I’ve always called our publications a work in progress, and I truly believe that. We don’t make changes for the sake of making them; we make changes to improve.
We introduced a change last week and have several more changes in this week’s newspaper. And more will be coming.
Sometimes changes stem from your ideas. Take the weather, for example. At the request of a reader, we started publishing a weekly weather report with temperatures, precipitation and wind. I’ve heard from several others who enjoy the new feature.
I’m hoping one of this week’s changes is also a hit. Drum roll please . . . We are proud to introduce Steph The Chef! In all seriousness, we really are so excited to be bringing a weekly recipe column from Stephanie Wanek of Neligh, who is the best chef and baker I have ever met.
We plan to run Steph The Chef weekly, but there may be a few weeks here and there when she takes time off. After all, she has a fall wedding to plan in between her volunteer duties and work at ESU 8.
Steph’s first column couldn’t have started any tastier than with her French onion soup. This is one of my absolute favorite foods she prepares, and I do request it from her once a year. Check it out on Page 9 and give it a try. Trust me — it’s a five-star recipe, and you will impress your family or friends with this one.
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Also new, we started putting a list of public notices on the front page. I heard from several readers who said they saw it right away and appreciated the quick skim of what notices were inside. They had a chuckle over the Two Gasholes LLC liquor renewal. In case you didn’t know, that’s Dusty’s in Orchard.
Legal notices are an important aspect of being a newspaper, and we proudly are the legal newspaper for five communities, schools, county, state, power company, etc. We hope putting a list on the front page makes it just a little more convenient for you to see what legal notices are inside the paper and are of interest to you.
We have a few more changes that we will be implementing in the coming weeks. I have a fantastic staff who is full of ideas, and we’re blessed with readers who aren’t afraid to share theirs either.
That’s right, we enjoy your letters, emails and visits, so please feel free to make suggestions on how we can improve. After all, we’re a work in progress.
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