THANKS NEWTON - December 8, 2005
I hope the readers appreciate the Chronicle
for last week!
Newton was on medical leave and the remainder
of the staff had to share in getting it to press.
Lisa and Bill Bailey were the leaders,
trying to get the right ratio of reading material and
advertising. Then there were all of the small spaces between to
be filled in. Lisa would hurry back to her office to find more
articles and make sure the photos were ready. Headlines had to
be composed. All of this had to be waxed and put into place,
straight. It was 1:30 on Wednesday morning when it was
I was there to transport
it to Bill Morris' vehicle so he could get it to the printers in
Spencer by 6:00 AM. This was a valuable document! We both
were warned not to let anything slip or slide. Bill Bailey
accompanied him to take care of any last minute catastrophes and
insert the advertising supplements. They did the drop offs to
the stores along Rt. 33 on the return trip. Lisa met them at
Arnoldsburg to take the papers to the West Fork area.
Bill Bailey, Bill Morris and Penny Nichols then got the bulk of
the papers ready for mailing. Maureen delivered them to the
stores in Grantsville, Brooksville and Big Springs.
We really are grateful to our staff for
their cooperation during a stressful time. They worked well
together and kept their good spirits even though I knew not to
say too much to them in the later hours.
We also realize now all that Newton
handles in his quiet way. He edits everything for the last time,
before it goes in the paper. He is a stickler for all photos
being identified. He does the layout and paste up, takes the
paper to the printer, waits for it, inserts supplements and
delivers on the return trip. After returning to Grantsville, he
helps get the paper ready for mailing. Newton is also the sports
Newton has been with
the Calhoun Chronicle over twenty years. Before joining
our paper, he worked with his father on the Grantsville News.
While in high school, he was statistician all four years. He was
also advertising manager for the Clarion, and manager for
basketball, football and baseball.
Thank you, Newton, we appreciate you!