By Sheri Hink-Wagner
The Wauneta Breeze
A tradition of bringing communities together started 325 years ago when the first newspaper was published Sept. 25, 1690 in Britain’s North American colonies. The newspaper was published by Benjamin Harris and called Publick Occurrences.
Since that time, newspapers have been working to tie communities together. Here at the Wauneta Breeze, we’ve been striving towards that goal since 1887.
The staff of the Wauneta Breeze works hard each week to bring our readers news they can count on.
The Breeze works hard to provide you comprehensive coverage that includes what’s going on with community members, businesses and within local government.
Our favorite stories to write are oftentimes the ones where we are celebrating one of our own. We get great joy writing stories about Wauneta or Palisade natives or newcomers who are accomplishing great things near or far.
We love to write about the benefits of living in this great corner of the state. We love to help make community members aware of trials being faced by some of our own and help rally support for those who are going through hard times.
We take our responsibilities seriously. In addition to telling the stories of amazing things happening because of amazing people, we also have the job of informing our readers of how your local governing bodies are performing.
The Wauneta Breeze regularly covers Wauneta Village Board of Trustee, school board and Chase County Commissioners meetings. We do this for one main reason–You have a right to know where your local tax dollars are going and how local government is responding to local issues.
One of the time-honored duties of community newspapers is to serve as a watchdog for our readers, providing you with the goings-on of governing bodies. Here at the Breeze we strive to do just that.
We attend each and every meeting of local government and school entities to make sure our readers know what is happening within the organizations.
We laugh with you, we celebrate with you, we mourn losses with you. We exist to bring you the truth of what’s happening in your community.
This week, Oct. 5-11, marks an important one in our industry–the 74th installment of National Newspaper Week, which observes the importance of newspapers to communities large and small.
Thank you for reading the Breeze. Those of us at the Breeze look forward to upholding the tradition of telling your stories and bringing you the truth for many years to come.