A Look Back at 2022

2022 Highlights – A Look Back

Welcome to Our 2022 Highlights – A Look Back at 2022!

We’ll be featuring our team’s favorite articles from the year, and our Top 10 Most Viewed articles of the year, read them all below!

Thank you so much for reading Buchanan’s news with us all year!

The Buchanan Chronicle

The Buchanan Chronicle Team Favorite Articles of 2022:

Miranda Barger, Writer:
Miranda shared this heart-warming story she covered about the kids at Ottawa Elementary School!

Issue 40 – November 19, 2022

Past Event – Warm Hearts Warm Hands

Warm Hearts, Warm Hands at Ottawa 2022 Submitted by Wendie Stephenson of Warm Hearts, Warm Hands In 2021 a group of women initiated a group called Warm Hearts, Warm Hands with a goal of providing a pair of warm, handmade…

Jen Garry, Publisher:
“This was such a fun story to cover, and it is still unfolding! Right away (Nov. 16, 2022) when we saw on Facebook that the old Wheatberry building was going to become Evelyn Mae’s BBQ, we jumped on the story by contacting Anton Lockett to set up an interview. Becka and I were able to meet with him the next evening (Nov. 17) to discuss his plans, and then we were ready to spread the news to the community. Serendipitously, just two days later our next issue (Issue 40 – Nov. 19) was coming out, and when the story broke we had no idea it would become our all-time highest viewed article with 1,391 views. The timing was right and we were the first news group to publish the story, such an exciting feat for our small newspaper! Our team has continued to update the community on the restaurant’s progress and will have a follow-up article out soon, so be on the lookout for that!”

Issue 40 – November 19, 2022

Rebecka Hoyt, Editor & Photographer:
“2022 was the first year I attended two beauty pageants in my entire life. Lillian Waggoner won Miss Buchanan, and then she won Miss Blossomtime! I could not believe it, and I was incredibly excited for her. My first time being at a pageant and covering it for a newspaper for the same person to win both, had me smiling ear – to – ear as I was taking many photos with my Canon camera. And now I plan on attending these pageants as much as I can. They are fun to attend. Enjoy the memory here!”

Issue 27 – May 07, 2022

Local Clubs – Miss Blossomtime Pageant 2022

Miss Buchanan becomes Miss Blossomtime 2022 by Tracie Chenshaw April 25th 2022 shone as an exceptional day for Lillian Waggoner, Miss Buchanan, crowned Miss Blossomtime in an exciting and stunning pageant. There were 21 contestants lined up on Main Stage at Lake Michigan College’s Mendel Center on the Monday evening,…

Thomas Hoyt, Proofreader & Writer:
“My favorite Now That’s Funny article from 2022 come from issue number 32. I like this one because it shows how we are human and do things that are down right hilarious!”

Issue 32 – July 23, 2022

Now That’s Funny! – Issue 32

by Thomas Hoyt Let’s face it, we all at some time or another have to do this thing called flatulence, or more commonly, fart, toot, or poo! 🤣Some of us do it very quietly, and some aren’t very quiet about…

Jill McDonald, Writer & Photographer:
“Looking back at 2022 with The Buchanan Chronicle, it’s a joy to be part of the team! Editor Rebecka Hoyt and Publisher Jen Garry both lead with dedication and enthusiasm in serving the community. Reflecting upon the articles I’ve written for The Chronicle this past year, two articles stand out when asked to choose my favorite. First is definitely my travel article “Hot Air Balloon Fiesta” where I share my Bucket List experience in Albuquerque, NM. This annual event is amazing to witness! Second is my article “Affordable Fun in Michigan” where I share info on the MI Activity Pass, providing many options throughout Michigan for free and affordable fun. Looking ahead to 2023, I welcome your ideas and suggestions for article topics relating to nature and travel. Feel free to email me your ideas at: jillmcdonaldjkm123@gmail.com or connect with me on Facebook at: facebook.com/naturetravelerjillmcdonald. Cheers to a great new year!

Issue 39 – November 05, 2022

Travel Journal – Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

Hot Air Balloons Take Flight at Balloon Fiesta by Jill McDonald, Writer & Photographer Have you ever looked up at the sky and watched a hot air balloon float by? It seems so peaceful and magical to see the world…

Issue 31 – July 09, 2022

Nature Notes – Affordable Fun in Michigan

Affordable Fun in Michigan by Jill K. McDonald Are you looking for some fun ideas to enjoy the summer? Perhaps you’d like to enjoy time with a friend, a solo afternoon excursion, or an outing with your kids. Are you…

Garrick Stubblefield, Writer:
“My name is Garrick Stubblefield and enjoy writing articles and doing puzzles for the Chronicle. There really is no puzzle that stands out to me simply because each and every one I have put in the Chronicle has come from my head. I have also done a few articles with the Chronicle and the best one was an article about the Can Drive I coordinated for the Vets, from Issue 42. Two years ago I started a can drive for the vets. With the help of local businesses to help collect them, the first year we raised over $700 dollars and we nearly doubled that for this past year. We start it the week of Labor day and run until the week before Thanksgiving. So please, if you want to support this cause, save your cans starting in the summer and I will be more than happy to pick them up. My number is 269 259 0547 to arrange a pickup, if I don’t answer please leave me a message and I will get back to you. Also please donate name brand products only as I can’t accept Aldi, Kroger, Sam’s Club, Costco, etc. Yes it can be cans or bottles, and pop or beer/wine coolers. Thank you for your continued support in our efforts, that we can pass along to our Local Vets.”

Issue 42 – December 17, 2022

Local Charity – Cans for Veterans Donations to Legion

Cans for Veterans Annual Drive Donations Given to Local Veterans by Rebecka Hoyt, Editor, and Garrick Stubblefield, Writer, and Jen Garry, Publisher and Photographer Amazing News: The Buchanan Chronicle raised over $700 in this year’s Cans for Veterans donation drive,…

The Buchanan Chronicle – Top 10 Articles of 2022:

Issue 40 – November 19, 2022

Issue 39 – November 05, 2022

Issue 19 – January 08, 2022

Issue 40 – November 19, 2022

Local Business – 40 Under 40 Local Winners

40 Under 40 Award Winners from Buchanan and Niles by Rebecka Hoyt, Editor & Photographer Jordan Lynch, Cameron Ondresky, Charlie Van LuVanee, and Kenny Fraker (all with ties to the…

Issue 35 – September 03, 2022

Issue 34 – August 20, 2022

Issue 39 – November 05, 2022

Issue 26 – April 16, 2022

Issue 25 – April 02, 2022

Issue 20 – January 22, 2022

Local Clubs – Miss Buchanan Pageant 2022

Miss Buchanan Pageant 2022 by Rebecka Hoyt, Editor & Photographer It’s been two years since the last Miss Buchanan Pageant was held in December of 2019. Buchanan High School auditorium…

2022 Turns to 2023 at Midnight on New Year’s Eve in Downtown Buchanan, Photo by Rebecka Hoyt

Thanks for Reading Our 2022 Highlights – A Look Back at 2022!
And thanks so much for reading with us all year!
Look for More Issues and Articles all 2023!
Next Issue #44: Saturday, January 21, 2023

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