Brandon L. Summers has joined the Sidney Sun-Telegraph as a reporter.
"I'm thrilled to be here," he said. "Already, I'm charmed by this community. It's beautiful, busy and everyone I've met has been wonderfully pleasant."
Summers comes to Sidney from Iowa, where he served for five years as a reporter at the Fort Dodge Messenger. There, he focused on education, as well as everything from courts and county fairs to the 2016 presidential primaries.
"I covered nearly every candidate, and came back with a fun anecdote from each event," he said. "Fort Dodge is where Donald J. Trump held his first rally ever outside of his state fair visits."
While in Iowa, Summers also served briefly as editor of the Perry Chief, an Ames Tribune publication. As editor, he celebrated the small town community's growth and diversity.
Summers has also been a reporter in Wahpeton, North Dakota, and its border city Breckenridge, Minnesota. He began as a reporter in Florence, Oregon.
A native of Rapid City, South Dakota, he has a master's degree from the University of South Dakota, which has allowed him to teach as an adjunct instructor in Oregon and Iowa.
In his free time, Summers enjoys spending time with his wife, watching movies and writing. He has already had novellas, novels and a one-act play published.