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CARL KOLOGIE: In with the new

by on January 05, 2014 2:00 AM

How you doing with your New Year’s resolutions?

Well, the strains of “Auld Lang Syne” were still bouncing off the walls at the New Year’s party I attended and I had already broken two … and I’m not going to reveal which ones, due to privacy regulations.

Why do we do this to ourselves? It’s torture.

Sure, the gyms and fitness clubs will be packed for the month of January but they will be back to the regulars in a matter of weeks.

And how about this one: Eat healthy and lose weight.

We hear that every year and it lasts until some really valid excuse, such as, “I was late for an emergency meeting of ‘How to Play Winning Golf with an 18 Handicap’ so I had to stop at a Mickey D’s for a burger and fries.”

So you see, it really doesn’t take much for a promising resolution to go up in smoke.

Let’s face it, no one makes resolutions at the beginning of the new year anymore.

Your doctor tells you what you can eat and drink, how much exercise you need, and everything else for your good health and well-being.

If you don’t have a family doctor, your wife or husband, or other family members, are always there to tell you what is good for you.

So much for resolutions.

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With the beginning of the new year, there are many elected officials who begin their terms in office serving their respective communities on school boards, borough councils, townships and other public posts.

Michael Baker, the recently departed Indiana County coroner, fills the seat in the courthouse left vacant with the retirement of county Commissioner David Frick.

Baker certainly has the experience in the workings of county government and in his previous employment has traveled to just about every nook and cranny in the area.

He knows the county and the residents and it appears that he should step right in and continue the same leadership that the current team of commissioners has provided.

Frick, who served on the board of commissioners for 10 years, is an Indiana County native who was a dedicated public servant and took pride in his service to make the county a better place to live.

He was a tireless worker and spent whatever time needed to get the job done.

A good friend, we congratulate and thank him for his time in office and wish him all the best in retirement.

He truly deserves it.

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And congratulations to the Indiana High School basketball team on their victorious trip to the Jersey Shore.

Coach Greg Lezanic committed to the tournament at Wildwood, N.J., knowing it was not a school-sanctioned trip and would not be funded by the school district.

He then raised the needed money, knowing that this type of exposure for his talented team could pay dividends down the line, especially at playoff time.The Indians came back home with two big victories and a trophy.

So far, the Indiana team has been touted as one of the teams to beat in Class AAA of the WPIAL.

Good luck, Indians.



Carl Kologie is a columnist for The Indiana Gazette.
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