I’ve considered writing this letter about the upcoming Supplemental Levy that will be voted on by the Cassia County School District patrons on March 10, for some time. Something’s been nagging at me about how this proposal has been framed. I went to the district website to get some informati…

Whom-ever wrote the Raft River Electric Co-op Members article.

Not long ago, a friend and neighbor had shared some information regarding some surveys from our school district had posted on their Facebook page Apparently, this has been occurring numerous times by the district. For example, the last supplemental levy that was passed unfairly due to all th…

RREC Capital Credits Amendment, Annual Mtg)

How often have you come across something wonderful only to later find out that it wasn’t what it was represented to be. This happened to me a couple of times this past week and thankfully I had been around the block once or twice and was able to not get caught up in it.

I don’t want this column to be a rehash of the week’s political events but I do want to bring forth a few of the lines of thought that are as toxic for our nation as anything that is topping the headlines, and it centers around solving people’s problems.

I am somewhat confused how school districts have set policies regarding how employees must refrain from making certain negative comments on social media pages when it comes to the school district and those who voice their concerns in any newspaper. I just cannot fathom why one or two particu…

At some point in our lives each of arrives at a point where in order to reach our next goal we have to take one giant leap forward. I think it would be fair to say that there are probably multiple times in our lives where we take a giant leap, and when done properly, the result of such a lea…

Thank you very much for your ongoing support of Cassia County School District. We cannot do the work of education without the community and supplementing the funding that we receive from the state. The supplemental levy is a critical part of the school district budget and has been instrument…

To United Electric Co-op’s Management and Board: Thank you for the rebate in our January bill! It’s nice to know that United--a non-profit cooperative owned by its members--is being run in such an efficient, financially responsible way that a portion of the 2019 profit was returned to its ow…

Here we go again. Another supplemental levy. Last Fall, we saw one that was not properly advertised to the community. At least this time the new idea of a supplemental levy has been sort of shared, primarily online. As a person who owns property in both counties, am quite annoyed by these su…

About ten years ago, while visiting my sister and her family in Arizona, I became acquainted with a computer game where characters move about an artificial world on your computer screen trying to kill the other characters. Perhaps because I don’t play games like this, my guy was always the f…

The Minidoka school board asked twice last year for $22 million from tax payers. The bond failed both times. Projects included safety features in elementary and middle schools, new classrooms for overcrowded schools on the south and west ends of the county, and land with an ag addition for Minico.

For everyone who dropped their pocket change into the “Quarters 4 Shoes 4 Kids” boxes or who mailed a check, a sincere Thank You. Since 1996 your donations have provided shoes for children in need in our area. There is absolutely no overhead.

Music is what makes a life richer, even joyful. It has been this way for me my entire life beginning at a very early age. The finest gift over my formative years was a Zenith clock radio. My father’s business was John D’s Radio and Television Service, a company he started just after the end …

  For everyone who dropped their pocket change into the “Quarters 4 Shoes 4 Kids” boxes or who mailed a check, a sincere Thank You.  Since 1996 your donations have provided shoes for children in need in our area.  There is absolutely no overhead.

I would like to support the person who has written the articles on misdemeanor probation. My daughter was arrested for shoplifting with no alcohol or drug influence. As a matter of fact she has no problems with these items. Yet by being placed on misdemeanor probation she has to drug test tw…

I’d like to wish everyone a very prosperous New Year! While many of the folks I know went to parties and such on New Year’s Eve, I spent most of the day going through every social media platform I could find. Amid the live reporting from countless parties around the world were some unique ex…

In regards to Mark Ogawa’s comments to Nancy Harris. BRAVO! Well stated! The people of Idaho ARE smarter than that.

Representatives Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler set a very dangerous precedent when they refused to conduct impeachment hearings according to constitutional due process standards. Democrats are so desperate for power that they would overturn the election of a President of the United States base…

In a recent trip to the East Coast to visit our granddaughter, Erica, and her parents, Aaron and Emily, I couldn’t help but reflect on our view from 35,000 feet above the earth’s surface. I’m not one to snap photos through the nine-inch square window of a jumbo jet but on this particular tri…

To The Person That Thinks I Am Whining About Being On Probation:

I am writing this in response to one Nancy Harris. Mam, seventeen witnesses most of whom I saw did not even listen or have first-hand knowledge of the telephone conversation, it sounded like they were giving their opinion and what they thought the conversation was about; and “what we the exp…

I’ve been reading a massive 500-page history book called the “The Silk Road,” a history of happenings from recent times going back to the years before the birth of Christ. Though I have only put 100 pages behind me, I am engrossed in this book and the history lesson I am learning as a result…

I am writing this in response to one Nancy Harris.  Mam, seventeen witnesses most of whom I saw did not even listen or have first-hand knowledge of the telephone conversation, it sounded like they were giving their opinion and what they thought the conversation was about; and “what we the ex…

Until recently, tobacco use was on the decline among Idaho’s youth. Vaping––smoking e-cigarettes––reversed this trend, and tobacco use is surging among those most likely to develop a lifelong addiction. As mother of adolescents, here’s what I’ve learned about why:

  We are coming to one of the busiest days of the year.  It has been know as Christmas because it is the Birthday of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the people who made this years Community Thanksgiving dinner at the Golden Heritage Senior Center on November 27th a huge success. Special THANKS to Jack and Mary Zarybnisky, who for the 38th year have organized this event. They arranged …

So after reading this article, I spoke with a friend of mine who works in probation.  First off, you can only be placed on probation after you have been convicted of a crime that you can go to jail for.  Failing to renew a driver’s license is not one of those crimes, that only has a fine att…

Jack and Mary Zarybnisky were thrilled with the large number of individuals who came to enjoy the Annual Pre-Thanksgiving meal and with the phenomenal number of individuals who helped! We would like to thank DOT Foods, the lady’s group from the Paul Methodist Church, Ramsey’s Heating and Ele…

I want to wish everyone a warm Merry Christmas this year. People with the power to do something good to help take care of the less-fortunate do not share in that sentiment. Forces are at work in the world that does not care about the less fortunate. They don’t care about the 69-year-old wido…

Norman Dayley thanks for giving us some statistics to ponder. Let’s look at the payroll up by $128,000 statistic you stated. I went to the “real” US Department of Labor web site (as well as 3 of the highest-rated web search engines) and found zero correlation in that figure. Zero. What I did…

Sen. James Risch has served two terms and is up for re-election in 2020. Mr. Risch should not be re-elected. Two terms are good enough and we need new blood serving Idahoans. Recently, Sen. Risch refused to communicate with a newspaper reporter. Doesn’t he understand that we as Idaho citizen…