Note to our readers
Shoring up during uncertain times
Last updated 5/21/2022 at 10:17am
As far as I can tell, we are living in unprecedented and uncertain times, politically, economically, medically, and culturally, and censorship continues to be a very real and growing concern through social media, search engines, and now our government.
We appreciate you purchasing the papers in town and, truth be told, we even appreciate those of you who take them and read them without paying. However, the Village News is asking our readers who are not yet subscribers to consider supporting our cause and take a step to connect with us directly so that we can continue to thrive and serve everyone.
Our journalists spend hundreds of hours per week reporting on news, entertainment, local government and also telling the beautiful stories of our residents. They do an amazing job keeping watch on our state and county governments, local boards and agencies, 19 public schools and their students/athletes, and dozens of nonprofits while covering breaking news. It is impossible without direct support from our readers and community. Everyone really has a chance to be in our small-town newspaper.
We also document our local history, good and bad, online and in indelible print. This valuable service to the community is becoming increasingly complicated and expensive. We have continued to be a beacon of truth, despite whether the information was politically correct or not. Our readers have had the privilege of reading more than government-issued "truth" so they could decide issues for themselves. We also have taken the time to consider, educate, cover and debate tough issues like CRT, racism, forced mandates, vaccine efficacy, etc.
We are passionate about our jobs and would love to expand our staff. While we work quietly in the background, we understand the gravity of our role. Our challenge is we can't do this alone. We need at least a thousand local citizens, nonprofits, businesses, and churches to sign up today to support us with an annual subscription/membership, a monthly subscription for $4.99, or a donation.
We are developing new systems and online products to give our subscribers early access to our vetted, trustworthy news and information that we are producing and disseminating 24/7 in addition to thousands of archived stories and photos.
It’s almost impossible for a working person to attend all the board meetings in town and in the county. By supporting us, it allows you to continue operating at the highest level and with the best use of your family’s time. Consider your subscription an investment into our staff and a time-saver for you. You will be more informed. Knowledge is truly power. Having an informed citizenry is paramount to staying free. We are the main hub of communication in our communities, operating with journalistic integrity and award-winning stories.
Help us reach our goal to grow our paid subscribers by 1,000 in our readership area of about 75,000 residents. We believe it's a reasonable and attainable goal. To subscribe, go to http://www.villagenews.com/subscribe or call us to subscribe or advertise at 760-723-7319.