Opinion

BY TOM NELSON GUEST COLUMNIST We like opinion polls. We find it fascinating to know what others are thinking. Do they agree or disagree with us on items of importance? We poll just about everything. How is the president doing his job? Is the economy improving? Do we approve of the governor’s performance? Should we [...]

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BY DON HEINZMAN GAZETTE COLUMNIST What would you do if someone nearby collapsed and was struggling to breathe? You must act quickly because, if the person is undergoing cardiac arrest, for every lost minute, the chance of survival goes down 10 percent. That’s why it’s so important to know the new CPR and how to [...]

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BY DEREK FOSSEY GUEST COLUMNIST As Oct. 31 approaches, many of us will be filling our homes with candy, dawning our lawns with spooky decorations and will begin the hunt for the perfect costume. Yes, Halloween is a time that fills children with animated anticipation and adults with enchanting nostalgia of their years gorging on [...]

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Menikheim has inclusive style To the editor: I am writing to endorse retired Captain Doug Menikheim for Stillwater City Council. Over the past four years as a city councilman, Doug has clearly demonstrated his inclusive leadership style by consistently reaching out and engaging the community in the decision-making process. Doug has spent an incredible amount [...]

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BY TODD KOCKELMAN GUEST COLUMNIST What kind of retirement do you think you’ll have? What if it all starts with your outlook? Qualitatively speaking, what if the success or failure of your retirement begins with your perception of retirement? A whole field of study has emerged on the psychology of saving, spending and investing: behavioral [...]

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BY LIZ WESTERHAUS GAZETTE COLUMNIST I’m eating my judgment alongside my turkey sandwich for lunch today. It doesn’t taste good. Like many of us, I’ve had a hard time over the years, withholding judgement of other mothers. (We all do it one way or another.) Whether vocally through gossip, with our closest girlfriends and especially [...]

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