After a careful review, the team has decided to remove a feature allowing our readers to post anonymous comments on our website. We value our readership and enjoy interacting with our audience. But anonymous comments are becoming increasingly rare in the newspaper industry. Granting anonymity to readers who post comments creates issues from a liability standpoint and many newspapers don’t have resources to effectively moderate these comments.

That being said, we recognize that our audience would like to interact with us. We are leaving Facebook comments as an active feature on our website. We reserve the right to remove comments at our sole discretion, particularly if those comments are libelous or contain profanity. Those are common sense guidelines we think everyone can live with.

We thank you for being loyal readers of the website and hope you will continue to communicate with us using this new comments policy. In addition, if there is something you need to communicate but don’t feel comfortable divulging your name, you can send this information to

Thank you,

Dan Whisenhunt

Associate Editor and Digital Content Manager,

Dan Whisenhunt

Dan Whisenhunt wrote for Reporter Newspapers from 2011 - 2014. He is the founder and editor of