It was a big year for The Livingston Post. According to WordPress.org, the Post had 100,000 views this year, which makes 2015 its biggest year ever.
The site delivered a wide range of news, opinion and features in 2015. Following are the most-read pieces on the site in 2015.
1. Not only was Buddy Moorehouse’s remembrance of the Shawn Moore kidnapping and murder the most-read on The Livingston Post for 2015, it smashed the site’s all-time reading record. It was also shared on Facebook over 6,600 times.
It’s a beautifully written, moving piece about the loss of a young life and our community’s innocence. You can read it by clicking here.
2-3. Howell’s most-famous movie-star couple grabbed second and third place of 2015’s most-read posts.
The first was a piece by Buddy Moorehouse when the couple first came to live in downtown Howell, about other famous folks who’ve lived in Livingston County; the second was the piece by Maria Stuart when the two left downtown Howell for their own log cabin in the woods nearby.
4. When the Unadilla Store burned down in January 2015, it was huge news in southwest Livingston County. Buddy Moorehouse captured the spirit of the store and what it meant to area residents in this piece, which was the fourth most-read on The Livingston Post in 2015. Read it here.
5. The battle between Genoa Township and Livingston Christian Schools clocked in as the fifth most-read piece on The Livingston Post in 2015. You can read it by clicking here.
6. Downtown Howell being named a finalist for the 2016 Great American Main Street Award was the sixth most-read piece of the year. Read it here. We’re crossing our fingers that Howell comes out on top as a winner when the announcement is made in May 2016.
7. The review of the Community Theatre of Howell’s production of “Mary Poppins” by Buddy Moorehouse landed in the No. 7 most-read spot on The Livingston Post. You can read about the amazing production by clicking here.
8. The Livingston Post was fortunate, indeed, to welcome former Daily Press & Argus sports editor Tim Robinson as one of its newest writers in 2015. His piece on where four of Howell’s talented athletes were heading off to college clocked in at No. 8 for the year. You can read it by clicking here.
9. Pinckney’s Light of the World Academy took a giant leap forward by becoming a charter school in 2015. The post about it was the ninth most-read on The Livingston Post in 2015. Read it here.
10. Maria Stuart’s lovely remembrance of her friend Sandy Everly, the “most-powerful person at the Livingston County Daily Press & Argus” who lost her battle with cancer in August, rounds out 2015’s Top 10 posts. You can read it by clicking here.
Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2016 from The Livingston Post.