Articles By: Joey Young

Take the time to get better

For the past three years Lindsey and I have taken a week out of our busy schedules and embarked on a journey to better our company and learn from our peers. This year?s excursion is coming soon as we will hit the road for Columbia, Mo., for the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editor?s Conference on Wednesday, June 24, through […]

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Hometown kid signs with NFL

Outside of my Kansas City Chiefs choosing what I deem a good player with their pick, I have never had much of a personal rooting interest in the National Football League draft. I am fascinated by it, yet I don?t always watch all the coverage. I always follow along on my phone and see whom the Chiefs take and read […]

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Creativity fuels needed change

Like a breath of fresh air, I felt energized, and ready to make a better community. Last Thurs?day I attended the annual Young Profes?sional?s Summit in Salina and I am happy I took a day away from work to do so. Scheduling time out of my week to attend another meeting or professional development event can be scary for me. […]

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Game night creates great bonding time

It’s the simple things in life that are sometimes the most gratifying. Lindsey and I had the joy of spending a recent Saturday evening with Lindsey?s sister and my brother-in-law. Often when we get together for a night out, we spend time eating something delicious, chatting, and the evening usually ends with a good old-fashioned board game. We have played […]

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Emergency was a wake-up call

Life is precious. It is delicate and tough all at the same time, but it can be taken from you in a moments notice without warning. I was working in Hills?boro office a few weeks ago when I received a call from my wife, Lindsey, saying that her mother was going into surgery and that she didn?t know much more […]

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Big-box event a step forward

When the announcement officially came that big box was coming to Marion County I was loud, proud and to some, a little obnoxious. I am sure many were thinking, ?Who is this guy, he just got here. Why does he care?? Those questions were probably justified. I hadn?t had a chance to meet many of you, and, in the eyes […]

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Expecting a great year in 2015

This year certainly has been a blur, and I?m sure 2015 is going to bring many new amazing experiences and intrigue into my life. Without question, 2014 has been one of the most memorable years of my 30 years on Earth. The biggest reason was, back in April, Joel Klaassen entrusted this media company he and Don Ratzlaff built from […]

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Opportunities are a blessing

I am astounded by the opportunities that have been afforded to me, especially recently. You would be hard pressed to find a person more thankful than this guy. This year, I?ve had the chance to write about a lot of neat things, our media company has expanded, and I?ve had a chance to forge relationships because of this media group. […]

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It’s time to get back to walking

I am back on the wagon, and Lindsey and I are being more active starting last week. The last six months have been a whirlwind, and the amount of walks the dog gets and general activity I have been getting have gone down the tube. It’s really bummed me out. Lindsey got me out of my funk last week when […]

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A chance to relive past fun

It?s not too often that you get to go back in time. Everyone is always moving forward, and the past moves into the rearview mirror quicker than anyone ever expects, so going back isn’t in the cards. While we didn’t hop into a Delorean, and I am pretty sure we didn’t get up to 88 miles-per-hour, two of my best […]

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