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3:09 — Remembering Tony Eierdam

Oct 1, 2020

He came to Aledo to cover the Bearcats, Ladycats and Eagles with an almost child-like glee in April of 2008. I felt — from Tony’s perspective — that he thought he might be in a dream.

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Wallace Gail Vernon (1926-2020)

Oct 1, 2020

Wallace Gail Vernon, 93, of Eldon, Missouri, died Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Eldon. He was born Nov. 23, 1926, in Eldon, the son of the late Chester S. and Lois A. (Smith) Vernon. On Sept. 9, 1951, in ...

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Remembering a devoted newsman, Brendan FitzSimons

Oct 1, 2020

Brendan FitzSimons, editor and publisher of the Nogales International from 1984 to 1996, died on Wednesday, Aug. 26, at the age of 81. He lost a seven-year battle to cancer. He was living in Tucson, where ...

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Richard Wyatt ‘Dick’ Cardwell (1933–2020)

Oct 1, 2020

Dick's distinguished career included serving as chair of the board of publications of Indiana University and on the committee on public notice advertising for the National Newspaper Association.

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Wilbur Flachman (1937-2020)

Oct 1, 2020

Longtime Colorado publishing entrepreneur Wilbur E. Flachman died September 16, 2020, with family by his side. Flachman was 83. Following surgery for pancreatic cancer, he fought a difficult battle for ...

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Bob Henline (1970-2020)

Oct 1, 2020

Bob Henline, editor of The Cordell (Oklahoma) Beacon, died August 19, 2020. He was 50.

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Juanelle ‘Wassie’ Vickery (1929-2020)

Sep 1, 2020

A life dedicated to telling the stories of the people and communities of Hart County came to an end July 31 when longtime editor of The Hartwell (Georgia) Sun, Juanelle “Wassie” Vickery, died ...

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Tom Sutherland (1924-2020)

Sep 1, 2020

Tom Sutherland, the inspiration for “The Old Grouch” in the Casper (Wyoming) Star Tribune for many years, died July 6. He was 95.

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Rick Murphy (1950-2020)

Sep 1, 2020

On Tuesday, July 21, at around 6:30 p.m., Rick Murphy, the former editor of the Independent newspaper based in East Hampton, died at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. He had been hospitalized on Friday ...

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