I felt hurt and shocked by the front page story in last week's Payson Roundup. I hesitate to write this because I don't want to add any more salt to anyone's wounds. However, I feel concerned for the manner in which the story was written. It appeared biased toward an emphasis on negative details and as such had the potential to detract from Peggy Miles' professional reputation.
I also do not understand the intention of this story. If it was written to be supportive, it did not appear to meet that intention in my opinion. I don't think any citizen of this town would want their private affairs aired out in the public eye. I hope the Roundup gave Ms. Miles the opportunity to review and approve of its content before it was published.
Donna Steckal, Payson
Editor's note: Payson Roundup reporters are instructed to objectively report with the sole purpose of informing readers. The newspaper does not let anyone read articles written about them before they are published as was suggested in this letter.