Posted by Phil Andrews
Veteran Mercury reporter Vik Kirsch works his final shift on Friday.
Vik joined the Mercury 26 years ago and has been in the newspaper reporting game since 1981.
In his time at the paper, Vik has held down a range of beats. They have included: police, courts, business, health, education and city hall.
He has seen a great deal of change locally and in his work environment -- including four changes of ownerships of the Mercury during his career here.
It will be a different local reporting landscape with his retirement. I wish Vik well.