Belles Book It

Come read with us! (Photo by Lynne Kelsey) Lynne Kelsey The Liberty Belles, the women of the Republican Club, have added a book club to their list of activities. Given…

WLN Christmas Luncheon and Quarterly Meeting

2023 WLN Executive Board (left to right): Carol Rumberger, Deb Andrews, Debbie Wegman, Mary Ann Wood (photo by Deb Williams) Ringer winners (left to right): Karol Bundy, Roxy Elting, Brandy…

Cruise to the Land Down Under

Aerial view of the Viking Sun below the Harbour Bridge and next to the Opera House, Sydney, Australia. (photos given with permission by Viking) Karen Lyons Are Australia and New…

Word of the Month: Gaslighting

David Zapatka Reader Greg West writes, “Merriam-Webster has announced its word of the year for 2022. Over the past year, this word has increased in the number of lookups it has received at a rate of 1,740% in 2022 compared to its lookup rate in 2021. Oddly enough though, unlike the typical word of the…

The 1914 Christmas Truce

Irene Manning Jesus’ message of peace and brotherhood found dramatic expression when, on Christmas Eve 1914 in the midst of the First World War, British and German troops on the front lines in Flanders called a truce and sang “Silent Night,” as well as “The First Noel,” “Adeste Fideles,” Angels We Have Heard On High,”…

A Piece of Robson History

Next month will mark the 21st anniversary of the first issue of the Pioneer Press at Robson Ranch. One of the early residents, Tracy Olson, started the publication, adopting the name from the St. Paul Pioneer Press in her Minnesota hometown. Later, Jo-Ann Arden became editor-in-chief, then David Laschinger took the reins. The early newsletter was printed monthly…

Sassy Stampers Wrap It Up for 2022

Cherlyn Conway Another successful and memorable time was had on Dec. 10 as more than 40 Stampers attended the year-end holiday gift exchange party that takes the place of a December Stampers class. The beautiful centerpieces that decorated the tables were given away to the most festive person at each table. The tablemates voted who was…