Editorial: Tribune Thumbs

Published 10:33 pm Friday, May 25, 2018

To the person who had donuts delivered to the Tribune Monday.

What a great surprise it was to have a box of
donuts delivered to the Tribune on Monday with an unsigned note thanking us for what we do in the community.

To whoever did this, thank you for your kindness. We greatly appreciated the gesture.

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To Shinefest volunteers.

Thanks to all the people who came together and
volunteered this week as part of Shinefest.

Shinefest is a collaboration of local churches in Albert Lea to share the message of Jesus Christ through service.

Volunteers took part in work such as cleaning gutters, removing garbage, painting and other tasks at several homes near Halverson Elementary School as part of the effort.

Thank you to the organizers and all of the participants for your time and energy spent toward this cause.



To all of the people who have filed for public office.

The candidate filing season officially opened this week, and Freeborn County has already seen several candidates apply for multiple open seats.

To those who are still considering the idea, filing is open for federal, state, county and city seats until 5 p.m. June 5.

It is a great way to give back to the community.



To Lake Mills High School senior Grant Fjelstad.

Congratulations to Lake Mills student Grant Fjelstad, who recently earned a second state title after dominating at 110-meter hurdles.

Last year, Fjelstad won his first state championship in the shuttle hurdle relay.

He plans to attend Wartburg College, where he is already signed on to run track and field and major in engineering science.

We wish Fjelstad the best of luck in his future endeavors.



To the Nation of Patriots tour.

Albert Lea welcomed the United States flag into the city Thursday evening from Mason City as part of the Nation of Patriots tour. The event helps raise money for wounded veterans and their families.

The flag was scheduled to depart from Albert Lea American Legion Friday morning to Crow River. We wish participants the best of luck in their remaining portions of the tour.