Of newcomers and longtime editors | TheUnion.com

Of newcomers and longtime editors

I read The Union every morning from Chico, where I am going to school to finish up my teaching credential. I enjoy reading the letters to the editor almost daily, and very often have the urge to write in about some topic or another.

But this time, it’s a no-brainer. In today’s paper, there is a “newcomer” (as am I, I should admit, having only lived in Nevada County for six years) who is commenting negatively on an editor she never knew and certainly never met. John Seelmeyer was one of the finest men I have ever had the opportunity to meet, and certainly one of the most fun.

But even more important, John cared about Nevada County and devoted over ten years of his life to our community, especially the not-for-profits. This I know first-hand. I am making no comment on the new editor. I am sure, in fact, that he is a very good guy. But for the writer to so blithely discuss such less-than-positive traits of a man she has never met begs for some kind of response. We do miss you, John, and wish you the best of everything.

Jill Sonnenberg


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