It’s been a hectic few weeks at the West Point News and Elkhorn Valley Shopper and plenty of blame for that can be placed on COVID-19.

We don’t have a large staff, so when two people are missing each week because of illness and other family matters it takes a toll on those who can make it to work.

We’ve been stretched thin. I don’t think we’ve been at full staff since the week before Thanksgiving. Ten years ago I wouldn’t have minded that as much, but now that my 66th birthday is closer than my 65th I need more time to recuperate from the hours at the office.

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