March 19, 2020
When it comes to our current COVID-19 journey, this newspaper, like most area residents and businesses, is traveling in uncharted waters.
Many years ago on a Saturday afternoon in October, a friend and I took a canoe trip down the Republican River. The sun was warm and trees were loaded with beautiful fall colors. We were enjoying every minute and not paying attention to the time as we lazily floated downstream.
It began to grow dark and we hadn’t found the place where we planned to leave the river. I hadn’t been looking real hard for we had left our vehicle near where a flowing cree...