Bragging on the firstborn
Three years ago, my eldest son and his family started a new business in Wisconsin. Having moved there seven years ago to take a job with big business Ganet Newspaper, he took three of my grandchildren, so I mourned for awhile.When he had enough(I think it was having to remove the Nerf basketball hoop.) he made a decision that showed me he had more guts than I ever will. He left his corporate newspaper job and started his own weekly newspaper. He was unhappy over what he could and could not report on and felt strongly about giving people in his small community news that they needed about their local politics and cities. He has celebrated his third year of publishing, and believe me it was not easy for him to stay in business. And, there is no guarantee that he will be able to remain, but passing a three-year anniversary gives us hope.
Last week, he won his first award for writing. He has, in the past, won some awards for design and layout and such, but never for writing. This is very gratifying for a mother who spent years teaching Language Arts, Writing, and also worked as editor for two small town weekly newspapers.
He and his wife, Kathy, did it all themselves. They wrote, photographed, attended every small town function imaginable. They live in Wisconsin, so this often involved lots of ice scrapping and slippery roads early in the morning hours.
So, just to brag on him. Here is the write-up and a sneak peek at the Facebook page.
VOICE newspaper honored at WNA convention
The WNA contests are held annually and are open to all WNA members such as the VOICE.