Brett Crompton

They don’t call me Johnny Appleseed

They don’t call me Johnny Appleseed for nothing. Well, actually, they don’t call me Johnny Appleseed at all. But they should. While I haven’t been living up to his legend of spreading apple tree seeds across the Midwest, I’ve certainly…

Seed is planted, help it blossom

I was preaching to the choir when American Falls Mayor Marc Beitia asked me to speak during the grand opening ceremony for the downtown revitalization project Wednesday, Nov. 20. All those attending the ceremony, suffering through a cold and miserable…

Lunch with Kennedy

I was a little over two months away from turning eight years old when the Western Union telegram arrived for my dad. The telegram read: “It would be useful to me to have an exchange of views with you on…

Pity party after sore round of golf

Late Sunday morning at the American Falls Golf Course looked like the makings of a regular season tournament, when word spread about potentially good weather and one last chance for a little friendly competition. The golf course was officially closed…

Outsource it all to India

I often questioned why my grades weren’t as high as I thought they should be in my school days many decades ago, but now I wonder no longer. It couldn’t have been the quality, quantity or accuracy of my work.…

This isn’t America they fought for

As the stock market continues its downward spiral, potentially costing business and investors billions of dollars, and as the approval rating for Congress and the President continues the same direction, the so-called “government shutdown” shows no sign of being ended.…