FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK:
Call yourself Nostrodamus. As sure as the earth marked another trip around the sun, you predicted The Addison Times would return. I can’t help myself; I enjoy covering the community, and the interactions.
Thank you for your patience as I tested formats. In a change from the past, The Addison Times will remain free for our 3,100-plus-and-growing subscriber list. This ensures critical local government and schools coverage and history and features reach a broad audience. Given the starts and stops, I’m sheepish reappearing, but am committed to continuing daily coverage in 2024.
Of course - and again, sheepish to discuss it - there are basic business expenses. P.K. USA kindly sent $200 to kickstart the effort. I am hopeful our long-time (patient) local news supporters will again return. Although any amount is appreciated, donors of $5 a month (or $60 one-time) will receive a quarterly print Addison Times magazine with exclusive coverage as a “thank you” for your generosity. (The cost to produce and mail each high- quality magazine is approximately $24 per year, leaving $36 for the cause.) The first-ever Addison Times magazine will review Mayor DeBaun’s terms of service, look at the longest-serving Board of Works team in city history (DeBaun, David Finkel and Bob Williams), cover Mayor Furgeson’s first days in office, publish exclusive photos of the 1972 Shelby County Sesquicentennial celebration and more. The first edition will be mailed to supporters’ homes late this month.
If expenses are met, I will use additional funds as a scholarship toward my continuing education. I am in the final courses (pre-dissertation) of a doctoral program in Curriculum and Instruction at New Mexico State University and two education certification programs at Ball State. All of these inform my teaching practices in my role with Shelbyville Central Schools.
Again, thank you for your long-time support. If you are willing and able, please click here to be a supporting member, or checks can be sent to The Addison Times, 2356 Steeple Chase, Shelbyville, IN, 46176.
Kristiaan Rawlings, editor