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Obituaries

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2022 BNEC, BNAC, NAE RULES

Jan 1, 2022

The National Newspaper Association Foundation's 2022 Better Newspaper Advertising Contest, Better Newspaper Editorial Contest and Newspapers and Education Contests are open the NNA members and nonmembers. 

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Bob Grimm, 1928-2021

Jan 1, 2022

Bob Grimm, 92, of Paducah, passed away Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, at the Ray & Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center. Bob was born on Dec. 20, 1928, to the late George & Cynthia Rawlinson Grimm. Bob attended ...

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Donny Wilder, former Clinton (South Carolina) Chronicle publisher, dies

Jan 1, 2022

Donny Wilder served as president of SCPA in 1974. He sold the newspaper in 1987 to Smith Newspapers of Fort Payne, Alabama.

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Frank Quine, beloved former Merrill assistant dean and development director, dies at 84

Jan 1, 2022

Frank Quine, who spent 24 years working at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism after 18 years with the American Press Institute, died Oct. 30 at age 84.

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Larry Tobin, former Tomahawk (Wisconsin) Leader publisher, dies at 75

Jan 1, 2022

Larry Michael Tobin, former publisher of the Tomahawk (Wisconsin) Leader, past president of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association and WNA Foundation, and Wisconsin Newspaper Hall of Fame inductee, died Dec. ...

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Former Leader publisher moved newspaper, town into new era

Dec 1, 2021

For the last 11 years of his life, Goossen, a native of Nebraska, led Times Citizen Communications. 

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Michael Mayton Breedlove, 1940-2021

Dec 1, 2021

Michael Mayton Breedlove died at his home in Jackson, Alabama, on Sunday evening, July 18, 2021.   The Breedloves, along with Jim and Suzanne Cox, purchased The Thomasville Times in 1996, where ...

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Mike Mathes, longtime Kiel publisher and WNA past president, dies at 68

Dec 1, 2021

Michael E. “Mike” Mathes, past president of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association and former longtime publisher of the (Kiel) Tri-County News, died Friday, Oct. 1, following a brief battle with ...

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Todd Bailey never lost his sense of humor

Dec 1, 2021

On Sunday morning at 4:08 a.m., Todd, 49, passed away surrounded by his family. Although the timing was not what he expected, it was how he wanted it to be — with this family.

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