The show, and the paper, must go on
For some, this weekend’s ice storm was a mere inconvenience. It meant that weekend plans had to be put on hold until better weather prevailed. For schools and some governmental offices, the weather meant closing down for the safety of our young students and government employees. Several private businesses were also closed as a result of the bad weather.
For our area farmers, ranchers and yes those of us at the newspapers however, the show must go on. One of the interesting things about working in the newspaper business is that we cannot take a break when the weather gets bad, in fact work oftentimes increases because we have to be out in the weather, getting information to our readers in a timely fashion about how to handle the situation. In Hennessey, staff made citizens aware that a local eatery would be providing food and a warm place to hang out if the weather causes power to go out for instance. We also tried to keep people apprised as to school closures and other related weather issues at all of our papers.
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