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A legacy carved in stone by Caleb Nickerson

A legacy carved in stone by Caleb Nickerson

Ask any craftsman or artist why they create the things they do and you’re likely to get a wide variety of responses. Some do it to express themselves or for…

Sisters battle breast cancer together by CALEB NICKERSON

Sisters battle breast cancer together by CALEB NICKERSON

She believed she could, so she did. The phrase is inscribed on bracelets tied to the wrists of sisters Mary Ellen Hughson and Rebecca Hollingsworth. To a casual passer-by, the…

Fire prevention week: check your extinguishers

Fire prevention week: check your extinguishers

Caleb Nickerson SHAWVILLE Sept. 28, 2017 Every year on the week within which Oct. 9 falls, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) holds Fire Prevention Week, a campaign to educate…

Changing of the guard by CALEB NICKERSON

Changing of the guard by CALEB NICKERSON

Like it says in the book of Ecclesiastes, “There is a time for everything and a season for every activity … A time to plant and time to uproot ……

An Ottawa Idol, raised in the Pontiac by CALEB NICKERSON

An Ottawa Idol, raised in the Pontiac by CALEB NICKERSON

On Sept. 10, a young singer with local roots made her way to the podium at one of the premier talent contests in Ottawa. Elizabeth Jones, who grew up in…

Cabbage patch kid by Donald Teuma-Castelletti

Cabbage patch kid by Donald Teuma-Castelletti

Every night, more and more layers are being bundled on. Reds and yellows are starting to dot the forests, and I’ve even seen some trees along Hwy. 148 sitting half-naked…

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