Week One Wraps Up, Week Two Kicks Off

EDITOR’S NOTE: A “week one” wrap post was scheduled for yesterday, but time constraints prevented this from happening.

GREENSBURG, Kan. – Following Friday’s journey home, I stopped off and had a few drinks with Cort Anderson and Rebecca Zepick.

We all looked back on how the week went, and we all decided it went pretty well.

Nearly everyone involved worked hard and produced at least some content. There were a few project members who struggled more than others, but overall everyone seems to be enjoying and learning from the experience.

I, of course, love it.

I thought about it a lot this weekend as I covered Moundridge’s Black Kettle Festival and attended my five-year class reunion for the Canton-Galva High School Class of 2004, and I decided I would like to live in Greensburg.

The only problem is I already have plans for living in the Canton and Galva area. Under different circumstances, I would be building a home in Greensburg.

I love it here, even though I often feel near tears as I see remnants of the storm’s destruction or hear tales of what people have endured.

Today Rebecca and I drove back to Greensburg after a brief, one-day hiatus.

We both have been working on various projects, and Cort Anderson, Les Anderson and Molly Walsh also came out today instead of waiting until Monday morning.

So far, Les has edited stories, Molly has done some work on a couple stories, and Cort has made some updates to www.greensburgrebirth.com with me assisting when needed.

For a Sunday, we all have done a lot, but personally I don’t feel like I have accomplished a lot.

I’ve done a lot of work, but it was all for The Ledger.

I had hoped to write an article and produce an audio piece today, but I didn’t make it that far.

I have high hopes for tomorrow, but I will also be helping others work on their projects so . . .

Before I go to bed, I will make a to-do list so I can shake this feeling that I’m forgetting something important.

This week, though, I will have to leave and go back to work on Thursday, should be a good one.

Most participants have good stories coming down the pipes, and I think the initial shock of being involved with this project will be removed, allowing everyone to perform at their highest levels.

It’s going to be a busy time, but I am way stoked to get it going.

Week two of Greensburg Rebirth is underway! Get excited!

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Todd R. Vogts, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of media at Sterling College in Kansas. Previously, he taught yearbook, newspaper, newsmagazine, and online journalism in various Kansas high schools, and he ran a weekly newspaper in rural Kansas. He continues to freelance as a professional journalist from time to time. Also, Vogts is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), the Journalism Education Association (JEA), and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), among others. He earned his Master Journalism Educator (MJE) certification from JEA in 2022. When he’s not teaching or writing, he runs his mobile disk jockey service and takes part in other entrepreneurial ventures. He can be reached at twitter.com/toddvogts or via his website at www.toddvogts.com.