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The Shadow's opinions are his own and don't necessarily reflect the views of Wheaterville. But he might me right - who are we to say?
He's Baaaaa ack Shadow from the Shadows
  Hello from the shadows of Glendo. I’m sure you have wondered where we have been hiding!! Well it’s a story for another time.

Let’s get to it. After a short time of checking out the candidates the people have once again called on the 19th century leadership and elected Susan and her posse. Are they evil people?? Probably not as I define evil. Could it be that those backers of hers that seemed to be slient for the last 4 years know that the major problems around town like sewers ,water systems and a new building for the fire dept. have been done and most of the things left are minor??

As the town surged ahead into the 21th century during the Jay Collins era there is now a lot of questions about what will the direction be now? The crowning moment will come at the next council meeting when they appoint the replacement for Susan’s empty seat. Will it be another puppet or someone with something to contribute?? 

I’’m sure the council or the town people will make sure that Jay knows how much they all appreciated everything he accomplished in his 4 years. If the council doesn’t do this the people of the town that reaped the benefits of all his work should do it on their own!! 

 
Part of our group has moved on to greener pastures but those of us left behind will carry on exposing the dark side of Glendo government but also giving them credit when due. We will be looking forward to your responses to get this dialog started again!!

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Catching Up With the Glendo Shadow
Well it seems as though winter is beginning. The leaves are off the trees and the light of day is shining on our sleepy little town once again. We seem to have had an uneventful summer season. Glendo Days was good, the Mud Bog a success and there seemed to be almost as many people at the park and in town. Could be the economy didn’t affect us as much as we thought it would. The Emergency Vehicle is well under way and has a projected completion date of Jan. 2010 unless we get some really bad weather.

Once again the town election is coming to the fore front. Although it is several months away there are stirrings in the citizen ranks. Not much doubt on the Mayor part but a lot of guesses about the council side of the equation. Not much for Susan to run on this time. Jay has brought most of the important projects to completion. The sewers are finished; the water system is up to speed. The rates have increased to cover costs because it had been so long without an increase and as stated above the new building is going up before our very eyes.

There is one troubling thing going on in the city government again. The rumors coming out of the council meetings is that the water billing system is in the arrears again to the tune of $5000 give or take a couple of bucks. This was a problem in the past and had seemed to be taken care of and we are wondering how and why it seems to be slipping back into the same old routine. I’m sure there are people hurting but they need to come forward and ask for help rather than just not pay their bills. If the hurting people are friends of the council member’s maybe it’s time to talk it over with them and see what sort of help is available!! The word out of the last council meeting was that they sort of threw the Town Clerk under the bus and declared it her problem. How could that be?? I thought the Council ran the town and she worked for them?? Brenda works hard at her job and needs the council to back her up with some hard rules that they step up and put their name to not push it off on the workers. Maybe that could be Susan’s next campaign promise!!!!

Did I forget to mention the new town sign?? It turned out nice but sits a little low and is sort of hard to see. The workman ship is really nice but maybe some lighting might help!! What do you citizens have to say?
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Now, the Shadow on Health Care
I didn’t realize it was my turn to talk about health care but here I go! Let’s begin with a quote I found. Sorry I can’t remember who said it.

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.

 
  I notice several things with a lot of the rants about this subject on this site. It seems that anyone that already has it is some sort of bad guy no matter how they obtained it. Why is that??

One seems upset over those that have VA care but I’m sure he or she had the same opportunity to join the service like they did. Could it be that when they saw others going into the military they figured they were stupid?? Those that have it thru their work also seem to be bad guys for some reason!! Once again I’m stumped on that. I assume we should demonize those that put forth the effort to get enough skills to get ahead in this world and found good employment with bennies but I wonder why. Did those that said they hated school and wouldn’t go any further ever wonder what life would be like for them down the road? Now that those people have obtained some sort of “better life” are they to feel guilty for those that refused to do what they did??

I do understand that private insurance is out of reach of some no matter what but what gives the government the right to take away from those that put forth the effort to get ahead and give it to those that didn’t or wouldn’t even try? If you now regret your past choices why do you feel it’s the government’s job or duty to bail you out?? You can still help heal the situation but it will take a lot of effort on your part. It’s not too late to band together with those in the same situation.
Begin searching for answers. Get your group together with local doctors and ask for their advice. There must be some companies out there that will write something for your group. It may be that a starting point would be just catastrophic coverage that covers major problems while your group works toward better coverage. Check out our state and find out what mandates they have on companies writing insurance in our state. The more people that lobby the folk’s downstate for change the better chance you have. Why should you have to pay coverage you don’t want or need?

If you are too old to have a baby why would you want that coverage and that goes for a lot of things. A lot of the states mandate those sorts of things and all have to pay. I see a lot of people that turn out to help at brandings. Why wouldn’t those same groups of people having the same problems with their insurance flock out to help solve them?? If you can get something like this done you will still be free and in control of more of your life. 
 
I know this goes against popular thinking but its things like this that made this a great country and will keep it that way. Remember the cry of the 60s “Power to the people”. Well this is how you get it.
 
Those that you feel are the connected ones started out unconnected. You can become connected if you come together and get behind those that want to make it better thru hard work and group effort. Will you get everything you want?? I doubt it but when you find out that everyone gets a piece of the pie I think you might feel better about your town and it’s people. Who knows, you might even become an example to small towns around the country that are having the same problems!!
 
Once again, I am the Shadow
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Nothing on Health Care, But a Little on Everything Else
To the dismay of some I am still here lurking in the shadows of Glendo. I have been enjoying the nifty summer and keeping up with all the hullaballoo on this website. Great dialog going on and that’s what keeps honest people honest. The others, only jail time solves that!!

I have read a lot of Dr. King’s writings and speeches and our country today looks nothing like what his vision was. Too bad because what he envisioned would have been great. I did run across another quote from a guy by the name of John Milton. Try Google if you want to know who he is! He noted years ago: those who want truth to prevail can tolerate free speech, because truth eventually will win out, but those who proclaim falsehood must be totalitarian: they can only survive and thrive by throttling discussion.

What’s happening Glendo? Glendo days went off without a major hitch even with the city council trying their best to make it fail. The Mud Bog drew a big crowd and the food people even had “funnel cakes”. How cool is that. The Pair-a-dice has reopened and the food is very good. You might want to stop by and say hello to Amy. The menu is big for such a small place. Much more than just burgers!!

They are moving along on the new Emergency vehicle building. They are not calling it a fire hall!! It will be 80 x 120 and have 4 doors on each side. They began advertizing and the response has been really good according to Brenda. There will be a pre bid meeting Aug. 3 and a bid opening on Aug. 17. With any luck at all something should happen before the snow flies. Once it is finished it should spiffy up the look of Main Street.
 
I’m sure a lot of you out there are beginning to feel the pinch in today’s economy. I’m sure people would be interested in hearing any ideas you might have on how to snug up to get along. This would be the time to reacquaint with your friends and neighbors rather than pick a fight over small things. It’s a lot easier with a bunch of people pulling the cart than it is pulling it by your self!! The first things those that want to run every aspect of our lives have to do is get the people fighting among them selves. If you are looking for the “free lunch” thing remember some one has to pay. Who would you like that some one to be? How about you kids or maybe even your parents? Something to think about.
 
From out of the dark places in Glendo,
I am the Shadow!!
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The Shadow and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Good day all!!
  I’ve been sitting here watching the good people of Glendo and the surrounding area beat up on Looking In and wondering why those of us that attempt to shine the light on what appears to be potential problems even bother. Then I ran across a quote from Martin Luther King that sums it very well!!
 
Here it is:
"We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive. We bring it out in the open, where it can be seen and dealt with. Like a boil that can never be cured so long as it is covered up but must be opened with all its ugliness to the natural medicines of air and light, injustice must be exposed, with all the tension its exposure creates, to the light of human conscience and the air of national opinion before it can be cured."
-- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. writing on racism in Letter from a Birmingham Jail
 
It settles my soul to know that there are others out there that look in the mirror when they get up in the morning and know that they must speak out against the problems that exist around the. They are mostly railed against by those that fear what others think about them or fear someone making waves that might shake up the “status quo” but that inner peace that comes with standing up for right even though others think it wrong is worth it!! When you stop and think about it the status quo had to start somewhere. It didn’t just pop up out of thin air. Sometimes the status quo is the winner after the debate settles into meaningful discussions and that’s fine also but we need to look at all the options before we settle on that.

  I feel bad that Woody took some time off but I see he left another hammer in charge of his duties.

  Well I can’t sign off without mentioning Glendo Days. The weekend of July 4th & 5th they will be in full swing with all the usual events. Garage sales, parade, bingo, free food as always and much more. The Mud Bog will be on Sunday the 5th so come on up that weekend and join in the fun!!
 
As always,
The Shadow

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The SHADOW is Back! Watch Out Glendo!
I know!! You thought Woody with his Che tee shirt and black beret scared me off. Well I’m back much to your dismay. I have been keeping up with the news here on the page and I think the best of the year so far was the “farting dog” post.

I’m also glad to see you folks gang up on the powers to be and keep poor old Hubert out of jail. The guy that said you can’t have it both ways is right but unfortunately around here you can’t seem to have it either way!!

  Well now that I have declared spring officially here it’s time once again to pull back the “blackout curtains” in Glendo and let the outside world know what’s going on!! 

