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Enjoy these snapshots of articles written in past issues of the Nisqually Valley News from 45, 35, 25 and 15 years ago, respectively. A Look Back At This Week, 45 Years Ago: - The children of … more
Naturally aspirated automotive engines typically utilize a mechanical thermostat to regulate the temperature. Since lots of fuel explosions and friction occur in the operation of such motors, heat … more
We’ve watched a lot of documentaries since the pandemic started. Those that explore man-made disasters are especially upsetting. The oil spill in 2010 off the coast of Louisiana is one of … more
My friend Terry recently reminded me of this story: A greatly loved rabbi died. He had been revered by his congregation and there was great concern that a successor would be hard to find. After much … more
The concept of What Would Jesus Do is said to date back to a book by Thomas Kempis, originally entitled, “The Following of Christ,” written between 1418 and 1427. It would later be known as … more
People who study insects are predicting a huge swarm of cicadas will emerge from the ground in a few more weeks. This super hatch occurs every 17 years. They aren't sure exactly how many will … more
Some of us know what it’s like to experience the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one. We look back at our last visit with someone — the last memory with them that we didn’t know would be … more
For two weeks I have written about Jimmy, the prisoner who is supposed to move to our house when he is released from prison. He was scheduled to arrive this week, but that doesn’t seem likely. … more
As I mentioned last week, my Husband and I anticipate bringing an inmate into our home when he is released in the next couple weeks. We have initiated the arduous task of preparing our hearts, … more
My Husband and I are about to embark on an adventure that will require everything we have experienced and many years studying the heart of God. Because you are reading these words, I believe you … more
In an article entitled “2021 Ram 1500: Car and Driver 10 Best (November 18, 2020),” an unexpected line caught me so off-guard I really did laugh out loud. I test drove all the big truck … more
A couple weeks ago, my Husband and I drove to Oregon and delivered our friend Phil's ashes to his daughter. The last time we embarked on a similarly somber and sacred task was when we visited my … more
A good friend of mine who lives between Lacey and Yelm owns, operates, and manages two local restaurants, teaches in classes in the evenings on weekdays, volunteers for the fire department, makes … more
I’ve been remembering my investigation of bath toys recently. I first studied them ten years ago; March is my annual celebration. Friendly Floatees are manufactured in China and shipped from … more
Couple Cited for Shoplifting, ID Theft After Attempting to Cart Space Heaters, Tools Out of Walmart Fire ExitA 49-year-old Port Orchard man was booked into Nisqually Jail and a 32-year-old Puyallup … more
The following local students made the fall 2020 president’s honor roll at Washington State University. From Yelm: Ciara Ehinger, Breanne Hepburn, Brooklyn Hillemann, Allison Hoffmann, Jordan … more
His testimony was a good one. One couldn’t help but be moved by it. It included his journey out in the streets, wandering aimlessly, living a licentious lifestyle. It, also, included … more
It's Monday, the snow is melting, and let's be honest: You could really use some pictures of cute goats and doggos frolicking through the snow to get you through the day.  Say no more.  The … more
The following students made Ridgeline Middle School’s second-term honor roll. This list was provided by the school district.  For any misspellings or corrections, email assistant editor Eric … more
“The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” – Jesus (Luke 10:2)  A couple years ago, my … more
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