5 Most Popular Stories from July

For those who want a daily fix of local news, Lowell’s First Look publishes at least one new story six days a week. In July, we shared 35 articles about the people, places and events that make our community so special.

In case you didn’t see them all, here’s a look at the five stories that got the most views from our readers.

Stories of Perseverance: Anna Walz

The Pink Arrow Pride Stories of Perseverance have been popular with our readers and none so more than Anna Walz’s account of courage and optimism in the face of her cancer diagnosis. It struck a chord with many readers and was hands-down the most popular article of the month.

Family Owned Boutique Winery Opens in Lowell

Janet Lawrence at Henry’s Heritage Winery

When we saw a winery near Murray Lake, we just had to learn more. We apparently weren’t the only ones fascinated by the establishment of a winery in Lowell. Our profile on Henry’s Heritage Winery was the second more popular story for the month.

Stories of Perseverance: Kim Stephens

Kim Stephens was having an otherwise normal day when cancer struck. The mother of seven shared her journey through surgery, chemotherapy and the experience of participating in Pink Arrow 2016. Readers responded to her heartfelt words, and this was the third most popular article in July.

Keeping Lowell Safe: June Police Beat

The Police Beat feature is a perennial favorite, and this month was no exception. The June edition, which included a warning about a rash of vehicle break-ins, landed in the number four spot on this list.

Lowell’s Ninja Warrior

He’s 19. He’s a business owner. He’s created something kids love that doesn’t involve a screen. No wonder everyone wants to learn more about Drew Struckmeyer, Lowell’s very own ninja warrior. Our article about this 2015 Lowell High School graduate and his business rounds out the five most popular articles for July.


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