Elizabeth Reishus

Elizabeth Reishus

The Word From on High (Avenue)

A response to my column

This is a re-print of a letter from a local pastor inresponse to my column last week. To the Editor: As a Christian pastor I don't normally “talk back” to the one who speaks “From On High” but in this case...
I am not in the habit of addressing one person in such a public fashion, but I feel I ought answer the questions publically directed at me by Rev. Hinz and clarify a few points. First of all, my column...
In late August 1920 the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified and finally adopted. It states simply “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States...

Time to Book It

February is, among other things, “I Love to Read” month. Take some time this month to read with someone you love. When my children were pre-school aged, we attended ECFE classes together. It was at these classes that I was...
Finding a connection to our past, seems to be important to us as a human race. We tell  and write stories of our history. We keep photo albums and scrapbooks. We research our family tree. And my favorite of...

Politics potpourri

Pardon this split personality of this column. I had two ideas bouncing around my brain, and they both get a little time this week. Come Together, Right Now The day after Minnesota held caucuses, I read a headline that said that...

Fall hunting has begun

I posted on Facebook Tuesday morning that I didn’t have a column ready for this week’s paper and deadline was closing in on me. My fellow Warroad High School alum, Shawn Lockrem suggested the “pheasant opener” would be a...

Support for a New Pool

When I first saw the plans for the new aquatic center, I thought, “Wow, that seems like a bit much.” But after speaking with a member of the pool task force, I have changed my mind. There is no doubt...

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...

New neighbors

There is a turf war going on in my neighborhood, and it has pitted brother against brother. It cuts across color barriers. It involves blacks, browns, and reds. I am referring, of course, to the birds in my yard. One...