Articles By: Joey Young

Tough start but a good ending

We had missed our detour, increased our drive by about an hour, almost ran out of gas, and hit not one but two possums. I was starting to think maybe I wasn?t meant to give a good keynote speech the next morning at the Mid-America Newspaper Conference in Lake Ozark, Mo. A few weeks ago I was asked to speak […]

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You never know who’s calling

I print my cell phone number in every newspaper we own, so you never know who will be on the other end and what that person needs when my phone rings each day. Often it is an issue with a paper not getting delivered. We are on the phone daily with the post office it seems?but that?s another topic for […]

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Best partners for our busy lives

Juggling business and relationships, and being a good steward of your community can be a crazy dance on most days. It would be a far tougher dance without a great partner, and that is why I was feeling pretty lucky recently on my five-year anniversary with my wonderful wife, Lindsey. I should have already been home at 6:30 p.m., but […]

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Keep it beautiful

? A coat of paint can go a long way in making Marion County attractive to everyone. It is amazing what a coat of paint can do to spruce up a space. Cable television shows are dedicated to the topic of such an idea and how it affects people’s home-buying experience. People notice when a space is pretty, organized and […]

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Conference generated energy

Oh, the things you will learn. Sometimes, with all the hustle and bustle of life and work, I get stuck in a rut of doing the same ol? thing over and over again. Last month was anything but that for Lindsey and me, though. We got out of our routine and drove to Columbia, Mo., for the International Society of […]

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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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