Young people get involved

Nice to hear there was a good crowd for the Rochelle Revved Up meeting this week. There will be a series of meetings to help plan for the future of our community.
The meetings are on Tuesday nights, but because of a previous commitment, I can’t attend.
I am fine with that. Here’s why: I am in my 70s. What the community needs are plans that work for younger people with families, people who will be here a lot longer than me, and who will benefit most by a plan designed by them.
So, even though one meeting is over, if you have some ideas, think about joining the discussion.
I can’t be the only one who thinks it was a horrible idea to invite facilitators of the Sept. 11 attacks to a meeting on U.S. soil during the week we honor the victims? Actually, any week?
I am a Cubs fan, and yes, this season has been incredibly frustrating.
First off, the performance on the field is terrible. I read that since mid-May they have played at a .500 mark. This is not exactly championship level.
And finding them on TV is a challenge. Channel 200, 201, 358, ESPN? Where the heck are they?
Next year that will be a lot easier.
The Cubbies will be on their own network. Most of the games will be on whatever they call their channel.
But unlike now, games won’t be free. I have not seen details, but for sure if you want to watch the Cubs next year you will have to subscribe to some sort of cable package.
Gone will be the days of WGN broadcasting Cubs games, a relationship they have had for 72 years with the Major League club.
WGN was a superstation, so fans in Creston, Iowa and Willow, Alaska, could watch the Cubs and become fans. They truly were “America’s Team” in an age before there was such a claim.
I wonder if the folks in Iowa or Alaska will subscribe to a baseball network just to watch the Cubs.
I have been a Cub fan all my life. I grew up on Jack Brickhouse and Ernie Banks. But even I am going to have to think about shelling out money to watch a .500 team.
Thank goodness for the National Weather Service and its highly trained meteorologists. The wife and I spent a little while in an upstairs bathroom during Thursdays tornado warning. Scary stuff. Glad it passed us by.

Terry Dickow is a retired elementary school teacher with lots of opinions, some you will like, some you won’t. He can be contacted at [email protected]


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