By David Gordon, Associate Editor and Board Chair
It’s time to pause for a just moment today (Feb. 2 – Groundhog Day, at that) – to note that the Chippewa Valley Post has reached its second birthday. We launched two years ago today, with a healthy dose of optimism and a desire to provide some of the stories that would otherwise remain unreported.
Even though we saw our shadows that day in 2015, we decided to plunge ahead and we’ve gradually been making progress since then. We’re still feeling our way but we’re encouraged by the support we’ve received and by many indications that the community now knows we’re here.
We added a new member to the Board of Directors last fall when Pastor Dean Simpson of Grace Lutheran Church joined us. And we’ve just added two spring semester interns from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire: Emma Koehn and Megan Roth. You’ll be seeing the results of some of their work in the coming months.
In the near future – hopefully, later this month – we expect to begin a series that will provide brief looks at some of the many nonprofit organizations that help make the Chippewa Valley function. And we’re working on several other ideas to increase the information we can provide.
There are still goals we have to reach before we move out of the prototype stage we’ve been in for our first two years. If you’d like to help us move along that path, please email us at email@example.com. We can use almost any kind of assistance you’re interested in offering.
But that can be for tomorrow. For today, we’ll just light a couple of candles and enjoy the fact that we’ve made it this far.