EDITORIAL: Gullies or grass greens?

At a time when it’s easy to walk through life safely and conservatively, there’s something refreshing about the extraordinary golf course former dairyman Myron Schmidt has built with his own hands in a formerly washed-out wheat field northeast of Goessel. (See story, Page 1.)

Reminiscent of Hollywood’s “Field of Dreams” movie about an Iowa farmer who is prompted to build a regulation baseball field in the middle of his corn crop, Schmidt’s seven-year project has defied the odds-as well most people’s “logic” about what is advisable and even attainable.

We don’t need more wild-hair ideas with unrealistic expectations as we look to our county’s economic future. But we do need more people like Myron Schmidt, who dare to dream outside the proverbial box, carefully calculate the cost, and then channel the best of their creativity, energy and resources to make the dream become reality.

May more of us see the potential for grass greens where washed-out gullies now rule. -DR

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