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Betty Starks Case
Aug 15, 2019

I don't expect this idea to garner immediate cheers, but you never know about a new approach until you try. And I must try. What would you do if you realized ...

Randy Tucker
Aug 11, 2019

It's been a quick summer. With each passing year they just seem to fly by at an ever-accelerating rate. Next week football practice begins, along with ...

Randy Tucker
Aug 11, 2019

Sue and I have been married a long time, an eternity by some standards in our throwaway society, so it wasn't a surprise that she was able to finish my ...


By Clair McFarland
Aug 8, 2019

There are two kinds of people on this earth: those who love and respect children, and those who make Rubik's cubes. You know that toy. It's a cube with six ...

By Randy Tucker
Aug 6, 2019

Preparation, training, skill, fundamentals and, finally competition. It sounds like a description of an athletic event, but this is different. The past ...

Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Aug 4, 2019

One day at the gym I saw a man struggling to get into an exercise machine, and I offered to help. "No thanks," he said. "I've got this." That's how I met Dan ...


Robert H. Peck
Aug 2, 2019

A question for your consideration: Which sort of business has the greatest variety of names, where the name is composed of a location or type of physical ...

Betty Starks Case
Aug 1, 2019

Editor's note: Columnist Betty Starks Case is off this week. The following is a column she wrote in 2012. Bearsy Dotes? Who or what is that? This has been ...

Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Jul 30, 2019

The family moved in across the street from son-in-law Adam and daughter Staci just a few months ago. In North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, they take recycling, ...


Randy Tucker
Jul 28, 2019

We all have that special place where we can escape from the mundane rituals of daily life, or at least we all should have one to keep a semblance of ...

Robert H. Peck
Jul 26, 2019

The Midwest ends, and the West -- Wyoming country, the highest plains, mountains and dry air and sagebrush oceans -- begins at mile marker 120 on Interstate 80 ...

Clair McFarland
Jul 25, 2019

Once there were two friends, both 11 years old, one boy and one girl. They rambled over desert hills, hunted blue-bellied lizards, and spat on things. The ...


By Randy Tucker
Jul 23, 2019

First-name only scorebooks make it tough on the sportswriter There was a lot of baseball around Fremont County last week, and some decisions made across ...

Randy Tucker
Jul 21, 2019

She was the guidance counselor, and one of the nicest people I ever knew. We worked in the same building for a couple of years early in my career. On the ...

Betty Starks Case
Jul 18, 2019

I know a columnist shouldn't write on more than one subject at a time. But what does one do when so many events light up July? By the time this month ...


By Randy Tucker
Jul 16, 2019

There is always controversy surrounding youth sports. It's just the nature of the beast. Often those who cry the loudest are the ones who don't put in much ...

By Randy Tucker
Jul 14, 2019

It's one of those distant memories you don't really know if you remember or if it is there because of older people relaying the story to you. Either way, in my ...

Robert H. Peck
Jul 10, 2019

Hear me, dear reader, as I lay before you a piteous and preposterous presumption that so many of us hold. I write of the the dastardly lie of a tale we tell ...


Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Jul 9, 2019

"He can't be much of a basketball player. All he wants to do is sneak into the gym and shoot all the time." So went the assessment of our head custodian, ...

Randy Tucker
Jul 7, 2019

I read the "Lord of the Rings" series for the first time more than four decades ago. I've read it twice since. To me, one phrase stands out in J.R.R. Tolkien's ...

Robert H. Peck
Jul 5, 2019

On this flag-waving weekend, I ask: What is the USA's signature food? There isn't a lot of debate here. It's apple pie. Maybe some will argue for the hot ...


Betty Starks Case
Jul 3, 2019

This morning, beginning the column, I thought I had a problem. July 4, my usual publishing day, is a national holiday. Plenty of subject material there. But ...

Randy Tucker
Jul 2, 2019

When you speak of sports, the subject often is limited to the common spectator games we're all familiar with. Baseball, football, basketball and track come to ...

Clair McFarland, Staff Writer
Jun 27, 2019

Last week I came home after a busy day to a box outside my door and a voicemail from my mom, which said "Clair, Grandma left a box outside your door." This ...


Randy Tucker
Jun 23, 2019

q I consider it the greatest of all academic subjects. I had a less-than-stellar building principal early in my teaching career who fancied himself a ...

Betty Starks Case
Jun 20, 2019

Latest news flash: Wyoming's oldest citizens are getting older. Latest Wyoming worry: The state's oldest citizens are costing the state money. Further, ...

Randy Tucker
Jun 18, 2019

No one has expressed this sentiment better than the late John Wooden, legendary basketball coach at UCLA: "Be more concerned with your character than with ...


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