A few words about...us

By Don Kirkland

It was almost 14 years ago this month that Wrangler News was born, and we thought you might like to know how we’re doing. Simply said, we’re doing just fine.

There no doubt are some who remember our first published issue, then known as Warner Wrangler. We recruited a small volunteer army—friends, relatives, neighbors—and delivered it one hot summer morning to 5,000 homes in and around the Warner/McClintock area.

In those days Warner and McClintock were the center of our little publishing universe, and even though we knew growth would occur, we didn’t envision today’s sprawling and dynamic Kyrene Corridor.

Like you, we’ve seen a lot of change.

One thing that hasn’t changed, however, is the goal we set with our first issue: to create a means by which all of us could know our neighbors better, by which we could strengthen our feeling of community—by which we could share a common sense of pride and joy of life much like many of our parents experienced in the hometowns of their day.

With all that has been going on in the world these past few years, it has become increasingly difficult to focus on our relationships as neighbors. Yet, in addition to our families, these are the people who often comprise the foundation of a vital support system, one that should not be overlooked or neglected.

If a newspaper such as Wrangler News can help to keep those relationships intact by providing a conduit for information, much like families of old gained by talking to each other over the backyard fence, then we have done what we set out to do. We hope you will think of Wrangler News not simply as another small business in your neighborhood but as a means to better know the people who live and work here.

This has been, and we hope will continue to be, a truly unique community. If there are ways we, in our small way, can help ensure that future, we promise you we’ll do our very best.