Guest Commentary


Learning to fly

This is my 14th year, while working for newspapers, to provide coverage of high school graduations.

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D-Day at 70…some nagging questions

I generally pay no attention to 70th anniversary observances, saving up my energies for the 75-year “diamond jubilee” milestones.

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‘Crowdfunding’ the future with solar roads?

Are we to the point now that normal people can fund projects that will change the future?

Drumming up business

Delbert’s at it again. You know Delbert McLain, our local chamber of commerce? He’s the guy who wants to bring lots of people here so the place isn’t quite as nice as it is now.

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A message to the class of 2014

The month of June brings a stream of graduation ceremonies and festivities. It is truly a rewarding and exciting time for graduates and their families as personal struggles are overcome and goals are reached.

Don’t miss out on next year’s fun

It’s an event that is planned a year in advance, bringing thrill-seeking visitors to the Sunnyside area from near and far.

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My speech to the best graduating class ever

Students, faculty, family members and friends, it is my great honor to deliver your commencement speech today.

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Home ownership is for the birds

I’m beginning to think home ownership is over-rated.

Rohman circus

Kudos to local citizens for calling on the city of Sunnyside to make sure our city’s portion of the old Yellowstone Highway is preserved.

A little more polish needed

The focus group broke up after an hour-and-a-half with laughter and full tummies and hugs and handshakes. Dewey got his tie clip caught on Mrs. Doc’s sweater as she hugged him, but that was his only physical disaster and it was a minor one.

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Honor the living this Memorial Day

...and call for the same from our distinguished dozen

Here in the Lower Valley we will honor our fallen next Monday on Memorial Day, as is right and proper.

No clucking way!

Reportedly, a few bird brains asked the Sunnyside Planning Commission to consider revising the municipal code, the section that prohibits local folks from raising chickens within the city limits.

Class act

A commencement speaker at Point Park University urged graduates to brush their teeth.

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Thinking metrically

I was one of those kids who did really well on standardized tests in school.

Obama isn’t delivering on his ‘Year of Action’

Since 1963, our nation has recognized the importance of small businesses to the economic success of America during National Small Business Week.