With all the excitement around here, a big milestone slipped by us last week. We’re starting our 37th year as owners of The Weston Chronicle. The paper itself is starting it’s 150th year, so get ready to remember how to spell and pronounce “Sesquicentennial” again!
We run in to more and more folks who are surprised a town this size still has a newspaper. It’s thanks to the support of readers and advertisers that we’re still here. Small town newspapers have always had to supplement those sources of income, so most were print shops with a newspaper on the side in the real old days. 
Today, you might ask what a print shop even is. So our diversification the last three years has been The Weston Garden Center. 
It combines our love of gardening with a desire to bring another business to Weston that residents want. 

The Garden Center is a stand-alone business we share with partner Don Browning, who also has his own pre-existing business, “Centennial Iris.” Look around at other businesses in town, and you’ll find they’re involved in lots of different activities, making business work in a small town. 
This will be a thriving small town as long as we all have your support. YOU are what keeps the town alive. 
Thank you.

Beth McPherson, Editor
Weston • Platte County • Missouri

Below is an excerpt from Beth's editorial from this week.  The entire editorial may be found in this week's print copy of the Weston Chronicle or online here.

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