2021 Year in Review

Well dear readers, we made it through 2021. As we enter the first full week of 2022, we thought we’d reminisce with you over the top three stories from each month out of the past year. These stories made it to the top because of overall reach and engagement via the NPJ website and social media platforms.

Full sized Chick-fil-A restaurant coming to Keyser Avenue in 2022
‘Brian’s Song’ and ‘Wonderful Life’: Tupperware Tales, Chapter 4
What if you could Perform a Christmas Miracle?

Dr. Marcus D. Jones named the 20th President of NSU
Opening Day Success
Letter to the Editor – November 1, 2021

The 2021 Natchitoches Christmas Festival Poster is from an Artist with Natchitoches Roots
Four seniors from NCHS, St. Mary’s spotlighted as top scholar-athletes
Former SMHS football coach Charlie Cryer remembered for widespread impact

Letter to the Editor: One Bad Apple spoils the whole bunch
Miss Merry Christmas, Pageant Winners Announced
Blessed: Side Hustle

Obit: Sylvia Morrow
Nets sign Natchitoches youth Brandon Rachal on Summer League roster
Big Boy 4014 Arrives In Natchitoches

McAlister’s Deli is OPEN!
Whataburger Responds to Video
Michael Ferdinand has resigned as Natchitoches Economic Executive Director

Reatha Cox named vice president for the Student Experience at Northwestern State
What? Yes, a burger
Letter to the Community from Goldonna Principal, Cori Beth Manuel

“What is an SAE?”
Work begins to develop new Auto Mall in Natchitoches
One Year Past His Term Limit, Walker Still Chairs Meetings at Foundation That Has $19,500 Unaccounted for

The Chiefs Take Care of Business at the Class 5a Regional Track Meet!
Better in the second half: Mourning the stranger who showed me the way
Central High angler signs with NSU Fishing Team

NCHS: Cain breaks school record
Lakeview senior signs with NSU Fishing Team
Local gymnasts qualify for state, Aton wins State Champ title

Letter to the Editor: Summer Tree Apartments Condemnation Repeal
SWEPCO issues emergency appeal to conserve electricity
Save A Lot turned into Piggly Wiggly

Louisiana High School Senior wins second place in 2021 Inaugural Poem Contest
A Rare Treat in Natchitoches – Snow!
Whataburger coming to Natchitoches in 2021