Editor: Last autumn, my husband and I were on a camping trip that took us across Canada and the U.S., visiting friends and family and taking in sights we had always wanted to see. We had booked at Pocahontas State Park for a few nights and were on our... Read more
As I was recently listening to the tragic story of the house fire in Buckingham County that claimed the lives of three people, something that the Virginia State Police said caught my ear: investigators had not yet been able to rule out that the fire could have been set... Read more

Secret bunker

CommentaryDogpound September 24, 2019

Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. Just so you know, this article is being written from my secret Dogpound bunker, which happens to be my office at work. Sadly, the reason I am in here on a Saturday morning is that my laptop is... Read more

Biden 2020?

CommentaryDogpound September 17, 2019

Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. As of this writing, the next Democrat presidential debate is just around the corner (Sept. 12). It looks like two dozen have been cut down to a more manageable size of 10. This is not surprising since the... Read more
With the exception of the year-round schools, all other area schools started the fall 2019 session on the Tuesday after Labor Day, Sept. 3. Schools starting means school buses picking up children, school zones being active, increased traffic, and, in some cases, walkers. These changes require that each of... Read more
The day started out as any other day but rapidly turned into one of the deadliest days in American history. Terrorists hijacked four passenger planes in Boston and used them as weapons. Two of those planes were flown into the World Trade Center towers in New York, one was... Read more


CommentaryDogpound September 10, 2019

Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. Technology is great. Today, we each hold in our hand more computer power than it took to get to the moon and back, and yet it can be a pain. I will give a recent example. We have... Read more
Although they will never see my article, my words to the St. Louis firefighters who rescued four children, all 5 and under, are: “Job well done!” Those firefighters were dispatched to an apartment fire after a passerby noticed smoke coming from the second floor. Firefighters did not know that... Read more
Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. My dental insurance provides for two free annual cleanings, but they are not really free. The last one cost me over $200 because they had to update my x-ray chart, and, of course, I wanted the fluoride treatment.... Read more
Caleb’s Corner: Creating memories in Northwest Montana
It was a refreshing experience. Last week I was afforded the opportunity to take my 12- and 16-year-old daughters to the place I love: Northwest Montana. I had taken them there for the first time two summers ago, and we watched our first rodeo together in Polson, hiked on... Read more