Editorial: Thumbs

Published 5:57 pm Saturday, October 26, 2013

Editorial: Thumbs

thumbdownTo thieves.

Recent reports of people stealing iPads have made us chuckle. Don’t they know that iPads can be tracked by their owners? There are apps like Find My iPad. NBC’s “Dateline” even did a segment dedicated to leaving an iPad in the open, waiting for it to be stolen, then tracking down the device. The host and camera crew knocked on the doors and captured the reactions of the crooks when they were asked to return the iPads. Many electronic devices these days have similar tracking features. Anyone with a barebones idea of computers and cellphones these days would know not to steal such technology. Police officers sometimes like to say that crooks seem dumb because usually it’s the dumb ones who get caught. The smart ones get away.


thumbupTo Dave Syverson Auto Center, Country Inn & Suites and Fisher’s Fine Jewelers.

All three of these companies do an outstanding job of customer service, plus they pay attention to the details. They deserve the Business of the Year honors they received Thursday at the Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce annual banquet. The evening was a fun celebration for our chamber. We want to give congratulations to Volunteer of the Year Rhodette Groe and Ambassador of the Year Jonathan Murray.


thumbupTo the United South Central tennis team.

It was great that the team made it to state, which is not an easy route in the first place. Morever, we were glad to see three players continue to compete at state. Claire Christian competed as an individual and Linsey Thisius and Kia Legred comprised a doubles team, called Da Bulls. (Get it? Doubles.) The state tournament took place at the Reed-Sweatt Family Tennis Center in Minneapolis. We are confident the students had much fun playing tennis with some of the best in the state.