It’s the end of the line, but not the last stop

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS | YOUR SAY - SAM TURNER

SO HERE we are ev­ery­one, the fi­nal print edi­tion of the Cen­tral and North Bur­nett Times.

For the past sev­eral weeks I’ve been brain­storm­ing ways to give the pa­per the proper send-off it de­serves, after so many decades in the re­gion.

I ri­fled through count­less pre­vi­ous edi­tions, and I was ex­posed to the ex­trav­a­gant highs and the dev­as­tat­ing lows of the re­gion.

Tales of ad­ver­sity and mate­ship were abun­dant in yarns about how the North Bur­nett fought back against dev­as­tat­ing floods in 2011 and 2013.

The Gayn­dah com­mu­nity mourned the loss of beloved lo­cal Ja­cob Mo­er­land in Afghanista­n.

The re­gion came to grips with amal­ga­ma­tion, after decades of co­ex­ist­ing as a mix of six in­de­pen­dent shires.

Monto closed its coal mine just 12 years after the mine was opened.

Even the tales of the elu­sive “Gayn­dah Bear” filled me with an im­mense sense of pride to be part of this com­mu­nity.

As we move into the dig­i­tal realm, the Cen­tral and North Bur­nett Times will still be in your com­mu­nity, telling your sto­ries, as we al­ways have.

Today we say vale to print and its ser­vice, but welcome the new jour­ney on­line.

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