Perusing the first five years of the Pierz Journal newspaper online is interesting (besides being FUN). I'm impressed that the editor seemed to hit just the right note when suggesting something new for the town/area. For instance, Market Day in Pierz was first proposed by the paper, and soon a Commercial Club was formed to plan for it.
It's cool to see how local issues were influenced by the paper, too.
Surprisingly, the paper sounded reasonable, not preachy, so people must have agreed (tho not to the extent of melding Upper Town with Lower Town ☺. There's only so much...)
If you know the area, you'll be able to imagine the area around Pierz being speculated about here. It's a mild scolding but without much pain--since you could agree and all the while think it's everyone else's fault.
Then too, a call to action came from the paper pretty often, like this suggestion about a Coronet Band:
All right, so here's just a bit of preaching about that dangerous newfangled invention, the Automobile, and those crazy drivers....and also, a cautionary tale, found later: