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Can it be tournament time without a storm?

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Excuse my confusion, but it just can't be late February in Iowa.

It was downright balmy on Saturday in Des Moines, with nary a state wrestling tournament snowflake in sight.

The 10-day forecast shows highs above freezing every day for the next week and a half.

It's just not right.

How are we supposed to have an Iowa girl's basketball tournament with weather like that? I thought there was some kind of Iowa law that required Mother Nature bring on the storms for tournament time. This isn't how traditions are maintained!

I take heart in knowing that February and early March (heck, April too for that matter!) are fickle months, there's some tricky weather yet to be seen.

And we've still got the boy's tourney to be looking forward to...


Speaking of tournaments, everyone who knows me well is aware of my own March Madness. I live for the thrill of the NCAA men's basketball tournament. And, while Kentucky is looking awfully impressive, there is no unstoppable consensus favorite out there.

It's snapping up to be a great tournament run, just as I like it!


The clock is ticking, but there's still time to nominate a deserving area resident to be Spencer's newest Citizen of the Year!

We are taking nominations until Friday, March 9, for consideration for the honor. After that, our former Citizen of the Year honorees will gather to select the newest member of their company.

We'll honor the latest addition at a reception in April, set to coincide with the publication of the Daily Reporter's Progress edition.

As we look around our community, we can see the efforts of so many deserving folks, who go above and beyond to make their community a better place to live and work.

Take a few minutes to write up a nomination letter, noting their achievements, and send it to me at pbuenger@spencerdailyreporter.com, drop it by our offices at 310 East Milwaukee Street in Spencer, or mail it to us at the Daily Reporter, PO Box 197, Spencer, IA 51301

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Actually, blizzards at tournament time are more myth than reality. I think you were born 30 years too late.

-- Posted by Cookster on Tue, Feb 21, 2012, at 8:48 PM

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