One of the best things about community journalism is the ability to have a little fun with the local citizenry. My local paper, The Citizen was famous for its just-shy-of-believeable April Fool's Day articles, so I was extremely proud when my contribution was picked for last year's edition (below). It even spurred a tongue-firmly-in-cheek letter to the editor.

Certainly community papers are missed most when it comes to excellent reporting on and analysis of local politics and other issues of great import. But their coverage of the lighter side also contributes to the quality of local life. RIP, Citizen.