Written by Joel Klaassen Tuesday, 22 January 2013 14:21
Perseverance and grit were two words that came to my mind after watching the our boys’ and girls’ efforts in the Trojan Classic tournament Saturday in Brown Gymnasium.
Both teams could have folded up their tents and went home but they didn’t. It was team basketball in the grandest sense of the word.
If you weren’t there, you missed some of the best entertainment available.
More inspiring was the fact that our girls knocked off two undefeated teams on their way to their first-ever Trojan Classic championship in the nine years since it started.
Make plans now to attend the Hillsboro High School all-school reunion Saturday, May 25, at the Hillsboro MB Church.
The committee is having its first meeting of the year this week to get everything planned for this year’s event. If you want to join us in planning, let me know.
Props to the area post offices for making the short window over the holidays workable for us. A special thanks to Becky at the Hillsboro post office.
Even with early closings on Monday for the holiday “eves” we were still able to make all of our deliveries for Wednesday delivery.
Later this year, Christmas will be on a Wednesday as well as the New Year holiday. That will suit us much better but it eliminates the four-day weekend that many people enjoyed.
We have a new sportswriter and the transition happened so seamlessly I hardly noticed it.
I am thankful that Katie Morford was with us for about two years before moving on to mission work—in London, no less. We will miss her and wish her well on her new career track.
We are equally thankful that Janae Rempel has stepped in to take on her responsibilities. She was an intern with us while at Tabor College. Recalling our experience with her then, we jumped at the chance to invite her back to this area. I know she will fit in perfectly with our dedicated staff.
The looming debt ceiling showdown is on the horizon again. Imagine that.
The president will surely pull out the old scare tactic that the Social Security and military checks might not get mailed if that happens.
Maybe the political leaders who caused the debt problem should be the ones to not get paid instead. You never hear them take responsibility for their actions.
For all of their failures, they got a raise recently with a stroke of the president’s pen via executive order.
Something is very wrong with this picture.
If it weren’t for the invention of the DVR, I don’t think I could make it through the football and basketball seasons. Or through the regular TV show season, for that matter.
In fact, I have trouble watching anything that is live any more. In the old days you had to be in front of the television or you simply missed it. And there weren’t any replay shows to let you see what you may have missed.
A lot of the football games can be seen in a couple of minutes if you wait for the highlight shows that show many, if not all, of the scoring plays.
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