For those of us who do not live in Morenci and because of distance cannot visit our home town community as much as we would wish, at least we have the luxury of having our home community come to us every week in the form of the State Line Observer.
The 16 awards this newspaper received from the Michigan Press Association for 2009 (including the top award in its category: General Excellence) are an indication of the quality of work done by David Green and his staff. The paper is well laid out, readable, interesting, lively, thorough, educational, and has the best editorial/informational columns in a weekly paper that I have ever read (thanks to Virginia, David, Rich, and Colleen).
On behalf of the long distance readers of the Observer – thank you to not only the current owners, publishers, and editors (David Green and Colleen Leddy), but all of the three generations of the Green family who have provided us with an award winning weekly newspaper for eight decades.
– John Geisler