March 24, 2005 at 8:08 a.m.
Ken Harmon and the local Vets are still looking for anyone who perished in World War II. This is a wonderful chance for your relative or friend to be publicly honored (like they should be) for all to see. Please don’t wait until it’s too late. Give Ken a call at 651-213-0535, you will be glad you did.
We are just learning about the horrible tragedy in the Red Lake school on Monday afternoon. So far there are 10 confirmed dead including the shooter, with another 12 or more injured. Hopefully the sad number doesn’t increase. This is the second shooting in a Minnesota school in the last three years. The Red Lake School even had metal detectors installed for this very reason. What is our world coming to? Now you have to worry about your children’s lives when they are at a place that should be one of the safest places for a child to be.
I am definitely not saying that our school system is not safe by any means, but I would guess if you asked parents at the Red Lake or Rocori Schools they would have said the same thing. I truly believe that we as parents must be diligent about speaking to our children every single day. It doesn’t matter weather it’s chit chat or in-depth, just talk. If someone is allowed to express their feelings to another individual it changes the whole picture quite a bit.
My family took a trip down to Iowa recently to visit my grandmother. It was so wonderful to just spend some quality time with her and not worry about anything else. To see this 87- year-young woman wrestling around with my 3 and 5-year-olds, puts a smile on my face just thinking about it. I have always admired my Grandmother, but in the last 10 years or so I have really become inspired by her. She is everything you would want in a person and more. Because she gets this newspaper, thank you Gram for a wonderful weekend.