Over the course of 35 years of covering meetings and writing stories, I have regularly taken up the cause against anonymity. More especially against those people who feel the need to send things in to the paper voicing their opinion and demanding they be addressed.
For the record...again...let me stress that unsigned opinions will never be published, we will not take up that cause, fight that fight, nor will we party to anything sent in anonymously demanding action.
There is no courage in anonymity.
To that end Fairbury City Council president Ed Friesen asked me, and I agreed to, get involved in this discussion from the City of Fairbury’s point of view. He says I have “a way of reaching people.” Cheesing them off may be truer to the point but call it what you will.