By: E&P Staff
Tuesday’s edition of The Southern Illinoisan was the first printed in Carbondale since a windstorm damaged to the area on Friday.
Power to the 27,451-circulation Lee Enterprises daily was out from early Friday afternoon until late Monday night, when the Tuesday edition was produced in the paper’s Marion office and printed by The Paducah (Ky.) Sun, a Paxton Media property.
Editor Gary Metro saluted his staff for driving late Friday to Paducah, where they finished producing the paper early Saturday morning and stayed until Monday — with no planning or packing and no complaints.
Through the weekend, reporters and editors back in southern Illinois e-mailed copy and photos to Paducah from computers at Shawnee Community College.
By Monday, however, power was restored to the Marion office, allowing reporters, photographers and editors to resume near-normal work, and then send page files electronically to the Sun.