As many things are changing all around us, we at Flannery Publications decided it was time for a change for the Town Crier. For over a decade you have seen the Town Crier delivered in your mailboxes, but that's about to change. Starting next week, you will see the Lewis County News delivered weekly.
The Lewis County News is a name recognized by many. As the Editor of the Town Crier, I did not feel it represented the true meaning of what I wanted the newspaper to be. Yes, we are a community newspaper but community here means the entire county. I wanted something that would represent news in the county, thus the easiest thing to do was bring back The Lewis County News.
First, I didn't grow up reading The Lewis County News, I grew up loving it. I grew up knowing many of the editors throughout the years. I watched it decline and improve over the years then almost three years ago, I signed on to change the Town Crier. I added senior columns for the seniors in our area. I also added interns from each high school for this coming year, in years previous we only had two school interns. It is a community newspaper, we even accept articles from those in the community. And yes, we added politics. A newspaper is not a newspaper without all of the news. It's not just our job to keep you informed, it is our responsibility. Some do not like politics, but others love it. We are a newspaper for all, not just a few, we must cover all the news.
As we change our name, you will also see a change in the newspaper. The Lewis County News will cover exactly that: Lewis County news and happenings. We will cover more news in the Centralia and Chehalis area than before.
Since taking over the Town Crier, we have expanded into Napavine and now we are headed to the Twin Cities. Please join me in welcoming The Lewis County News back to the area.