Life

Hoping a cat doesn’t crash the party

Rat-a-tat-tat. That’s what my husband and I woke up to the other morning. What the? I threw open the bedroom curtains and looked out. A… Continue reading

Sweet story conceals nail biting thriller

A kid’s gotta do what a kid’s gotta do. If it’s your responsibility — real or perceived — you need to make things happen. You… Continue reading

Clinging to hope | Cinephile movie review

“Ashes in the Snow” receives four out of five stars — a movie worth seeing in the theater.

Students made a sign to display at the last home Tahoma football game on Sept. 21 to honor the death of their fellow students who have died. Photo by Kayse Angel

Confusion, sadness and hope

Following the death of three students at Tahoma High School, Garrett Sypole’s mom and a current student are trying to change the way suicide is dealt with in Maple Valley.

Students made a sign to display at the last home Tahoma football game on Sept. 21 to honor the death of their fellow students who have died. Photo by Kayse Angel

No. 1 in the No. 2 business

I feel like I have a lot of adventures I didn’t sign up for. This is yet another. Although 27 years ago when my husband… Continue reading

This creepy tale will keep you turning the pages

Your future was laid out before. It’s all set. You have plans, and a method to execute them. Each step of your journey will progress… Continue reading

It’s OK to let the ball roll

A few weeks ago, I ran into a couple women with whom I’d been friends when our children were young. We were all in a… Continue reading

Some days, it’s good to feel needed

Some days, you just need a hug. Other days, you only want to be left alone to think your thoughts, gather your feelings, and miss… Continue reading

Flu season is among us

A flu shot could prevent serious illness.

  • Sep 15, 2018
An example of Nancy Ziegler water color paintings. Submitted photo.

Age is just a number

A local Covington artist started painting after she retired at 55 years old.

An example of Nancy Ziegler water color paintings. Submitted photo.

Ancestry CAR

If you follow my column, you know that my husband and I attend car shows all summer, namely rod runs. Street rods are modified vintage… Continue reading

Brad Belcher, founder of Bicycle Rescue for Youth, stands surrounded by some of the bikes he has or is going to work on restoring for kids in need.

Kids’ dreams come true one bike at a time

Local community member creates nonprofit that provides bikes for kids in need.

Brad Belcher, founder of Bicycle Rescue for Youth, stands surrounded by some of the bikes he has or is going to work on restoring for kids in need.

Answers may be hard to come

You’re on the edge of your chair. Curiosity is almost killing you; there’s something you need to know but knowledge may be impossible. Truth may… Continue reading

Students from the Sister City Exchange Program stand with city of Covington officials at
                                Covington City Hall. Submitted photo

Covington has sister city in Japan

Ten students from the sister city came to visit Covington last month.

Students from the Sister City Exchange Program stand with city of Covington officials at
                                Covington City Hall. Submitted photo

Bringing all types of art to life

Creative, versatile Brugger to teach Green River College’s first ever how-to animation class this fall

‘If You Love Me’ deserves a spot on your bookshelf

First tooth, first step. Every milestone your baby passed was reason for celebration. First day of school, first home run, you were there, cheerleading. First… Continue reading

Black Diamond’s Labor Day Parade started rolling down state Route 169 Monday morning, complete with the annual appearance of the River Queen, as well as the Sons of Norway, the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution, and more. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Black Diamond Labor Day Parade

Black Diamond’s Labor Day Parade started rolling down state Route 169 Monday morning, complete with the annual appearance of the River Queen, as well as… Continue reading

Black Diamond’s Labor Day Parade started rolling down state Route 169 Monday morning, complete with the annual appearance of the River Queen, as well as the Sons of Norway, the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution, and more. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

She needs screws

One of my many amusements this summer has been my mother’s adventures with her new smartphone. Since she gave up her landline, I decided a… Continue reading

Jack Reich in front of a Black Diamond police car. Submitted photo by Brian Lynch

Black Diamond police get little chief, too

The Black Diamond Police Department honored Jack Reich as their Police Chief for a Day.

Jack Reich in front of a Black Diamond police car. Submitted photo by Brian Lynch

Little chiefs can have big dreams, too

Two special kids were honored as Chief for a Day by the Covington Police Department and the King County Sheriff’s Department.