Well, we made it through another issue, and I have to admit, even after working here for more than 2 years, it still amazes me how much work goes into creating the paper. The paper starts out as a blank slate. And with just words, pictures, a little elbow grease, some creativity and whole lot of perseverance, we create this thing we call On Common Ground News.
In just 2 weeks, we’ll be celebrating a very special anniversary around the office. The April 1st issue marks 13 years of Glenn and Valerie publishing On Common Ground News. It still amazes me that Glenn and Valerie are not daunted by the task of creating a newspaper. Every 2 weeks, the Morgans tell us, “Hey team, we CAN make a newspaper” and we actually do it. When you really sit and think about it, it’s quite amazing.
I’m not sure if you know the history of our beloved community paper so let me share what I know.
The paper started as a newsletter that the Morgans distributed only around their subdivision. It had information about things to do on the weekend with family. It started building a following and by the second anniversary, the newsletter graduated to a magazine. The Morgans branched out and started delivering the magazine to surrounding neighborhoods. I still have people tell me they remember when Glenn used to get in his car and throw the paper in their front yards.
In 2003, with a new location outside the Mall At Stonecrest, On Common Ground News took on a new form – the paper that’s on news stands now.