I have heard through the grapevine that some people are considering dropping their Navigator subscriptions due to the lack of school and athletic news - because there isn't any school in this time of COVID-19.

I would like to encourage subscribers to continue supporting the Navigator. Only a grass-roots newspaper will report the actions of local municipalities, news relevant to agriculture, crime reports and editorials and opinion meaningful to the area, all in one place. I was also happy to see Back Over the Trail reappear recently.

A newspaper is a voice in the community and for the community. It can air all sides of local brouhahas, expose corruption and bring people together to celebrate, support each other and organize in times of need. Despite the virtues of the internet and the iPhone, I don't think that sense of community identity can be found in electronics.

I own a farm in Edwards County, and, since I live out of the area, without the Navigator, I would be dependent on news and gossip from my relatives to keep me up to date on Edwards County happenings. I hope I can always depend on the Navigator, as well.

- Margaret Marriott, Madison, Wisc.