Elizabeth Reishus

Elizabeth Reishus

The Word From on High (Avenue)

‘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...

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...

Hope for healing

Why do you suppose the freedom of speech and the freedom of the press are in the first amendment to the U.S. Constitution? Because words are powerful. We teach it to children in anti-bullying curriculum. Words can hurt. Innocent people in...

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...
October 2009 has been designated National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic Violence still remains one of those dirty little secrets no one wants to talk about. But the fact is, it happens. Violence or abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional...

Shop local

My friend at a local shop was teasing me about promoting the MVAC thrift shop instead of her shop. I explained that it was simply because the MVAC store in those other towns, sponsor programs that benefit people locally....
If you think minimum wages, unemployment insurance and paid sick leave are important, thank the labor movement.

Leader of the Band

I had a great time standing in the rain on the morning of July 4th and listening to the sounds of the Blooming Prairie High School Jazz band perform under the direction of Ross Reishus. My dad explained that...

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...
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...