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Rich Paulsen - What’s Up

I hope you enjoyed today!

It may be the last “warmer” day we see in a while with winter looking to make it’s appearance in full for the next few weeks. So far we have fared a little better than last years worst winter ever. Lets hope our luck continues for the next three months.


We lose two wonderful long-time employees this month here at the CNA. Friday is Rose Henry’s last day as office manager. It would be hard to guess how many thousands of pieces of paper Rose has handled over the years. Plus the added duty being in charge of personnel.

We will miss the nice quilts she makes that have hung in her office over the years. Our other retiree this month is Dorine Peterson who has over 31 years with the CNA. Dorine is our computer and software guru. She will be missed badly! I’m not sure who will “control” the machines from here on out. She has the biggest shoes in the place to fill. We wish Dorine and her husband Allan the best on their travel adventures. Thank you to both of you for all your great years of service here at the Creston Publishing Company.


The majority of the hunting seasons close tomorrow on the 10th. The number of birds in the area seemed have grown some this year compared to the last few seasons. Pheasants look to be on the up turn again plus water fowl also had good counts over the last month.

State Fair

I see the cost of getting into the Iowa State Fair will go up this year. The advanced tickets will go up $1. Adult advanced tickets will now be $9 and kids tickets $5. The regular priced tickets will go from $12 to $14. So be sure you get your advanced tickets this year and save yourself some money.


Boy, the moon was just huge when I got up Wednesday morning. Friday it will be the full “Wolf moon.” So take a gander at it early in the morning. It is called the Wolf Moon due to the wolves that like to howl at the moon. So check it out.


The Iowa State legislature starts Monday. The group will have a full agenda of issues to go over. I’m sure they will work on fixing the high property taxes in the state! Or the high income taxes. Or maybe not!


Less than a month till the Iowa caucuses take place. Maybe we can get back to some “normal” commercials on TV verses all the political ones. It be interesting to see who wins the Iowa caucuses. Still a lot of candidates in the mix on the democratic side of things. I’m guessing that we may have several different winners in the first few states. It should be an interesting election season. The republican side looks pretty cut and dried with Mr Trump not having any real competition.


The second semester gets going this Monday. There is a full slate of basketball games coming up. If you get the chance go out a see the teams play.


There will be no paper on Monday, Jan. 20 which is Martin Luther King Day. We do not print on MLK and Presidents Day.

Thought for the week

“The biggest challenge in life is being yourself. In a world trying to make you like everyone else.” - E.E. Cummings

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