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Man spends 30 minutes of his life to return shopping cart!

  By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net I saw him just after I turned into the Walmart parking lot from Highway 301. He was an old man, moving very slowly. As I…

Just like old times

By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net The Ruskin I returned to in 2010 is much like the Ruskin I found in 1994. There was no boom back then. Homes were cheap and jobs…

Shifting gears

By MITCH TRAPHAGENmitch@observernews.net Frank Kruse died last week. No, you don’t know him. For that matter, I didn’t really know him, either, and it has been nearly 30 years since…

It’s good to be home

  By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net “Once there was a way to get back home…”In April, 2009, I exited off I-75 on the Ruskin exit for the first time in the two…