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Throughout history, we’ve learned about famous people who made significant contributions to the world’s societies. But I ask you, just how much do we know of these personalities? Who were they, really?

By Wil Williams May 13, 2019
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This is the first of a two-column report on how a Navy airman survived almost seven years as a POW in North Vietnam from 1966 to 1973.

By Wil Williams May 8, 2019
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Whether on a personal or national basis, we have faced tragedies before.

By Wil Williams May 7, 2019
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I’ve decided it’s time for some self-improvement. I could take a class on something. I could read a non-fiction book...

By Wil Williams April 30, 2019
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I’m amazed by a variety of things in life: the love of a devoted wife (even though it took three attempts to experience it); the lifelong loyalty of a dog; the warmth and power of the sun, which is over 93 million miles away (an orbit average); and, the frigid Phoenix Suns’ inability to reach the NBA finals in the past 25 years.

By Wil Williams April 24, 2019
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We’ve all seen movies, TV shows or read books about a person who is down and out, but through grit and doggedness has overcome the challenges and become fantastically successful....

By Wil Williams April 23, 2019
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During the course of my life, I’ve noticed that when children don’t get their way, they want to change the rules.

By Wil Williams April 15, 2019
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The title of this column was misleading as soon as I wrote it. I suspect that most folks already know Scott Bruner, director of the Chino Valley Library.

By Wil Williams April 8, 2019
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Life doesn’t have to be as complicated and convoluted as it is.

By Wil Williams April 3, 2019
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I’m always stunned when an investigative congressional committee asks a witness a question about some innocuous event that transpired several years previously....

By Wil Williams March 25, 2019
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I’m outraged that as a popcorn enthusiast also of the most energetic proportions, I didn’t know there was a National Popcorn Day until I heard about it on the radio.

By Wil Williams March 20, 2019
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Nothing is predictable in today’s world. Well, except for a young boy’s curiosity. ...

By Wil Williams March 19, 2019
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I wish to announce that I am available to be a spokesman for a national TV advertising campaign. For one thing, I can fake sincerity as well as anyone...

By Wil Williams March 11, 2019
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I’ve finally cleaned up my act, but it may be too late. When we had two or three dogs in the house, I spent a fair amount of time discussing important issues with them.

By Wil Williams March 4, 2019
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It was another quiet celebration of the New Year this year. Oh, we did join with some neighborhood friends to usher in the new calendar page, but most of us were comatose long before the magic ball/boot, or whatever else fell.

By Wil Williams January 2, 2019
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The Democrat Party has just streamlined our legal system.

By Wil Williams November 21, 2018
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When you turned 50 years of age, you may not have made a big deal out of it. But that’s not the case with Chino Valley.

By Wil Williams November 20, 2018
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In the spring of that year, 19-year-old Tommy went to war. It was his choice to join the army, even though he knew he’d be sent into an armed conflict overseas.

By Wil Williams September 25, 2018
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I’m growing increasingly frustrated with the lack of quality public discourse of the last few years.

By Wil Williams September 25, 2018
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Passion is an important thing. I’m not talking about the heavy-breathing kind in the backseat of a two-tone 1957 Chevy.

By Wil Williams September 18, 2018
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I like to keep things in my life simple. When I go to the barbershop here in Chino Valley, I (almost) always ask for the same type of haircut.

By Wil Williams August 7, 2018
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The answer to the question of who invented the man purse should be an easy one.

By Wil Williams July 17, 2018