There’s a new face in town and you may see his name pop up from time to time. I am referring to the new Editor for the Butler County Times-Gazette, Clinton Dick. But, he says, we can call him Clint.
Clint comes to us from the Ottawa Herald where he has been for the past six years. Originally he was assigned to local government and breaking news, but for the past three years he has been their Sports Editor.
When the Editor’s position came open, Clint stated that he knew “it was a good fit.” Originally from a small community in Kingman County, he was looking to be closer to his family. He noted some of them live here in Butler County, and he already feels right at home.
While you may have noticed some changes over the past few months, as there has been a transition with the editorial department, Clint does not expect his arrival to create drastic changes. He plans to be hyper focused on local issues and points to the similarities between Ottawa and Butler counties as they are both rural counties focused on agriculture and small business. However, he identifies the size of Butler County as his major challenge.
The sheer number of communities, and the larger land size, combined with limited staffing and resources, make it difficult to ensure the smaller communities get the coverage they need and deserve. “I’m hoping to work diligently to provide the best local news for Butler County that I can.”
Listen to my conversation with Clint over on the podcast.