Mount Vernon Optic-Herald published final edition July 14

After 147 years of covering the local community, the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald ceased publication with the July 15 edition.
The Bass, Wright and Reeves families have managed the newspaper for the past 69 years.
“It breaks my heart to close the business, but it is no longer financially sustainable,” Susan Reeves, current publisher, said.

Olton Enterprise ceased publication with June 25 edition

OLTON – The Olton Enterprise published its last edition June 25, 96 years after L.L. Kyle started the paper and 14 years after publishers Phillip and Ursula Hamilton rescued the publication from an even earlier demise.
The Hamiltons announced June 4 the newspaper was for sale but they were unable to find a buyer by the end of the month.
First printed on Thursday, Feb. 18, 1926 by Kyle, the Enterprise was the oldest continually operating business in Olton and believed to be the oldest business in Lamb County.

Wallis News-Record closed June 3

WALLIS – Johnny and Joanie Griffin announced the June 3 edition of the Wallis News-Review would be the newspaper’s last.
They put the newspaper up for sale earlier in the spring with a goal of retiring in June.
“We have been unsuccessful in finding a new owner to continue publishing the newspaper,” Johnny Griffin said in a June 8 announcement on Facebook.
The Wallis News-Review was started in 1974 by Ray and Maridel Dungen and managed in Wallis for many years by Lucille Jemela. 
All are longtime friends of the Griffins, who purchased the newspaper in 2006.

As I was saying....Where did summer go?

It’s almost time to work up our 2021 Fall Sports posters (we include football, band, volleyball, fall tennis, cross country, cheerleaders, twirlers, flag lines and drill teams) for two of our area schools. Suzanne works very hard every year to top the previous year’s revenue and I expect she will do the same this year.
And no – you can’t borrow her to sell yours.