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Loss of newspaper nudges columnist to look back

Posted: July 29, 2018 at 1 a.m.

Many people living in the western part of Poinsett County are mourning the recent demise of their local weekly newspaper, The Modern News. Published in Harrisburg since 1888, The Modern News was the oldest weekly newspaper in the state -- just short of 130 years. Fortunately, another newspaper survives in Poinsett County, the Poinsett County Democrat Tribune in Trumann.

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