Elizabeth Reishus

Elizabeth Reishus

The Word From on High (Avenue)

Support for healthcare reform

Until now, I have avoided stating anything too political or polarizing in this column. Now, I feel compelled to speak up in support of health care and health care coverage reform. I am not going to claim to have all...

‘Tis the season

It was so beautiful this past weekend, I almost forgot it is November...until I looked at my mail. I received a multi-paged ad featuring the Christmas toy selection at a national chain store. Of course, we have come to expect...

Stop bullies now!

In the past month or so, it seems the headlines and news broadcasts were filled with stories of teens who took their own lives because of severe bullying. Cody Barker, age 17, of Shiocton, Wisconsin; Asher Brown, age 13, of...

Befriend your public library

It’s probably no secret that I am a fan of public libraries. I have had library cards in Pine, Roseau, Pennington, Wright, Kanabec, Brown and Sibley counties. Where else can you find so much information and entertainment in one...

Bear with me

Is it possible I am part bear? Every fall I get the urge to eat a lot and take a nap until spring. Am I alone in this? Are there others like me? Each December I also get the urge...

It is a matter of civil rights

After the anti gay rights rhetoric that we have published in the Hub, I felt compelled to respond. I was raised and confirmed Catholic. I am an active member of the United Church of Christ. I don’t want to get...

Instant Christmas letter

I haven’t written my Christmas letter to friends and family yet. So for those of you who have not finished your letters either, I would like to help. Here it is: a fill-in-the-blank letter. Just cut it out, fill...

Fresh food!

It’s Farmers’ Market season again, and I am quite excited. I can’t think of a more tasty way to stimulate the local economy than to buy fruits and veggies right from the grower. Fresh food has more nutrients, fewer or...

Went to the Lake

My children and I just returned from a week at Pilgrim Point Camp, which is why I had no column last week. We had a great time, but I didn’t put any thought into what to write while I...
As I typed another obituary this week, I was struck by the familiar names. Although I had never met the recently departed person, I knew the names of his family members. They are on the subscription list I print...