  The sewer project is in full swing to the delight of many people in town. Had a small set back as the project superintendent dropped dead and fell into the hole. A lot of rumors flying around town that day. Some of the kids came home from school thinking he died because he got his head caught in the new sewer line.

It appears they are making progress on the new building for the fire trucks and such. A company came in the other day and had the building that’s sucking the fumes out of the ground moved almost in the blink of an eye. The city needs to keep their card in their file. I assume there will soon be demo going on with the old building but I have not seen a time line. I did see a rendering of it and it will spruce up the main dray a lot.

  I heard rumors that Susan got sort of surly at the last city counsel meeting about the new welcome sign but “heard no evil- see no evil & speak no evil” went along with her and we are about to get a $4500 welcome sign sitting down below the road across the street from Howard’s. It will be large and I can’t wait for the comments. The competition for the job seemed to be on the up and up so no complaints there!! 

 
Glendo days is cranking up again and once again the city council seems to be doing everything they can to make it fail. They threw $2000 dollars at the Mud Bog project with only a mild request but refuse to land any sort of helping hand to Glendo days. I know the Mud Bog people give most everything they make to town projects but so does Glendo Days. Why do you suppose they treat them so differently??? 

It appears the push to move “Cottonwood Hall” to town is off the books for now and they are going to rent it out for special occasions like weddings and such. You might want to keep that in mind if you are in the market for something like that it’s in a very nice setting for a large family get together. 

I see the state is trying to stick it to those hated “greenies” again but not allowing them to buy a season camping pass. That should slow things down for the businesses’ here in Glendo. They say they are just trying to generate more revenue. They must have studied economics under Barry and his crew!! Why not just raise the season pass $100. The people wouldn’t be as upset over that. 
 
Oh and by the way. Wouldn’t the correct term be “homosexual marriage???”

What say you?
 
The Shadow
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Wethinks, A Kinder and Gentler Shadow
No I haven’t forgotten about Woody. I have been thinking a lot about the problem most of you seem to having with health care. Yes I had a job in another life time with insurance but did raise two kids with no health care. Things were somewhat cheaper then and you could pay as you went.
I saw something about signing the Schip bill into law the other day. That’s the one that insures children of parents that have none or can’t afford insurance. It covers dental & eyes. Some of you should qualify under that.
My question for you is why don’t you begin talking among yourselves and see just how many of you there are out there. I know a lot of you don’t get along but it’s time to suck that stuff up and move on. You will need a couple of people to step up and get the ball rolling. Call a public meeting. If anyone shows up it will be a starting point. I’m sure Wheaterville would sound the drum for you on it!! Pick a leader or a group to look into options like the Schip. Look into forming a group, the larger the better, to see if you could get some sort of group insurance. Talk to businesses in town to see how they do it. Maybe you become some sort of Coop that would be able to offer it to the other small towns in the area. I’m sure they are having the same problems you are.
Wouldn’t it be better to take the “bull by the horns” than wait for the government to come to the rescue?? I have a good friend that’s a doctor in a big city and is the worlds biggest liberal. He has been involved in public health for his whole career. He says that if we let the government take over health care they will only screw it up. It’s the people that solve the problems not the government!!

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Sticks and Stones
I have to say I am disappointed with some of your comments. It seemed we were about to enter a dialog in the arena of ideas when all of a sudden the “attack dogs” arrived.
I did say “could it be” when I asked the question about health care. I will look that up but you could have at least told us what your thoughts on the rise in costs were rather than assume I am unread.
It seems that a lot of the comments are like listening to CNN. I’m sure most of you have formed your opinions on more than that. I know a lot of us are single or maybe even two issue voters but we should have some ideas on the other issues facing us. Have you ever questioned yourself to see if you might just be going along with the crowd and have not thought the issue thru? We never talk age but I guess that would have a lot to do with your world view.
You may continue to beat up on me and those that agree with me but remember that old kid’s saying “sticks and stones”. How about laying your ideas out in a nice logical way so we can all begin to see your side of the story. We may not agree but at least we will all know you have thought it thru and made up your own mind.
And yes that is my go to argument and I don’t think the war was illegal.

My question to everyone is: how much of our lives do we want the government to control and when it gets to that point who will be there to stop it?

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On Taxes, Health Care, and Big Business
I just knew there was someone out there that wanted to come out and play. All it took was one comment. Good job all!!

I give you the fact that the Repubcrats lost their mind over spending. Maybe DC is just evil and we should move the Gov. to someplace like Wyoming so they would want to do their job and go home because there were no fancy parties to attend!! 

I think a lot of people like me didn’t vote got McCain but rather voted against Barry O. I find it hard to vote for a man that stands for everything I am against but that’s just me!! I figure Abortion is every one’s choice but I still don’t understand why my tax money has to pay for it. The people that are against smoking don’t have to pay for the smoker’s stuff. I’m one of those fools that still like freedom and don’t need the feds telling what to eat and so forth. 

