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Columns

  • Historic Take | David McFarland

     

    I do not think most people realize that history often changes with age. The trends of the day often shadow and flavor it. Sometimes it gets changed to serve a purpose. Never forget the adage, “History is written by the victors!” This concept is never more apparent than when you work with history like we do at the History Center. We constantly search for bits of the past, but we must always check and verify what we find.

  • Miner Queries | Cherie Miner

     

  • The Time Capsule | Roy Marshall

     

    The undated article has been in my file so long I’ve forgotten where it was acquired.  Along with the text are copies of several photographs.  One is identified as Tim Erickson, the others a small part of the enormous collection of American Indian artifacts he assembled.  Some of the stone implements are among the finest I’ve seen—and I’ve visited a good many museums.  

  • On the Side | Brad Hicks

     

    Call me a dunce, a blockhead, a fuddy-duddy, meathead, or a grumpy old man if you must, but the time has come for me to get a few things off my chest. 

  • The Time Capsule | Roy Marshall

     

    This is a follow-up to last week’s column on corn husking. 

     

  • On the Side | Brad Hicks

     

    I think it was about the 15th hole when I started to feel as if I had pulled a muscle. By the 16th hole, I was pretty sure I had pulled a muscle. By the 17th hole, I wasn’t sure which muscle I had pulled, but I began to think I had really pulled it. And on the 18th hole, I decided that I would swing as hard as possible to see if I could straighten out that muscle. 

  • Miner Queries | Cherie Miner

     

  • The Time Capsule | Roy Marshall

     

  • On the Side| Brad Hicks

     

    A decade ago or so, a preacher friend of mine gave a sermon about being unoffendable. His point was it’s hard to live a heartfelt joyful existence, or live in repentance, if you get upset every time someone does or says something that offends you.

    Think about it.

  • The Time Capsule | Roy Marshall

    I drove by Good Samaritan on Red Oak’s Alix Avenue to see the mailbox recently painted with the likeness of a horse. It’s nicely done. I applaud those responsible, and if John Hervey was still living he could have written something appropriate. Hervey, one of the most respected sportswriters and editors of his day, was once a young man who covered racing and watched Alix in her prime. The impression she made was lasting; so lasting that 50 years after one of her performances he wrote an article that’s worthy of another look.