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Newspaper celebrates 140th anniversary

First issue of Times printed in 1883

DAVENPORT — While it has held various names over the years, the local newspaper has been printing weekly news for the citizens of Lincoln County since the late 1800s. The first issue of the then-Lincoln County Times was published Oct. 20, 1883.

And last Friday, Oct. 20, marked 140 years of newspapers here.

That first issue of the Times featured no local photography, two sketches for advertisements and a bevy of news produced by Editor Lawrence A. Inkster. The newspaper began with national news on the front page, followed by information about what citizens had been up to that week on Page 2. Co...


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