What happens when I ask you to reply? You reply!

Remember when I asked you to reply a couple of weeks ago? Well, you did, 112 of you. 

I read you all, looked up your town and replied to every single one of you. Because you matter and your town matters! I copied all your replies, edited a few down who wrote a LOT, and pasted them below. I thought you might like to scroll through and see your friends and neighbors. 

I’m thankful for all you do for your rural (and not so rural) places. 

Keep shaping the future of your town, 

PS –  We don’t have a Black Friday/Cyber Whatever/Shop Small sale. We have a gift for you instead, and you’ll hear about it on December 1. 

Say hello to your neighbors….

I’m from the BIG CITY of Irvine, Kentucky! The next town that EVERYBODY’S heard of!  Joe Crawford

Farnhamville, IA 50538 ! As an additional note for reference…7 miles west of Gowrie, IA 50543 Sorry, I just had to do that… Paul Kail

Hi Becky, I’m Sandi Curd and I’m from Corbin, Kentucky.

I’m from Cleveland, Oklahoma, not Ohio!  It is my goal to have everyone respond to my answer of Cleveland when at a seminar to say “Cleveland, Oklahoma!  I’ve been there.  What an awesome town!”Mary Johnson

Cherokee, Iowa 51012 Say it loud, say it proud! Mick Samsel (Mick actually put  that about 102 point font!) 

I’m from Benkelman, Nebraska. Megan Spargo

Morrilton Arkansas! “Small city, no limits” Jerry L. Smith

Bob Perry Mingo, Iowa

I am from Mount Airy, Maryland. We are wedged on the edge of two counties in Maryland, Carroll and Frederick. Melissa Thorn

I’m from Pembroke, Ontario! Heather Sutherland

Billy Kahn, Columbus Texas

DeQuincy, Louisiana 70633. Population 3250 Diane Engle

I’m Dave Puckett from Benton Ky.

Dundalk, Ontario, Canada. Population about 2,000. Flannery O’Carroll

North Branch, MN. Carla MK Vita

Sheila Shockey Offerle KS

I am from Logansport, Indiana – named  the #1  Affordable Small Town Where You’d Actually Want to Live in 2018, by realtor.com. Becki Harris

Hi, I’m from historic Willoughby, Ohio. Pat Carroll

Darlington, SC. President of The Greater Darlington Chamber of Commerce #ILoveDarlington Harriet L. Hobbs

Hi, my name is Tana Larsen and I’m from a progressive rural community located in central ND called Washburn, ND.

Louisiana, MO. Diana Kuelker Hodges

I’m from Penn Yan, New York. Steve Griffin

Hi!  I’m from Carrington ND!  We are home to Dakota Growers Pasta Co.  They are the third largest producer of pasta in North America! Laurie Dietz

I’m from Regan, ND- population 44, but don’t let it fool you. Katy Kassian

Athol, MA Howie Carr makes fun of it on his radio show. Mary Holtorf

Port Angeles, Washington 98362! John Brewer

Castleton-on-Hudson, New York. Colin McKnight

Dawn Wilson, Vestal Center, NY.  We didn’t have zip codes when I lived there.

Cuba, MO, Route 66 Mural City, population 3500. Jane S. Reed

I am from the extraordinary city of Post, Texas, home of Old Mill Trade Days. J. Terry Bartlett

I’m from Avon, New York, the home of the soon to be restored Avon Park Theater, a community arts center featuring movies, art and theater!  Ann Younger

I’m from Elkton, TN (population 400+ most days), located in the south end of Giles County. Giles County is the the GATEWAY  to TN when headed north from AL on I-65. Pulaski is our county seat and is the home of the prettiest courthouse in the State of Tennessee!  What else do you want to know?  I could talk about it for days. :-) Bethany Shockney

Beautiful HOT SPRINGS, SOUTH DAKOTA! And proud of it!!! Peg Sperlich

Jacqualine Fitzgerald – I’m from Kenton, Ohio the 43326

Alex Reel, Edina, MO, 63537. 

Sonora, California. Not Sonoma, Sonora. Greg Falken

I’m from Bear, Delaware. Sharon Huey

Where is Sugar Creek, Mo, you ask? You know where Independence, Mo is, right? Well they are one of our most successful suburbs and we are so proud of them! Mike Larson

I’m from Thessalon, Ontario, Canada. A small town of 1400 people. Pauline Clark

Kosse Texas. Karen Partin

Milnor, North Dakota 58060. Carol Peterson

Marian Langhus, Gagetown, New Brunswick, Canada.E5M 1A1 

I am from BEAUTIFUL Emmetsburg, Iowa! Darrick Young

Hello, this is Berna Tucker from the great little town of Gowrie, IA 50543!!

