Newspapers want to function as part of community dialogue
National Newspaper Week is Sunday through Oct. 11. The theme is "The Newspaper...A Nation Talking To Itself."
The De Soto Explorer strives each week to be the communication link in De Soto. We try to link our readers to local community events, De Soto government, USD 232 school events, area churches, and the business community.
Without a community newspaper, it is difficult for the public to get necessary information in a timely manner.
Newspapers contain information people can use every day -- news people depend on to become better citizens, consumers and participants in the community.
Because The Explorer is a small-town newspaper, we seek input from our readers. Letters to the editor are always welcomed and encouraged. Our staff also welcomes suggestions or ideas for making De Soto's newspaper an even better link to the community.
Newspapers can only be produced if there is adequate support by subscribers and advertisers. De Soto has been supportive of its local newspaper. It is hoped that as new residents move here, they will also see the need to support the local paper.
During National Newspaper Week, The Explorer staff would like to say thank you to those who have supported and communicated with us to help us continue to provide a vital link to De Soto.