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Daily Journal celebrates 75th anniversary

The Daily Journal will be celebrating its Diamond Jubilee this year as we continue to provide our readers with a combination of local, state, national and international news.

We would like to hear from you if you have worked at the Daily Journal or have in some way been affected by the newspaper. If you would like to write your reminiscences down, they may be mailed to the Daily Journal, 75th Anniversary, P.O. Box A, Park Hills, MO 63601. If you would just like to call and leave your name and a phone number to have someone contact you, call 567-431-2010, ext 115 or 117.

Although it took 16 years to mature, the birth of today’s Daily Journal was Jan. 10, 1930, with the first publication of the weekly Leadwood Press.

The paper was moved to Flat River in 1935. In 1940 it was published three times a week under the name of the St. Francois County Journal. Then on Sept. 3, 1946, the St. Francois County Daily Journal hit the streets for the first time. The paper was founded by Rev. S.W. Brumfield and was developed into a daily newspaper by Noah A. Gerig.

Today the Daily Journal carries the same mission as set forth by Rev. Brumfield in that first edition of the Leadwood Press — to be the primary supplier of local, national and international news to Southeast Missouri residents.

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