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May 27, 2019


Our 150th Special Edition Section

Each week, we try to bring you the latest news available. That stands true for the section you are holding in your hands.

But included in today’s Headlight is a 22-page section filled with old news. In many cases, it’s decades and even more than a century old. That’s because we are celebrating the county’s sesquicentennial. From before our beginnings as a county to where we are today, and a little about where we are positioned for tomorrow – it’s in the special section.

Included in that section, we have a long “thank you” to those who helped make the special edition possible, so we won’t repeat that here. Suffice it to say that it was a team effort. Our goal was to produce a quality section that readers would want to hang on to for years to come. We also wanted something that future generations could pick up and read and learn from. We think we got there, but as always, that’s for you to decide.

A bit of housekeeping: The section will be on our website under a special 150th Edition tab. That tab and the replica edition behind it will, for the foreseeable future, be in front of our “pay wall,” meaning you don’t have to have a subscription to the newspaper to access it. If you want additional copies of the printed version, you can buy this week’s full edition at our office, 101 N. Rose St., for the regular price of the paper, 75 cents. Starting on May 8, when next week’s paper comes out, the special editions will be available for $5 and will be placed in a protective plastic cover. We will also mail them for that amount plus whatever postage is required.

Thank you for your support of our community newspaper, and we hope you have as much fun reading the special edition as we had producing it!

Click here for the "Celebrating 150 Years" special section.


From the Publisher...

We are so proud to present today’s special section on Grant County’s 150th anniversary, and there are so many people to thank.

First, a big round of applause goes to Lindsey Stanton, director of the Grant County Museum. Ms. Stanton runs a first-rate museum that never ceases to amaze those who stop by. From school groups to out-of-town visitors, they all come away singing the museum’s praises. In addition, without Ms. Stanton and the backing of the museum, our 150th celebration would not be happening. Because of that, we are donating 10 percent of the revenue in this section to the museum.

Next, we want to thank Jim Lancaster. The Headlight ran a three-part series about Mr. Lancaster last year, and it could have been many more parts because he is such a dynamic individual. He’s also a historian who has written two books, and he has graciously offered his assistance in the production of this special section. Either he’s lived it, or he’s researched it, and that knowledge and expertise shines through in everything he has written for this section.

We also want to thank Ms. Stanton again and Jace Goins, the museum’s office manager, both of whom contributed to the section with their own research and writing and their ideas as we planned the section, not to mention their walking-around knowledge of the county and their ability to reach out and find that next interesting story.

Then there are our readers. Thank you for picking up a newspaper and staying informed about what’s going on in our county – not to mention, keeping us on our toes.

And last but not least, we want to thank our advertisers. When you see a Headlight advertiser, give them a shout out. They are THE reason we are able to bring you the news each week – and this special section – and the reason our community is able to have a newspaper at all. Certainly, advertisers get something for their ad dollars, and you are a smarter consumer because of the advertising that runs in our paper, but trust us, without advertisers, newspapers dry up and blow away, as they have in so many communities. Thankfully, that is not the case here. Advertisers have been supporting The Headlight since 1881. We’re the oldest business in the county and almost as old as the county itself! So, thank you to everyone who helps make us possible!

Grant County is a wonderful place to call home, and we are happy to present this journalistic celebration of its 150th birthday. So, brew yourself another pot of coffee and enjoy!


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