Elizabeth Reishus

Elizabeth Reishus

The Word From on High (Avenue)

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...

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...

Summer resolutions

Some people make new year’s resolutions. Not me, I make summer resolutions. This summer my goals include: growing more veggies in my garden; exercising regularly at the Gaylord Pool and walking to work every day. My sister and daughter planted...

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...

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...

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...
Recently, I took my girls to the 4-H annual Cabin Fever Day at GSL High School. They attended a science session and an art session. Some of the experiments and projects lead me to start thinking about coloring Easter...

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...

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...

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...