The Monroe Historical Society will present a program open to the public at 6:30, Thursday, June 23 at the Monroe Library. Howard M. Voland will discuss the history of the newspaper, with an emphasis on his family’s involvement from 1951 to 1990. Howard M. moved to Monroe in 1951 at the age of two when his father, Howard W. Voland, was hired as editor. Howard M. began hanging around and working on the newspaper from an early age and continued to do so through high school and afterward, when he was on leave from the army. After his father’s death in 1978, Howard M. became editor and in 1982 owner of the Monitor. In 1990, he sold the paper to Ken and Debbie Robinson. Chris Hendrickson, current reporter for the Monitor, will touch briefly on current doings at the paper. One of the oldest newspapers in the state, The Monitor has been continuously published since January of 1899. Digitized copies of the paper are available for viewing through the Resources tab above. The Monroe Library is located at 1070 Village Way. All are very welcome. Admission is free; donations very much appreciated.
Jul 3rd, 2016 by admin