Editor's column

We don’t know what to say. Well anyway, I don’t know what to say.

Just a week ago at this time, I was writing about the joyful arrival of sunshine, including how much it meant to the farmers for the work they needed to finish. Then just a couple hours after the newspaper was printed a terrible farm accident happened and in the end our community is mourning the loss of a young man.

A family is mourning the loss of their happy son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin. A community will continue to offer loving support to Kaleb Fischer’s family.

And, what do we say? What do I say? I’m so sorry for your loss. I don’t have any other words. One bit of advice I have heard many times, is that sharing stories and memories is something that does offer comfort.

The day after the accident, I heard Shari Hittesdorf speak at a chamber luncheon. She was there to talk about Holiday Lights in Motion, but took some time to also speak about the need for more EMTs on the Sleepy Eye Ambulance Service. The service they provide is something our community, town and rural area, relies on.

Is this something you could see yourself doing? Do you know someone who is thinking about it? Can you encourage them?

Contact Shari Hittesdorf at 794-3116 for more information on becoming an EMT.