> The Christmas and New Year's Day holidays are playing havoc with the Pioneer's production schedule, and will be prompting delays in when our paper reaches homes and retail outlets.
Christmas and New Year's Day are on Tuesday this year -- the usual day that the Pioneer is printed and prepped for delivery. However, our office and the press plant where we print will be closed on both of those Tuesdays.
Therefore, we will be printing on Wednesday morning the next two weeks, Dec. 26 and Jan. 2. Our papers will reach retail outlets Wednesday afternoon instead of the usual time of Wednesday morning. In-county subscribers will receive the Pioneer on Thursday instead of Wednesday for the next two weeks.
We hope our readers forgive us for the delayed newspapers during the holiday season -- and that all have a merry and safe Christmas and New Year's!