Washington Evening Journal
111 North Marion Avenue
Washington, IA 52353
Pass the DEI Committee’s resolution
The resolution presented to the Fairfield City Council by the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee at the Jan. 10 meeting encourages us to recognize the dignity of our fellow citizens. Some people live their lives in a manner we may not want to encourage our children to adopt. However, we can agree to not be a community of bullies, just as we discourage bullying in our children.
Some of us may regret the numerous cultural influences leading children in a direction that we feel will result in less happiness in their lives. Those who take such directions in life do so despite significant social intolerance. Resolving as a community to look beyond our differences has little bearing on whether a child will be different.
For those who are different--who often deal with significant self-loathing and suicidal thoughts—it could make a big difference if they are treated in a way that recognizes the humanity in them that connects us all.
I encourage the council to pass the resolution.
Thanks for 13 years of memories
Thirteen years ... time really does fly! I’m not sure where to start to thank everyone that has supported Unc and Neph’s in Washington over the years, but here it goes.
First, I wish “neph” Dan Sorrell was still here so he could say thank you with me. It was his idea to start this business 13 years ago, and it’s so hard to believe he has been gone for almost nine years. I know he would be proud of the thousands of dollars raised from our Tuesday night fundraisers for local nonprofits, among many other things. He is greatly missed!
Thank you to all of my staff, past and present. There are some who have been with me since the day we opened, and several who have worked here for many years. A big thank you to each and every one of you! I will still be in often and will not be a stranger. Thank you to our vendors of all types.
A huge thank you is also due to all of the customers! Whether you were a regular or infrequent visitor, you are all so much appreciated. I have many great memories from this business over the years thanks to all of you.
Another big thank you to my great friends and staff for an unbelievable retirement party. What a surprise!
Lastly, I want to wish the Coleman family the best of luck as they embark on this new journey. I know they will do a wonderful job. Under their ownership, the same great staff, service and food will all be staying the same.
With all of that said, this is Dave, “Unc,” signing off. Thank you again!