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When it’s time to love the unlovely, the downtrodden and ‘lost’

June 30, 2012 This week, being the anniversary of my daughter, Kristin Short’s homegoing, I have decided to dedicate this article to her memory and the passion she died with: To love the unlovely, the downtrodden... more »»

Postal oath doesn’t mention retirement

June 23, 2012 Neither rain, nor snow, nor testy dogs, could discourage Bill Haines from making his appointed rounds — mostly on foot — five days a week as a postal carrier for more than 42 years. more »»

Harman resident sings with ‘America’s Got Talent’ winner

June 23, 2012 Since she was 3 years old, Rita Harman has loved to sing. As a child, she sang around her house at every opportunity. more »»

The resilience of human spirit

June 23, 2012 Resilience ... I’ve heard the word spoken most days during my entire life. I’ve read about those with resilience. We are awe-struck with some who have resilience in the worst of time. more »»

A solid foundation

June 16, 2012 By Beth Christian Broschart Special to The Inter-Mountain When we think of the history of an area, we usually tag it with the families or the genealogy of the people who lived there. more »»

Everyone needs to be held

June 16, 2012 There is a song played often that I love to stop and just listen to: “To Be Held by Natalie Grant.” It begins with describing the loss of a baby by a mothe. more »»

Ember ready to work

June 9, 2012 Members of the Elkins Fire Department have been spending the last several weeks training the newest member of their department. Eight weeks ago, the fire department took in a puppy named Ember. more »»

Mingo man keeps busy

June 9, 2012 Editor’s note: This is part of a regular series called “On the Porch,” which will feature interesting people throughout the area. more »»

The metamorphosis: When physical life ends

June 9, 2012 When a person loses a loved one, they tend to have a preoccupation with death. This is normal grief. It is not a morbid preoccupation, but rather a thirst, if you will, concerning death. more »»

12 local students to attend Girls State

June 9, 2012 Girls State is a nationwide program sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary. more »»

Girls State attendees

June 9, 2012 Girls State is a nationwide program sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary. more »»

More Girls State attendees

June 9, 2012 Girls State is a nationwide program sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary. more »»

Fight through the changes in our lives

June 2, 2012 It has been said that, “the only thing that is constant in life is change.” Change is and can be a difficult thing. There is security in the routine and “sameness” of the day-to-day grind. more »»

Hot Wheels grew burned rubber from 1960s car craze

June 2, 2012 It’s funny to think of what people will do for their grandkids! A major American toy collectible was actually the result of a couple of toy designers (and grandparents) who wanted to give their... more »»

On a mission

May 26, 2012 Students from Highland Adventist School in Elkins recently took a mission trip and spent 10 days in Siguatepeque, Honduras. more »»

Singing his song

May 19, 2012 More than 60 years ago when Billy Edd Wheeler wasn’t milking cows and doing other farm chores to earn his keep at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, N.C. more »»

Vintage cookie jars recall nursery rhymes, bygone era

May 19, 2012 The cookie jar held a place of honor in American kitchens in the 1950s and 1960s, when it was part of the overall home decor as well as an important piece of serving war. more »»

Railroad ghost town makes a great hiking destination

May 5, 2012 Editor’s note: This is part of an occasional series called “On the Road.” In 1902, Spruce became the highest town in the eastern United States, at 3,853 feet elevation. more »»

Rediscover forgotten inspiration

May 5, 2012 As I began preparing my column this week, I was interrupted by the flying book as it fell from my grasp. more »»

Naturally Thinking: Take a new look at the all-mighty dandelion

April 28, 2012 Pesty weed or cancer cure? Life-healing flower or major nuisance? Valuable herb or a pain in the neck? I think that after reading this week’s column, folks may all feel a little differently about... more »»



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