DO YOU REMEMBER?

From the Issue: 
January 2012

        What were you doing in March of 1993?  Waiting for something new and different to appear in your mailbox?  Well, that certainly happened ...

    A group of volunteers decided Troy needed a village newsletter, a community forum "to provide Troy citizens with information about local events happening in Troy and issues that concern Troy."  Eight pages long, it featured articles concerning the annual school meeting and town meeting.  Twelve ads, some political, some local businesses, Gay-Kimball Library news and a monthly calendar filled the pages.  Staff included Bob Hall, Bruce and Christy McCulley.  The masthead stated it would be published "more or less monthly", was a private effort and mailed free of charge to residents, and totally financed by advertisers.  And it was blue ...

         Successive issues included more varied articles, different staffing for each issue, and the continued stated intent was to provide an open forum for the citizens of Troy.  It's interesting to browse the archive and see businesses that have come and gone ... and a few who have stayed the course over the nearly 20 years that have passed ... TEASI, library building committee news, school events and honor rolls, Helping Hand news.

    The more things change, the more they stay the same, it's said.  I would like to think that the current TTN staff embraces the original goal and continues to provide an open forum for Troy's residents.  We do emphasize the positive, but include the occasional controversial issue.  ASCII text files on IBM compatible diskettes are no longer the preferred submission media, we do encourage email.  And we are still mailed monthly to residents free of charge, while assessing a nominal fee to out of town subscribers.  Funding still comes from advertisers, the staff is still volunteer and your submissions are still encouraged.

    Stop by the library and browse the past issues ... it's a walk through Troy's history ...