Welcome to 2018
By Jake Kulland
We start this week by once again wishing all of our wonderful readers a very Happy New Year. From everyone at the Republican, we all hope that the New Year will be full of good health and good times. Each time the calendar moves to January two things come to my mind — One, that I can’t believe I’ve lived this long, and two, that the New Year kind of brings a “reset button” or “new leaf” mood to everyone. It’s always interesting to hear New Year’s resolutions, and how long they last. I gave up on resolutions many moons ago, but still there are some things that at the very least we all will try to do better. The new year always brings that fresh start, new car smell and we with the best of luck to you all in 2018.
January arguably the busiest month of the year for activities
One of the other things January brings is a boatload of activities. Whether it’s boys or girls basketball, boys or girls hockey, wrestling, speech, band and many others, this is or is close to the height of their busy season. It’s crazy to think about, but the postseason is just a little more than a month away starting with the District 8 Girls Basketball Tournament in Rolla on Feb. 9. So we hope that we get some good luck with the weather to allow all of these many events to get in. It’s a wild and crazy but still fun time of year for winter activities, and as always, we will do our level best to cover it all in the Republican and on our KNDK stations.
Some college signings to report next week
Make sure you grab next week’s paper, as we will tell about some of our area athletes who have signed or will sign to play college athletics in the fall. There are some good stories to tell, and we will bring you the good news the next time we visit.
“See ya!” next week!