As is the case every now and then, we thought it prudent to offer our thoughts on a few of the recent events taking place in our community. What follows are some of our random ponderings.


 


As is the case every now and then, we thought it prudent to offer our thoughts on a few of the recent events taking place in our community. What follows are some of our random ponderings.

• First of all, we wanted to congratulate the United Way on what appears to be a very successful fundraiser. Also, a big pat on the back goes out to each of the volunteers who took the time ot help raise the funds, as well as to each of you who dug a little deeper to help “bail out”?those individuals during the jail and bail fundraiser.

• Secondly, we want to encourage the public, especially those who are residents of the Fourth Commissioner District (Wards II and III of Redwood Falls), to take in the county commissioner candidate forum being held tomorrow at noon at the community center. This is a great way for voters to learn how the candidates stand on the important issues of county government. 

• We also want to wish good luck to the high school athletes who have started or are going to soon start the post-season. We would specifically like to wish good luck to RVHS athlete Megan Buysse at the state tennis meet, which is scheduled to start later this week. We know all of you are going represent your community very well.

• The Redwood County Board is facing a difficult decision this week as it determines the future of the Law Enforcement Center project. We think everyone can agree the current facility is in need of repair. We also recognize there is a need for enhanced security at the courthouse. We know there is a solution out there, and we encourage the public to talk with their commissioners with the ideas they may have to make this work.

• A new concept is being developed in Redwood County called circle sentencing, and we think the initial investment the county board has made in this restorative justice program is going to pay off. This unique program goes beyond making the punishment fit the crime to helping re-establish relationships and repair damages done. We are confident this is a program that is going to succeed.