Linda Bates Margison

Writer * Editor * Dreamer



Goodbye, TIBC: Together, we made a difference

Almost five years ago, my 20-year journalism career hit a crossroads, and I had to make a difficult decision: be a puppet or stand up for my values and this community. I chose this community. I believed you deserved a… Continue Reading →

Friday Night, Football and A New Press Box

It’s Friiiiidaaay niiiiight! That must mean it’s time for high school football. At least for those of us at This Is Brown County. I’ve never been a huge fan of football, but I love watching the Brown County Eagles. For… Continue Reading →

Not Just Pets, They're Family

On TIBC’s Facebook site, we’ve followed a 24-hour journey of a missing dog who is now home again with his family. It made me think of our own two lovable granddoggies, who are faithful companions to us all. Willy —… Continue Reading →

What's that smell?

Anyone who knows me well knows I’m an old-school journalist. If you don’t know me, all you have to do is read the list to the right to see newspapers have been an important part of my past. There was… Continue Reading →

Wishing you a happy and blessed Thanksgiving

Today, we here at This Is Brown County will sit around the table with our families, thankful for our blessings, just like you. For those who may not know, TIBC is the brainchild of Rodney and Linda Margison and Kim… Continue Reading →

Journalism: What's wrong with this picture?

Journalism, at one time, was a noble profession where those charged with its mission worked tirelessly to expose wrongdoing, pursue truth, open doors that are bolted closed and hold elected officials accountable for their actions. Journalists denied self for the… Continue Reading →

Becoming a Cynic

I didn’t realized until I talked with my boss today that the hardest aspect of my job is fighting against the increasing pull toward cynicism common for many journalists. When I first entered journalism about 17 years ago, I was… Continue Reading →

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