Well, it’s my second day back to work after an exciting four-day weekend – three of which were spent following the Ellsworth Panthers as they garnered the State Class A Runner-up title.
There was no time on Monday to ease back into the busy workings of a newspaper office. After a two-hour meeting to discuss options to address teen pregnancy in Nobles County, it was off to JBS for a couple of interviews for the "My Community, My Country, My World" feature. In the coming weeks, you will get to read all about Andre Teyiri and Moumouni Zeba, both natives of Burkinafaso, West Africa, along with Patrick Josiah, a native of Liberia, another West African country.
After the interviews, I had just enough time to put the Ag page together for today’s print edition, and then it was off to Brewster for the first of three public meetings to discuss the feasibility of a four-day school week. The meeting lasted more than three hours, making for an extremely long day! I’ll be writing that story this afternoon for Wednesday’s print and online editions.
First, though, I need to take a few deep breaths.
There is a lot going on this week, and my calendar is filled. The annual Bio-Science conference will be in town Thursday and Friday, with several interesting programs on tap. I’ll be heading over to the Minnesota West campus Thursday afternoon to cover the program on antibiotics in the livestock industry – it should be rather interesting.
Rounding out the week, I’ll be covering the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast on Saturday before heading to Slayton to report on the regional spelling bee.
There is never a dull moment as a newspaper reporter!