Elizabeth Reishus

Elizabeth Reishus

The Word From on High (Avenue)

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...

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...
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...
I heard a recent radio story commemorating the 20th anniversary of signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. On July 20, 1990, President George (H.W.) Bush signed this historic piece of American law. The radio piece by by Sasha Aslanian...

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...

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...
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...

Fall fashion tips

When you think of fashion advice, you probably don’t think of the Gaylord Hub. Well, that is about to change. Here are my fall fashion tips. First the most important tip to remember is: If a trend does not work...

Confession of a technophobe

I am hopelessly out of touch with the times. When I was a teen, I loved to listen to the year-end review of #1 hits on the music charts. It was an afternoon of music  that was familiar to me....