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  • Frazer Field of Dreams

    Craig Overby, Valley County Voices|Sep 27, 2017

    In the inspirational movie “Field of Dreams,” a struggling Iowa farmer named Ray hears a mystical voice encouraging him to build a baseball field in the middle of his Iowa corn field. Ray embarks on a journey which carries him across the country where he meets old men who dreamed of playing major league baseball, but whose destinies took them down other paths. In the end, those lost dreams are fulfilled as the old players regain their youth when they walk onto Ray’s unlikely field and play the sport they love. I have found another field of dr...

  • Music and Meaning

    Craig Overby, Considering Joy|Jul 19, 2017

    As I jog around Glasgow, one of the songs that rotates through my iPod is Katy Perry's "Firework." This is hard for a 50-year-old raised on classic rock like Led Zeppelin and Van Halen to admit, but the opening riffs of that fluffy pop song never fail to inspire hopeful emotions in me. I love that silly, dramatic song with lyrics that almost, but don't quite, rhyme. "Boom, boom, boom! Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon..." A song sure to appeal to middle school girls, but not so much to middle-aged joggers. When our family moved to...

  • Middle School Cross Country Completes Second Consecutive Undefeated Season

    Craig Overby, For The Courier|Nov 4, 2015

    On Thursday, Oct. 29, the Glasgow Middle School Cross Country team had a team banquet to celebrate its winning season. The boys middle school team has gone undefeated for two consecutive seasons. A plaque honoring the boys for their undefeated season will be placed at East Side Middle School. The team members are, from left to right: Coach Ashley Kemmis, Keevan Sibley, Coach Andrew McKean, Tyler Fitzsimmons, Carl Zabrocki, Taylor Fitzsimmons, Wilson Overby, Kaden Zimmerman, Trevor Johnson,... Full story

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