On Thanksgiving, many families gather at one family member’s house. Everyone brings a dish to share, and eventually they sit down and enjoy the meal. Being with family on Thanksgiving is important to many people.

Since writing my last column I have come to a realization. Even running a smalltown newspaper is harder

As a recent HHS graduate, I am often asked, “Are

Imagine yourself in a deep sleep. You’re having a relaxing, fun, pleasant dream. You’re warm in your blankets and just enjoying a good night’s rest. Then all of a sudden, “Woof! Woof! Woof! Woof!” Your cute cuddly dog turns out to be an evil little devil hound waking you up early in the morn…

Well, for all you football fans, the season is finally here! The wait is over! After a long hot summer we can finally enjoy football games all week long. That’s right, all week long! Monday night football, Thursday night football, Friday night football, Saturday football, and Sunday football…

 Fishing, swimming, spending time with the family, sitting around a fire drinking a cold beer, are just a few of the things that my father loved to do at our family cabin in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It was just a time for him to get away and relax and enjoy life. 

For those of you who may not know me, I’m AJ Mau, the son of Robert Mau. This is my very first piece of work for the Herscher Pilot. I am very excited, yet really nervous because of the expectation that comes with running my father’s business, a business that he had dedicated his life to for…

The Toyotas, Nissans, Datsuns, and Mitsubishis buzz past the main terminal at the Guatemalan airport early Saturday morning. Along comes an out-of-place ‘89 Chevy van, the only vehicle with tail lights, with a muffler, and without dents. 

What a year it’s been. It’s a cliché, but very true. It’s had its ups and downs, and who could have ever predicted that my senior year would be so eventful?

About the writer: Isabel Riordan is the daughter of Maureen Ponto of Limestone and Sofio Torres, is a Mexican immigrant who returned to his home in San Luis Potosí about a year ago. Isabel is a senior at Herscher High School and columnist for the school newspaper. She hopes to attend college…

The death toll in Paris on November 13 amounted to over 120 lives lost, still a fraction of what America lost on September 11.

So this is my first column, and I’m very excited. I have a lot of topics I plan on writing about over these next few months, but I would like to start this month with a particular subject because it has been one year since I have seen my father.

The month of September finds college students settling into their routines as classes begin and students continue working towards their goal of earning their degree or certificate. That’s why September is recognized as College Affordability Month.

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

(Editor's Note: Eric Leiser, president of Leiser Furniture Inc. in downtown Herscher, died at the age of 41 on Feb. 24, 2010. He would have turned 47 today – July 2, 2015. This column on friendship, written in memory of Eric, was published on July 1, 2010.)

Herscher Pilot columnist Michaela Daly, an English/journalism major at North Central College, has started a blog entitled imgoingtotalkaboutbooks. To follow Michaela’s blog visit: https://imgoingtotalkaboutbooks.wordpress.com/.

Tattoos (that’s TATTOO, not TABOO) has finally come up in the office. Although, I must say I am a little surprised it didn’t come up earlier. My own body is ‘littered’ with three different tattoos, all with meaning might I add, but I would’ve thought you would insult them earlier than this! 

On May 20, the three elementary schools of the Herscher District came together at Seebach Stadium to help Finish the Fight against a devastating disease that has touched far too many of our families.  The students participated in special dress up days and brought in donations each day leadin…

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.