So, I decided to create a newsletter for my son while he is in bootcamp. I know he hates to read, so a newsletter is a concise way of keeping him posted and a quick read. I included a section on "Words of Encouragement" where I include comments, etc that people tell me, post to our FB page, etc. I have a section on Jokes as well in addition to a section on Tidbits, where I write one or two sentences for each new bit of info, such as the latest scores on a game, who passed away, who got married, what the dogs are up to, etc.
One mom suggested a section for Today's Weather, The Meal of the Day, Quote of the Day, News, etc... I'm going to add those as well.
Here are some of the templates available in Microsoft Word for newsletters. I used the one titled Family Newsletter.