“Labor is Honest and Pluck Wins”

Published: Friday, November 30, 2012 at 12:33 PM.

Then she said the newspaper was very important to the community.

“This was back before there were radios and television so there was no other way to for the community to get their news,” she said. “We had some national news but it mostly stayed local. We still have parents dying and when the children go to clean out their belongings they’d find stacks of old Holmes County Times piled up and saved in a trunk somewhere.”

Dianne said her great-grandfather was known as a “Yellow Dog Democrat.”

“He used the paper as the voice of the Democratic Party and he was very vocal,” she said. “Grandfather wasn’t as vocal but then just about everyone was a Democrat.”

She said her father was involved with the Democratic Party.

“There were very few registered Republicans; you could probably count them all on two hands,” she said. “It changed from being a Democratic paper shortly before my father sold it.”

Dianne and her husband never used it as the Democratic Party, she said.

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