I enjoyed and agree completely with the recent editorial "The Connection to our Communities" written by U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers. The State Line Observer is the best example of what he was referring to. Even though I have long moved out of the community where I grew up, I still feel connected, thanks in large part to the Observer.
I congratulate you on your recent reward "Newspaper of the Year" and your other top honors received from the Michigan Press Association.
David, your reporting is first class, your editorials are informative and thoughtful and placed where they should be—on the editorial page and not throughout the paper. Many large city newspapers could learn a lot from you.
Thank you for many years of service to the State Line Community.
Sincerely and respectively,
– David Carlson
Lakeview Dr., Miami Beach, Fla.