Well, today is our last day and it is a bittersweet day! The time has come for us to close This Is Brown County.com and spend more time with our families. To quote Rodney Margison, “It isn’t ‘goodbye’, it’s ‘I’ll see you around’.”
We leave knowing that we did show that news can be brought to you 24/7 without a big profit. Not to mention, we were the first news outlet to broadcast Brown County High School sports live online. Unfortunately, we got burned out doing so, with such a very, very small staff (we went from 3 full time people to one full time and two part time people at the end).
In Rodney’s farewell to you, he stated “Demand that they (Brown County Democrat) try harder. Make them give you more news, better and faster information, and a forum in which to build a community like you did with TIBC.” We ask that you do this for yourselves not, us. You deserve more for your $50 a year subscription. You should be able to read your subscription online and get up to the minute news, high school sports scores, photos and weather through their Facebook and Twitter feeds. If you don’t ask for it, you won’t get it.
Thank you for letting us be a part of your daily lives and for contributing to TIBC. As I have said numerous times, we could not have done what we did without YOU!
I agree with Linda Margison’s statement, “Together, we did make a difference.”
~ Kim Woods-Owens, This Is Brown County
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Betty was born in Morgan County on May 17, 1928 to her parents, the late Leonard Oliver and Mabel E. (Mann) Zink. She married James M. “Jim” Bailey on May 21, 1946 in Morgantown. He preceded her in death on August 12, 1997 after 51 devoted years of marriage. Continue ReadingRead More
He was born in Dubuque, Iowa on December 18, 1931 to his parents, the late Elmer Otis and Virginia (Hanson) Butt. He was a 1949 graduate of Dubuque High School and went on to graduate from Loras College in Dubuque. He served as a Private First Class with United States Army during the Korean War. He was retired from the Hotel and Restaurant industry where he worked in management, sales and purchasing for many years. Continue ReadingRead More