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Fascinating headline

You don’t have to be a newspaper reporter to appreciate a good headline.  Did you see the Minneapolis Star Tribune headline for the news story about Leonard Nimoy, who passed away recently at age 83?

For those familiar with Nimoy’s famous “Star Trek” character, Spock, the headline was simple and perfect.  It said, “He made logic fascinating.”

Always under control and guided by logic rather than emotion, Spock rarely showed any passion, and the closest he came to expressing amazement was to matter-of-factly utter one word, “Fascinating.”  He did it all the time.

“Star Trek” fans were fascinated by Spock ... as well as by Nimoy’s portrayal of the character from another world.

 

Fun name for performers

A recent news release about a play, “The Romancers,” in Dassel mentioned the Fungus Amongus Players.  Curiosity prompted a question, and Colleen Compton of Dassel-Cokato Community Education, provided a little background.

“It's the fun name (director) Dave Metcalf and performers came up with to call themselves only when they perform at the Dassel History Center and Ergot Museum,” she explained.

Ergot is a fungus that was processed decades ago in that building, which is now on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

Navy Reserve 100 years old

Congratulations to the U.S. Navy Reserve, which is celebrating its centennial.  The 100th anniversary was on March 3.

The Navy Reserve was established a relatively short time before World War I.  In World War II, the Navy Reserve contributed 84 percent of the Navy’s manpower, the Navy reported.

 

Thanks for the tip

Thanks, Jack Harrold, for a tip about renovations and increased activities at the Buffalo Community Center, this week’s feature page subject.