As far as I can see health care is not a right. Looking back a ways in history could it be that when we began allowing the lawyers to sue anyone in sight and the doctors had to get bigger & bigger insurance policies to protect them self the cost began to rise to where it is today. Maybe we should do something about “tort reform”.
 
If we stick it to every big business in the country who is it that will be paying for all those things that we are asking the Gov. to supply us with? I suppose the Gov. could print more money but doesn’t that cause inflation? Who wants to take a wheelbarrow full of money to the store to buy some food? Like it or not business is what makes this country run. That includes ranchers, farmers and all those small business folks around your town. I’m sure everyone out there understands that when they raise taxes on business they pass it along to us!! I think drunk drivers are bad news but I don’t want them to tax the bars out of business or even the package business. Isn’t it about time we figured out that we don’t have to participate in or even listen to things we don’t agree with. Do we really need the Gov. to silence everything and everyone that disagrees with them??

As far as worldview goes, my hasn’t really changed as much as it has matured. My Father told ne that would happen as I grew older. Still a lot of people out there that feel they got shafted along the line and want to get even but they can’t figure it out on their own so they want Gov. or someone else to do it for them. What happens when you get what you want and those below you decide they are going to take your away because it’s unfair that they don’t have the same thing?? How will that affect your worldview?
 
That’s enough for now!!
 
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A Different Sort of Shadow
It’s me again!!

  It seems that the “Beer Party” has every thing covered here in Glendo! Our water bill has increased along with the trash and sewer. Still no new sewer lines and it seems that the money the town poured down that deep hole to park the ambulance now has to be torn down and a new building built. It should improve the face of Main Street tho!!

  I was wondering if some of you folks out there would like to come and play at a different sort of column for a time till something else breaks that might need our attention. I know there are people of all ages and backgrounds reading this page so I thought maybe it was time we got to know each other better.

We could talk about worldview and how we each came to that way of looking at the world around us. Who knows we may even discover we are looking at the world thru a filter we didn’t know we had. There is always a reason we think and act like we do. Wouldn’t it be fun to explain it to others?? You might even be able to swing someone over to your worldview!!

I notice a lot of people go into the “attack mode” when someone thinks differently than they do and I remember it wasn’t always like that. People used to be able answer tough questions about their worldview with out becoming angry. We might even be able to bring a new era of “civil discourse” to our area. It has to begin somewhere why not here?? Think of how easy it would be to explain yourself without anyone knowing who you are. You might even make a friend that you wouldn’t mind telling them your name!!!

   
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Hello-Goodbye!! Hello?

You are correct that the Shadow has melded into the darkness for the time being!! We figured it was the better part of valor before they begin to implement the fairness doctrine on this page now that all their liberal buddies are in power.

This is not the first and probably won’t be the last battle we have lost and managed to live thru but we do have to go off and lick our wounds for a time. I’m sure there will be other battles to fight in the near future and hopefully this site will allow us back on at that time.

I would like to wish all of you out there a Happy New Year and thank everyone for the spirited debate over the last few months. If anyone has a hot topic maybe we could resume our discussions!! I’m open to anything!! 

Still the Shadow and watching from the darkness!!!

Note from Ace et al:

Welcome back Shadow! "We're not red states and blue states, we're the United States." Yep, it's the Liberals turn to run things. Let's see if it'll work :)

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Three Questions From the Shadow

It’s me again!!

 

The Ace & I were having a small discussion about how people chose those they vote for. We have two different ideas on the subject. I bet that surprises you. So in that vein I thought maybe all of us could participate in a sort of experiment. Almost like taking a quiz with no grade. You would have to post your answers with no “handle” or at least one that no one would tie to you. That would also give you a chance to be honest and not give answers you thought people wanted to hear.

Here are some questions that come to mind. We also would like some input from you folks out there with more questions along with comments. Knowing that most answers are your opinion it might help to have some facts to back them up although that’s not a killer if you don’t.

 

 If you like name the person and what you like and dislike about them, what they would do good for the country or bad. It’s OK to just not like some one but you should at least have a reason like to short, To old, to black, don’t like women, all those sort of things.

 

How much does character enter into you vote and how do you define character.

 

Where do you get your information and do consider it factual?

 

Is there one giant issue that is a deal breaker for you?

 

Be honest but be nice!! I always thought a person should be allowed to be the biggest butthead in the world as long as they were able to defend their position in a rational manner without becoming angry. So impress me and the Ace with your comments. Don’t fire off something without thinking it thru and be prepared for those that disagree with you. Also age of the commenter’s will become a factor due to different worldviews. That alone will take you sometime to think thru and attempt to understand. Who knows, you may even change your mind on something after you hear all sides!!

 

Good luck,

 

Than Shadow

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The Shadow Continues...

