A sampling of e-mails and messages received over the years.
Names have been removed from negative comments to avoid embarrassment to those commenting.
I cannot even remember what I did for news before your
paper came to be!
Rex Kirchoff – Bloomfield, Indiana
As an old 'Bloomfield boy,' I appreciate reading the news from around Greene County since I still have
many friends over there. Your paper is concise and informative. Thank you.
Maynard Raggio -
Discovering your wonderful on-line paper was an absolute breath of fresh air, and your editorials are not only well thought out, they are written with a flair that is refreshing.
Bob Brown - San Diego, California (formerly of Bloomfield, Indiana)
Just returned from Utah this morning and want to thank you Mr. Johnson for printing my unedited opinion letter.
Isn’t it great living in this country where we can have a difference of opinion and still get along?
We are very lucky
to have your newspaper to call out wrongdoings and accomplishments because many of us sit on our “duffs”
and do nothing but complain.
Nancy Kirk - Bloomfield, Indiana
This is the first time that I 've seen this paper and I commend this person or
persons on it for the reason it lets everyone comment and it be published.
Alberta Wootten - Bloomfield, Indiana
My thoughts are thank you, thank you. It has been such an automatic thing to sign on to your web site when I get home from work that I didn't even realize I was doing it. Thank you so much for keeping all of us informed of what is happening in beautiful Greene County.
Mary Gilbert - Greene County, Indiana
I’m sure you are catching some flack for your recent editor’s columns.
I can’t even imagine the courage you have to say what you are saying, but I respect you for it.
I may not always agree, although I usually do, but the guts you have to be so vocal, well, it’s just incredible.
Keep up the good work. You don’t need my approval, but you sure have it.
Amber Thomas - Bloomfield, Indiana
I am a daily reader of the Bloomfield Free Press online and I look forward
to the columns where you tell it like it is. I commend you for taking a step forward
and saying what A LOT of people really think, but are too scared to stand up for.
Amy Kelley - Indianapolis, Indiana
I personally wanted to thank you for the good job you are doing to keep us informed.
This paper tells us so much more than others do. Thank you
for doing a good job and keep it up.
We appreciate someone telling us the truth.
Amber Myers - Bloomfield, Indiana
You do not know me nor do I know you, but I just wanted you to know that I
have purchased my
last paper that I will ever purchase from you.
Furthermore, I will tell as many people
that I can that
you put articles in it just to sell papers and get a response
from people and its nothing but trash.
Anonymous letter received after the Bloomfield Free Press
printed the first installment of all
Greene County, Indiana,
residents on the Indiana Sex Offender Registry.
Keep up the good work! Bloomfield and Greene County have not had a paper or reporter with
enough backbone to
tell it like it is for a long time, and that has been a huge part of the problem.
become used to and learned to expect the status quo on many things.
Unfortunately, the status quo has not always been in the best interest of the town or the county and it's refreshing that we now have a paper and a genuine reporter who isn't afraid to tell
it like it is!
Bryan Smith -
Mr. Johnson, once again, you've hit the nail on the head.
You say what most are
thinking but don't have the 'guts' to say ... or the forum.
Carol Miller - Bloomfield, Indiana
That is an awfully big window you sit in front of late at night in your office.
It would be really easy to ... well, you know.
You just need to go back where you came from.
Anonymous letter left taped to the newspaper office's front door - the evening the first Sex Offender Registry was published.
I commend Mr. Johnson for the wonderful job he has done in
reviving a paper
for Bloomfield and about Bloomfield.
Tammi Duzan - Bloomfield, Indiana
I have been meaning to provide you with some feedback on the performance of
the Bloomfield Free Press. I really like it, and so do a lot
of other people I have talked to in the community. I have lived in the Bloomfield area
since about 1963 after having moved here from Santa Cruz, Calif., and enjoy and value keeping up
with local happenings. The print font size and layout is easy to read,
and I really enjoy your
candid comments in "The Way We See It" with "Roses & Thorns" (which, by the way, are on
the mark nearly every time.) It's not often that I grin or chuckle at commentary.
Gary Howell - Bloomfield, Indiana
I hope you get cancer of the face. When my brother gets out of jail, you will pay.
You will pay and your family will die. You are a pig.
Letter received from the family of a man convicted of murdering a local law enforcement officer in 1963 in Logan County, Ohio. The murderer's parole was denied in 1988, largely due to a series of stories and editorials in the Bellefontaine (Ohio) Examiner.
The man remains in prison in Ohio.