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Bill's painting

August 15, 2011 - Jodelle Greiner
Thank you to Bill Schauberger for his suggestion to add a painting to the park by Bank Midwest. This is what I was talking about in my blog “Think before hitting ‘send’”. Bill saw a way to improve Fairmont, make it a more visually appealing, artistic town and offered the suggestion. This is something we can build on. Are there any artists who can submit suitable artwork to the appropriate parties for approval? Maybe get some kids from art class at the high school? I’ve seen some great murals and carvings in little hole-in-the-wall towns and schools and they are a source of pride, as well as help visitors see at a glance what is important to the town.

Yes, Clay12, Fairmont has problems, and it’s okay to recognize them, but let’s throw out some possible solutions instead of letting the problems pile up. That way when people come to Fairmont in the future, they will see a town that cares and wants to improve, instead of be stagnant like bad water. A town’s reputation spreads and grows with each person who passes through. Like I said, business owners put their ear to the ground and listen to what’s being said. If people are talking about all the improvements one town is making and complaining that Fairmont never does anything, which town do you think those business owners are going to be more interested in?

Blue Earth implemented a program to rehabilitate houses and 40 people jumped at the chance to fix their homes. Winnebago just purchased the trailer park with the intention of turning the land into a campground for the folks that come to Motofest. And little ol’ Bago is even putting in a skate park. The kids raised money and Delavan is giving them some equipment. All that’s left is to figure out where to put it. Are these towns perfect? No, those houses in Blue Earth needed help and that Winnebago trailer park was run-down and dangerous and attracting bored kids to hang out there. But the point is they are trying to work on their problems and fix them.

Observationist, you are misinformed. Our parent company Ogden owns the website and can edit it at will. (And they can shut down any portion of it, as well.) And please learn the definition of censorship. To suggest that a reporter would advocate censorship is laughable. I was suggesting that people might want to use some discretion. Two different words with different meanings. And please see my blog “Do you want the truth?”, I addressed the issue of the truth quite clearly there. I do love your suggestion that everybody get on the website and comment. We get hundreds or thousands of hits on articles, but only get a few comments from the same handful of people. We’d like to hear from the rest of you.


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