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.
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.
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.
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!
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.