Longtime Dunn Center resident Carol Hicks is the new office manager for the Dunn County Herald, Publisher Stacy Swenson announced today.
Hicks, 48, replaces Teagan Hunt, who resigned to pursue a degree in nursing. Hunt is moving to Fargo.
“I’m very excited but I’m also a little nervous, too,” said Hicks. “I know the area and I think we can work together to make a bigger and better paper for Dunn County.”
Hicks brings a wealth of experience running an office, Swenson said, and her familiarity with the community will be beneficial.
Hicks has lived with her family in Dunn Center for 10 years. Prior to coming to the Dunn County Herald, Hicks served as office manager of MBI Killdeer office.
“Carol brings years of office manager experience and a great knowledge of the area and the people who live here,” said Swenson.
Hicks said she plans to have an open-door policy with the community to get input for its feel on important issues. “The newspaper has an obligation to listen to the community concerns”, she said.
Hicks will start her new job on Monday. She will be responsible for managing the office, selling and building advertisements, page design and layout.
“I feel I can bring some new ideas to the table,” Hicks said, which includes working with sister papers in New England, Bowman and Hettinger. Additionally, working with Swenson and taking advantage of her experience, will help make the transition smoother.
For Hunt, leaving a job she has worked for 18 months will be bitter sweet. She learned a lot during that time and has many great memories.
“I will remember the positive feedback that I got from our readers reading the time and effort of my work that I put into this paper,” she said.
“Teagan was a great employee,” Swenson said. “We were fortunate to have her at the Dunn County Herald. We wish her the best.”