“Tina, what do you want to be when you grow up?” asked my third-grade teacher. I remember the scenario clearly. It was early in the school year and my teacher asked me and my 8-year-old classmates what we wished to be in the future. There was a chorus of “doctor,” “veterinarian,” “police officer” and one student shouted “millionaire!” When it was my turn, I puffed up my chest and proudly stated, “I want to be a writer.” Fast forward nine years later and my goal has roughly stayed the same. In fact, here I am today, working for the newspaper. It’s temporary and I’m just an intern more or less, but I consider it to be one of my greatest achievements. But how did I get here? It’s kind of a long story…
So long, Rank's; hello, Byrne Dairy
Work begins to clear the site of the longtime neighborhood grocery
Former Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office spokesman indicted for sexual assault of a minor
A former public information officer for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office has been indicted on charges of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old student in an ...
Kamiak sophomore wins 4 events
Courtesy of: Jen Dumas Simone Dumas-Guzman, a sophomore at Kamiak High School, took first place in her age group in the beam, vault, bars and all-around events at the Washington State Optional Championships March 17-20 in Vancouver. Dumas-Guzman, a Level 8 gymnast, also took third in the floor event and was fourth across all age groups. She was one of eight gymnasts selected to represent Washington at the Region 2 Championships April 7-9 in Boise, Idaho.
Man charged with unauthorized use of personal identifying information
A 41-year-old Minot man is charged with using his ex-wife and her daughter’s identity, as well as that of a third person, to forge checks and open fraudulent credit card accounts last fall Brandon Lowery is charged with two counts of unauthorized use of personal identifying information, both Class B felonies; three counts of unauthorized use of personal identifying information, all Class C felonies, theft of property, a Class C felony, and two counts of forgery or counterfeiting, both Class A misdemeanors Lowery’s ex-wife went to police last September to report fraudulent activity on her bank account and on that of her minor daughter’s. Lowery could face up to 30 years in prison if convicted of…