A LONG AND EVENTFUL RIDE AT ISTHMUS
As someone who had a front row seat to the birth
of Isthmus newspaper 38 years ago there is some nostalgia
mixed into the news that co-founder Vince OHern and
his wife Linda Baldwin have sold the venerable, alternative
weekly. Were happy for them in this transition, and
for what OHern described as a long and eventful ride.
Its not easy to survive in that business for nearly
four decades even if your motto is To The Death.
But more importantly, newspapers, especially alternative
papers, have a special place in creating a sense of
place for cities like Madison. And so do the publishers
of those papers. Vince and Linda accepted that role
and, with participation in such important community
organizations like the United Way board and the Overture
Center board to name a few, they made really valuable
contributions to this place their newspapers was such
a wonderful voice for. We appreciate them, thank them,
and wish them a satisfying next chapter.