As the old expression goes, Travis Rogers, Jr., Judy Vollrath, and Nicole Shattuck have done themselves proud. The first issue of The Sentinel & Rural News hit the news stands throughout the Owen-Withee area last evening. The new local newspaper will be published every Tuesday morning.
And they accomplished this major feat in just four short weeks. Rogers, Jr., Vollrath, and Shattuck lost their jobs with the local newspaper on Friday, February 28, when a new owner took over the O-W Enterprise. Rather than returning to their old jobs under the new ownership, they decided to take the bold step of starting their own newspaper.
And what a newspaper it is! There are 20 pages in the first issue, chock full of local news, locally written. There are no “filler” articles downloaded from the Internet. Of course, Judy and Nicole will have their usual columns, now retitled “Keeping up with Judy” (good luck with that idea!) and “Sunny Side Up” (from Nicole, everyone’s favorite “chicken lady”). Travis, a hard-core music lover, especially of all things jazz-related, finally has a column about music.
The shelf price of The Sentinel is $1, and subscriptions are available by calling or visiting the office or by going to their web site.
Here are the particulars for ordering your personal subscription to the new newspaper:
The Sentinel & Rural News
PO Box 415
218 N. Central Avenue
Owen, WI 54460
E-mail address for news, ads, sales, and accounts:
Web site, where you can order and pay for subscriptions securely via Paypal:
Mail subscription rates are as follows:
Clark and Taylor counties: $32 per year
All other Wisconsin counties, Illinois, Iowa, and Minnesota: $37 per year
All other states in the U.S.: $42 per year
From now through April 30, the Sentinel & Rural News is offering special subscription deals. Call or stop in the office to find out more.