Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Opinions

Logan Maas knew better.  In fact, the explorer turned firefighter with Dodge Center Fire made everyone wear their seat belt.  But last December something didn’t click, and ended up going horribly wrong.  The 18-year-old died on a gravel road in northern Dodge County just days before Christmas. Of...
After being in the newspaper business for many years, it’s easy to get a little disgruntled with life, especially after dealing with readers who seem to know how to put a paper together better than what I do.  I’m certainly not implying that I know everything there is about newspapers. Heck, I come...
This past month I had one of the most memorable times of my life.  I survived being away from America for two weeks. It definitely proved to be a fun adventure traveling overseas for the first time ever.  It certainly was nice to connect with my oldest daughter, who has been studying abroad in...
I would say most families and people are affected by mental illness is one way or another. Whether it’s being stricken or having a family member or close friend with mental illness, this much-ignored problem continues to have its clutches from coast-to-coast. Personally, when I was in high school,...
I have a friend, Shawn Haley. We grew up together and attended high school and played on some of the same teams. I always liked Shawn. He was one of those guys who seemed to know where he was going in life at an early age. He took and excelled in those higher classes that I never could master. The...
As I take advantage of my two week excursion across Europe with my oldest daughter, one thought has been fledging the entire time. It’s difficult to get disconnected from the world, especially in today’s society. I guess I’ve always known that in theory, but it didn’t become real apparent to me...
The world seems to get smaller as I get older. Last week, while talking to Kat Perkins from “The Voice,” we discovered a mutual friend. My buddy, Dan Linford, who was the principal at the high school my sons attended in Utah, has a son who did quite well on “The Voice.” Tanner is his name and when...
Many years ago a relative gave me some cash specifically earmarked for a trip to Germany. At the time I was a teenager and traveling abroad didn’t really trip my fancy.  In my infinite wisdom, I found every reason in the book to not take advantage of it. College. Work. Marriage. Family. Not enough...
I spent the weekend in Iowa City enjoying the U.S. Olympic Wrestling Trials. It was a blast! I enjoy being part of the media pool for such events and this was no exception.  Being right there on top of the mats and watching the best wrestlers in America battle it out for spots on the USA Olympic...
Don’t panic when civil defense sirens blow throughout the region later this week. It will all be part of a drill, but hopefully it will serve as a stern reminder to get ready for tornado and severe thunderstorm season. This week is severe weather awareness week and tornado sirens will be activated...

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