Short Takes

A little patience needed by motorists


The summer months often are a time for the needed, but inconvenient road construction. Motorists will be facing some of that inconvenience starting next week when construction begins on Saratoga Street. Motorists are urged to use alternate routes to avoid Saratoga between C Street and Southview Drive. The first phase of the construction is scheduled be finished by the start of the new school year. The second phase is scheduled to end by Nov. 2. In the meantime, we all have to practice a little patience as we travel to our destinations.

Lynd School board makes right decision


The decision by the Lynd School Board Monday evening to not renew a operating contract with South West Education Cooperative was the right one to make. The SWEC was originally created under a five-year contract with Russell-Tyler-Ruthton, Lynd and Hendricks. But since that agreement was made, too much controversy swirled around its superintendent and RTR pulled out early and paid a settlement fee. The agreement no longer makes sense for Lynd to continue.

A time to look forward in diocese


It’s kind of sad to see all the reshuffling in the works within the New Ulm Diocese. Longtime and popular priests are moving on to new assignments and some churches are losing regular masses. During the last Mass inside St. Paul’s in Walnut Grove, Bishop John LeVoir urged area Catholics to remember the past and look forward. And that’s the best way to look at all the changes.