Approaching ten years as a "Journal" reporter/correspondent


July 26, 2023

This photo taken in the front yard of the parsonage in Whitlash ran with the 2019 April Fools' Day story I wrote about snow snakes. It was a story that probably generated more comments to me than any I have written in my ten years with the "Blaine County Journal."

Soon it will be ten years since my wife, Sherry, and I moved to Chinook. She came as interim minister at the Presbyterian Church. I quickly realized I needed a way to get connected to a new community. I visited Chinook and saw a small box ad in the "Blaine County Journal" advertising for a "news reporter." I'd done some writing on prior jobs but never as a reporter. I called and asked for an interview.

Long story short I was offered a job. The initial understanding was that if the owners of the paper were dissatisfied with my work they would ask me to leave and if I tired of the job I woul...

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