Ed’s re­sponse

Isis Town and Country - - Opinion -

FIRSTLY I want to thank you for get­ting in touch. What­ever feed­back I get from read­ers I take on board and try to in­cor­po­rate in fu­ture edi­tions. I have to ar­gue the case against the lack of lo­cal news though. I’ve made a con­certed ef­fort to en­sure as many sto­ries as pos­si­ble are not only rel­e­vant to read­ers, but af­fect the lives of ev­ery­one in town. The in­cor­po­ra­tion of Kolan Recorder into Town & Coun­try now means the pa­per will cover both ar­eas. It is not about Childers be­ing bor­ing; to the con­trary I’ve found there to be a lot more hap­pen­ing in Childers and the sur­rounds than peo­ple from other re­gions may say. The de­ci­sion came from higher up and it is some­thing I have to work with, but please un­der­stand I will con­tinue to do my best to serve both com­mu­ni­ties, hope­fully bet­ter than they were be­fore. The past few weeks have had ma­jor weather events oc­cur in that re­gion, with both the rare earth­quake and Trop­i­cal Cy­clone Mar­cia and her as­so­ci­ated flood­ing. A “com­mu­nity cor­ner” is some­thing I’ve wanted to get off the ground for some time. Ide­ally that would be at least a page of con­trib­u­tors, one each from the towns around the Isis and Kolan, to share what is hap­pen­ing in their neck of the woods. If there are any con­trib­u­tors that would like to send in sto­ries from their town, I en­cour­age you to get in touch. My con­tact de­tails are plas­tered all over the Town & Coun­try. Send an email, give me a call, or come into the of­fice – I’m happy to talk fur­ther. Matthew McIn­er­ney Town & Coun­try

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