Elizabeth Reishus

Elizabeth Reishus

The Word From on High (Avenue)

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...

HEY, WATCH IT, KID!

I have heard comments around town about kids on bikes darting out into traffic and riding on the wrong side of the road. C’mon kids, you know better. And if you don’t, here is a little review. Bicycles are a green...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Mind Your Health

This past week friends from my high school were shocked and saddened by the news that a fellow Warroad High School graduate had committed suicide. While I did not know this person, she was a relative and friend...

Take stock of what you have

Hey, that would make a good column! It’s a phrase I hear often. And it is usually true. During a recent trip to Jerry’s Home Quality Foods, I ran into Carol Hed. Somehow we got to talking about the...
France’s lower house of parliament has passed a ban on wearing full face veils in public. In June, Indonesian women wearing jeans had their pants confiscated and were ordered to don long skirts. Why are governments telling people what to...

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...