Ah, yes. Another year is just about over. We have to agree with Andy Heller's column today that 2009 is a year worth forgetting.
This past year has had many lows, but one thing is almost for certain - can 2010 be any worse? We hope it is not because if it is, we all are going to be in for a real bumpy ride.
Even with the low points, there still has been plenty of good things that have happened in our area. For some it may have been the approval to sell the Escanaba Power Plant. For others, it could have been keeping the U.P. State Fair around.
No matter what you view as bright spots, they were your bright spots and at this time, it is good to reflect on those precious moments.
This is also the time where it comes down to making resolutions or wishing upon things to see in the new year.
For Escanaba, there are several bright points that may move to the forefront this upcoming year. It could include cheaper electricity as the power plant is sold, or maybe Stephenson Avenue finally will get done.
For Gladstone residents, it may include finding a pile of money to solve the budget woes or getting a new city manager who can help turn things around.
For others, it may include new jobs coming into the area or getting called back to that job lost in 2009.
There is plenty of opportunity out there. We just have to get a little help in finding or achieving it. We hope that will become possible in 2010. Until then, all of us at the Daily Press wish you and your families a prosperous and happy new year.