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‘A whole lot of history’ dies with newspaper veteran Joan Meyer after police raid

Sep 1, 2023

When Bill Meyer retired around 2005, Joan Meyer continued to work. She became associate publisher, signed paychecks and continued to write Memories.

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Former newspaper owner Eileen Evans dies at 92

Sep 1, 2023

Eileen Mary Evans, who owned several newspapers with her husband, Alfred, died on Wednesday, July 26, at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Rochester.

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Longtime ND newspaper editor was admired for his dedication to community journalism

Sep 1, 2023

Marvin Ness died July 21 at 90. He announced his retirement from the Larimore Leader/Tribune two months ago. 

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Mary Fisher, Dardanelle Post Dispatch editor, passes away

Sep 1, 2023

For over 50 years, Mary Fisher was an editor and co-publisher of the Yell County Record, as well as several other weekly newspapers.

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Award-winning investigative reporter Fred Connors dies at 77

Aug 1, 2023

Fred Connors’ final story ran in Monday’s editions of The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register, as he penned his own obituary not long before his death. Connors died Sunday, July 2, at ...

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Mike Gackle,1952–2023

Jul 1, 2023

Mike Gackle, 71, a devoted family man, an innovator in the newspaper industry and a lifelong booster of Garrison and McLean County, died May 25, 2023, ...

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Harry LeRoy Hix Jr., 1939-2023

Jun 1, 2023

Harry LeRoy Hix Jr. of Stillwater, Oklahoma, known by his nickname of Roy through high school, was a retired journalist and university professor. He was born February 5, 1939, in Houston to Harry and Jane ...

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Hodding Carter III, former DD-T owner, publisher and editor, has died

Jun 1, 2023

Greenville High School class of 1953 president, journalist, political activist and former owner of this newspaper, Hodding Carter III has died at 88.

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Arlys Hawkes, former co-owner of two Jefferson County newspapers, dies at 89

May 1, 2023

Arlys Jean Hawkes, who previously owned two Jefferson County newspapers with her husband, died on March 9, 2023. 

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