EDITORIAL: Community enjoying a roll

It was the best of times. It was the ...

No, it’s been the best of times for this community as of late.

Earlier this month, four students from Indian River High School went off to Orlando, Fla., to participate in a small business management corporation competition at the Business Professionals of America’s (BPA) national championships. They were led by Bennett Murray, the school’s BPA advisor and business department chairman.

The students — Chad Brasure, Craig Conover, Tom Jurusik and Tyler Hastings — took first place in the entire nation.

We all love to brag on our students and schools, and we’re all delighted they were able to show off their skills to the nation. Congratulations to the students and faculty at Indian River High School for this great accomplishment.

Last weekend, the town of Millville celebrated its first 100 years of incorporation with a parade and party that will be remembered for a long time by those who participated and watched.

The weather was beautiful, the parade well done and the activities and entertainment all seemingly came off without a hitch. In short, it was the perfect celebration of a town that is facing unprecedented growth in its future while clinging to the goodness of its past, and it was a referendum for small-town living anywhere.

Congratulations to the organizers of the day’s events, as well as to all those who take pride in the town of Millville.

The students at Indian River High School gave us all something else to cheer about Monday night as the baseball team took on Brandywine in the first round of the state playoffs. Down 4-0 in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Indians rallied to tie the game and force extra innings, where they went on to win 5-4.

The courage to keep competing, even when all could seem lost, is something worth admiring, and the team’s persistence is something we can all enjoy.

Congratulations to the players and coaching staff at Indian River High School.