This week marks a new page in the history of the Grant Tribune-Sentinel. It will be the first week in 10 years that Jan Rahn won’t be at the helm as managing editor.
On Monday, Tim Linscott, a former publisher and owner of four southeastern Nebraska newspapers, assumed duties as our new managing editor.
First of all, my wife Lori and I want to express our sincere gratitude of thanks to Jan for all she’s done for Grant, Perkins County and the Grant Tribune-Sentinel.
She joined the Tribune staff in 1993 and assumed managing editor duties 10 years ago. It was a job she was well-suited for and she continued the award-winning tradition of those who went before her.
We were a little surprised earlier this year when Jan told us she wanted to slow down some. Fortunately, that didn’t mean leaving the Tribune, just cutting back on responsibilities so she could spend more time with her precious grandkids. That’s certainly understandable.
When we began looking for someone to fill Jan’s shoes, we wanted someone who could serve the needs of our readers, Grant and Perkins County. Lori and I are confident that Tim is the right person for the job.
Not only does Tim bring a wide background of journalism experience to the Tribune, he has a strong record of community involvement.
Like us, he cares about his community which will be an important asset to all.
Oh! And by the way, Tim loves sports!! What better place to put those qualities to work than the Home of the Plainsmen.
We welcome Tim, his wife Deb, and three children Adaline, Olivia and Elijah, to the Grant community and we are confident that each of you will do the same.
In the near future, we will have an open house at the Tribune, both to recognize Jan and introduce Tim.
Thanks, Grant and Perkins County, for all the support you give to the Tribune-Sentinel. It’s much appreciated.