To say that attending a person’s memorial service is rewarding may be atypical, but in the case of Ila Johnston, who passed away last month at the age of 103, it was an edifying experience. But then that wouldn’t come as any surprise to those who knew her, for her life was just that, an […]
Sometimes a newspaper reporter, under the pressure of a looming deadline and a bogged-down brain, finally gets an idea and jumps off into that story without appropriate time to get full details. When this happens, and particularly when the story seems to be pretty benign, a writer can almost always count on her readers to […]
A Spur landmark business has reopened its doors again after closing sometime last year. Barbara Bilberry Kautz, a member of the Spur High School Class of 1978, is the new owner of the Dixie Dog.
Barbara may have felt like she had come back home inside the old building where she used to work in high […]