If you happen to see Dr. Jim Caufield about town today, be sure to wish him a happy birthday because March 14 is the annual anniversary of his arrival some years ago — no need for details! He looks younger but in fact is older than our friend Doug Wood.
I first met Jim in 2013 when he joined a publication where I was working. While sometimes differing in our social and political views, we have maintained a friendship that has strengthened through our professional relationship.
Readers of ThePerryNews.com have Jim to thank because this is his baby — he had the idea and gave birth to this website late in January 2015. I was honored to be approached by him a few weeks later and asked to join this experiment. Now, 13 months and well over 1 million website visits later, it is fair to say Jim’s germ of an idea has struck roots and continues to flourish.
A man of many hats, Jim is constantly on the prowl for the latest scoop and is so often the first reporter on the scene of Perry-area breaking news as to make any comparison with the competition a waste of time.
His in-depth feature reporting sheds light on topics that others only cover with a superficial brush. And his command of grammar is occasionally used to keep a sometimes rule-ungoverned sportswriter in check.
Join me in wishing Jim a happy birthday!