Presidents Corner

  What do you call a person who is happy on a Monday?….  RETIRED!!!

After many years in the free-community paper industry, the most recent as the office manager of Midwest Free Community Papers, Vickie Weingartz, our Office Manager, is retiring.
We underwent a lot of transition these past two years and without a doubt, Vickie is the “glue” that held us together.  She made sure all of the important association work was completed correctly and on time.
I would like to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU to Vickie for all of her hard work and dedication.
We have learned, grown, and become stronger as an organization and Vickie has played a key role in this transformation. We have shared a wonderful working relationships with her and made a friendship that will always be treasured.
From the Board of Directors and all of the Midwest Free Community Paper Members, we send our best wishes to Vickie and her family for happiness and good fortune throughout her retirement.
Thank you for bringing out the best in us!

We have a long-time member who is retiring, too….Rich Paulson, Creston, Iowa is leaving the industry after 42 years.  Last week in a call with Rich he shared with Lee some info about newsprint pricing.  She asked that he write the info out so that it could be shared with everyone.  He did so, and here’s a link.

Current Newsprint situation – Rich Paulsen

Jodi Peterson