Highs and lows: Some of the best, worst of the week
Here are some of the best – and worst – of the week:
SUHR HONORS – Once again, congratulations to Fredonia native Jenn (Stuczynski) Suhr. The pole vault champion has been named the Track & Field News Indoor World Athlete of the Year. She will also grace the cover in May. Track & Field News is the “Sports Illustrated” magazine of the sport. It was an honor well deserved. Suhr has 13 U.S. titles, has set 10 American records – the most of anyone active in track and field in America – plus has a gold and silver medal from Olympic competitions. She also has the indoor pole vaulting world record. We’ll wait and see if Suhr decides to defend her title in 2016 in Rio. But for now, she’s continuing to compete across the United States and around the world.
CHERRY CREEK LIBRARY – It’s not easy to move a library, but that’s what Cherry Creek has done. The library is now located at 6778 Main St., in the former hardware building. It is now open 3-5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Hopefully the new location will draw more people to utilize the facility. Reading is important. Having an available facility helps.
NEW OFFICIALS – Many area villages have new trustees and mayors in place. We tip our hats to those who have served in the past and wish them well. For the new municipal leaders we ask you to think about what is best for the people you represent, and our community as a whole, not just for yourself.
CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN – Martha Robertson could be a good person for Congress. She certainly seems passionate about the people she serves. But she’s running against Tom Reed who’s been serving our region for about three and half months. Do you really think we’re ready to determine if Reed is a good or bad congressman after less than 16 weeks on the job? Give Reed a chance. Congressional terms are two years long. We don’t want the campaign season to be two years long as well.