OK!! It’s me again.

I sent a post to the Ace. It not only made her mad but she said it was full of my opinions and little fact. She may be right but I don’t give in that easy.

The bright side is that she keeps on top of things and attempts to weed out opinion that people [maybe even me] claim as facts. That should make all of you out there more comfortable.

There are times when people’s opinions are facts. Like it’s a fact that I don’t like Obama because I feel he is a far left radical that will sell our country out. It is also a fact that I don’t want the government telling when I can wipe, what to use and when to do it. As far as I’m concerned the government screws up everything they touch, no matter the party. The complaint seems to be that the last 8 years messed us up. I thought in 2006 when the Dems. Took over congress they were going to fix it. What ever became of that? What ever became of personal responsibility? It used to be that when you took a risk [as in the stock market] and it didn’t work out you took the loss rather than look for some one to take something away from others and give it to you. It may very well be that I’m out of step with the ways of today’s world. Should that be true you can count me out because there is no way I want to be in that parade!! I know we all wash everything thru the paradigm of our worldview and come out the other side with different opinions and that’s fine. The thing that troubles me is that it seems no longer possible to have a civil disagreement. It’s now the norm to attempt to stop those that disagree and maybe even destroy them. I was always taught that if someone or something was offense and they wouldn’t stop you left or turned it off. Now days the very few seem to control the many. In today’s world if you can’t manage to earn enough to have what you want you are able to complain loudly and someone will figure out to give it to you so they don’t have to feel guilty about you doing without while they have it.

I was going to print out the definition of character but its way to long so go look it up for yourself. It is fair to judge someone by the friends he has and the people he does business with. If you have the same sort of friends and do business with the same sort of people then you would like that person for sure. Does liking that person make you feel OK because you have been feeling that those people have led you down a path you shouldn’t have been on and you haven’t wanted to deal with that little voice that keep saying you are on the wrong road??

Well that’s enough for now. I’ll send this off to the Ace and see what she thinks.

 

The Shadow

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A "Shadowy" Vote for Sarah

Well I’m glad some one is happy I’m back!

 

The “bailout” sounds like another hose job to us. 6mil. to make wooden arrows for kid’s toys!!! I thought you couldn’t play cowboys and Indians anymore!! Maybe they should rename it the “ripoff”. Now that we are giving 25 billion to the car makers I’m sure we will be able to buy them mush cheaper!!! Now is probably the time to make a deal on a new pickup or SUV. The people on the coasts figure everyone should ride a bike. Good luck going between Glendo & Wheatland that way and pulling your boat to the lake. There is also money in the bill for the folks that ride their bike to work. Think that would work rounding up those cattle?

 

 Sort of hard to figure out McCain but he still has my vote unless I decide to leave that part blank!!

 

I like Sara and hopes she kicks old Joe’s butt tonight. Sort of reminds me of the hard working ranch women in this part of the country. She comes closer to being just like us than the 3 musketeers around her!!

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The Shadow's Back!

I know, I know!! Everyone out there hoped or thought we here at the Shadow were long gone. Well even we hate the hot weather and have been hiding in the “air conditioning”. Well we stuck our foot out the door for several days now and it would seem that summer may be gone. This made us think it was time to crank it back up again and gets the blood flowing here in Glendo again!!

The problem seems to be that we as a town are now flush with cash and will be able to get all those promised programs off the ground. Before we forget “a giant pat on the back to the people of Platte County for their vote”. Once again proving that if you get the correct information out to the people and allow them to make up their own minds. More times than not things will work out. Everyone seems to be getting along here in town with no major battles staring at us in the near future so things may stay boring for a while. All the news on the ongoing projects seems to be good. It does seem like a shame that the poor guy running the sewer project had to pass away to get things off the ground.

The one thing Councilman Bill might answer for us is the rumor that they are putting in some apartments in the old store on main street. We were wondering how that was possible seeing there was ordnance against anyone living on Main Street. Sort of hard to Grandfather something in this late in the game. Part of the answer may be that Councilman Chuck seems to be involved in the project. I’m sure we will get an answer quickly!!!

Well now that you know we are back what would you folks out there like to talk about??

 

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Glendo's Cap One Tax Project
Note from Ace: The Shadow is sharing its space with Mike Huser, who took the time to explain Glendo's 1% Tax Project because someone in Wheaterville was wishing they had more information. So we know what's going on in Guernsey and in Glendo, and what the tax will pay for in those communities. We're still waiting for some of those Powers That Be to fill in the Wheaterville electorate on Wheatland and Hartville projects. (Hey...what about a bumper sticker that says "I READ WHEATERVILLE, AND I VOTE" ) Judging from the daily hits we could give away quite a few... Here's your chance to get some feedback Wheatland! (And to give some too...) Thanks to Mike Huser for writing this up and posting it in the comments. We figger'ed it earned a place on the Glendo Page and that the Shadow would agree! THANKS MIKE!
 
