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Hello Hillsboro: And may the best team loseagain!
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All right, we can all wake up now!

That Packers-Lions alleged football game last Sunday was actually only a bad dream, wasn’t it?

I can’t remember a more pathetic field goal attempt that could have actually won such an incredibly inept ball game. We thought it may have hit the holder’s butt! However, apparently it didn’t need any extra help in ending that game on a truly sour note. It was sort of a kick in the pants, anyway!

I wonder how many reporters in the press box were in the middle of typing out the finale in one of the all-time dramatic finishes for an NFL game. Sorry, guys, but the last, zany play actually seemed well suited for a game that was filled with them!

No doubt, most Packer fans needed at least two more beers to swallow that defeat!


The increasing speed of my hungry, local squirrels and chipmunks is a good indicator that Old Man Winter is approaching our driveway. I believe more peanuts are now being stored than eaten on the spot.

During summertime, some of the regulars would practically pull up a chair on the deck and ask for another cup of coffee in between shelling some extra nuts.

Most of the birds are gone, however, except for an occasional blue jay or a cackling crow. The bird feeders really don’t need much servicing now until next spring. Hope those really colorful ones find their way back!

That amazing, speedy little chipmunk from another yard is still in business. He’s so fast, I would guess that he’s got enough stored up to eat until 2020!

There’s also a newcomer who appears to live in a tree behind our garage on the next lot. He never settles for only one peanut on supply trips back to his home, and sometimes has carried three on one trip!

Doesn’t seem to have many friends, however. Well, I guess nobody ever likes a big mouth!

Sure going to miss them all when the snow flies. Perhaps I’ll decide to make some home deliveries then!


We’ll be printing the Sentry Enterprise on Tuesday next week, so you’ll be able to enjoy the paper before Thanksgiving.

Also, here’s a heads up on an important news flash!

Santa Claus is planning on enjoying breakfast with his many little Hillsboro pals at the Firemen’s Community Center on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 8-11 a.m.

Sounds like our favorite town is gearing up for some very happy holidays!

NOTE: This is the final “Hello Hillsboro” column. Associate Editor Jack Knowles has resigned the Hillsboro Sentry Enterprise staff, effective Nov. 30.