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‘Frozen’ is back in town

Published: Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 10:41 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 12:19 p.m. CDT

Not only is the movie “Frozen” coming back to town this weekend, but the weather also has the same heading.

I didn’t get to see the movie the first time around. So, I’ll be one of the folks seeing the movie at the Strand Theatre this weekend. You can see “Frozen” on Saturday and Sunday and “Saving Mr. Banks” the rest of the time.

“Saving Mr. Banks” is a wonderful film. It’s more for the mature audience, not young kids. “Frozen” was the fourth-highest grossing movie of 2013 with more than $600 million in ticket sales. The soundtrack for the movie is also No. 1 on the Billboard charts.

It is movie weather.

A nice warm bucket of popcorn makes it even better.


The McKinley Park bowling tournament is Saturday, Feb. 1. If you would like to bowl, there are still a few spots left. Contact the parks department at the city of Creston at 782-2000 ext. 2 if you would like to have a team for this fun event.


The annual McKinley Park comedy night dinner is also coming up in March. The dinner always features a nice, smoked prime rib dinner and a couple of good comedians. Tickets will go on sale this coming week.


The annual spring home and garden show at the YMCA in March will feature Jerry Kluver — the plant specialist from Hy-Vee. If you need a a little growing advice for your plants, Jerry is your man. You can catch Jerry on TV giving out advice every Friday night.

Super Bowl

It is kind of interesting that the Super Bowl this year is featuring the two teams from the states that just legalized marijuana.

Both Washington and Colorado passed the law that you can now buy marijuana just like buying a six pack of beer. I’m sure the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks are on a real “high” after getting to the big game. My guess for this year’s winner is the Denver Broncos.

Pro Bowl

The NFL is having a fantasy football pro bowl this year. Last night, Jerry Rice and “Prime Time” Deion Sanders picked their teams out of all the pro bowl choices — no AFC verses NFC anymore.

The only good thing about the pro bowl is it is played in Hawaii. The game is more for fun than a serious game. I would not be surprised the game is done away with sometime in the near future.


There are still plenty of tickets left for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. I’m not sure how good the security will be, so if you are going you may want to take along your bullet/bomb proof vest! I think I’ll just watch it on TV this time.


Next week is the last week for retiring Managing Editor Stephani Finley. We have enjoyed having Stephani all these years. She is always a lot of fun and pretty easy to tease.

I know she will miss all those deadlines and her favorite projects like Progress and the St. Malachy tab! She and Dick (her husband) are retiring to the big city of Cromwell.

We are having a retirement reception 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30 if you would like to come wish Stephani a happy retirement. We’ll even have a cookie or two if you attend. Best of luck on your retirement and trying to keep Dick in line!

Thought for the week: “A billion here, a billion there, sooner or later it adds up to real money.” — Congressman Everett Dirksen

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