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In 1879, Mrs. Julia M. Bennett could typically be found seated behind a desk in the Hannibal Courier’s newspaper office, located on the second floor of 123 N. Main St. There, she would judiciously determine what would (and wouldn’t) be included in the newspaper’s next edition.

John Best (Jack) Lewis, Jr., formerly of Palmyra, Missouri and more recently Raymore, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, May 16th.


Last week, I attended the annual conference of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. Each year according to their publication, 300 of …