Editorial: Tribune Thumbs – Albert Lea Tribune

To all holiday activities in the coming weeks.

As December approaches, we are excited to see all the different holiday festivities fill the calendar in Albert Lea and the surrounding area.

This weekend was full of fun activities for all ages, with more to come in the next couple of weeks.

We hope you take advantage of the opportunities to get out and participate in the community spirit and make memories with your family and friends, whether it is a Live Nativity, Christmas lights, visits with Santa Claus or others. .

There are even a few drive-thru options this year with the Nativity at New Life Christian Church next weekend and the United Way’s Contest of Lights.

We have highlighted some of the activities in our “5 things to do this week” article which was published in our Wednesday newspaper, and more will be printed next week.

Thank you to those who took the time with their own lives to plan these enjoyable events for all of us.

Your efforts do not go unnoticed.

On returning from winter sports.

The winter sports season is now in full swing and we are happy to see all the student-athletes in the region participating in everything from hockey and basketball to wrestling, swimming and dancing.

As always, we encourage coaches and parents to submit their sports results to the Tribune after each game so that we can help showcase your teams.

The Tribune is working diligently to hire a new sports writer, and in the meantime we have former full-time writer Tyler Julson helping us part-time from his new home in St. Cloud. A few other sports photographers in the area are also taking photos.

We appreciate their help – as well as your patience – as we work towards hiring this position.

In the mild December weather.

Some may disagree, but we certainly took advantage of the mild December weather this week with highs in the 40s and 50s.

But as anyone would expect, temperatures are expected to dip on Sunday evening, reaching a low of 14 degrees, with cold temperatures also expected Monday and Tuesday in the 1920s and 20s and a slight chance of snow on Tuesday.

If you’re not done winterizing your lawn or cleaning up dead plants, now is the time to do it. Get outside and enjoy the good weather while you can.

Soon the ground will be covered in snow, and we will all have to be bundled up in coats, gloves, hats and mittens to be comfortable outside.

As we say goodbye to our fall outdoor activities, we can welcome a whole new variety of winter recreational opportunities to enjoy our great outdoors.

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