“The tools of the trade” have changed dramatically, according to Greg Mast, now senior reporter for The Ottawa Herald.

Sure have tremendously from price to content since my retirement exactly 38 years ago this week [written March 5].

I spent 17 years at 104 S. Cedar as an employee of the Harris Group and R.B. Wellington.

Terry Ostmeyer was sports editor and a gem of a writer. He became city editor before leaving for greener pastures.

Congratulations on 25 years. Yes, I agree with Mr. Mast, “many things have changed” — not all good or for the betterment.

Freone Hollinger

Rural Ottawa