Editor’s Column: Inconceivable!

July 21, 2021 Niki Turner 0

Words have definitions.  Over time and use sometimes those definitions change. Sometimes they get twisted, or overused, or misapplied, and the “new” definition sticks. In our modern culture of soundbites and buzzwords and trying to […]


Editor’s Column: The duck test

July 15, 2021 Niki Turner 0

Years ago I sat in a leadership meeting where the instructor admonished the group with the following words of advice: “if everyone you encounter says you’re a jackass, instead of blaming them and whining about […]


Editor’s Column: Independence

July 5, 2021 Niki Turner 0

Festooned with flags and bunting, we’re geared up for annual Fourth of July festivities. In the midst of planning your barbecue and looking for red, white and blue attire, please take a moment to read […]

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Editor’s Column: Collective energy

June 13, 2021 Niki Turner 0

Imagine a house on fire.  Now imagine the residents of the house standing in the living room, surrounded by flames, having a heated argument about whose fault it is that the house is burning.  Seems […]


Editor’s Column: Freeman E. Fairfield

May 9, 2021 Niki Turner 0

As I write this on Wednesday, just before deadline, I’m planning to head to the high school this afternoon to hand out Fairfield Scholarship certificates from the Freeman E. Fairfield Meeker Charitable Trust to graduating […]


The ‘scrubbing bubbles’ of democracy

May 2, 2021 Niki Turner 1

If you are of a certain age, you’ll remember the “scrubbing bubbles” TV commercial, with the bubble-shaped scrub brushes that worked magic on nasty bathroom grime. If you don’t remember it, here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oh0OdgjOdDk. […]

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