You have been missed, Junction City.

It seems I just can’t stay away from your community, however. As of this August, I’m back in Junction, this time as editor.

When I left the Junction City Union just a year ago in May, I thought I wouldn’t be back. I knew I’d miss it, but I eventually made my peace with moving on.

But recently I was offered the position of Managing Editor of the Junction City Union. I decided, after much thought, to accept.

I have returned to the paper as of Thursday.

I’m very excited to reconnect with my friends here in the Junction City community. I can’t wait to start writing your stories again and reporting on your community.

I believe a small newspaper has the capacity to improve the community it serves, if it’s presented the opportunity to do so.

Of course, we can’t do that without a lot of community support.

Please work with us, not just during my transition to the editor’s office, but also in general.

Communities large and small need a their local newspapers and papers need their communities to survive. I’ve seen to many situations where towns lost theirs and I’ve seen what happened in the aftermath.

This doesn’t have to happen in Junction City. We can make things work, but we can’t do that without your help.

I want you to know that things may not always be perfect, but I’ll always do my best for you.

In any case, I want to hear what you have to say.

So please feel free to drop me an email or stop by and say hello sometime.

Lydia Kautz

Editor

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