WESTBROOK, Minnesota (STPNS) -- Cheers . . .

    Itís about time our school bus drivers get recognition. Last week was Minnesotaís first School Bus Driver Appreciation Week. The special time was a declaration by Governor Dayton. Our schools, children and families owe a debt of gratitude to these men and women who honorably perform this duty and keep our children safe on their daily trips to and from school, along with many extracurricular activities.

Cheers . . .

    The Westbrook Lions Club for their donation  of $875 to the Westbrook Library. The club held their Mid Winter Prime Rib Dinner at the Westbrook Senior Center February 11. A job well done ó or maybe medium rare to rare. (pun intended)



Cheers . . .

    The big blizzard last Thursday and Friday turned out to be more of a fizzle for the immediate area. Westbrook had about an inch of snow, while Walnut Grove had barely a trace of the white stuff. That puts us just that much closer to spring, but we are not out  of the woods just yet. One meteorologist said, ďwe still have about 100 days left of  possible snow days.Ē

Jeers . . .

    It was reported by the Washington Post, that President Trump, has made 133 not quite factual statements since being in office. Thatís Really Really bad ó Really Really Bad. But then that probably is just Fake News, or it could possibly be alternative facts!

Jeers . . .

    Congress authorized 20 billion dollars to build the President Trumpís Really Big Fence on the Mexican Border. We really donít know if that is good or bad, but I do know that would feed a lot of people in this country, for quite a while. It is questionable how many bad guys that will keep out or just people wanting to come  to the United States to try and make an honest living doing jobs for public figures as almost slave labor.

    Also according to the Mexican Government, they do not have a problem with the building the wall because they have a huge problem with illegal guns being smuggled into their country. Itís a shame our brilliant leaders couldnít have used diplomacy with the  Mexican  government to build the wall that would serve both countries and share the expense. Already our local agriculture community will be paying more than their fair share with the announcement that they will no longer purchase any corn from the U.S.

    This is what happens  when you have an administration that uses the shoot first,  ask questions later policy in governance.

Have a great week and do good!