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Brief Newspaper History

Fayette County Newspapers in 1860

Town

Name

Owner

Character

West Union

Pioneer

Jno.Gharky

Independent

West Union

Review

Hale & Cook

Independent

~ ~ source: Iowa Old Press

Fayette County Newspapers in 1884

County/Town

Publication

Frequency

Character

Established

Notes

Brush Creek

Brush Creek News

Weekly

News & politics

1874

 

Clermont

Clermont Independent

Weekly

News & politics

1879

 

Fayette

Fayette News

Weekly

News & politics

1874

Merged with "Fayette Clarion" February, 1881

Fayette

Fayette County Clarion

Weekly

News & politics

1875

 

West Union

Fayette County Union

Weekly

News & politics

1866

 

West Union

Republican Gazette

Weekly

News & politics

1867

 

West Union

Hobson's Magazine

Monthly

Literary

1879

Suspended December, 1880

~ source: Iowa Old Press

 

Fayette County Newspapers in 1911-1912

Town of Publication

Publication

Edition

Publication Days

Character

Editor or Publisher

Arlington

News

Weekly

Thursday

Rep

W.F. Lake

Clermont

Enterprise

Weekly

Thursday

Ind

W.R. Blake

Elgin

Echo

Weekly

Thursday

Rep

F.W. Hughes

Fairbank

View

Weekly

Thursday

Ind

Chas. Thompson

Fayette

Reporter

Weekly

Thursday

Ind Prohibitionist

C.F. Paine

Fayette

U.I.U. Collegian

Monthly

Collegiate

L.W. Sampson

Hawkeye

Beacon

Weekly

Thursday

Ind

Will N. Rogers

Jefferson

Bee

Weekly

Wednesday

Rep

Paul E. Stillman

Jefferson

The Free Lance

Weekly

Thursday

Ind

V.H. Lovejoy

Maynard

News

Weekly

Thursday

Local

L.D. Rowley

Norway

Benton County Signal

Weekly

Thursday

Ind

John T. Smith

Oelwein

Register

Daily

except Sunday

Rep

Hoyer & Robinson

Oelwein

Register

Weekly

Wednesday

Rep

Hoyer & Robinson

Waucoma

Sentinel

Weekly

Thursday

Rep

J. N. Walker

Westgate

Hearld

Weekly

Thursday

Ind

W. E. Snyder

West Union

Argo-Gazette

Weekly

Thursday

Rep

Walter H. Beall

West Union

Fayette County Union

Weekly

Thursday

Dem

E. A. McElree

~ ~ source: "The Iowa Official Register for the Years 1911-1912", Twenty-Fourth Number; compiled under the supervision of William C. Hayward, Secretary of State and John M. Jamieson, deputy, by Guy S. Bewer; Des Moines, Emory H. English, State Printer, E.D. Chassell, State Binder; 1911; pages 723-746.

~ ~ Transcribed for Fayette County IAGenWeb & Iowa Old Press by Sharyl Ferrall, winter 2005