Progress edition is looking sharp

Published 7:40 am Friday, January 20, 2012

Column: Thanks for Listening

I would like to take this time to thank everyone involved with our annual Progress edition. It is shaping up to be an amazing array of upbeat people, pictures and stories from our area. This year’s progress edition is available on Sunday, Feb. 26.

We are not even close to finished with this amazing product, but I just get excited looking over stories and pages.

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First, I would like to thank our readers for the support they continue to give us by reading both our daily paper and our annual Progress edition.

I would then like to thank our advertisers, who allow us to prove year in and year out that our area has much to be proud of.

It is through the resources of both our readers and our advertisers that we can bring you such a large Progress issue year after year, and we are so grateful to you all.

Our annual Progress edition would not be nearly the product it is without some heart and soul behind it, and we have the best.

Thank you to a team anyone would be proud of.

Thank you to the editorial staff for the tireless dedication to the stories, people and photos that make up this amazing annual edition, along with the creative page designs.

Thank you to our classified and retail advertising staffs, who starting in October of last year, plan out the needs of all of their customers and work hard to make sure everyone is taken care of and happy.

Thank you to our top-notch creative staff, who from ad creation to placement, take care of every fine detail in the many ads that grace the pages of Progress.

Thank you to our circulation team for delivering the heaviest edition of the year.

Thank you to our prepress and press people, who make sure all the printing is crisp and sharp.

If you have not become a part of this “yearbook of our area” before, you still have time. Yes, I realize I used air quotes around “yearbook of our area” but it is really that good.

Thanks for that.


Bronze anniversary

Happy 19th anniversary to my wife, Bonnie Jo. I checked and the 19th anniversary is bronze, which works out really well as the gift I bought Bonnie was a bronze statue of myself vacuuming. She always said that she would like to see me vacuum more and now — exactly — she gets to see that all the time.

You are welcome, honey. I love you.


Tribune Publisher Scott Schmeltzer’s column appears every Thursday.