Thank you Dana for bringing us this wonderful look back into local history!
The following scanned copies of these newspapers are
contributions by Dana Wheeler of newspapers that her
Great Grandfather Frank W. Johnson either wrote or edited
while he worked at the The Centerville Times and The Astoria Printer.
Please note that these are scans of photocopies of old
newspapers. During the copying process, only portions of the newspaper were duplicated. The scans we
were ultimately given (in some cases) have subsequently been altered with some articles or advertisements relocated on the
page to reduce the size of the jpg. The family of Mr. Johnson saved what was dear to their heart -- which
was primarily the editorials written by Mr. Johnson. They provide a historical viewpoint on The Centerville
community. Of particular interest to me was Mr. Johnson's perspective on the demise of the business community
in Centerville -- which you will find on page 4 of The Astoria Printer. If you should have a more pristine
preservation of any of these newspapers, or of other local papers, we would be glad to hear from you!
The photos remain very large files so
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