Fall Festival Photos

I took a lot of photos at the Medina Fall Festival, and we didn’t use all of them in the paper, of course. Some were definitely better than others, but here are my leftovers, so to speak. Cute baby! Look at those little toesies. Kids waiting for candy. Not all the parade units were vehicles.…
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Dinosaur Terrorizes Very Small Part Of Newsroom

So, I bought a dinosaur today. It’s actually a Jimmiesaurus, meaning that its colors are those of Jamestown College. It matches my desktop, so I put him on top of it. Kids are selling them, as well as a few other neat things, at the Mini-Society Summer Camp this week. The idea is for students…
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Historical Snowstorms And Blizzards

I’ve written about the Children’s Blizzard today, but decided to put it into Reprint because of the focus on history. I’m very glad that the blizzard we had over the weekend did not kill 250-500 people.

Lutefisk And Other Questionable Food-Like Substances

I wrote a story about a great local lutefisk supper in a mostly serious way, but I also wrote some extremely silly fake headlines for it that we obviously didn’t use.* Here’s the real headline: Lots of lutefisk: Church readies 375 pounds of Scandinavian delicacy Here are the fakes, with at least one addition from…
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The Whole Story In 12 Words

A while back I was working on a story about the massive 2009 flood here in Jamestown for a company-wide project. The story ended up not getting used, but before it ended, we asked the project leader how long my story should be. The answer: 12. It turned out that meant 12,000 words, but I…
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