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Off the Publisher’s Desk – 9-10-2014

Now that school is open, I wish to remind all drivers to be aware of kids going to and from school and to watch for school buses. It’s the law that you must stop when school buses have their flashing lights on.

It is also the law that you must stop and let people cross when they are trying to cross the street in a crosswalk. Not only is it the law, it is good common sense and it may save a life.

This past weekend was the annual celebration of Rustic Lore in Glenwood City and it climaxed with the big parade on Sunday afternoon. I was pleased to see both high school bands from Colfax and Elk Mound participate in the parade. It is not a parade unless there is a band involved and those two added so much to the event. There were eight bands performing during the parade.

I am happy to report that the Elk Mound Band placed second in Class A with a score of 82.3 right behind Amery with a score of 88.7. Elk Mound received the Best Drum Major award and the People’s Choice award. The Colfax band captured second place in Class C behind Elmwood. See pictures of the two bands at Glenwood City below.

I wish to express my appreciation to those from this area that stopped by at the Minnesota Newspaper Museum at the State Fair. Our best day was Labor Day when almost 2,000 people came into our newspaper office to watch the equipment working to print our newspaper the way it was done back in the 1930s.

Thanks for reading! — Carlton