Webster, South Dakota 57274! Melissa Waldner

Trenton MO  64683 ! Jackie Soptic

Austinburg Ohio 44010. Welcoming new residents and visitors to our town and county. Wanda Lahnan

Auburn Nebraska.   And I am proud of our successes and hard work we are putting in to make our rural community a place for young families to come back home. Kim Beger

Hello from: Diane Seals, Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, Canada!

Casie Risley Caldwell, Kansas 67022

Forest City, IA, Where Nature’s Close and Friends are Closer. Kathy Rollefson, IOM

We got hard hit by hurricane Michael.  Our little town suffered severe damage and we are struggling to rebuild and pick up the pieces.    Please pray for us.  Thanks, Karen

Chris Mathis, Colfax, Washington, 99111 : )

I am from Dunn, NC! Where community matters! Tasha McDowell

Newport, County Mayo,Ireland, F28 A336 and proud of it! Mary Keane

I am actually from Marshalltown, IA(Pop. 26, 000). BUT, I work in Melbourne, IA(Pop. 830). Deb Mercer

Kelsey Bergen from Henderson, Nebraska :)  

Stafford County Economic Development in St. John, Kansas 67576 :)

I’m from Monticello, Illinois- a small town that doesn’t act like it! Callie Jo McFarland

Hi,  I’m Cheryl from Montezuma, New York

Versailles, Kentucky. Mary Dean Vertuca

Manchester,  CT 06040 Bart Russell

Dublin, Texas 76446. Karen Wright

Quairading, Western Australia, Australia. It’s pronounced “Qw – air – u – ding” or something like that! Jo Hayes

CARNARVON, in Western Australia Stephanie Leca 

Suzanne Shirey, Sapulpa, Oklahoma! God’s Country! Ever been here? You should VISIT! 

Paul W. Swansen, Bayfield, Wisconsin.  54814

I am from  Blanchester,Ohio Richard Braley

I’m Karen from Hot Springs, SD, home of The Battle Mountain National Landmark Veterans Administration full service Hospital, The Mammoth Site, Wind Cave National Park, Evans Plunge mineral hot springs swimming pool and The Historic Hot Springs Theatre. A great place to live and a great place to visit.  And, no, I’m not a paid Chamber spokesperson.

Rose Lansing, New Oxford, PA

Hi, I am Holly Burbank, and I am from Franconia, NH!

Cache. Oklahoma Beverly Martine

Marion, Illinois 62959. -A Oasis of Opportunity! Mike Absher candidate for Mayor of Marion

Berlin, NH! It’s the best kept secret in northern NH! Kathy Trumbull

Marquette, Kansas. Fred Peterson

Las Animas, Colorado. Pop. 2,200. Nancy Gerlock 

I’m from Moscow, Idaho….and we ROCK!! Gina Taruscio

Gatesville, Texas – The Spur Capital of Texas! Cheri Shepherd

I’m from Hertford, NC! Sheryl Corr

Dawna Van Overschelde, Letcher, South Dakota 57359!

Hot Springs, SD, in the Beautiful Black Hills. Beth Spitzer

West Mineral, Kansas…Home of Big Brutus! Kurt Mantonya

Originally, Dexter, Oregon. Now in Sutherlin, Oregon. Greg Henderson

I’m from Hookstown, Pennsylvania 15050. EVERYONE knows we’re home to the Hookstown Fair, lol! Rose Marie

Manchester, Ga. Kay Garrett

Julie Barr, Manistique Michigan 49854 – in the BEAUTIFUL Upper Peninsula of Michigan!

Glenwood Alberta Canada. Scott Shipley

Akron, IA 51001. population 1500. Sharon

Ponca City, Oklahoma!!!! Jamie Sinton 

Estill, South Carolina. Jannie Busby

Karen Stewart, Port McNeill, British Columbia, A vibrant town of 2300 souls

Denison, Texas ! Mark Denison

I’m Patti from Grangeville. Idaho! Nice to meet you!

I’m Jesalyn, from Prosser, WA and I am Prosser proud!

Mendota Illinois! Sally Corrigan

Hi Becky!  I’m Kara from Ely, Minnesota 55731

Cedaredge Colorado! Kami Collins

Meeteetse, WY 82433! Linda Seaton

I’m Jordyn from Tishomingo, Oklahoma 73460! Population 3,100!

Hello! I’m from Lincoln, NE but my adopted town is Brownville, NE. Sue Kunert

Choteau, Montana, 59422! Steve Dogiakos

I am from Beaver Dam Wisconsin. Life HERE is Good! Ruth Metz

I am Brent Babcock from Dresden Ontario, Canada.  

Clinton, Ohio  44216!

Mike Philpot, I’m from Leland, Mississippi.

Hi, I’m Sally Johnson, Uniontown, KS

Sheridan Montana. Brian Curtis

John Forshee. Clay Center, KS

Florence, Oregon. Stephanie Sarles

Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY 12520. Nancy Proyect

Jon Swanson. Fort Wayne, IN