News: Thorp – Courier in Its 89th Year (1971)
Surnames: Wagner, LaGasse, Elkins
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 18 Nov 1971
With today's newspaper, the Thorp Courier states it eighty-ninth year of publication.
The first issue oc this newspaper came out on November 12, 1883, with William Wagner Sr. as its founder, editor, and publisher, until May 1943, when it was taken over by the late William S. Wagner, until March 1965 at his death, being taken over by John J. LaGasse and Robert E. Elkins.
This establishment is eh oldest in the Thorp Community and has progressed with the times from a circulation of about 500 subscribers to the present total of 3,200.
The Courier has on its lists many subscribers who have been constant readers for many years, and some who have received the newspaper a lifetime, and to these and the loyal advertisers who have patronized the newspaper, the publication owes its existence.
With such support the Courier can't go wrong, and will continue to serve the people of Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.) and vicinity in the future to the best of its ability and benefit to all.
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