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Eyes that see the good in things: Farewell

As we live through this COVID-19 pandemic, stories about good things are plentiful. I am seeing them everywhere… on the news, in the papers and in social media. This pandemic has united the world...

 

Eyes that see the good in things: It's a small world after all

It's a world of laughter, a world of tears, it's a world of hope and a world of fears. There's so much that we share that it's time we're aware it's a small world after all. That Disney song keeps...

 

COVID-19 Pandemic Daily Ticker: March 19-25

A mere four hours after the last print edition went to press, Governor Doug Burgum made a big announcement that affected all of us. He signed executive orders limiting school and business activity throughout the state. One order effectively closed...

 

Locals spread love with #aworldofhearts

If you're looking for ways to keep your kids (and yourself) busy during times of social distancing, you might want to try an idea that gives us all a sense of togetherness, even in isolation. During...

 

Rockford Theatre undergoing renovation

The Rockford Theatre may be closed for business right now, but community volunteers are hard at work inside. They're renovating and preparing for new seats that theatre manager Glenda Collier says are...

 

Eyes that see the good in things: March 30, 2020

As we watch the novel coronavirus continue its spread across the United States, there are many grim and scary facts that we have come face to face with on a daily basis. We try to balance these...

 

Eyes that see the good in things: March 23, 2020

Uncertainty about Coronavirus has many of us a little unnerved as we wait in the United States to see what unfolds as the disease progresses across the country. The internet has been overtaken with...

 

Eyes that see the good in things: March 16, 2020

On a recent mini-vacation to Minnesota, it was interesting to see how small towns across Minnesota promoted St. Patrick’s Day. I realized how little I knew about St. Patrick’s Day. Interestingly,...

 

Eyes that see the good in things: March 9, 2020

We’ve all had moments of feeling like we didn’t belong. Just imagine for a moment, being born into a world where fitting in was never an option. Michele Sullivan, who has a rare form of dwarfism,...

 

Eyes that see the good in things: Lunch money

Each month, Kate and Derek Ehnert, the owners of the Hillsboro Cafe and Bakery designate a cupcake flavor as the cupcake of the month and donate a percentage of the proceeds from those cupcake sales...

 

Eyes that see the good in things: Feb. 24, 2020

“Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” —Scott Adams Somehow I missed National Random Acts of Kindness Day this year until...

 

Eyes that see the good in things: Feb. 17, 2020

In my elementary school years, February meant preparing for the annual sugar-laden Valentine’s Day parties and making our Valentine’s boxes. Kids seemed to either love or hate the idea of turning...

 

Eyes that see the good in things: Feb. 3, 2020

 Many hearts are hurting this week after hearing about the deaths of the nine people killed in the helicopter crash that included basketball superstar Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna. My heart...

 

Eyes that see the good in things: Jan. 20, 2020

The last few days have been quite deceptive. While I love the sunshine streaming through my windows, the bright sun and blue sky are masking the real weather story— the bitter cold. The only hint I...

 

Eyes that see the good in things: Jan. 13, 2020

“Although no one can go back and make a brand-new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand-new ending.” Carl Bard If you’ve read previous columns, you know that I am not a fan of New Ye...

 

Eyes that see the good in things: Jan. 06, 2020

Sometimes the world that we live in makes it a little difficult to see the good in things when it seems like the bad news far outweighs the good. When those weeks come, I must confess that it’s...

 

Eyes that see the good in things: Dec. 30, 2019

It’s under the tree, but who’s around it.” That is so true, isn’t it? I hope that you had a great Christmas and that you had enough of the right people around your Christmas tree to celebrate...

 

Eyes that see the good in things: Dec. 23, 2019

Someone asked me a while ago about my favorite childhood Christmas memory or tradition. The question has generated much thought about the family traditions we enjoyed. Tradition is defined as the...

 

Eyes that see the good in things: Dec. 16, 2019

Ten-year-old Riley and her mother, Lynn Christensen, were huddled in front of the family computer one day, checking out models and prices of bikes. Christensen suggested to her daughter that they...

 

Eyes that see the good in things: Dec. 09, 2019

Hallmark movies— you either love ‘em or you hate ‘em. So, which camp are you in? I love them. My husband does not. He has grudgingly accepted my Christmas movies between Thanksgiving and...

 

Eyes that see the good in things: Nov. 25, 2019

While I think of my grandparents a lot, I miss them most around the holidays. When I think about someone who modeled gratitude and hospitality, I think of my maternal grandmother. Throughout our...

 

Eyes that see the good in things: Nov. 18, 2019

"Brighten the corner where you are, brighten the corner where you are. Someone far from home may need a guiding star. Brighten the corner where you are." This song, which I loved to sing with my...

 

Eyes that see the good in things: Nov. 11, 2019

You may have already seen this story, as it has been widely reported in the last few days. It’s a story about “Mr. Doug,” a 98-year old World War II veteran who is still able to make a daily...

 

Eyes that See the Good in Things: Nov. 4, 2019

Veterans Day is a day that is set aside to honor and celebrate the people who have given so much to guarantee our freedom in the United States. This column will tell the stories of two of those...

 

Eyes that see the good in things: Oct. 28, 2019

Yesterday, a Facebook meme made me smile and think of my dog. Along with a picture of a dog’s greying muzzle were the words that said, “I love the energy of little puppies, but there is just...

 

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