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3/20/2014 11:13:00 AM
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I'm disappointed but not surprised about the recent swimming pool referendum vote. There were some awfully big numbers being thrown about, and I know that scared some of the "older" generation, if you will, at least some that I talked to.

So what happens next? Only the city council knows for sure. Hopefully they can come up with a workable plan that would allow the pool to open up this summer. I can't imagine losing a whole summer of lessons. To think the kids can learn to swim in the river or the lake is pretty unrealistic.

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So hard to believe it's already the middle of March - we've got winter year-end sports stories in this week, and we're already working on our spring sports preview issue.

And it also means it's only a couple of months until graduation! Where does the time go? It's hard to fathom that my oldest will be graduating in May.

I heard someone over the weekend mention he was going to Eagle Bluff with the 4th graders - I went to Eagle Bluff with Ethan EIGHT YEARS AGO! I was only a kid then, and now here I am with a son old enough to graduate. It seems like only yesterday that he and Lauren Lecy were picking dandelions during a T-ball game, or jumping on the trampoline at Alison Godfrey's daycare, or making friends at Wee Care.

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The reception has been great for our recently-introduced online E-Edition. Each week, the files we send to our printer are also put online, available to subcribers anywhere they can get online.

It's pretty simple to subscribe: go to www.cannonfallseedition.com, and click the "subscribe" link on the righthand side of the page.

You be sent to a form where you'll pick out a user name and password, fill in a few more informational boxes, and then get access. If you're a current subscriber the E-Edition is free; if you're not a print subscriber, the cost is $34.

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Nice article in this week's Beacon by Ken Haggerty about the Afgahistan project spearheaded by local Dina Fesler. What a great opportunity for our kids!

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Got a letter this week from former resident Rex Beach, who now lives in North Las Vegas. He sent us some garage sale listings from the "Las Vegas Review Journal," which had a sale with an address of Cannon Falls Avenue. "As you will note, the name of Cannon Falls does not get the front page, but still gets around," Rex said.



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