Glendo's project is a new emergency services building and additional funding for sewer line replacement. The Glendo ambulance in housed in a building that should of been torn down. This building had a fire several years ago that destroyed the structural integrity of the cement block walls. There is one wall that has angle iron bolted on it to keep it standing. When it rains there are massive leaks where water runs through the walls and mold grows on the walls of the meeting room. And the carpet gets soaked and it takes days to dry out. We have had supplies ruined by water leakage through the ceiling. Thankfully we've been in several drought years or the conditions would be worse.
 
The  building is far beyond repair to fix these problems. The fire department has outgrown it's current building. We have one pumper that is kept in an unheated storage shed. As a result it is only usable during the summer months or water would freeze in the pump and lines. In addition we have a rural fire truck that is stored outside in the town yard. This is a great asset to the town because it provides additional water for when we go on fires outside of town, but can only have water in it during the summer months. We felt it would be very forward thinking if we built one emergency services building to house all the fire apparatus and the ambulance together. 
     
In addition Glendo is requesting additional money to fund the sewer line replacement. Glendo has received a SLIB grant for this purpose but because of project delays the cost has exceeded the amount received.
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Glendo Days in Review

OK!! I guess it’s time to break the silence that seems to have set in on this page!!

I figured by now the nay-sayers would have loaded up the comments about Glendo Days so needless to say I am mildly surprised!!

I felt overall it went well. The Mud Bog was a roaring success but with the crew we have running it we wouldn’t expect any less. Good job gang!! Keep up the good work.

The ladies in charge have figured out they need more realiable help or as they are called “volunteers”. Kudos to the Old Western that saved the day with the Potato Salad!! Thank you.

The question arises of why the food line moved so slowly. One could understand it if the County commissioners were looking for votes while cooking but that didn’t seem to be the case. Thanks guys!! It must have been awful hot out there. You probably deserve a few votes just for that. How about some comments form some of the folks that were there. Let’s make them constructive and not get catty. All in all it seemed like a usual 4th weekend.

Mike’s Place is now The Micke Family Restaurant and well worth your business. They will making some tweaks’ to the menu that you may enjoy. Try the “Chicken Fried Steak” made fresh along with the new items on the “salad bar” like home made soups. We will all surely miss that British accent when you walk in the door and that dry sense of humor from Mike but we have discovered that nothing lasts forever!! It appears the Micke family will be as asset to town and we want to take the opportunity to say “Welcome to Glendo!!!

Things have been silent for to long. Let’s crank it up again!!!

 

As always,

We are the Shadow!!!

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Glendo Daze, and Glendo Saves $40,000

Hello all!!
 
Even we here at the Shadow get spring fever and just don’t feel like doing anything and besides everyone seems to be playing so nice there’s not much to take on.
I figured Bill would come on and tell us what took place at the city council meeting. I heard the Mayor saved the city $40,000.00. How about an explanation of that!
The thing about the Wellness Center sounds good. Where is the money coming from?
I hear the new bar owners at Whiskey Gulch are making a gesture to the town by having a free BBQ for the “mud boggers”. That seems like a neat thing but they maybe they should make it for only the contestants in order not to take business away from the other places in town that sell food. The 4th is a big weekend for all food places.
Hats off to all those involved in the search for that young boy that drowned. I know they put in long hours searching. I’m sure the family is grateful that they got him out of the water.
They had another Capitol One meeting the other day. How about a report from some one that was there. Time is getting short.


"The 4th will be here before you know it. How about sucking it up and getting behind Glendo Days. It happening with or without your help so why not get on board?? "

Remember to treat all those Greenies nice as they drop off their money in our town. They will be paying part of that Capitol One tax if it goes thru so we want to keep them coming back!!!
If I don’t write anything before then “have a great 4th and remember those fighting to protect our right to disagree with those in power!!!
 
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Memorial Day Flags in Glendo! Good Job to All!

Wow!! What is that bright thing in the sky? The moss is beginning to dry up around the house. Could be ready to leap into summer??
I almost hated to write this post in fear of breaking flow of comments about the 1% tax but I figured “what the heck”! After the election, we said we would praise both sides for doing good things for the town.

Well last weekend the girl's half of you seem to have put American flags up and down Main Street. Dorothy and her husband did most of the work installing the holders and putting them and taking them down. Several comments were heard about how nice that looked. If I heard correctly the town gave them the money to buy the flags so there seems to be Kudos for all.

I do need a legal opinion from some one out there. There was a special meeting of the council the other day. A notice was posted at the Post Office as required. The problem came in when they dealt with things not listed on the notice although they did have an agenda to hand out at the meeting with all the other items on it. Maybe more people would have showed up if they knew what was to be discussed!!
 
