Editor's weekly musings.

There is short item on page two concerning a call the police received about what the caller thought was a suspicious man in a van, maybe looking at kids. Tuesday night at the city council meeting, Chief Andres told me there didn’t appear to be anything to be concerned about, but of course he needed to issue the press release about it. Just in time to update the story, the chief was able to tell me they had spoken with the owner of the vehicle and it was truly not something to worry about.

The police have to make those decisions all the time. We want to keep our children safe. The person who called the police was certainly sincere in their concern. And, while it can’t be nice to have the police looking for your van in a situation like this, I hope the owner understood and was equally interested in a safe community.

It may be a cliche, but “better safe than sorry.” And the new one, “if you see something, say something.” Both important and both risk making a report about something that turns out to be nothing. I guess we have to live with it. I’m glad this story could be resolved so swiftly.

I don’t want to jinx anything, but if everything goes the way it is supposed to, I will have two part-time college guys to cover sports in the coming days and weeks. Whew! I know what a pitcher who is in too deep might feel like when the reliever comes in and saves the day.

That was some sports lingo to prove I’m not totally clueless. The problem I have is being only one person. It doesn’t help that the teams are having to cram so many games into each week. If I forgot something, or missed something, all I can say is, “Sorry, please forgive me.”

So, sorry Bruce. What were you thinking, sending me that stuff about the Indians amateur league game? It didn’t make the cut. I’ll put my young fellahs on that A.S.A.P.

I recently joined the board of the Sleepy Eye Area Historical Society and had the fun of helping to plan the event we had at the Depot Museum last Thursday. We wanted to make a big deal out of the 2018 Sleepy Eye ornament. Because we chose a brewery for the scene on the ornament, asking the Armbrusters to join us and talk about their plans for a brewery in downtown Sleepy Eye made for an especially exciting ornament reveal party.

We’d all like to see the Armbruster’s project finished so we can have fancy coffee and beer in our own downtown. But, you know, it doesn’t happen like that. They have a lot of work to do on the building, and are planning and doing all the time, but it will probably take a year to complete.

I guess I’ll have to wait. Of course at my age the years are flying by and when we are at the new coffee shop and brewery next year, it will seem like only last week that we heard about the plans.

I wrote in the page one article that you could peek in the windows at the Pix to try to see what is going on. That’s what I plan to do.

I hope the Armbrusters leap of faith inspires other entrepreneurs to do the same in Sleepy Eye.