"Do people still walk in off the street with their stories and problems? I loved that about ag-town papers. A guy would bring in a pumpkin that looked like Mickey Mouse, somebody would drop off 50 pages of typewritten pages about the Vatican poisoning the fluoride or whatever, an old lady would bring in the obit for her husband and spend two hours telling funny stories about World War II, etc. And the angry people would come in, and we’d always send them straight to the publisher’s office: “Oh yes, he looks FORWARD to talking to you about why the paper backed your lifelong enemy for the town manager vacancy."
— Ken Layne talks with a journalist who went from newspapers to Patch and back to newspapers.