The Shadow
PS: Keep those comments about the 1% tax coming. Some one told me they figured out of state people would be paying 35% of the tax and I also heard that 5 year figure tossed around!!

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Taxes for a Good Cause!

Let me take another shot at this tax thing then Bill or whoever can jump in and correct me or add what they know!!

"It does appear that the people that were all for this over estimated how many people knew what was going on or even interested enough to seek out information."


Yes it is a tax on anything that has a tax on it already. Everyone [I think Colorado people also] would pay the tax. Once the money was collected for the project that was selected for each town the tax would stop. The money can only be used for the project stated in the application each town submitted so the ruling party could not use it on some other pet project.


I will send my spies out to seek information on the projects for the other towns but here in Glendo they want to tear down the building that houses the ambulance at the present time and build a new building that would house the ambulance, our fire trucks and the rural fire truck along with meeting rooms or what ever storage that would be needed. I think that there was also some money added to make up the balance of the sewer project but Bill or someone will have to confirm that.

I heard the project for Guernsey was a new swimming pool; Wheatland wanted to over haul the fire house & Chugwater was doing street work. Those are all hearsay on my part but I will attempt to confirm that. Anyone with any information or ideas please jump in.
 
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Getting Together

Hold the phones and stop the presses!! It seems there may be a crack in the wall here in Beer Town and some light seems to be sneaking thru it.

Councilman Bill has stepped up to the plate and is asking for input from the ruled people. Bravo to him!! I don’t see anyone jumping up to help him as of yet. Maybe they are doing it under the cover of darkness. Good luck Bill and thanks for the effort!

As long as we are passing out kudos we have one for Susan. The new backstops on the horseshoe pits are very nice.
Now maybe someone can get the streets and alleys person to begin solving those problems and let’s not forget about the sewer project that has yet to even scratch any ground. Keep in mind they were supposed to be finished last Nov.
Could this be the beginning of working together??
Where do you suppose the town sign will go and when will it get there??
My spies told me the ranchers wouldn’t be voting for the Capitol One project without a lot more information. Maybe someone could talk with those folks and find out just what sort of information it is that they want and begin putting something like together for a mailing!! Something like that could include the projects form all the towns in the county. That way if you needed it printed you could get a better price. Maybe some one could come up with a better way to get it to the people rather than the mail which seems to go up at a moments notice.
Could this be the beginning everyone was looking for?? We will be watching and reporting so hopefully Bill will keep us all informed!!
 
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Glendo City Council will push for the Capitol One Tax

Hello Glendo!!

 

It seems I have been accused of only being against things. Well just to prove my heart [yes I do have one] is in the right place I have an idea that we should all be able to work together on!!

 

The Capitol One project appears to be a win-win for us and for the entire county. The problem is that most of the people in the county don’t seem to know what it’s all about or are not interested in passing another tax. So the question then becomes: how do we get this information out to the rest of Platte County?

 

There was talk at the last candidate's meeting about going all out to get it passed. Now that the election is over will we be seeing a plan on how this will happen?

 

It would seem to me that we must get on this quickly if we intend to get it passed. Could it be time for the ruling party to reach out to the ruled party for some help with this? It may be that people in the other towns in Platte would rather talk to the ruled people than the ruling party who always seem to have their hand in our pockets.

 

Here is what this layperson knows about the project. This post is only to begin the idea process and gather in people that would like to help, be that with personal effort or just ideas.

 

Here’s the short version of the Capitol One project as I understand it.

 

It is a 1% sales tax. Each town in the county must come up with a project and have all the facts and costs before they can get it on the ballot.

         "Every town in the county must vote yes for it to pass. If just one town votes "NO" the entire issue is dead."

 

If it passes, each town gets the money they asked for but are only allowed to use it on the stated projects. Once they have collected enough money to pay for the project the tax comes off. Should they want to begin another project they have to go thru the whole process again. It sounds sort of “stupid” but there are those out there that can screw up a free meal.

 

Last time Wheatland voted against it because they had no project. This time every town has a project. Guernsey wants a new swimming pool because theirs is almost a health hazard but the seniors think it’s a bad idea and if they vote against it we are all sunk. I think if we hit hard we can explain it to all but it will take a lot of networking by people that are able to communicate their ideas. Our new council people say they will go all out for it but I have my doubts.

Should you have any ideas how we could get this out there let me know!

 

What we need is information about the other town’s projects, what they are, who supports them & why, who opposes them & why. Everyone knows someone in those towns. It’s time to get on the phone and begin collecting information. There needs to be a body of people in each town collecting this information and putting together a workable plan to get it passed. Read the editorial in Sunday's Star-Tribune for suggestions.

 

In order for this to work there has to be people coming together that may disagree but are able to work thru it for the betterment of the town.

