Life

Golf tournament helps raise money for recovering drug addicts

In 2015, the game of golf was played by 23.8 million people among the United States, according to the website Golfworld. With that number in… Continue reading

Lake Wilderness Elementary School|Photo Gallery

On Thursday, Aug. 31 Lake Wilderness Elementary School opened its doors to the public for the dedication ceremony. There were tours of the school and… Continue reading

Missed opportunity

I actually had my hands on eclipse viewing glasses a couple weeks ago. It was quite by accident, they were in the shopping cart I… Continue reading

  • Aug 31, 2017

Sausage and Cider Fest 2017|Photo Gallery

Sausage and Cider Fest took place last weekend on Saturday in Covington at about 5 p.m. This was the third annual festival Covington has had.… Continue reading

African Promise Foundation works with Amazon to sell Uganda beads

Beads tell a story and give women profitable job skills

Maybe they should be more concerned about what I’m doing

I have gotten quite effective at leaving my daughters to their own schedules now that they are technically adults. If you’ve followed my columns at… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2017

Maple Valley baby born with rare pulmonary artery defect

Family friend organized a fundraising basketball tournament for medical bills

Ghosts of frolickers past

The other day our elderly dog was zipping up and down the hallway. This wouldn’t be noteworthy except for the fact that she’s pretty spry… Continue reading

  • Aug 16, 2017

Don’t say yay!

A few weeks ago, I went on NW Trek’s Adventure zipline obstacle course for the second time this summer. My husband and I ran through… Continue reading

  • Aug 10, 2017

Dr. Universe explains how an eclipse happens

Dear Susan, It just so happens the Great American Eclipse is coming up on Aug. 21, 2017. This solar eclipse will be the only one… Continue reading

  • Aug 3, 2017

Let not your last bite be of Brussels sprouts

Feeding my mother-in law, who is in hospice care, always makes me slow down and contemplate the simple pleasures of life. Small bites. Slow chewing.… Continue reading

  • Aug 2, 2017

Kentlake graduate Hoefig chosen Miss Cornucopia 2017

Life is really starting to take off for Tara Hoefig. The Kent Lions Club named the future airline pilot as Miss Cornucopia 2017 last Friday… Continue reading

Nature doesn’t like her either

I have come to terms with the reality that my youngest hates camping, because she also hates sun, bugs, campfire smoke – nature in general.… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2017

There’s always something

We spend our summers camping and attending rod runs, which are car shows for vintage cars modified into street rods. I’m not a huge fan… Continue reading

  • Jul 19, 2017

Even a bad respite has its place

During extremely stressful situations, like my MIL being in hospice care these past weeks, I’m always surprised how life insists on going on. So it… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2017

When mom discovers a new superhero

Having toddlers is an exercise in patience, having teenagers is an exercise in tolerance, having adult children is an exercise in understanding. My daughters still… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2017

Dr. Universe explains how astronauts in eat in space

Rhemi, 12, St. Louis, Mo. Dear Rhemi, Astronauts eat all kinds of different foods up in space. The food is often similar to what we… Continue reading

  • Jul 5, 2017

The responsibility of the living to the dying

By Gretchen Leigh

  • Jun 30, 2017

Dr. Universe explains earthquakes

Dear Dr. Universe: When will the next major earthquake be? Earthquakes really interest me and I want to know so I can be prepared when… Continue reading

  • Jun 27, 2017