maryhelen swanson

They’ve arrived at my doorstep, the letters to the editor regarding candidates, that is. You will soon see them here on page 4 when we begin publishing them. As you can see, we no longer have two pages for our opinions and letters. So it is extremely important that you take note of these guidelines. [...]

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To my dad: You’ve been gone so long, it’s hard to remember what your voice sounded like, or even what you looked like. It’s only through photos that I know you were a dashing, dark-haired young man, which is how you caught my mother’s eye, who matured to a handsome older man, albeit balding, with [...]

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By MaryHelen Swanson, editor A lot of people will be giving you advice as you graduate, count me among them, Class of 2012. These thoughts I share today came to me while in my mobile office – my car – as I drove home the other night when the sky was blue and the sun [...]

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A lot of people will be giving you advice as you graduate, count me among them, Class of 2012. These thoughts I share today came to me while in my mobile office – my car – as I drove home the other night when the sky was blue and the sun was warm. You already [...]

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By MaryHelen Swanson, editor The busier you get, the less time you spend thinking about your childhood, until days like Memorial Day come around. I place before you the name Bruce L. Truhler, found on a section of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. He was my cousin and we were very close. He [...]

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By MaryHelen Swanson, editor I got my sweet little Mustang convertible out of winter storage and she still looks great with that new top my daughter and her husband put on for me last year. There have been some beautiful days that I have enjoyed my ride home with the top down. It’s doctor’s orders, [...]

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