For starters this week, I would like to extend some well deserved recognition. We should all be very thankful for our firefighters, ambulance workers and police. They never know when they might be called upon to risk their lives for others. In our area, firefighters and some ambulance worker…

It’s that time of decade again, the taking of the federal census. While the Census Bureau bureaucracy itself operates 24/7/365, it needs temporary help during the decentennial count. Those temporary workers look a lot like you and me.

Studying agriculture prior to industrialization reveals a system that hinged on livestock. The domestic herbivore was valued by society at the highest level because the beasts represented mobile, self-duplicating, self-feeding, nutrient dense meat, milk, fertilizer and hides. To own stock wa…

Welcome one and all to 2020. As is usually the case at the end of the year, Rimersburg Rules has some thoughts and doesn’t hesitate to force them upon you.

Mom just celebrated her 89th birthday last week. A rambling conversation with her during a visit often turns up some interesting small tales from the valley in the late 1930s and early 1940s.

Well, Christmas “present” has now become Christmas “past” and the New Year of 2020 has dawned. Most of us took a moment to reflect on our lives, count our blessings, ponder our past and set goals for our future. We mentally zoom out from the focus of our daily activities and look at the over…

Well, although the weather has been basically nice, we all know that it will not last. Therefore, it is time for our annual look at ice fishing, as January is usually the month for that. Since I have gotten older, my New Year’s resolution to go ice fishing one more time, has lost a lot of it…

Every year needs its own retrospective, a look back over the events of the preceding 12 months. So much happened in 2019 that I’m sure I’ll forget something or someone. I prefer not to dig over various controversies because I’m enjoying the days when nobody calls me at home to give me what-for.