Guest Column

Pssst! People are watching!

Su Liudahl Like it or not, you’re a role model. You may feel isolated and out of sight, but odds are there are people watching – probably the most important people in your life: your significant other, your children, your siblings, your parents. You can choose what kind of role[Read More…]

Rotarians, Boy Scouts share common values

Editor’s note: This is an edited version of the presentation Don Williams made at the Jan. 16 Cottage Grove Rotary luncheon. Thank you, Madam President. And thanks to the program chair for inviting Joe (Raade) and me to make our presentation on the Paul Harris influence on the Boy Scouts[Read More…]

We are Creswell, we can do better

The Skippyjon Jones series of children’s book has created controversy in the literary community because of its racist stereotypes of Hispanics Image provided CRESWELL – I am a Creswell community member as well as an educator and a young white woman. Months ago, a child I work with told me[Read More…]

The big mistake parents make in education

By ANDREW R. CAMPANELLA This National School Choice Week (Jan. 26 – Feb. 1), I want to share with you one of the most common short-circuits that parents run into when choosing the right school for their child. It starts with a thought like this: “Do I as a parent[Read More…]