Wanting to learn more about journalism and the newspaper industry, a Christian homeschool group representing students from Sherwood, Sisters and Clark County, Wash., enjoyed a visit April 29 to the big printing plant of Signature Graphics in Portland. There they saw the May issue of Christian News Northwest come off the press, copies of which they enthusiastically held up for the camera.
The tour was graciously hosted by Kim Forbis of the printing company’s staff, shown third from left. Third from right is CNNW Publisher John Fortmeyer, who answered the students’ questions about his newspaper career, including his quarter century at Christian News Northwest. The new June issue is the 25th anniversary edition of the newspaper, which launched in 1994.
(PHOTO COURTESY OF HOLLY SCHERMERHORN)