By Tribune Staff
Coming to The Grant Tribune- Sentinel from Wilber is Timothy Linscott.
Linscott will start his new duties as managing editor on Monday, Aug, 12, and prior to accepting a position with the Tribune-Sentinel was the sports editor of the David City Banner-Press.
“I have always highly regarded the Grant, Wauneta and Imperial papers as elite weeklies in this state,” Linscott said. “I have seen the publications over the years gain awards and provide superior coverage for their communities, and I am truly honored to be a part of the Tribune-Sentinel.”
Jan Rahn, who has served in the capacity of managing editor for the past 10 years will continue to be a part of the Tribune staff.
“I am ready to take a step back and let Tim take the reins so that I can have more free time and fulfill some goals—namely to be able to spoil our grandkids more!” said Rahn. “Tim is young, energetic and enthused; his positive outlook and fresh ideas will be a wonderful addition to our staff and especially to our community.”
Linscott is a former publisher and editor of the Wilber Republican, DeWitt Times News, Friend Sentinel and the Czech/Slovak publication, the Czech Slavnosti.
He has also previously worked for the Fairbury Journal-News, Wymore Arbor State and Plainview News.
“I have always gravitated toward community journalism and love living in a smaller town,” Linscott explained. “I hope to inform, educate, entertain and enlighten folks with my approach to journalism.”
During his career Linscott has covered every aspect of community journalism, from county boards, city councils, community organizations and agriculture to features and editorials.
Linscott has written a column over the years about being a father, growing up in the Midwest and observing life in general that he hopes to incorporate into the Tribune-Sentinel in the near future.
“I try to use wit and wisdom a lot in my column and put what lessons I’ve learned in life and observed out there for people to enjoy,” Linscott noted.
One aspect of journalism Linscott has been doing his entire career, which started in Plainview in 1996, is sports. He is excited to be covering the Plainsmen.
“When you attend high school state tournaments, from track to wrestling, any sport really, you know Perkins County is going to be in the mix and have a strong team,” Linscott said. “There is such a solid tradition here and driving into town and seeing all of those signs denoting all of the state championships is proof that Perkins County is a dynasty when it comes to high school sports. I can’t wait to be on the court and the field to be a part of this tradition.”
A graduate of Norfolk High School, Linscott and his family have been living in Wilber for the last 12 years, where he has heard a lot of positive comments from his neighbor, Grant’s own Joe Carlson.
“Joe still calls Grant his home and has talked to me a lot over the years about how wonderful of a community it is here and how much it is like Wilber,” Linscott said. “Everyone comes together for a common cause and is very progressive, which I love about a community.”
Community involvement for Linscott has included being a former chamber president in Wilber, founding the Wilber Area Economic Development Committee, several community projects including the Wilber Czech Cultural Center and various other community organizations.
Linscott and his wife, Debra, have three children, Adaline, nine, Olivia, six, and Elijah, five.
His hobbies include reading, writing and trying to keep up with his children.
The Linscotts will be at school and sports events, as well as out and about in the community to introduce themselves.