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October 23, 2019

Carpenter's passing is a big loss for Windom sports community
The Windom sports community suffered a significant loss this week with the passing of one of the biggest Windom Eagle sports fans I know.
Joe Carpenter passed away Monday at the age of 97.
Up until last year, Joe was a fixture at just about any Eagle sporting event. You could usually see him in the southeast corner of the Blue Gym, usually shooting the breeze with other spectators.

Thursday, October 17, 2019
Have You Backed Up Lately?
Just a quick reminder this week that backing up your computer is extremely important if you have any files or pictures that you don't want to lose.
It's usually never a thought to get those files or pictures backed up until something goes wrong and you almost lose them all, or actually do lose them all.

Thursday, October 17, 2019
A closer look at domestic violence
Every October, the Southwest Crisis Center joins organizations and individuals across the state and nation to recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
For me this means a lot of things - mainly a sense of determination and hope, but also a chance to look inward and reflect. The Southwest Crisis Center provides free, confidential services in Cottonwood, Jackson, Nobles, Pipestone and Rock counties.

Thursday, October 17, 2019
A Tuesday coronation?
When it was announced that Windom would crown its king and queen on a Tuesday night, I had a number of people ask me, "A Tuesday night? Why a Tuesday night?"
Without looking at the schedule and seeing what dates were and weren't available, I could only guess that it was the one night during Homecoming Week that worked - it was just a quirk in the schedule. Nevertheless, I had to agree with the question.

Thursday, October 17, 2019
A ban on robocalls?
I'm sure most of us have had this happen:
Your cell phone rings and you instinctively check the screen for a number. There's an audible sigh of relief as you spot a local area code and prefix.
You hit the "accept" button, only to hear a recorded voice say, "Hello! Are you interested in a huge savings on a trip to Florida?"

Thursday, October 17, 2019
End of the Youngers, fall fishing, pheasants
The Jesse James and Younger brothers gangs were a rough, tough bunch of outlaws in the 1870s. To some extent they were still fighting the Civil War, seeking revenge through guerilla tactics. They thought a bank robbery in Minnesota would do two things; punish the north and enhance their own wealth.
A few weeks ago I wrote about the Northfield bank attempt where the citizens essentially said, not in our town.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

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