October 22, 2021

The List: ‘It’s fall y’all’

The leaves are changing. Flowers are being traded for fall decoration. Sunny days may still mean spending time outside, but some of those days may also mean curling up inside in a sweatshirt with a coffee and enjoying the sunshine coming in the window. Fall has arrived y’all.

I had the opportunity to chat with Nate Maiers, assistant manager at Fareway, about what the newspapers do on a recent Facebook Live interview we did for Greenfield Chamber/Main Street in honor of National Newspaper Week.

The Adair County Free Press is over 130 years old! The Fontanelle Observer is even older.

As you can see, this week’s newspaper is pretty full. As I told Maiers, I feel the role of a community newspaper like ours is to inform, engage and inspire. That’s why we’re bringing back the News Briefs section here for awhile. Through election season and the holidays, there will be plenty of things to share in brief about what’s going on. Above all, I hope we can inform, engage and inspire each week.

Heck, putting the paper together each week does that for me. Each day is different, and that’s why I love it. I’m informed, engaged and inspired just by putting the thing together each week with our awesome team I’ve got alongside me.

I drove up East Iowa Street recently, and as I approached the square, I saw scarecrows that are a part of an “Adopt a Pot” program the Chamber has going on. What a need idea to spruce up our town even more. The Wallaces have a neat “It’s Fall Y’all!” sign they’ve painted in the window at the Home Store and More. And to top it off, the Nodaway Valley band marched for the first time in quite awhile at the football game the other night. A true marching band just adds to the awesome atmosphere of football Friday nights, in my opinion.

There’s lots of reasons to love fall. Despite the fact that it’s allergy season, it might be my favorite season.

There are plenty of awesome events coming up to enjoy. Get on out and enjoy our awesome communities.

Caleb Nelson

Caleb Nelson

Caleb Nelson has served as News Editor of the Adair County Free Press and Fontanelle Observer since Oct. 2017. He and his wife Kilee live in Greenfield. In Greenfield and the greater Adair County area, he values the opportunity to tell peoples' stories, enjoys playing guitar, following all levels of sports, and being a part of his local church.