The sale of a newspaper is not generally dignified by announcement from the White House. But of course it is different with the Marion Star.

The owner of its majority stock sold his interest after holding it for almost 39 years. Previously he had declared that he would never sell it. Now he has changed his mind.

The Star is said to have produced an income of between $20,000 and $40,000 a year—a distinct success for a newspaper in a city the size of Marion. The successful journalist who edited...

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