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 By John Adkins    Opinion 

A standout from the past

My wife and I have always thought the world of Lisa Carlson (Loe). Lisa is more LR Raider than anyone I know. I used to tape her ankles before basketball games (This was the second time I worked in a hazard zone!) and then I’d... — Updated 2/1/2023

 By John Adkins    Opinion

What about Bob?

Bob Hendrickson “The Fix It Man” is definitely in my local Curiosity Hall of Fame. Sometimes he’ll stop by just to visit because he’s curious. He’s fixed really old appliances for me at different times and they still... — Updated 1/25/2023

 By John Adkins    Opinion


When I was in college I struggled to get through two graduate programs. Working on research and lab projects I’d get marked down for being too robotic and not curious enough. As a youngster I enjoyed Dorothy, Groucho, Curly Joe,... — Updated 1/18/2023

 By John Adkins    Opinion

Raider Pride

I didn’t believe my wife when she told me there were 80 students at the elementary Raider cheer clinic last week. So, I went to the game and once again she was correct – darn it! It was one of the coolest things I’ve ever... — Updated 11/2/2022

 By John Adkins    Opinion

Celebrations & Challenges

The Friday night of Labor Day weekend my wife and I both got home very late. Bubba Egbert and the Raiders won their football game and Mrs. A. was very thankful that Jessica Tufts is her assistant cheerleading coach. Bubba and... — Updated 9/14/2022

 By John Adkins    Opinion

A giant step for Raider Nation

Nancy Kuiper is the new Athletic Director for the GCDSD. She is such a phenomenal common-sense choice – THANK YOU! She is one of the top three Lake Roosevelt Raider multi-sport athletes of all time along with Dawni Bjorklund and... — Updated 8/17/2022

 By John Adkins    Opinion

Time for a change

I am now to a point where I welcome new leadership at the highest levels in my hometown school district. This is because there is a proven pattern of not listening to valid concerns with responsive progressive changes and people... — Updated 10/20/2021

 By John Adkins    Opinion

Time for tough love on levy

Our local Star newspaper has always done a good job of sharing a diversity of viewpoints: It is extremely hard for me to share these thoughts. Numerous people over the last few years have shared frustrations with me about our... — Updated 10/21/2020

 By John Adkins    Opinion

Re: "Examples of stewardship good and bad" (Reporter's Notebook, 11/28/18 Star)

My wife and I appreciated the stewardship article written by Roger Lucas. We’ve traveled extensively throughout the USA with a special focus on small towns, and we have yet to find a place as amazing as our area. Long before the... — Updated 12/5/2018


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