From the Desk of the Editor

By Scott Carlson

New Bugle webpage feature coming

One of the challenges of running a monthly newspaper is there are news and information that come in after our deadlines. As a result, some of that material also is not timely for our next print edition.

In a bid to help rectify this conundrum, we will be launching a mid-month report on our website starting in February. For now, I am going to call it “Bugle Midpoint.” It will include an assortment of news and information that has come in after our newspaper deadline and would be out of date for the following print edition. This new monthly web report will be short and sweet.

We also intend to send out the “Bugle Midpoint report” to people who are email newsletter subscribers.

If you can think of another, maybe better name for our new report, I am open to suggestions. Just email me at

Bugle Fundraising update

As our annual fall fundraising campaign winds down, we have received $44,667 in donations as of Jan. 15 towards our $52,000 goal. The fund drive is still open.

Thanks to all of our generous contributors. In our February issue, we have an updated list of the latest donors, including the names of numerous contributors that we did not have space to recognize in our January issue.

New Bugle ad rep

With this issue of the Bugle, we welcome Sonia Ellis to our commission advertising team. Sonia joins Paula Mielke, a Falcon Heights resident and former small business owner, who recently rejoined the Bugle after a brief hiatus.

Ellis is a St. Anthony Park resident of more than 12 years and has worked in sales and fundraising here in the United States and Uruguay, where she is originally from. Sonia said recently, “A passion for our caring, vibrant and educated community led me to accept this new challenge,” and added that the Bugle is a “gem of a newspaper.”

Sonia replaces Mary Hamel, who is leaving to pursue a full-time job in Wisconsin.

That great puzzle

Did anyone get all the answers to that great crossword puzzle we had in the January Bugle?

We inadvertently neglected to credit Dave Healy for that brain teaser. Dave, as you may know, is a former Bugle editor and still submits stories and crossword puzzles as the spirit moves him. Thanks Dave!

Upcoming Bugle deadlines

Here is a reminder on our Bugle deadlines for the next three issues. As always, we greatly appreciate when writers and readers submit their articles early. Aside from breaking news, most articles can be submitted ahead of the scheduled deadline. And again, our publication dates represent when the papers go out for delivery. Distribution of the paper should occur over the next two to five business days.

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