Mike Parish

A Tribute To A Memorable Veteran

by Rick Langenberg:   Veterans Day is a memorable occasion for many local residents, with the region’s strong ties to the military. Not surprisingly, last week’s Nov. 11 holiday abounded locally with a spree of ceremonies honoring those who have served their country and sacrificed their lives for our freedom. The meaning of Veterans Day…

Should old acquaintance be forgot…

It’s never easy losing a friend but sometimes it’s for the best and other times it simply can’t be avoided. I want to tell you about three close friends I’ve lost. Despite the previous disclaimer, all of these incidents have been my choice. I could have done the “Grin and bear it” routine. I made…

Commentary: Mike Parish

Okay boys and girls, it’s mid-December, the area is dotted with Salvation Army bell ringers, the little fat man with the long white beard and jolly “HO! HO! HO!” is being sighted everywhere, there’s streusel and wassail, fresh evergreen trees with lights and ornaments as families gather round the hearth and all of this can…