Captain’s Log – Installing the Gear

  • 2021-06-04, 05:00 AM
  • Rachel Dahl
Captain’s Log – Installing the Gear The new Newspaper box at Jerry's Restaurant -- bring your quarters.

We got a Newspaper Vending box this week and man, we are the big time now. It is so pretty. His name, is Jerry. Cause he lives at Jerry’s Restaurant. Jerry and Becky sitting in a tree…

The crew over at Fallon Glass gave Jerry a facelift – we couldn’t quite afford new newspaper boxes, and there is only one place in the whole country that makes them anyway, and they are VERY proud of them. In the price department.

But, our magician Ginny got all researchy one day and tracked down this place in Colorado that refurbishes old newspaper boxes so we got two of those. They’re sending us a little part for the second one and then it will get Christened and placed over at the Post Office.

Hey – maybe we should have a contest to name the new post office newspaper box. If you have a good idea shoot us a note. We’ll make you small-town famous.

We also had a team meeting the other day at Telegraph – we desperately needed a break from putting together that grad edition, so we ran over there for a melt-down. There was a new kid making coffee who looked super familiar – I totally know how this goes… “did I teach you in school?”

“Yes, Ms. Dahl, what are you doing now?”

“We do this paper, The Fallon Post.”

And then the sweet little peanut who is totally a grown man now, said, “Yeah, I had you for reading. Because of you, I can read The Fallon Post.”

Dude. We schoolteachers can live on that kind of mush for months. Ask any one of these fabulous people who have made it through this crazy year in education if I’m right. The littlest indication from a kid that we’ve had some kind of positive impact on their life, their education, their mood, and we are putty. Melting bags of sap over these kids.

Since we spent so much time loving on these kids last week, we want to make sure the teachers and the staff at all our local schools know how much we honor and appreciate all they’ve done for our community this past year. Make sure you let them know too. And in the meantime, we’ll be here…

…keeping you posted.


Rachel Dahl



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