the climb continues. Tugging my zipper higher and shoving […]

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Vote for democracy in November

“Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.” – Edmund Burke. Along with Edmund Burke, George Santayana and Winston Churchill have been associated with similar sayings, which may have been altered or paraphrased differently to suit their individual taste. Another version was, “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” An avid student and teacher […]

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