June 30, 2012
Often, people make comments online about "happy news" and why the newspaper doesn't have more of it. Papers like to print positive stories; reporters like to write them. Who wants to follow up on a child crippled by a drunk driver or a convenience-store robbery? Papers are slammed for putting mug shots and gory details on the front page with the reasoning "There's enough of that happening elsewhere, reported on TV." But when bad things happen in their community people should know. We can't stick our heads in the sand(hills). Rising crime rates are disturbing but facts are facts. Knowledge is power. So is information. This excellent community newspaper limits itself to local (and some state) news. No wire stories. No national stuff....all the more reason to cover EVERYTHING that transpires, good and not so good. Then, when a happy story comes along, we appreciate it even more.