Day: June 9, 2016

The Cost Of Looking Good

One of the greatest necessities in my life is causing havoc with my finances. Every week I find myself becoming more frugal, conserving what I can, even at the cost of my own comfort. Still, I can never hold out as long as I’d like and sooner rather than later I am digging deep into

I Pledge Allegiance To The Flag

by Robert Hanaford Smith, Sr. Weirs Times Contributing Writer Tuesday, June 14th is Flag Day as we present this interesting article on The Pledge of Allegiance by our history writer Robert Hanaford Smith, Sr. Who wrote the Pledge of allegiance to the American flag? Was it Francis Bellamy, James Bailey Upham, or Frank E. Bellamy? Each

Shovel Unready

by Ken Gorrell, Weirs Times Contributing Writer Remember the “bridge to nowhere”? Officially called the Gravina Island access project, the bridge was intended to replace ferry service between Ketchikan, Alaska (population of 8,000), and Gravina Island (population 50), home to the region’s airport. The bridge became a powerful symbol of government waste, misallocation of resources,