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On June 10, 1910 Thomas E. Dotter published the first issue of the Sullivan News.  Dotter previously worked at the Sullivan Sentinel as their publisher.  He sold the Sentinel to D. C. Anderson in 1908 and took a break from the newspaper industry for a couple of years.  When starting his new paper, the Sullivan News, Dotter stated “we have no apologies to offer in starting the News.  It is strictly a business enterprise, intended to take its place along side of the other business enterprises of the town.”  Dotter and Anderson would reunite again when they consolidated their papers on July 2, 1914.  The combined papers continued to publish under the name of The Sullivan News with Dotter running the newspaper publishing and Anderson was in charge of all the printing.  Dotter was credited with “stabilizing the newspaper, forging it as strong advocate of community growth.”  He was known for publishing the news as he saw it and his comments about how the news should be.  The motto of his paper was “the greatest good for the greatest number and a square deal for all.”

 

 

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