Mill Valley News

Week 10: Issue two

Jill Applegate and Sarah Darby, editors-in-chief

October 23, 2011

Issue two has been another issue for us to test out new things. We tried some different methods for getting our content done and on the pages in a timely manner.  Instead of having the staff stay until 9 p.m. on a Monday night...

Repeal “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy marks step forward

Sarah Darby, editor-in-chief

October 20, 2011

After 18 long years in place, "Don’t ask, don’t tell," the policy banning gays from serving openly in the military, was rightfully repealed on Tuesday, Sept. 20. Since 1993, when the policy first began under the Clinton...

Week nine: Twitter trouble

Jill Applegate and Sarah Darby, editors-in-chief

October 16, 2011

In the last month or so, our Twitter has been the victim of some spur of the moment tweets and an editor-in-chief who is maybe overly excited to spread the word about the publication. Two tweets have been accidentally been posted...

City hall tour is a maze of hallways and faces

Sarah Darby, editor-in-chief

October 13, 2011

After three weeks working as an intern at city hall, the place is feeling a little more homey to me. Scarecrows decorate the sidewalk in front of the building, with one scarecrow even posed as a road surveyor overlooking Johnson Drive f...

Fallen firefighter remembered

Sarah Darby, editor-in-chief, Alyne Roemerman, copy editor

October 12, 2011

Over a year after the death of 33-year-old firefighter John Glaser, the second annual John Glaser 5K Run/Walk was held on Saturday, Oct. 8 in the name of the fallen service man. On May 22, 2010, firefighters at the Quivira Road...

Week eight: Covering Homecoming

Jill Applegate and Sarah Darby, editors-in-chief

October 9, 2011

Last year, Homecoming and the ensuing madness was a highly covered topic of the newspaper. It was talked about in almost every issue in some way. To us, it felt like the topic that the school was talking the most about, and that...

5K run to honor firefighter’s memory

Sarah Darby, editor-in-chief

October 6, 2011

This week, I am working on a story for the print issue about new acting fire chief John Mattox. The story started as news about Mattox’s new position after former fire chief Jeff Hudson retired in September. However, as I en...

Week seven: 344 views

Jill Applegate and Sarah Darby, editors-in-chief

September 30, 2011

Since the beginning of the school year, our staff has tried to advertise our website as best as we could. We established social media for the site by creating a Twitter and Facebook fan page to help us connect with our readers....

Internship gives new perspective on city happenings

Sarah Darby, editor-in-chief

September 29, 2011

Last year, CityTalk started as a blog about local events and later incorporated interviews from people in the community. The blog was fun to write but after evaluating the evolution of the blog for this year, I decided it could be updated more often if content was easier to come by. Interviewing people in the city and writing opinion columns on ha...

Week six: Issue one

Jill Applegate and Sarah Darby, editors-in-chief

September 24, 2011

Yesterday, the first issue finally came out. This month has been a struggle trying to balance between teaching everyone the things they need to know to be successful for this year, while having them attempting to apply those ...

New changes shape football games

Sarah Darby, editor-in-chief

September 22, 2011

Football on Friday nights look a little different this year after changes prompted by the parent-led Booster Club, football team and Blue Crew first came into effect at the football team’s first home game against Bonner Springs...