City of Newberry recognizes National Newspaper Week



Mayor Foster Senn presents a proclamation to the staff of the Newberry Observer for the 81st National Newspaper Week. Pictured left to right: Rubi Flores, Jared Harmon, Andy Husk, Andrew Wigger, Mayor Foster Senn.

Jeff Osier | For the Newberry Watcher

NEWBERRY – In honor of the 81st National Newspaper Week, Mayor Foster Senn signed a proclamation declaring October 3-9 National Newspaper Week in the town of Newberry.

National Newspaper Week is a recognition of the service of newspapers and their employees across North America and is sponsored by the Manager of the Newspaper Association.

During Senn’s presentation of the proclamation to the Newberry Observer last week, he noted the size of the September 22 edition.

“I was reading last week’s newspaper, and you all had three sections, with a lot of news in the first section, a good spots section and then a really good story section,” he said. “I thought it was neat. I’ve seen a lot of ads, I feel like their ad works in The Observer and supports the community. It was one of the biggest newspapers that I have seen in a while, a three section newspaper, I thought it was the right and right time for National Newspaper Week.

Senn read the proclamation as follows:

“While without journalists many stories at the global, national and local levels would not be told,

“While Newberry Observer was founded in 1883 and for 138 years Newberry County has been informed and connected, and continues to publish a quality journal every week,


“Now therefore be it resolved that I, Foster Senn, Mayor of the Town of Newberry, hereby proclaim the week of October 3-9 National Newspaper Week and encourage all citizens to join in expressing our appreciation for local newspapers and the role they play in our society and locally.

While reading the proclamation, Senn made a comment following the “Milestones in the Lives of Citizens”.

“Like a hole-in-one for the golf tournament, it was an interesting story. How many of them are happening? It was a great story, ”said Senn.

Editor Andy Husk expressed his gratitude to Senn for recognizing National Newspaper Week and The Newberry Observer staff.

“Thank you Mayor Senn for recognizing the importance of local news and my hardworking The Observer staff,” said Husk.

Contact Andrew Wigger at 803-768-3122 or on Twitter @TheNBOnews.



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