A lasting impact
Re: Publisher’s retirement
Recently, Steve Woody, publisher of The Sheridan Press, announced his retirement effective Nov. 14, 2017. Since assuming the role of publisher in the spring of 2011, he has made a significant and positive impact on The Press and the Sheridan community.
In an era where many community newspapers have become an after thought, The Press has rebounded in the past six years to become a “must read.” Steve would modestly say The Press staff makes the paper what it is. That’s only part of the story. The leader of a newspaper sets the tone, hires the right people, works the stories and promotes the community.
The new directions of reporting, editorial content, photography and the like under his leadership breathed renewed life into our newspaper.
His Notebook columns unabashedly promoted our community, shop keepers, athletic teams, cultural events, community college… even if some of his jokes weren’t entirely understandable!
We will miss his wife Susan Bradley Woody’s weekly columns. Her wide-ranging explorations of recipes, hints for cleaning and dry humor will be missed as well. Susan, a Sheridan native, has been Steve’s great partner in life.
I once asked Steve if he ever thought of another profession. His answer, “Newspaper work is in my blood. I never wanted to do anything else.” How fortunate the greater Sheridan community has been to be the beneficiary of his passion for the past seven years.
Steve and Susan, happy retirement and happy times with your children and grandchildren.