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EDITORIAL: Press Times honors the past while looking to the future

By Ben Rodgers

When I was chatting with a village administrator recently he made a valid point, it’s always good to know where you’ve been before you continue forward.

Our new name, The Press Times, is as much of an homage to our past as it is a view into our future.

The Ashwaubenon Times was started by Lois Aubinger on Feb. 25, 1970, as a four-page paper sold for a dime.

Eventually, the paper would become The Press, as then-editor and publisher Mike Aubinger expanded on Lois’s vision.

Under Mike it would go on to serve the communities of Howard, Suamico, Hobart, as well as Ashwaubenon.

When Multi Media Channels purchased The Press in 2017, the paper received an updated design to go along with an increased dedication to local news and sports.

Since that time, we expanded into De Pere and have invested more in staff to better provide the local news and sports you, our readers, expect.

In my first editorial here I stressed the fact that a newspaper is a living, breathing thing that changes from issue to issue.

With our updated look, expanded coverage area and increased investment in staff, you might be able to see what I meant when I wrote that. This is not the same paper it was a year ago.

We have made these investments because we believe in providing a quality product for you.

We cover local meetings, we’re at local high school games, we don’t include national or state news and we tell the stories that others gloss over or ignore completely.

In short, we are your community newspaper.

Without going into too much detail about the shifting national attitude toward newspapers, I can assure you we are different than anything else in the Green Bay area.

To accentuate that difference we have chosen a new name that honors our past, The Press Times.

However, we will still be everywhere we have been over the past year to tell the stories that matter to you.

We will still print once a week, but online we will continue to offer daily, local, community news.

If you have been a reader for a while, we thank you for your continued readership.

If you are new to The Press Times, welcome. We know you will enjoy our brand of community news/sports reporting.

Either way, we hope you continue to choose us as a source for local, community news and sports.

We only plan on expanding and we want you to come along for the ride.

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