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‘At 5’2”, a giant in the newspaper world’

Mar 1, 2021

Pam Johnson — a trailblazing journalist who led The Arizona Republic's newsroom and that of the sister publication, Phoenix Gazette, for 13 years — would have loved her sendoff Saturday at ...

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Bob Heffner, former Chronotype editor, dies at 89

Mar 1, 2021

Robert “Bob” Heffner, who worked more than three decades for The Chronotype of Rice Lake, Wisconsin, died Saturday, Jan. 23, in Rice Lake.

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Caldwell, longtime Reporter publisher, dies at 81

Mar 1, 2021

Don Caldwell, a legendary figure in Lake City history and the fiery former publisher of the Lake City Reporter, died Feb. 8 following a lengthy illness, according to family members.

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Mary Ann (Pesch) Gardon, 1928-2020

Mar 1, 2021

Mary Ann (Pesch) Gardon, longtime editor and publisher of Peshtigo (Wisconsin) Times, died Monday, Feb. 1, in Peshtigo.

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News-Press’ longtime reporter, editor, publisher and columnist will be missed

Mar 1, 2021

Jim Dunn, the former publisher of the Iosco County News-Herald and Oscoda (Michigan) Press, passed away early February from complications of a heart attack. 

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Peg Johnson, 1936-2020

Mar 1, 2021

Peg Johnson, former editor and publisher of the weekly Santa Ynez Valley News in Santa Maria, California, died Dec. 30, 2020, in Nevada, The Valley News reports. 

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There will never be another journalist like Bill Mardis

Mar 1, 2021

Bill Mardis was not only a Legend in community journalism, but at the Commonwealth Journal newspaper of Somerset, Kentucky, he was an Icon.

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Thomas Craig ‘Scoop’ McKinney, 1941-2020

Mar 1, 2021

On January 14, longtime newspaperman Craig McKinney passed away due to complications from a stroke.

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William ‘Bill’ Boyd Hanna, 1950-2020

Mar 1, 2021

William “Bill” Boyd Hanna, 70, of Virginia/Mountain Iron, North Carolina, died peacefully at 2:08 a.m. Monday morning, Jan. 11, 2021, at his home, surrounded by loving family.

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