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Obituaries

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Longtime Green Valley News publisher Newell dies

Jun 1, 2022

Frank Newell, who worked in newspapers for 56 years and was the publisher of the Green Valley (Arizona) News for the last 12 years, died March 21 in Bellevue, Washington. He was 97.

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Morley Piper, 1925-2022

Jun 1, 2022

On Thursday, May 12, 2022, Morley Piper passed away at 97 years young. Piper devoted more than 60 years of his life to the newspaper industry, including 12 years at the Boston Globe, 45 years as the executive ...

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Thomas G. Larson, former owner and publisher of the Osceola Sun, dies at 86

Jun 1, 2022

Thomas G. Larson of Minong, Wisconsin, former owner and publisher of The Osceola (Wisconsin) Sun, died April 12, 2022. He was 86.

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Deb Flemming, 1954-2022

May 1, 2022

Debra J. Flemming, 67, died Monday, March 14, 2022, at District One Hospital in Faribault, Minnesota. Deb returned to southeastern Minnesota in 2019 to become a consultant for the 761 Foundation in Owatonna ...

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Renee Spaar, 1960-2022

Apr 1, 2022

Renee (Schmidt) Spaar, 61, of Odessa, Missouri, died March 8, 2022, at her home. Born August 4, 1960, in Los Angeles, she was the daughter of Donald Schmidt and Irene Kerr Keeran. She was a 1978 graduate ...

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Ronald Swift, 1937–2022

Apr 1, 2022

Ron was the owner and editor of the Patterson (California) Irrigator for 40 years and a newspaper columnist for 57 years.

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‘The real deal’ ⁠— NNA Past President Ken Rhoades remembered as dedicated advocate of Blair, Nebraska, newspaper communities

Apr 1, 2022

Ken Rhoades never shied away from a story. His 60-plus year career saw him cover anything and everything, even if it meant putting himself in harm's way, which he did on several occasions.

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Former editor, publisher Jenay Tate passes away

Mar 1, 2022

Former editor and publisher Jenay Tate passed away the morning of Jan. 15 after battling illness for some time.

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Ken Troedel, 1952-2022

Mar 1, 2022

Kenneth A. "Ken" Troedel, who enjoyed a 26-year career publishing newspapers in Wisconsin, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, at his home in Waupaca, Wisconsin. He was 69.

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