LakeWalesNews.net - Hometown stories that count from people who care

By Kent Lilly
Contributing Writer 

Thrilled to Support Hometown News Website

 

Last updated 2/20/2019 at 7:43pm

There’s simply no substitute for a hometown newspaper – except a hometown news website – and I’m thrilled to learn that we now have one!

I literally grew up with the hometown newspaper – two of them, actually. Late every afternoon when I was a kid growing up in Ridge Manor, I looked forward to seeing the paperboy ride by on his bike. The pages were smaller than the big-city papers and after being rolled tight (and rubber-banded even tighter) it could be thrown a long way – onto most porches.

So why did a young kid care about the newspaper? Because Lake Wales was so small and fri...



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