Ready or not, another year is quickly sliding past; 2015 has been a time of growth for the surrounding communities. With growth comes change; and sometimes that’s painful as everyone shuffles to find their place.
New people.
New industries.
New businesses.
New staff and elected officials.
The New Year is a time of rebirth; a time to take stock of what has passed, look at our shortcomings, mend our quarrels and plan for the future.
We’ve lost some key mentors this year; people who devoted substantial time and energy to building our town; most recently Don Lehman and Bob Page come to mind; but there are many, many others.
Too many to name, but they’ll never be forgotten.
Individuals who quietly went about the day to day living of building families and supporting communities. Loved ones who each day woke up, went to work and quietly made a difference in the lives of others.
We have some of those unnamed and unsung individuals in our own lives; and we celebrate the lives of those lost by keeping their memories alive in our hearts and thoughts.
The New Year is here – ready or not.
We mourn the passing of 2015; another year gone by, but overall it was a good year full of positive change and growth.
This is our last editorial for 2015, and we look forward to all that 2016 will bring.
Thank you for allowing us to be a part of the community.