Maps provide soothing journey to past times

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist When the present becomes a bit too overwhelming, I tend to retreat to quieter times in history in order to relax for a moment and to think about the times that were. By looking at a couple of maps drawn in 1849 by Lt. J.M. Simpson, I was able to […]

Dog might have taught goat to escape

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS managing editor Since our dog kept escaping from his pen, my boyfriend and I brainstormed long for a feasible solution. No, we didn’t leave him tied to that massive chain – frankly, that experiment only lasted half a day as my boyfriend felt guilty. Neither did we sell the dog to […]

Harsh regulations will mean hardship for auto industry

Freedom Newspapers Some pointless ideas die hard, which is an accurate description of the fuel economy standards the federal government imposes on automakers. The Bush administration, although allegedly in favor of freer markets, announced new standards this week that will require higher gas mileage ratings for the light trucks that dominate U.S. roads. The standards […]

Improving on my horsemanship skills

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist I consider myself as progressive as any horseman when it comes to considering techniques and devices for improving my horse’s welfare or my horsemanship. Horse magazines are packed with testimonial and advertisements for all manner of horse improvement, supplies, seminars and secrets. As I read the copy including bold print […]

End of summer brings memories of schooldays past

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist At this time of year, the student and teacher in me become more than a little restless because school is starting, thus bringing back many wonderful memories of those years spent in the classroom on one side of the desk or the other. The formal student years began 65 years […]

Intelligence failure not fully explained by 9/11 report

Freedom Newspapers There is probably still more that we don’t know than we do about the likelihood that a military intelligence unit identified 9/11 highjacker Mohammed Atta a year or so before the World Trade Center was attacked. but didn’t pass on the information to the FBI. What we think we know now is likely […]

Dog pulled Houdini to find girlfriend

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor The dog found himself in deep doo doo when he up and ran away. Actually, the deep doo doo came when my boyfriend and I got the dog back — when he fled it was more like a medium pile of doo. Not even a dark and stormy night, […]

Strong different than tough, in varying degrees

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist There is a difference between being tough and being strong. A 600-pound roping steer is tough; a 2,000-pound Angus bull is strong. Wrestling calves at a recent spring branding, there were several young men there to help flank calves. They were all good boys and came to lend a hand. […]

8/20 Letters to the Editor

Monthly fee should produce regular collection of trash I’m writing in regard to the garbage service. I pay $28 per month for service and have to constantly check to see if it’s picked up. Each time it’s not, there’s always an excuse — new driver on route, driver injured, some relative died, etc. And yet […]

8/6 Letter to the Editor

I am concerned that quotations attributed to me in Wednesday’s paper about the proposed horse-race track may have been misconstrued. I never intended to imply that welfare recipients are likely to become addicted to gambling. My intent was only to say that I am concerned about the welfare of everyone in our community, including the […]