veterans

AO, TE & a Dog and Pony Show

This column could be one of the most important I’ve ever written. It features two topics of immense concern to veterans everywhere. They are personal ... Full story

Where Do You Give Your Money?

Questions raised about 5013c ... Full story

We All Need to Check our Facts

Last month I reported that Representative George Eskridge was the last veteran serving in the Idaho House. I believed what I heard from a friend ... Full story

Legislature Addresses Issues for Veterans

Help for vets, from a Seat in the House ... Full story

Those Who Served

By the time this hits the stands Memorial Day will have come and gone. The rains that invariably take at least two days out of ... Full story

Honor Flights and HR 975

First up this month is a plug for the Sandpoint High School’s Honor Flight Club. They are trying to raise money to donate to Honor ... Full story

Veterans Are Better Off Than Before

By the time this issue comes off the presses we will know in what direction this nation, region and state are headed for the next ... Full story

Summer Soldiers, Fields of Dreams and Filthy Lucre

The files of the Surrealist Research Bureau finds an anomaly in some who are supposedly 'helping' veterans ... Full story

Survivor Guilt Related to PTSD

There are all kinds of trauma for veterans.... even for those who didn't serve in a combat zone ... Full story

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Scott Johnson

Scott Johnson

I was born a poor German child in the suburbs of Milwaukee, Wisconsin on a cold April eve in 1958, on the heels of the greatest event in the history of the state: the hiring of Vincent T. Lombardi to the Green Bay Packers. Hence began my love affair with the game of football and my team in green and gold. Due to my father’s (100%) disability with MS, we moved to sunny San Diego, CA in the summer of 1968 to escape the bitter cold of those Wisconsin winters and its negative effect on my Dad's disease. While in San Diego I found not only my love for beautiful beaches and beautiful girls, but also for the stage. From junior high through college at San Diego State University, I was performing and directing in three to five theatrical productions per year. Between theatre and football I managed to squeeze in distance running as an avocation, competing in numerous 10k races, half marathons and finally the San Diego Marathon. Realizing that the chances of becoming a fabulously rich and famous actor were few and far between, I decided on an advertising career in the newspaper business as my vocation. I began at a weekly publication, then a daily, then the #1 monthly senior publication in the country, Senior World Newsmagazine, where I became their Regional Sales Manager. Looking for a “quality of life” change for our family, my wife I found Sandpoint, Idaho in 1993 and moved here with our son in 1994. I worked for the Daily Bee and then in the car business before finding my niche as Director of Sales and Advertising for Keokee Creative Group in 2001, where I remain today. In the Fall of 2006, Trish found my knowledge of sport, my gift of gab and my theatrical spin on life in the sporting world a match for the River Journal, and I’ve been writing my sports column ever since. Still waiting for that call from Sports Illustrated, though. Of course now that Ric Reilly has retired, maybe there’s a chance…