 

OK that’s a starting point. Let the ideas and comments begin!!!

 

The Shadow

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Happy Mother's Day from the Shadow

It’s my hope that all you Mothers out there no matter what side of the aisle you are on will take Sunday off and spend it with your kids if you can. What ever they say or bring you, tell them you love it. Know that no matter what has happened your kids never forget that you are their Mother. Time goes by so quickly, then they are grown and on their own and it’s impossible to get those lost moments back along with the words you have regretted ever since they came out of your mouth!!

To all of you from us a Happy Mother's Day!!!

 

The Shadow

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Civilization and Glendo's Discontents

Well now!! I’m not sure where to begin but I figured I could jot a few down while I wait for the Midol to kick in.
 
I did look up the meaning of fool but I only seem to qualify in one or two areas.
 
I am aware of the fact that when some one gets the most votes they win!! The thing is that the same rules that apply to that also apply to the minority if they desire to let their voice be heard.

One would assume that desiring a position of power over people comes with many dissenting voices. Where did anyone ever get the idea that losing an election means the losers have to go away and not speak out? I

"If it was the winners first time in that position then they deserve time to prove them self but if the winners have been in that position for some years promising things and not fulfilling them then the minority comes out against them. "

I do notice that you folks out there continue to believe stating facts is some how "bashing" some one. I happened to have been at the council meeting where they appointed Susan to fill the empty seat over the majority of the people’s wishes. Some one stood up and asked her if she was willing to split the town just to have that seat. Her answer was yes. If you are offended by the truth you may want to not read this site very often because we will be reporting on every thing that takes place at the council meeting for those that can’t or won’t attend.
 
Years ago when the council was asked about economic development they said we couldn’t expect any business to move in here without the infrastructure. Well we are still without new sewers. We were told they should be finished by last Nov. then is was spring then June now they are talking July maybe.
 
Rather than getting angry with me [it’s OK because I sort of think its fun] why not ask the council who’s in charge of what and then look at that area and see how it’s going. The water seems to be in the works but the sewer things seem to have hit a snag. Streets & Alleys could use some looking into. The park & cemetery really needs work. The Airport is cool. While you are at it make sure you ask how long they have had that job and who had it before them.
 
For those of you that would like me to go away, give it up!!
 
The Midol is kicking in now so I would like to end on an up note. I asked the Ace if they would be interested in helping with the Capitol One project. They asked who the most knowledgeable person was. So if you want to help how some names to contact!!
 
Well I’m going to lay down now and have a nap and dream of sugar plums dancing thru my mind.
 
Good night all,
 
The Shadow

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Here's to Another Two Years

Well it’s over in “Beer Town”. Once again the “Beer Party” ekes out a victory and thinks they have screwed the people that don’t hang out with them. In reality they have once again screwed them self and don’t even know it. A sane person would begin to question their sanity until they figure out that the “beer party” wants the town just the way it is even though they make believe they want it to improve. When you walked it to vote today there sat a representative from both bars and the husband of one of the regulars. There was such a chill I figure several people caught a cold.


The problem that will surface at sometime is that when you feel you are so powerful that you can rub the loser’s nose in it they will rise up against you in ways you can’t even think of!!

Remember the Queen that told them “to eat cake”? Progress comes even to remote places like Glendo whether you want it or not. It may take longer if you continue to fight it but progress always wins. Fighting against it will only put you further on the outside when it gets here.

So now we can get back to wasting town money on WAM trips, talking about fixing the sewers instead of doing it,  (while the cost goes up daily,) play at digging wells that may never work and hope the people will get behind the Capitol One project in order to cover up another bum choice by the Susan-led musketeers. The town people can dream of being able to go to a city council where their so-called representatives show up to conduct town business sober.

 
Keeping in mind that we are once again about to get the “shaft” from these fellow human beings we will be cranking up the fire under the new council. There was a time when what went on at the council meetings never made it to the attention of the common people. Well those days are over. From here on out it will be our main job to make sure the entire county knows what goes on. That may even have an effect on some one that hopes to run for state office and will need the votes of the entire county rather than just their posse!! One can only hope!!
 
Searching for fire wood!!
 
The Shadow

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I am the Shadow that lurks in the background of Glendo watching the lives and actions of its citizens good and bad!! I now think it’s time the world [or at least the surrounding areas] knows what’s going on in this little town.

It’s time those working for the betterment of the town get the credit due them along with those attempting to stop any progress and suppress the voice of the people. It’s also time for the people of Glendo to have a place to vent without the scorn brought against them by the ruling party. This will be the place for all of that but remember it will not work without your input.

All input will be welcome but keep in mind that this is a public forum and we would like to deal in facts. When it’s just your opinion please tell us. You must be prepared to back up what you say so think through it before you send it. Nothing should be out of bounds if we keep it civil.

- The Shadow


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