My wife and I made our second getaway from busy San Diego to “Idy” just this week, and I had the distinct pleasure of perusing your paper.  I’ve never worked in journalism but I have read several newspapers in my half century on Earth, and I am blessed and delighted by your product.

Even though your team recognizes a “print news monopoly” for the area covered, that knowledge doesn’t seem to be a reason to skimp on journalistic quality, judging by my relaxed reading of the Town Crier’s contents of v. 71 no. 8.

Keep up the great work.

Erik Verkaaik

La Mesa