We're only getting started, but our circulation since the sale went through is up at least 7 percent. That's a show of support that means something solid.
And the more I see of our new owner, Michael Schroeder, the more I believe we're going to see those numbers rise even more, perhaps much more.
The man is out there in the community talking to people who haven't seen a publisher in 15 years. He's friendly. He listens. He cares.
I can't quite convey how important that is both inside the paper and out in the world. But it is absolutely crucial.
There are still a lot of unknowns in this -- heck, I'm not even sure what I'm getting paid -- but my faith that we're heading in a better direction is growing. I hope that our readers will do their share by getting subscriptions and that business owners recognize the value of advertising, too.
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