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Montevideo American-News
  • Farewell! (Soon)

  • This is just to let readers know that my last day here at the American-News will be June 17 (though I may be around throughout that week to help situate things). I’ve accepted a job in Hutchinson, and will be moving there the following week.
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  • This is just to let readers know that my last day here at the American-News will be June 17 (though I may be around throughout that week to help situate things). I’ve accepted a job in Hutchinson, and will be moving there the following week.
     
    I really have to say, it’s been great coming back to Montevideo and living and working here for a few years. It’s funny looking back to impressions from high school, or even a few years ago, and then looking at them now, and seeing what sorts of things I appreciate about Montevideo.
     
    This is a town with a lot of people who really care. Whenever there is a need, a fundraiser, a crisis or a need for volunteers — it just sort of works out. A large portion of the stories I’ve written about over the years have involved the need for money or volunteers for a public project, or for a youth activity, or to help a group out that’s trying to do some good. Again and again, the residents of Montevideo make sure it happens. And, as Dave Swenson has pointed out in his recent letters to the editor, the youth of Montevideo also play a big part in that.
     
    I can’t count how many times someone has told me that one business/business owner or another in town has helped make sure something gets up off the ground. Even more noteworthy is just how often those contributions are asked to be kept anonymous, or at least to not be given the spotlight.
     
    I appreciate having a police force that seriously sticks to the “no problem is too big or too small” mentality. They back that up every day, they accept all sorts of calls for assistance for a huge range of issues.
     
    I’d be crazy not to mention our educators. With smaller and smaller class sizes, they’re working hard to find new and innovative ways to reach out to students. The Earth School is just one great example of this.
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    Alright, I promised myself I’d keep this brief, but I can’t end without mentioning that the staff at the American-News/Monte-video Publishing is fantastic. I couldn’t have asked for better people to spend the last three years with, and I wish them all the best.
     
    Glad I’ll be able to cover one more Fiesta Days.

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