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A few things

I have a few things to talk about today so bear with me. A couple of days ago I was driving on the freeway where doesn’t really matter. Anyway I was in the left lane and there... — Updated 12/29/2022


Another year

I’ve seen a few Sci-Fi movies about time travel and how someone can change history. But, of course, we really can’t and neither can the folks in the movies. I look at time trave... — Updated 12/29/2022


Too early to play the odds

I was reading the sports page this morning and saw the odds posted for basketball games that would be played later in the day. This early in the season there are a lot of games... — Updated 11/9/2022



As the college football season continues into the last third of the season you can see how fortunes have changed for some teams. My Eastern Eagles have fallen on hard times as sever... — Updated 11/3/2022


Long game ended too soon

It was quite the season that the Seattle Mariners had. It helps that there are more Wild Card teams otherwise the M's may have had to wait another year to make the playoffs. I know... — Updated 11/3/2022


Name your price

I think we are all looking at the rising cost of living and we’re wondering where it will end or if it will end. I think it is frustrating when those people in power have a... — Updated 10/4/2022


Finding roots

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I had read some history about my mom’s family. It is interesting to envision how life was over 100 years ago. Life was certainly not easy... — Updated 8/24/2022


Bigger than the game

Anytime we hear about a death of someone in the sports world sadness is the first thing we all think about. Last week we lost two within a couple of days Bill Russell was 88 and... — Updated 8/12/2022

 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Follow the money

It’s harvest time again and I look at all of the huge equipment that works hard to get the crop into the grain elevators. This past weekend I was reading a bit of history that my... — Updated 8/3/2022


Mea Culpa

The first thing I need to do is apologize for something I said in the column last week about Root Sports. Evidently the information I received second or third hand was not right.... — Updated 7/28/2022


Didn't see much of it

Normally, I would have written a story or two about the Mariners season by now, but I have only been able to watch one game thus far. Why? Well, like many of you, we had Root Sports to follow the Emerald City nine. That is no... — Updated 7/28/2022


Two more reasons

It’s amazing when a person retires and there is a holiday. When I was working I really looked forward to having the day off but when you’re retired it is seemingly just another... — Updated 7/18/2022


Two more reasons

It's amazing when a person retires and there is a holiday. When I was working, I really looked forward to having the day off. But when you're retired, it is seemingly just another... — Updated 7/11/2022


Dinner and golf with Eastern coaches

Last week, the Eastern Washington University Eagle coaches came to Ritzville for golf and steak dinner hosted by the Ritzville Lions Club. The event has been going on for a long... — Updated 6/20/2022

 By Dale Anderson    Opinion

Worst Seat - Now I'm listening

Last year, the NCAA approved student-athletes being able to earn money for their name, image and likeness or NIL. I think that a lot of fans thought it was a good idea since... — Updated 5/19/2022

 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Kapernick has missed many opportunities to play football

I’ve applied for several jobs during my long working career. For each job I was interested in, I needed to modify the resume and get new letters of recommendation. Now that I’m... — Updated 5/19/2022

 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Over too soon

The NCAA men’s tournament will be over next Monday and an old champion will once again be crowned as the best in the land. Well at least the best at the end of the season which... — Updated 4/6/2022


Time flies

Sorry about not having a column for a few weeks. I’ve had last minute commitments on the day I normally write this column therefore I miss the deadline. Oh sure I could have... — Updated 3/23/2022


Time for common sense

I’m not sure if you saw the news this past week that showed some very young elementary school students in Nevada. These youngsters were told by their teacher that starting the ver... — Updated 2/25/2022


Is that all there is?

Trying to find a great sporting event to watch on Sunday was not easy. Sure there were a few college basketball games that were televised but I can’t say there was one team that... — Updated 2/10/2022


And the winner is...

The awards for outstanding players in the NCAA divisions have been announced. The FBS winners are told prior to the bowl games in early December. The FCS awards are announced the... — Updated 1/20/2022


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