My name is Cindy Petersen and I am the creator/editor of Hiawatha-News.com.
A little about myself: I graduated from Mount Mercy University in December 2011 with a degree in Journalism. After graduation, I started a weekly newspaper, the Hiawatha Advocate.
I was writer, reporter, editor, photography, layout & design person, ad person, and distributor. The experience was a little stressful at times, but it taught me so much about the newspaper business. It also made me realize how much I cared about the Hiawatha community.
I started writing for the Marion Times in 2013, while I was working at Hibu, as an editor. A year later, the editor of the Marion Times asked me to help him set up a new publication, the Hiawatha Today. I continued to write for that newspaper until the Times stopped publication in Dec. 2018.
That is when I realized that Hiawatha needed a publication that would help residents stay informed about what was going on in their community. The result was Hiawatha-news.com.
Hiawatha News promotes events, businesses, and ideas that help us grow as a community.