Columnists

  • Rev. Karen Hernandez, pastor of Living Hope~Kuna United Methodist Church
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For several weeks, I’ve been preaching about the issues that we generally don’t like to talk about even though they impact many, many people.

  • By Madge Cook Wylie Columnist
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My cousin, Corinne, was a big kid reading books all the time, when I first remembered her. I was a little grade school kid. Her brother, Manny, and I were nearer the same age. Her folks, my Aunt Olea and Uncle Melvin, had moved their family from Filer to Boise when we first hung out with the…

  • By Zeke Corder Columnist
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Who is the greatest inventor of the 20th Century? According to the books we studied in school, without a doubt, Thomas Edison.

  • By Sharon Fisher
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Usually in an election year, the Idaho Legislature wants to get done with its work quickly so members can start campaigning. They do their business, avoid controversial issues and in general try to minimize conflict that takes up time.

  • By Rev. Karen Hernandez, Pastor of Living Hope~Kuna United Methodist Church
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In my tradition, we celebrate Baptism of Our Lord Sunday on the second Sunday of January. We read Matthew 3:13-17 to guide our worship, but this year we specifically read it from “The Message.” (You can access “The Message” on www.BibleGateway.com if you want to check it out.) It’s one of my…

  • By Zeke Corder Local columnist
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Several years ago, I built some toys in my workshop that I planned to give to Toys-for-Tots. However, when I took them to a collection site, Toys-for-Tots would not take them. They said the toys had to be bubble wrapped from a retailer. I gave the toys to a homeless shelter in Nampa, and the…