To the Editor

Dear Editor,

With this note I just wanted to thank you for continuing to produce a quality local newspaper.

Though many social media [outlets] have developed over the last couple of decades and newspapers have struggled, none of these other forms of communication have been able to match, in my opinion, the community service, information, and bonding accomplished by the publication of a quality local newspaper.

It is with great joy my family reads our Wednesday weekly issue of The Courier News. We get so much information that is otherwise never seen by us or is scattered among sundry electronic communications that are easily lost to time.

I also highly commend Ken Lay, who must never sleep, on his many articles each week covering local sports, and not just football. Community knowledge of kid sports is a community builder and something I have missed as The Oak Ridger has lost its way and really no longer serves the local community.

Please keep up the great work! If Ican do anything other than subscribe to your paper to help you continue or even expand your local coverage, please call on me as l’m ready to support you in any way possible.


Gary J. Van Berkel

Oak Ridge