Hearing that the Hagerstown Ice & Sports Complex is on track to post a $20,000 surplus in the current fiscal year is a bit like hearing that the Chicago Cubs have secured a berth in baseball's World Series.
Both are possible, but we would have bet against either becoming a reality anytime soon.
Our thanks to the Washington County Sports Foundation, which is responsible for daily operations, for getting the facility into the black.
Building an ice rink was proposed in April 1996 by a group headed by Walter E. Dill Sr., a Hagerstown businessman.
By November, the City Council had voted 4-0 to use $1.2 million of a $3.9 million general-obligation bonds to assist in paying for the rink.