Where Are All the Articles?

Many of you have been patiently waiting for my next article. Trust me, so have I! The problem is, I am under the impression that there will be no more articles.

Just before Christmas, my editor, Cheri sent me a story idea that she said could wait until after the holidays. So once I was back to my regular schedule at the beginning of January, I started to call around and attemp to look into the story. I couldn’t get a hold of anyone, so I emailed Cheri back to let her know that and to request a new story idea.

I waited a week. No response. I noticed then that her weekly Monday food column had not run, so I assumed that perhaps she was on vacation. So I shot her another email and waited…another week. Her column didn’t run again. This is when I noticed that at the top of the front page of the Life & Style section it now lists a Lori Timmer as the editor. Huh.

Now my interest is piqued so I go to the Holland Sentinel website for a look at the staff page and to check out Cheri’s blog to see if there are any new posts. To my surprise, Cheri is no longer on the staff page and her blog is gone too!

At this point, I get a little frustrated. My editor is gone and no one had the decency to tell me! So I sent Lori and email inquiring what had happened and if there was anything for me to work on.

Again, I get no response for a week, so I email the publisher of the paper and copy Lori. It has been three days since that email, and I have still heard nothing. It’s hard for me to make phone calls during business hours (since I have a full time job that requires me to be entertaining…er, I mean teaching students all day), so I have not been able to get into contact with anyone at the paper.

Soooo….for a measley $50 an article (and only doing one article per month), I am probably not going to raise any more of a stink about this, but I do feel bad having to tell my faithful readers that it looks as if my days as a newswoman are over.

I hope you enjoyed the brief 16-month run I had as a journalist…I know I did!

About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. missy widener says

    that stinks! well I enjoyed them while I could…you have bigger fish to fry now anywhos….can’t wait for your Target visit! don’t forget to bring your card!