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Section 8A Softball Playoffs

On May 25, the Warrior girls softball team played the Sauk Rapids girls team in the Section 8A playoffs and beat the Storm, 1-0.

As soon as the game was over, the Storm girls were happy and were congratulating one another. It appeared that they had won the game rather than the Warriors.

When my wife asked them why they were so happy and if they were going to play another game, they said their year was finished but they were so happy because they had played so well.

The Storm girls may have lost the softball game but certainly are not losers in the game of life. They seemed to know that in life it is more important to participate, do their best and let the outcome go, than it is to win the game.

Congratulations Storm girls. You are all great role models, not only to all athletic teams, but also to everyone in the game of life.

Randall Bundy


Voter I.D. a matter of honor

Some things to think about: 1. If voter ID really isn’t an issue, why all the stories of voter fraud across America? Can they all be lies? 2. If politicians are really concerned about their constituents why are they exempt from a lot of the laws they have passed for the rest of Americans — own health care, special pays/vote yourself raises, best retirement package ever designed, ect…?3.

How did the system get to where we entitle the lazy, unmotivated, and unproductive, cheat your employer, no personal responsibility, protest against the people who work hard to make ends meet crowd. How can ethical, hard working Americans support this, unless your goal is government dependence?

The Army/ Corps of Engineers have values to live by that have been around since their inception.

They are loyalty (bear true faith and allegiance to the U.S. Constitution), duty, respect, self-service, honor, integrity — do what is right, legally and morally; be willing to do what is right even when no one is looking. It is our “moral compass” — an inner voice, and personal courage.

I would just humbly ask that each of us think about the above when you vote this fall.

Gregg Struss


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