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The Deepwater World was established in 1901 by W.E. Cain. The paper was sold in 1914 to Romie L. Turner. In 1917 the paper came under new management after being sold to The World Printing Company. In 1918 the World was sold again to publishers Wright and Morton.
The Henry County Republican was found by in 1891 by publishers H.H Mitchell and C.A. Mitchell. Staunchly Republican in its politics, the paper stated “the Republican knows no master by the welfare of the party…party, not faction, will control the policy of the Republican.” (citation) In 1903 the Mitchells sold the paper to Clarence D. Wallace. The Republican was sold again in 1907 to R.V. Fellhauer, who ran the paper as sole publisher for two years before establishing the Henry County Republican Printing Company in 1909.
The Henry Country Democrat was established in 1875 by publisher Chas. H. Whitaker & Son. The Whitaker family published the Democrat for seventy-five years before selling the paper to Mahlon N. White in 1950. The paper served as the Democratic Party’s primary paper in Henry County.
In 1957 the Montrose Tidings and the Urich Herald were combined under one title, the Urich Herald-Montrose Tidings. The paper was published by F.H Pinkston and C.W. Dickgrafe.
The Urich Herald was founded in May 1893 by editor and publisher Mack V. Thralls, former publisher of the Appleton City Journal. Described as “Political, but non-partisan. Independent in all things, neutral in nothing civic or moral,” (citation) the Herald covered both local, national, and international news. After twenty years at the Herald, Mack V. Thralls sold the paper to Professor Henry Hillebrand Jr. in 1913. The paper changed hands again less than a year later when Hillebrand sold the paper to Urich local J.A. Overbey.
The Montrose Recorder was established in 1899 by publisher C.C. Arnold. Published weekly, the Recorder covered all manner of local, national, and international news. The paper was sold in 1913 to Lester Sawyer, who took over as editor and publisher. In September of 1918, the offices of the Recorder were destroyed in a fire, and Sawyer chose not to reestablish the paper.
Following the 1918 fire that destroyed the offices of the Montrose Recorder, members of the Montrose Commercial Club approached James Bush, publisher and editor of the Calhoun Clarion, about starting a new paper in Montrose. Publisher James R. Bush and his son, Adolphus S. Bush, relocated to Montrose and established the Montrose Tidings. In 1923 the paper was sold to husband and wife publishing team Thomas and Lois E. Daniel until 1925, when they sold the Tidings to Woodville Stout. The paper changed hands once again in 1929, after being purchased by Gail Donley and L.E. Shields.