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2010 was a year of change, progress and losses

As we end another year, it's time to reflect on the news I've reported during 2010 - It's been about a year for my work as a correspondent for the newspaper, and it has been a first-ever experience for me. It's been very rewarding to write local news that thousands of residents and tourists have been reading on a weekly basis. Thankfully, you've all kept in touch providing me with a lot of news. Warrensburg and its organizations, town government, school, and churches have given me many topics to report on.

Museum continues its development

The first subject I'd like to reflect on is the Warrensburgh Museum of Local History.

Under the direction of Steve Parisi, the museum has developed into a vital venue and important asset in our town, and a place many like to visit again and again.

The museum's sports exhibit was a big hit over the spring and summer. The new veterans exhibit is another one that's well worth seeing. The school children really enjoy the displays on the town's fire department, the houses along Main Street and the shirt factory and various other industries.

Many are digging through closets and old picture albums to find memorabilia to help the museum build an exhibit on stock car racing that once took place in Warrensburg.

To see the museum dressed for the holidays was another visitor favorite.

Like many organizations, the museum needs volunteers, and the museum is seeking guides and others to help manage the collections. Those who have a few hours a month and would like to show others the history of our town, contact Parisi at 623-2207.

We look forward to 2011 and what themed exhibit is next on the horizon for the museum.

A town of helpers, generosity

Warrensburg is a town that definitely reaches out to help others. This year several fundraisers successfully raised money to help others in time of need, including John and Brenda Cleveland, Eric and Rita Lang and family, Brian Angell and family, and Richard Stewart, as they face cancer and other health issues that make holding a job or pursuing daily life difficult. Our heartfelt thanks to all who supported the fundraisers, barbecues and spaghetti dinners. As the common phrase goes, "It takes a village" to effectively reach out to others, and our townsfolk have come through again and again.

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